2014 Jeep Cherokee vs Grand Cherokee

2014-jeep-cherokee-2-optThe auto world, like many things, is filled with comparisons. How does this car stack up to that car? It’s the way things are. The comparison that the Sacramento Bee wanted to see was just how the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee stacked up to the king of the brand, the Grand Cherokee.

First up is the engine. The Cherokee will have the choice of a V6 or a 2.4-liter Tigershark four-cylinder engine. The four-cylinder is capable of 31 MPG on the highway and can go 490 miles in a single fill-up. The V6 on the other hand gets 271 horsepower.

The Grand Cherokee with its engine gets 290 horsepower but lacks the fuel mileage. The only way for it to get into the 30s range is to have the EcoDiesel V6 engine.

One thing to note that the Cherokee has over the Grand Cherokee is that it will have new nine-speed transmission. The Grand Cherokee will still only have eight-speed transmission.

The Jeep Cherokee seems poised to offer a new form of luxury and comfort that doesn’t take away from the quality of the Jeep’s typical capability. While the new design might have taken time for fans to appreciate, they’ve seemingly gotten on board for the potential of something new and ground-breaking.

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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel Gets Motortrend First Test

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee - CityThe 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee has sparked a long discussion about the changes done to its appearance.  Overall, I think it’s safe to say that, while there is criticism, most people are embracing what they see as a new change for the better.  It’s the age-old adage, ‘damned if you do, damned if you don’t.’  Making such a drastic decision in the design shows that Jeep is serious about their brand and vehicles stays strong with the recent resurgence.  It’s a commitment to doing what is needed to ensure a future rather than being safe and sticking to what is already known.

Chrysler has also been pushing the idea of having diesel versions of their popular vehicles due to fan demand.  The 2014 Grand Cherokee is one of the many vehicles that will be getting an EcoDiesel version.  Motortrend got their hands on it and gave it the full run-through to see how it holds up.

They found there was an improvement on the fuel economy.  The base EcoDiesel is the V6 and is rated at 21 mpg for city and 28 mpg for highway.  The non-diesel is rated for 17 mpg and 24 mpg highway.  As far as it compares to its competitors, the Volkswagen Touareg and the Porsche Cayenne, it’s pretty mixed in that it’s not much different.

What does give the 2014 Grand Cherokee the edge is it manages to provide offers for the consumers the others don’t.  One is air suspension which the competition doesn’t even have as an option.  The EcoDiesel provides a relaxed ride and is quiet.

Their conclusion is that the new Jeep is much better in what it offers drivers beyond the engine performance.  Three different four-wheel-drive systems, adjustable ride height, and easily removable front and rear fasciae all come together to give the Jeep what it needs to edge forward in value.  What the editors decided was to advise looking at the Limited trim of the Grand Cherokee which they believe to be the best for the money.

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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Will Have Clean Diesel Technology

UntitledWith the excitement and buzz still at a high after the unveiling of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee at the International Auto Show, this news should help even more.  The word ‘green’ is used a considerable amount these days in an effort to appeal to with concerns about the changing climate of the world.  Companies big and tall make great efforts to show how much they support the cause of doing what they can to help out the environment.  Jeep is striving for this as well and they are showing that support by having the 2014 Grand Cherokee have clean diesel technology.

Bosch, a major technology supplier, will be helping Jeep to accomplish this goal.  The Grand Cherokee will have a 3.0-Liter EcoDiesel V-6 engines which will have a Bosch Common Rail Diesel Fuel Injection System.  That’s what holds the MultiJet II technology.  This is the tech that makes clean diesel in the new Jeep happen.

“Jeep’s announcement marks an important milestone as this iconic brand will help make clean diesel more popular in the North American Market,” said Bernd Boisten, the regional president of Diesel Systems North America.  “The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee features a Bosch emission system compliant with most stringent emissions regulations in the world.  From fuel tank to tailpipe, Bosch is pleased to equip this vehicle with top technologies to give consumers a great driving experience requiring fewer stops at the pump.”

This is a huge step for numerous car companies, Jeep included.  In fact, Bosch is saying that by 2017 the US will have about 54 clean diesel vehicles.

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