Powertrain Options for the Jeep Grand Cherokee



The Jeep Grand Cherokee is an SUV that has it all. Not only is this an SUV that can flow freely from on-the-road to off of it, but it comes with the latest in technology. This means that no matter what kind of adventure you're up to, everyone in the vehicle with you will be both entertained and safe. A particularly impressive part of the Jeep Grand Cherokee are the five different powertrain options that you can choose from. This means that there is an engine for everyone and every need. If you're just going to be using the Grand Cherokee as a fun commuter, then maybe you don't need the Trackhawk engine, but if you want a little added power, then maybe a mid-range engine suits you. That's what is so amazing about the Grand Cherokee. Five engine options means an SUV that is catering to your needs. Continue reading to learn more about each available engine!

3.6-liter V6:
This is the base engine that comes standard across the Grand Cherokee lineup. This engine can create up to 295 horsepower, and 260 pound-feet of torque. That means that even the most standard engine is powerful, and is highly capable of getting you where you need to go. You'll also find this engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and the opportunity to choose between two-wheel or four-wheel drive. The fuel economy you'll be getting with the 3.6-liter engine is around 19/26 mpg with 2WD and 18/25 mpg with 4WD.

5.7-liter V8:
This next option gives you more power, specifically you'll get around 360 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. That's a big jump in a power boost, which means it's perfect if maybe you want a little extra fun. This engine only comes with four-wheel drive, and it comes with the same standard eight-speed automatic transmission. The fuel economy is about 14 mpg city and 22 mpg highway.

3.0-liter diesel V6:
This diesel option is a nice change from the rest of the gasoline lineup. The power generated by this engine is 420 pound-feet of torque and 240 horsepower. It is absolutely a part of the production plan for models in the 2018 year, so be sure to keep a look out for it, and further fuel economy information. This engine, like the rest, comes with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

6.4-liter V8:
This engine, which comes with the Grand Cherokee SRT, can produce up to 470 pound-feet of torque and 475 horsepower. You can get up to 60 miles per hour in 4.8 seconds. The fuel economy is around 13 miles per gallon city and 19 miles per gallon highway. This is truly where the Grand Cherokee separates itself from other SUVs. Performance is heightened, and the fun levels just continue to grow.

6.2-liter supercharged V8:
This final engine, which comes with the new to 2018 trim the Trackhawk, can produce up to 645 pound-feet of torque and 707 horsepower. It comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The fuel economy is around 11 miles per gallon city and 17 miles per gallon highway. This truly is the perfect engine for anyone that is looking to have some fun racing on the weekends. That supercharger is exactly what the Grand Cherokee needed to truly set itself apart from the pack.

All of these engines are there to offer the widest selection possible to make sure that you get the engine that is best suited to your life. If you're interested in checking out the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee, then be sure to look at our new inventory!

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