2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Road Test Specs

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV

(3.6L V6 FFV 4x4 8-speed Automatic)
Vehicle
Year Make Model2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl 8A)
Vehicle Type4WD 4dr 5-passenger 4dr SUV
Base MSRP$52,190
Options on test vehicleCashmere Pearl Coat, 3.0L V6 Turbodiesel Engine ($5,000 -- includes 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 engine; 3.45 rear axle ratio; 230mm rear axle; antilock four-wheel heavy-duty disc brakes; Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 6,800 pounds; electronic limited-slip rear differential axle; electrohydraulic power steering; Quadra-Drive II four-wheel-drive system; 800-amp maintenance-free battery; selective catalytic reduction)
As-tested MSRP$57,190
Assembly locationDetroit
North American parts content (%)80
Drivetrain
ConfigurationLongitudinal, front engine, four-wheel drive
Engine typeTurbocharged, direct-injection V6, diesel
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,988/182
Block/head materialIron/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder
Compression ratio (x:1)16.5
Redline, indicated (rpm)4,500
Fuel cutoff/rev limiter (rpm)3,800
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)240 @ 3,600
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)420 @ 2,000
Fuel typeLow-sulfur diesel
Transmission typeEight-speed automatic with console shifter and steering-mounted paddles with sport mode
Transmission ratios (x:1)I = 4.714; II = 3.143; III = 2.106; IV = 1.667; V = 1.285; VI = 1.000; VII = 0.839; VIII = 0.667; R = 3.295
Final-drive ratio (x:1)3.45
Transfer-case ratio (x:1)2.72
Differential(s)Open front, variable torque split center, electronic limited-slip rear
Chassis
Suspension, frontIndependent double-wishbones, self-leveling pneumatic springs, twin-tube dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, self-leveling pneumatic springs, twin-tube dampers, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric-over-hydraulic-assist, speed-proportional, variable-ratio, rack-and-pinion power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)18.9 on center; 15.7 at full lock
Tire make and modelGoodyear Fortera HL
Tire typeAll-season, low-rolling resistance (36 psi cold front; 36 psi cold rear)
Tire size265/50R20 (107T) M+S front and rear
Wheel size20-by-8 inches front and rear
Wheel materialPolished aluminum
Brakes, front12.9-inch one-piece ventilated cast-iron discs with two-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear12.6-inch one-piece vented cast-iron discs with single-piston sliding calipers
Track Test Results
Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)2.3
0-45 mph (sec.)4.6
0-60 mph (sec.)7.7
0-75 mph (sec.)12.0
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.7 @ 84.3
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)7.5
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)3.3
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)5.7
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)8.9
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)13.2
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)16.6 @ 83.8
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)8.5
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)31
60-0 mph (ft.)121
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)58.4
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON58.4
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.74
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.74
Sound level @ idle (dB)51.0
@ Full throttle (dB)67.7
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)63.5
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)1,800
Test Driver Ratings & Comments
Acceleration commentsA little hesitant getting off the line, then builds good power from 2,000 rpm to its 3,600-3,800 rpm shift point. It launches much harder when you overlap brake and throttle at the line to spool up the turbo. Doing this improved the 0-60-mph time by about 1 second. Still, we're not talking alarming forward progress here. Upshifts are fairly lazy but smooth. Manual shifting is via steering wheel paddles. Does not hold gears to a rev limiter, does not blip the throttle on downshifts.
Braking commentsThe Jeep was consistent in its braking. Consistent in that the distances got progressively longer with each run. Major brake odor by the second run, and by the fourth run (of five) the pedal was significantly longer and softer. On the final two runs (133 feet and 140 feet) it could not brake hard enough to screech the tires the final few feet. The first stop was the shortest at 121 feet. Lots of front-end dive due to the long-travel off-road-capable suspension. Actually rocks back and forth slightly as it comes to a stop. Exhibited some side-to-side squirm with each stop, too.
Handling commentsSlalom: Tall driving position and high center of gravity. Rather slow steering and what feel like hard tires. The body rolls quite a bit on the suspension, but the stability control doesn't let it get too far before it stabs the brakes abruptly. Makes it difficult to get around the cones quickly. Smoothness between the transitions is key or else the ESC system freaks out, massively scrubbing speed. Skid pad: Major body roll. The front tires offer so little grip that it almost feels as if they are on ice, they give way so quickly. Constant throttle corrections are needed (even with ESC fully on) to keep the big Grand Cherokee on the line.
Testing Conditions
Test date1/28/2014
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (F)63.8
Relative humidity (%)48.9
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)28.9
Wind (mph, direction)1.00, tailwind
Odometer (mi.)896
Fuel used for testUltralow-sulfur diesel
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)36/36
Fuel Consumption
EPA fuel economy (mpg)24 combined (21 city/28 highway)
Edmunds observed (mpg)22.3 average/27.4 best/19.0 worst
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)24.6
Driving range (mi.)688.8
Audio and Advanced Technology
Stereo descriptionHarman Kardon 19-speaker 825-watt audio with Uconnect/AM/FM/MP3/SiriusXM with 8.4-inch touchscreen
iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard aux jack, 3 USB inputs, Bluetooth audio, SD card slot
Satellite radioStandard Sirius/XM with 1-year subscription
Hard-drive music storage capacity (Gb)Not available
Rear seat video and entertainmentOptional
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemStandard
Parking aidsStandard parking sonar front and rear, back-up camera
Blind-spot detectionStandard
Adaptive cruise controlStandard
Lane-departure monitoringNot available
Collision warning/avoidanceStandard forward collision warning with crash mitigation, rear cross path detection
Night VisionNot available
Driver coaching displayStandard
Dimensions & Capacities
Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)5,374
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)5,436
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)52/48
Length (in.)189.8
Width (in.)76.5
Height (in.)69.3
Wheelbase (in.)114.8
Track, front (in.)63.9
Track, rear (in.)64.1
Turning circle (ft.)37.1
Legroom, front (in.)40.3
Legroom, rear (in.)38.6
Headroom, front (in.)39.9
Headroom, rear (in.)39.2
Shoulder room, front (in.)58.7
Shoulder room, rear (in.)58.0
Seating capacity5
Step-in height, measured (in.)20.0
Trunk volume (cu-ft)36.3
Max cargo volume behind 1st row (cu-ft)68.3
behind 2nd row (cu-ft)36.3
Cargo loading height, measured (in.)33.3
GVWR (lbs.)6,800
Payload, mfr. max claim (lbs.)1,050
Tow capacity, mfr. claim (lbs.)7,200
Ground clearance (in.)8.6
Approach angle (degrees)Normal = 25.7; Off-road I = 27.8; Off-road II = 29.8
Departure angle (degrees)Normal = 23.1; Off-road I = 25.1; Off-road II = 27.1
Breakover angle (degrees)Normal = 18.2; Off-road I = 20.5; Off-road II = 22.8
Warranty
Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/100,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance5 years/100,000 miles

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