Jeep Grand Cherokee WK

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Jeep Grand Cherokee is one of the spin-offs of Jeep generations to provide handling of the rugged terrains but in luxury. It's a mid-sized SUV that has stemmed out of the Cherokee series which was more on the compact side of SUVs but evolving as a Crossover in the marketing of Jeep.

Grand Cherokees have evolved from Jeep ZJ 1993, to WJ 1999, to the last generation of WK in 2005. WK has been revamped in 2010 but with high consistency that it's sometimes called WK2. You can read more on the history of here.

Specifications of stock WK2 2013 as provided in Egypt (Laredo):

  • 5.7L V8 HEMI VVT engine
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Electronic Vehicle Information Center
  • 18-inch Polished Aluminum Wheels
  • Bi-Xenon HID Headlamps
  • 4-Wheel Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESP)
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Anti-Lock 4-Wheel Disc Brakes

Additional features for the Limited version

  • 20-inch Aluminum Wheels
  • Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control

Stock angles (the larger the better):

SUVs are specialized moving machines. To navigate a difficult terrain, it must has good angles that minimizes the contact of its non-wheel part to touch the terrain. The numbers below give a strong indicator on how to evaluate SUVs in that field:

  • Approach angle: 34° (compare to JK's 44°)
  • Breakover angle: 20.5° (compare to JK's 20.5°)
  • Departure angle: 27° (compare to JK's 40.5°)

Problems with WK2 stock specifications for desert offroading in Egypt:

Angles, etc.

Suggested modifications

There are some additional modifications