The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee will be refreshed at the middle of its cycle. Its fuel economy rating will be improved with the use of a new eight-speed automatic transmission that debuted in the Chrysler lineup in the 300 in 2011. Paddle shifters will be offered in all models.
Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said that several of its vehicles will be available with both eight- and nine-speed automatics, which will go on sale as early as the 2013 model year. As a result, the fuel efficiency improved by up to 16%. It isn’t probable that the Grand Cherokee will receive drastic enhancements, considering that it will get an eight-speed, if we are to believe Jeep garage’s tweets.
But what’s sure to happen is that it will offer better mileage. Jeep will be available with an eight-inch navigation touch screen, which makes it 1.5 inch bigger than the existing model. The interior of the 2014 model will get minor revisions. It will also get a modified rear fascia.
The company will release a special version of the 2013 SRT8 named the “Alpine Edition,” which would probably be a special trim package. There are also rumors that it will get a set of 20-inch five-spoke “vapor chrome” wheels and a bright white paint finish.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee is the most awarded sport utility vehicle and has long defined what one premium SUV ought to be. And for its 2014 edition, it gets even better.
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee redefines the premium SUV completely as it delivers an unprecedented combination of outstanding driving range and fuel economy, available clean-diesel technology, legendary benchmark capability, leading powertrain options, premium on-road driving dynamics, and a host of advanced and user-friendly technology, safety features, and world-class craftsmanship.
According to Mike Manley, Chrysler Group LLC President and CEO for the Jeep Brand, the company has taken the most highly acclaimed SUV in the industry and elevated it to a much higher level with its new Jeep Grand Cherokee. He said that Jeep has further separated Grand Cherokee from its competitors by highlighting and enhancing its unique efficiency, elegance, technological features, and capability. Consumers will surely find the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee even more pleasurable to drive on all kinds of roads and terrains, even on very demanding trails, and in any weather condition.
For 2014, the Jeep Grand Cherokee delivers 30 mpg highway, thanks to its new 3-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine (North America) as well as its new 8-speed transmission. This new 3L EcoDiesel V-6 also delivers unmatched driving range of over 730 miles.
What’s more, a new 8-speed transmission drives the Grand Cherokee's new EcoDiesel engine, as well as its 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine and 5.7-liter V-8. This 3.6L Pentastar V-6 now achieves a maximum of 25 mpg highway and a driving range of more than 600 miles. Meanwhile, the 5.7L V-8 now achieves a maximum of 21 mpg highway.
Furthermore, the legendary Jeep capability is attributable to its three available 4x4 systems, its Selec-Terrain traction management system, and its Quadra-Lift air suspension system. Grand Cherokee also boasts a best-in-class towing capacity of 7,400 lbs, as well as a better 44.1:1 crawl ratio for 2014.