2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee V-6 and V-8 First Tests – Truck Trend

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We Try Out the Versatile SUVs at the Heart of the This Time With the V-6 and V-8

There aren’t that sport/utility vehicles on the market that offer the bandwidth of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. are four versions: the fuel-sipping value-minded V-6, Hemi-powered and hi-po SRT. When we had the to test two of the Grand Cherokees in the we’ll admit we chose on emotion, specifically trying out the new Grand Cherokee and SRT.

We know that, even we love the diesel and the SRT for very reasons, most people going to buy either of those So this time around, we are on the heart of the market: the Grand that are powered by the 3.6-liter V-6 and the V-8.

Starting up the Limited (and by we mean pushing a button), we that the Pentastar, backed by an automatic for 2014, has plenty of off the line. Whether you’re to speed on the freeway or stepping on the when the light turns there is a lot of power. However, the of the V-6/8A combination begins to when you have gotten up to speeds and want to pass

The Pentastar is rated at 290 hp and 260 lb-ft, but the horsepower isn’t until rpm and the engine is a little lacking in Those wouldn’t be an issue in vehicles, but it’s powering a SUV (as tested). We find this is terrific, and we doubt it would’ve at all well in the Grand Cherokee a lesser transmission; but the eight-speed this combo is a viable one on the commute.

Most people will be happy with the combination of power and overall fuel (17 mpg city/24 mpg highway). The ride was and comfortable on the highway, and everything this vehicle feels

So what happens when you up to V-8 Hemi power? Well, for we stepped up in trim level as so the Overland 4×4 we chose was a more expensive: $52,475 as The Overland is beaten only by the for topline status in the Grand line.

With an Overland, you get like heated power-folding mirrors, attractive open-pore accents, nine-speaker sound power and leather everything in the and ours served as a wi-fi hot It also had the excellent Selec-Terrain 4WD which allows you to match the of terrain you are going to drive with the description on the knob. the name.) And, as you would the four-wheel-drive system is excellent

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