The Jeep company , known for its off-road range, is characterized by a specific style that defines all its vehicles. The adventure and passion are the main pillars of Jeep and manifest in their Jeep 4×4 systems capable of overcoming the most adverse terrain.
The Jeep GranCherokee , flagship of the brand that has more than 25 years of history behind it. A renewed Jeep with a new front grille of 7 slots, new bixenon headlights and a bumper that has undergone a refurbishment as for the previous model. In addition, it also has larger rear pilots and a double exhaust that give it personality.
Jeep Grand Cherokee:
Height: 1802 mm
Length: 4.828 mm
Width without mirrors: 1943 mm
Trunk: 457 liters
Trunk with folded seats: 1,554 liters
Motorization and Traction
The Jeep Gran Cherokee has a wider and more complete range of engines . In the diesel section we find a V6 of 3l with two power levels of 190 and 250 HP. And as far as gasoline is concerned we have a V6 with 286 hp, a V8 of 352 hp or 468 hp. Each of the versions has an eight-speed automatic transmission. A Cherokee version that will only be available with all-wheel drive custom fit dodge challenger outdoor cover with mirror pockets.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee has three 4×4 traction systems:
- Quadra-Trac II
The Jeep Gran Cherokee incorporates:
- Uconnect system
- Alert in case of lane change
- Collision warning
- Parking assistant
- Rear view camera
Exterior design of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Although we already saw his face renewed, we are going to do a quick review to the outside. The facelift of the Jeep Grand Cherokee 2014 has been quite deep, many pieces have been changed and gives the impression that while retaining certain features, we are facing a new model. The headlights are now narrower, with an interior line that makes them look tiny, in the basic model are bi-xenon , while in the higher models also include adaptive lighting curve. Part of the blame for this new appearance is a renewed bumper, because although retains the traditional seven-hole Jeep grill , is completely new, with many nerves and curves that give a very robust to the front. On the side we will hardly find changes, but if we go to the back, we will find many new features.
Interior and habitability
The interior of the Jeep Grand Cherokee has been renovated mainly by improving the materials used throughout the interior. Another part of the renovation comes from the inclusion of a variety of new options, such as the UConnectSmartouch multimedia system with an 8.4-inch screen . The eight-speed automatic gear shift lever is now upholstered in leather. The sound equipment that equips the highest models, the Summit and the SRT , is a high-end Harman Kardon with 19 GreenEdge speakers and an amplifier with an output of 825 Watts, which generates surround sound. A true luxury of sound for the buyer of the most expensive versions.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee 2014 has some novelties in the aspect of safety. In addition to a stability control specially programmed for a car of this size with rolling mitigation, ABS designed for off-road driving and seven airbags, the most noticeable novelties are the frontal collision warning with impact mitigation, the Selec-Speed Control of which we will talk below and the adaptive cruise control that comes to stop the vehicle. The frontal collision warning system with impact mitigation uses adaptive cruise control radar to detect dangerous approaches to cars ahead. In case of an imminent collision, the system warns the driver and prepares the brakes, activating them if necessary for 1.5 seconds to avoid or soften the impact. The adaptive cruise control with stop function is a system already seen in other models of medium and high range. It is a system that maintains our speed, using a radar to detect cars traveling slower. When the preset distance is reached, the system stops accelerating to keep the distance with the car in front. Its novelty is that at the end of the year the stop function will arrive, which stops the car completely if necessary and without the driver intervening.
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2014
Engine and mechanics of the Jeep Grand Cherokee
The available engines are three gasoline and two diesel . The entry to the range is done with a diesel engine, so we started it. There is only one block, but it comes in two different variants , one with 190 hp and the other with 250 hp . It is a 3-liter V6 engine (at 60º) and double overhead camshafts with Multijet II technology. In its version of 250 HP, reaches deliver up to 570 Nm of torque, enough to tow up to 3,500 kg without problems, the most modest version of 190 hp reaches a torque of 440 Nm. Homologated 7.5 l / 100 km in its two variants and to meet Euro 5 has a high-performance refrigerated EGR. The first gasoline engine is a 3.6-liter V6 , a Pentastar of relatively modern design that in other applications reaches 300 HP. However for the Jeep Grand Cherokee 2014 delivers 286 HP of power and 347 Nm of torque. Approval 10.4 l / 100 km, enough content for a beast of 2,266 kg. In Spain it can only be combined with the Overland finish .
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2014
The second motor is already talking about big words. It is a 5.7-liter V8 HEMI that delivers 352 hp and 520 Nm of torque, which on the other hand has a consumption of 13 l / 100 km. It equips the MDS system that selectively disconnects four cylinders to consume less when not all engine performance is required. This engine, like the Pentastar, can only be combined with the Overland finish . The top of the range, which can only be combined with the SRT finish , is the 6.4-liter V8 engine HEMI . Of him we spoke a few days ago because they are going to get a spicy variant with a compressor , in this version it is atmospheric. Delivery 468 HP and 624 Nm of torque, also has the deactivation system of cylinders like the 5.7 HEMI engine and homologa 14 l / 100 km. Its performance is quite remarkable, from 0 to 100 km / h in 5 seconds , reaches 257 km / h and brakes from 100 km / h to 0 km / h in only 35 meters.
The gearbox, automatic and eight-speed
There is only one option when choosing a gearbox , in all it is eight speeds and automatic . It is of conventional type, with torque converter and hydraulic drive. The gearbox for the SRT finish changes its behavior when the Launch Control is activated, preparing to catapult the car at a devilish speed. In addition, the Selec-Track system that only equips the SRT , when Track mode is activated, derives power by 70% to the rear axle. At a mechanical level there are no major developments, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has some variants of the total traction depending on the aspirations of the buyer, such as the basic Quadra-Trac II, the Quadra-Drive II with electronic rear differential with limited slip for the most demanding or the Active Quadra-Trac that is exclusive for the SRT finish . From the most basic finish the Grand Cherokee carries reduction.
Prices of the Jeep Grand Cherokee
Grand Cherokee 3.0 V6 Diesel 190 HP Laredo – 51,960 euros Grand Cherokee 3.0 V6 Diesel 190 hp Limited – 58,830 euros Grand Cherokee 3.0 V6 Diesel 250 hp Limited – 62,753 euros Grand Cherokee 3.0 V6 Diesel 250 hp Overland – 71,834 euros Grand Cherokee 3.0 V6 Diesel 250 CV Summit – 75,495 euros Grand Cherokee 3.6 V6 Petrol 286 hp Overland – 69,694 euros Grand Cherokee 5.7 V8 HEMI Petrol 352 hp Overland – 78,653 euros Grand Cherokee 6.4 V8 HEMI Petrol 468 hp SRT – 93,178 euros
It is the most basic finish, you enter the range with a 3.0 V6 diesel engine of 190 hp . The list of the main equipment that assembles this finish of entry is as follows:
Ceiling bars in glossy finish
Double chromed exhaust outlet
LED daytime running lights
Electric mirrors, folding and heated in body color
18-inch alloy wheels
Spare wheel with steel rim (18 inches).
Fuel tank without cap
Access and start without key
Bi-zone air conditioner
Leather steering wheel with audio controls, adjustable in height and depth
Cams on the steering wheel
Gear lever covered in leather
Automatically darkened interior mirror with microphone
The SRT model also distinguishes itself in the rest of the versions. Leather, carbon fiber and sportsmanship for the most spicy finish of the Grand Cherokee range. The steering wheel is specific to this version, it is heated and is lined in leather, has a flat bottom. The Selec-Track system is exclusive for the SRT , it is a system that manages all the mechanical elements of the car to obtain the best results depending on the road conditions, although you can also change the mode at will. In addition to the automatic are the Sport, the Tow (to tow), the Snow (for snow) and finally the Track, for circuit, with which to give the best of its 468 HP on the asphalt.
On the basic step that constitutes the Laredo , the Limited adds the specific equipment of this version complementing or replacing the basic one. The range as we can see is articulated based on steps of equipment, let’s see the additional equipment of the Limited .
Tinted back crystals
Automatically obscured exterior mirrors with memory
Front and rear parking sensors
Heated steering wheel with electrical regulation in height and depth
Chrome door handles
Driver’s seat with memory
Passenger seat with eight electrical settings
Heated front and rear seats.
Premium audio system
UConnect with 8.4-inch screen and browser
Rear view camera
Jeep Grand Cherokee
In addition to the Limited , the Overland finish has:
Smartbeam smart lights system
Courtesy lights on the doors
Panoramic solar roof
20-inch alloy wheels
Object detection system in the blind spot and the back
Nappa leather upholstery
Ventilated front seats
Embellishers in light or black wood
Panels and armrests covered in leather
Steering wheel in leather and wood
Adaptive cruise control
Electronic rear differential ELSD
Premium anti-theft alarm
Brake assist system
Front collision warning system
Quadra Drive II
Quadra-Lift pneumatic suspension
In addition to the Overland , the Summit has:
Bi-xenon headlights with adaptive curve light
Skirts in body color
Anti-fog with chrome trim
Chrome grille grille
Bumpers and side areas with underside in dark gray
20-inch polished aluminum wheels
Natura Plus leather seats
Harman Kardon audio system with 19 speakers