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.

Interested in learning more about the 2014 Grand Cherokee?  Contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  We operate in the Queens area and provide top quality customer service to all customers that come through our doors.  You can view our new and pre-owned inventory online as well as request a service appointment for your current vehicle.  Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay up to date on Jeep news and see our monthly specials.

Jeep’s Big Plans for the Future

It’s the start of a new month and with it comes news that Jeep is looking to do some house cleaning. All attention of late is on the resurrection of the Dart name and Jeep is looking to be steal some thunder with their announcements on the future of Jeep.

Motortrend has the breakdown of just what Jeep is doing to keep itself fresh. First up is the Jeep Grand Wagoneer. Being developed as competition for the seven-passenger Chevrolet Suburban. It’s also going to be the replacement for the aging Dodge Durango. Don’t worry if you happen to be a Durango fan, however, because Dodge isn’t planning on scrapping the SUV altogether with plans in the next few years to give it a new look with a new plant.

Next big plan that Jeep has is to bring the Jeep Liberty back with the Cherokee badge. The Grand Cherokee will be getting a 3.0 liter diesel engine and the 8.4-inch touch screen that is a big part of the Dodge Dart and many other Chrysler vehicles. Jeep Wrangler will be getting a heavy-duty version of the new gearbox while their redesign is being put off until 2017.

Jeep is taking the necessary steps to make that in the next couple of years that their popularity will not be waning. Make sure to go online to get set up to take a test drive with Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge. You can also view Jeep’s current line-up on the online show-room. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more information on Jeep and their upcoming products.