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#2501 of 2515 2014 Grand Cherokee lineup
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 16, 2013 (11:37 am)
"A refreshed 2014 Grand Cherokee was unveiled at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, packed with new features that shove the Grand Cherokee even farther up the desirability scale.
The most significant change comes under the hood, where the 2014 Grand Cherokee will offer the option of diesel power. Seems Chrysler's been talking about a diesel GC forever and finally the German competition's worst nightmare is reality: A 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel designed and built by Italy's VM Motori (half-owned by Fiat) generates a bludgeoning 420 pound-feet of torque and will yank 7,400 pounds of trailer."
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Unveiled at 2013 Detroit Auto Show
#2502 of 2515 Re: Overland air suspension [eric127]
Jan 16, 2013 (6:32 pm)
Wheel size is everything except about 30 percent. The reduced side wall of the tire gives it that extra bit of tightness. Bigger swamp buggy tires would be very obvious comparision but you get the point. Allthewayjumper!
#2504 of 2515 Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee lineup [steve_]
Feb 28, 2013 (7:43 pm)
The Grand Cherokee did have a diesel option in 2007 and 2008 which didn't meet California emissions. I have one of the '08s with the Mercedes 3.0 liter diesel and will be replacing it with the 2014 diesel when they hit our local dealers.
Apr 18, 2013 (12:51 pm)
Has anybody heard anything on when the diesel engines will be available? The website says "late availability"?
Jun 04, 2013 (7:07 pm)
"Federal safety regulators have asked Chrysler to recall the 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002-'07 Jeep Liberty. Last June, NHTSA expanded its investigation into Chrysler fires and upgraded the matter to an engineering analysis, citing 15 deaths and 41 injuries allegedly caused by rear crashes in some Jeep models. The focus was originally on the 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee, but the investigation now includes 1993-2001 Jeep Cherokees and 2002-'07 Jeep Libertys."
Chrysler Refuses To Recall 2.7 Million Jeeps, Despite Pressure From Feds
#2508 of 2515 Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee lineup [steve_]
Jun 15, 2013 (4:14 pm)
I was hoping to try out the Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel before buying a new SUV. I went in there in April to look at the 2014 GC. I liked what I saw. I asked when the diesel version would be available for test driving? The salesman said they would start coming in June. It is now the middle of June and I called the dealer here in San Diego this morning. The salesman said they went for a familiarization on the JGC eco diesel. They were told it would be out the end of the year. I am not going to wait that long.
#2509 of 2515 Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee lineup [gagrice]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 15, 2013 (5:15 pm)
Yeah, Jeep's website says "The new 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine (late availability) delivers clean-diesel technology with low CO2 emissions."
#2510 of 2515 Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee lineup [steve_]
Jun 15, 2013 (6:26 pm)
The Jeep salesman said you cannot depend on Chrysler to meet their commitment dates. They may have trouble getting the engines from Italy. And their plan was to buy the first of the 8 speed ZF transmissions from Germany. They are supposedly tooling up a factory in the USA to build the transmission. He also told me they have dropped the saddle brown leather that I really liked in the 2013 GC. May be for the best. No way the JGC eco diesel will deliver the mileage of the GLK250 Bluetec.