The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Boasts Of A State Of The Art Transmission And Grand Acceleration


The first Jeep Grand Cherokee was launched back in the year 2011 and received immense acclaim all over the world. This model was later refurbished in the year 2013. However, the one that is expected to top both these releases is the 2014 version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. The all new version boasts of a state of the art transmission and grand acceleration along with great mileage and extremely luxurious interiors. The 2014 jeep also includes great improvements to enhance its on road as well as off road performance.

The Engine

The 2014 Grand Cherokee features an 8 speed automatic transmission which comes in 2 forms – the ZF 8HP70 and the Chrysler 845RE. However, the 845 RE is only used on the V6 engines. One can also choose amongst 3 engines. The diesel version provides an output of 240 horsepower and 420 lb – ft of torque. It gives a mileage of 20 / 28 m.p.g. The V6 version provides an output of 290 horsepower and 260 lb – ft of torque along with a mileage of 17 / 25. The V8 engine provides an output of 360 horsepower and 390 lb – ft of torque. It also gives a mileage of 14 / 21 m.p.g. Another major change is that the 8 speed boasts of a wide range of gears which help in both acceleration and economy along with the ability to skip multiple gears at once. This greatly improved transmission is one of the main reasons why the mileage has increased by around 1 – 3 m.p.g in the 2014 versions.