2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Diesel Delivers 420 Lb-Ft/30 MPG

Posted By on January 14, 2013

Jeep officially revealed an updated version of its hot-selling Grand Cherokee this morning at the North America International Auto Show in Detroit, Mich. The high-brow SUV features a number of mechanical enhancements and luxury additions.

Of course the biggest news is the inclusion of diesel power. Chrysler is offering a 3.0-liter compression-ignition engine in the popular Grand Cherokee. Jeep brand President and CEO Mike Manley said it’s “everything our customers have been asking for.”

The powerplant delivers a prodigious 420 lb-ft of torque and an impressive 30 miles per gallon on the highway. The dual overhead-cam, 24-valve V6 should allow the Grand Cherokee to tow up to 7,400 pounds.

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