Jeep Green Metallic Clearcoat Paint, Quick Order Package 22H
Four-wheel drive with low-range transfer case
2987 / 182.3
Single overhead camshaft
Compression ration (x:1)
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)
215 @ 4,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)
376 @ 1,600
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)
I = 3.59, II =2.19, III =1.41, IV =1, V =.83 FD = 3.73:1, R =3.16, Low = _.___
Pretty stout launch thanks to all that torque, but the low redline means it's over quickly and the transmission needs to upshift to the next gear at about 4,000 rpm. Still, I enjoy the stern shove of a turbodiesel.
Not very confidence-inspiring from either the standpoint of its mushy pedal or dramatic dive. While the distances didn't grow much from first to last stop (hovering around 140-145 feet), that distance isn't particularly good in this era of car-based CUVs that regularly halt from 60 in the 120-130 range.
Despite a non-defeat stability control (regardless of what the button and light indicate), tire-torturing understeer is the ultimate limit on the skid pad. Steering is very light regardless of load. Also, it was hard to maintain a steady speed because of the turbodiesel's lack of throttle response ? very elastic feeling. In the slalom, light steering masks the heavy curb weight only for so long. This test shows how soft the suspension is and how massive this Jeep really is. Stability control system limits the vehicle's performance but I wouldn't want it any other way.