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3.0L V6 Eco-Diesel Engine Review

Summary: You can choose one of three engines for your Grand Cherokee: 3.6 liter gas V6, 5.7 liter Hemi-powered gas V8, and now a 3.0 liter V6 Eco-Diesel capable of outstanding fuel economy and stump-pulling towing ability. No black clouds of smoke or clattering engine racket with this state-of-the art power plant….it’s clean, smooth, and whisper quiet.

Specs:

  • 240 Horsepower
  • 420 lb-ft of torque
  • Oil change interval – 8,000 to 10,000 miles
  • Reduced noise, vibration and harshness (known in the industry as “NVH”) so you know you’re driving a luxury SUV and not a dump truck!
  • Lower compression contributes to a cleaner burning engine while producing more power.

Specs:

  • 240 Horsepower
  • 420 lb-ft of torque
  • Oil change interval – 8,000 to 10,000 miles
  • Reduced noise, vibration and harshness (known in the industry as “NVH”) so you know you’re driving a luxury SUV and not a dump truck!
  • Lower compression contributes to a cleaner burning engine while producing more power.

Old thought

  1. Diesels Have Poor Performance
  2. Diesels Are Too Loud and Smelly
  3. Diesels are bad for the environment.

 

Reality

  1. A diesel generates 50% more torque than a gas engine of the same size.
  2. Jeep’s technology uses high pressure direct injection so there’s no rotten egg and fast food restaurant smell. And it purrs like a kitten!
  3. Jeep’s new diesel is 30% more fuel efficient than gasoline counterparts and produces about 25% less carbon dioxide out of the tailpipe. Jeep’s clean diesel produces 96% fewer emissions compared to the diesel engines of 1990.

 

 

Key Facts:

  • Today’s diesel engines conserve fossil fuel resources with a 30% reduction in fuel consumption versus gasoline engines.
  • Diesel engines offer clean operation with up to 25% less emissions then gasoline engines.
  • With 50% more torque, they are fun to drive, so the Grand Cherokee feels more like a race car than a luxury SUV.
  • 3.0L Diesel uses Selective Catalyst Reduction with Diesel Fluid to help minimize exhaust emissions.

Powertrain:

  • 8 speed automatic transmission keeps engine speed right in the sweet spot for power and efficiency.
  • Eco Mode alters powertrain performance to maximize fuel economy.
  • Looking for more performance? Choose Sport Mode for peppier merging and passing.

Comparisons

Grand Cherokee Overland 4WD

  • Torque: 420 ft-lbs
  • Horsepower:240
  • City MPG: 20
  • Highway MPG: 28
  • Range: Over 670 miles
  • Towing: 7,400 lbs

     

    Audi Q7 AWD

  • Torque: 406 ft-lbs
  • Horsepower:240
  • City MPG: 19
  • Highway MPG: 28
  • Range: Over 720 miles
  • Towing: 6,600 lbs

    Grand Cherokee Overland 4WD

    • Torque: 420 ft-lbs
    • Horsepower: 240
    • City MPG: 20
    • Highway MPG: 28

    Porsche Cayenne AWD

    • Torque: 406 ft-lbs
    • Horsepower: 240
    • City MPG: 20
    • Highway MPG: 29

    Grand Cherokee Overland 4WD

    • Horsepower: 240
    • Torque: 420 ft-lbs
    • City MPG: 20
    • Highway MPG: 28
    • Fuel Tank: 24.6 gal
    • Range: Over 670 miles
    • Towing: 7,200 lbs

    BMW xDrive 35D AWD

    • Horsepower: 265
    • Torque: 425 ft-lbs
    • City MPG: 19
    • Highway MPG: 26
    • Fuel Tank: 22.5 gal
    • Range: Over 585 miles
    • Towing: 6,000 lbs

    Ram 1500 3.0L V6 Turbo Eco-Diesel

    Enjoy a V6 turbo diesel engine in the Ram 1500. The years of waiting for a diesel to be an option in a light duty truck is over. Paired with the reliable TorqueFlite 8-speed transmission, the new Eco-Diesel will offer power and economy in the same great truck.

    • 420 ft-lbs of torque
    • Low CO2 emissions
    • B20 Bio-Diesel capable

    Planet Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

    400 East Central St, Route 140 , Franklin, MA 02038
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