Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Jeep Redesigns Grand Cherokee for 2014
Jeep has given its Grand Cherokee line some re-designs for the 2014 model year. And believe it or not, the changes are more than just skin deep. In fact, the Grand Cherokee features a slew of new engines, some drivetrain changes as well as exterior and interior changes.
From the outside, the Grand Cherokee receives slimmer headlights as well as a slightly elevated lower front facia. The classic seven-slot grille has also been reduced in height to give the Grand Cherokee a more substantial appearance while preserving the vehicle's ground clearance. At the back, it receives new larger tail lamps with LED lighting.
Inside, the Grand Cherokee receives some updates including a new steering wheel with standard paddle shifters, a 7-inch configurable screen in the gauge cluster, a reworked center stack, and a new electronic gear selector.
The changes to the Grand Cherokee also means some changes to what you can find under the hood. The biggest news is the availability of a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 that delivers 240 horsepower. If you don't want a diesel though, the Grand Cherokee is available in both gasoline-fed 3.6-liter V6 or 5.7-liter V8. There's even a 6.4-liter V8 in the SRT version if you're into that sort of thing. The Grand Cherokee also receives a new 8-speed automatic transmission.