Stop-Start Technology Standard on Some 2015 Jeep Cherokees, Chrysler 200s | Edmunds

Stop-Start Technology Standard on Some 2015 Jeep Cherokees, Chrysler 200s


Just the Facts:
  • Fuel-saving stop-start technology will be standard equipment on some models of the 2015 Jeep Cherokee SUV and 2015 Chrysler 200.
  • The technology will be available in the third quarter for the Jeep Cherokee and the fourth quarter for the Chrysler 200.
  • Chrysler estimates that adding stop-start technology to the Cherokee and Chrysler 200 will improve fuel economy by up to 3 percent.

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan — Fuel-saving stop-start technology will be standard equipment on some models of the 2015 Jeep Cherokee SUV and 2015 Chrysler 200, the automaker said on Tuesday.

The technology will be available in the third quarter for the Jeep Cherokee and the fourth quarter for the Chrysler 200.

Chrysler estimates that adding stop-start technology to the Cherokee and Chrysler 200 will improve fuel economy and reduce emissions by up to 3 percent.

The feature will be installed in the 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine versions of the 2015 Chrysler 200 sedan. The technology will be featured in the optional 3.2-liter V6 engine versions of the 2015 Jeep Cherokee.

The EPA has not posted fuel economy numbers on the 2015 Jeep Cherokee. The 2015 Chrysler 200 with the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and nine-speed automatic transmission returns 23 mpg in city driving and 36 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.

Stop-start technology works by shutting off the engine as the vehicle brakes to a stop and restarts it when the brake pedal is released. The feature can be deactivated with the push of a button.

Consumers have been faced with rising gas prices. The AAA Daily Fuel Gauge report on Wednesday pegged the average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline at $3.68 versus $3.55 a year ago.

Edmunds says: Car shoppers should note that stop-start technology will not be available on the 2015 Cherokee powered by the 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine and the 2015 Chrysler 200 powered by the 3.6-liter V6 engine.

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