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Old April 27th, 2013, 04:28 PM
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Anyone drive one of the 2014 diesel Grand Cherokee?

Has anyone gotten to drive one of the new 2014 Grand Cherokee diesels?
Just wondering how the power is and what the ride is like. Seems like the diesel LR4 is never going to happen...
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Old April 27th, 2013, 05:45 PM
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I don't think they're available yet, are they?


I priced one out the other day and was disgusted at the final price...
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Old April 27th, 2013, 06:07 PM
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My wife has a 12' Grand Cherokee V8 and its fantastic. I'm really happy to see this small diesels coming to the US.
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Old April 27th, 2013, 06:25 PM
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Looks live Dave Smith in Kellogg, ID has a number of the 14s, so I assume so. I built a limited with a diesel and just about every option 53k. Not bad with what it came with and a diesel.
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The diesel is one part of a huge power train change up. The Diesel is also going in Ram's version of the Sprinter/Transit which is a Fiat sourced Eurovan.
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Too expensive for a jeep in my opinion. I'm waiting for the 2014 Ram 1500 4x4 with the same
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Too expensive for a jeep in my opinion. I'm waiting for the 2014 Ram 1500 4x4 with the same
Diesel engine
Yea that truck will be pretty sweet too.
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Old April 27th, 2013, 11:09 PM
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Diesel

I spoke to Dodge/Jeep dealer on Friday and not on the floor yet he also said the Ram will be avail before the Jeep.My daily driver has been a 1500 Ram Laramie since 07 and I love it no problems at all but the 5.7 Hemi although powerful and sounds great,K&N cold air and Banks cat back only gets 15mpg @70 with cruise control lightly loaded,anxiously awaiting the v6 diesel but holding my breath on the REAL mpg figures as my truck was advertised as 19-20 on highway which proved to be bullshit,also a loaded up Laramie with diesel is going be pricey but worth it if torque and 25mpg hwy or up figures are for real.
My trucks got 144k so I am ready.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 10:36 AM
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Looks live Dave Smith in Kellogg, ID has a number of the 14s, so I assume so.
They might have some 14's, but I'd bet they won't see a diesel for some time still...
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Old April 28th, 2013, 11:08 AM
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....only gets 15mpg @70 with cruise control lightly loaded,anxiously awaiting the v6 diesel but holding my breath on the REAL mpg figures as my truck was advertised as 19-20 on highway which proved to be bullshit
In 2007, the highway mileage was based on average 48 mph.
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They might have some 14's, but I'd bet they won't see a diesel for some time still...
Yea that's right, it might be awhile before the diesel makes it to a lot. I talked to a few people with the last crd grand Cherokee and they were getting 25-28 on the interstate. A guy in my motorcycle safety class, doctor actually, had one and just loved it.
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I had a jeep liberty CRD, liked it, lots of torque. Never got better than 24 mpg. Too much torque for the shitty Chrysler tranny though. Jeep actually had. TSB to detune the engine to limit torque because they were eating up trannys.
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The new Jeep Diesel is based on the same manufacture that makes the Fiat diesels from what Auto Week reported. The article mentioned that it is going to have the particulate filter and Urea injection. The urea has to be topped off every 10,000 miles at the oil change. It is funny how VW can manage not to have any of that on the diesels. So it makes me think that the new Jeep diesel isn't going to be that advanced in the engine technology department. I had a Cherokee diesel with the MB engine and I only got 22 mpg around town and maybe 24 on the highway. With the price of diesel it just doesn't make sense to get one. Now the diesel was a fantastic drive in the mountains but not a gas mileage decision.
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VW does have urea on pretty much everything now except the 2l which has a dpf in the jsw. It has urea in the passat.
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VW does not have urea injection on the Golf/Jetta because they are smaller and the emissions are lower due to the better mileage.
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Between urea and a dpf, I sort of rather had the urea. I have the dpf on my jsw.
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I have heard of the dpf being taken off the 6.7 Dodge and the gas mileage going up to the low 20's My 3500 dually gets about 15 in the mountains. The Chassis cabs use the urea and the regular beds use the dpf.
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Yea that truck will be pretty sweet too.
Problem is it will be behind that 8 speed auto, and its an italian V6 motor, feel like they could have found a better source and configuration for that setup, like the 3.3l Cummins 6AT with a 6 speed manual.
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Problem is it will be behind that 8 speed auto, and its an italian V6 motor, feel like they could have found a better source and configuration for that setup, like the 3.3l Cummins 6AT with a 6 speed manual.
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