2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Ultimate Guide

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By 2014, these on the helm of Fiat Chrysler had already discovered the Grand Cherokee to be of considerable value to the corporate’s portfolio, as gross sales remained sturdy. However, there was additionally important thought positioned into revitalizing the WK2 Grand Cherokee, which had now been in manufacturing since 2011. Much of this dialogue centered round the potential of making a number of mechanical revisions and additions.

When the smoke cleared, the 2014 Grand Cherokee emerged with a broader collection of obtainable powerplants, and a brand new commonplace eight-speed transmission. By the majority of accounts, these adjustments have been broadly applauded by customers and critics alike, because the 2014 Grand Cherokee was the recipient of widespread reward.

Rising From The Ashes

The financial recession of 2008 hit the automotive trade fairly arduous, leaving lots of the nation’s auto producers reeling. Chrysler, in fact, was no exception, as the corporate quickly discovered itself within the midst of chapter proceedings. As luck would have it, Chrysler was in the end spared on the final minute, when Italian automaker, Fiat, took a controlling curiosity within the firm. In flip, Jeep, a subsidiary of Chrysler, was additionally saved from sure demise.

Following the Chrysler/Fiat merger, Jeep shortly emerged as a standout throughout the firm’s portfolio. Of Jeep’s varied choices, few drew as a lot publicity because the Grand Cherokee, which entered its fourth era of manufacturing in 2011 (WK2). Fiat/Chrysler continued to construct upon this success, with the discharge of the highly-refined 2014 Grand Cherokee.

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Appealing To The Masses

2014 Deep Auburn Pearl Grand Cherokee2014 Deep Auburn Pearl Grand Cherokee

The Grand Cherokee carried over three obtainable powerplants from the 12 months prior. Returning to the choices sheet was the WK2’s 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 (290 horsepower / 260 lb-ft of torque), and 5.7-liter V8 (360 horsepower / 390 lb-ft of torque). Also making a repeat look was the unforgettable 6.4-liter Hemi V8 (470 horsepower / 465 lb-ft of torque), which was solely obtainable as an SRT8 bundle unique.

New to the 2014 Grand Cherokee’s engine roster was the three.0-liter EcoDiesel V6. This powerplant proved excellent for these intent on towing heavier than common payloads, because it produced 420 lb-ft of torque and 240 horsepower at peak output. In truth, the 2014 Grand Cherokee, in each Hemi and EcoDiesel-equipped kinds, carries a most tow score of seven,200 lbs (4X4). 

For the 2014 mannequin 12 months, the Grand Cherokee got here commonplace with an automated eight-speed transmission. This is a direct departure from the road’s earlier use of a six-speed automated transmission as commonplace fare. Meanwhile, customers have been handled to their alternative between three particular person 4WD techniques (Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II, and Quadra-Drive II).

Also of word, was the 2014 Grand Cherokee’s use of a proprietary air-suspension system, often called Quadra-Lift. When at full elevate, this method presents a complete floor clearance of 11.3 inches. This system can be intertwined with the Grand Cherokee’s new Selec-Terrain interface, which permits drivers to pick out between 5 particular person journey modes (Auto, Sport, Snow, Rock, and Sand/Mud), as a way to obtain optimum efficiency.

Inside, the Grand Cherokee has additionally acquired its fair proportion of refinement. Jeep’s premier SUV now options an 8.4-inch Uconnect digital interface, which permits for streamlined connectivity. Consumers have been additionally greeted with extra attainable trim combos than one may think about, making it attainable to customise the Grand Cherokee’s inside to suit.

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A True Success Story

2014 Paprika Red Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT2014 Paprika Red Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

In a interval that was largely dominated by a wealth of new-to-market crossovers, the Grand Cherokee continued to show that the enchantment of a tastefully designed full-size SUV is timeless. Despite Jeep being lower than a decade faraway from submitting chapter, the Grand Cherokee stood as irrefutable proof of the model’s viability.

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Specifications

Engine 3.6L V6

5.7L V8

6.4L V8

3.0L V6 Diesel

Horsepower 290/360/470/240 horsepower
Torque 260/390/465/420 lb-ft torque
0-60 MPH 7.7 Overland

7.7 Laredo

4.8 SRT8

Quarter Mile Time 15.8 Overland

15.8 Laredo

13.0 SRT8

Weight 4,545-5,150 Lbs
Price  $29,495/$31,495 Laredo/4WD/Altitude

$36,695/$38,495 Limited/4WD

$43,195/$46,195 Overland/4WD

$48,195/$51,195 Summit/4WD

$64,380 SRT8 4WD


Production Numbers 183,786

Available Exterior Colors

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee was obtainable in Paprika Red, Granite Crystal, Sapphire Crystal, Light Arctic Gray, Bright White, Maximum Steel, Brilliant Black, Cashmere Pearl, True Blue, Black Forest Green, Deep Auburn Pearl, and Redline 2-Coat Pearl.

2014 Bright White Jeep Grand Cherokee2014 Bright White Jeep Grand Cherokee

Available Interior Colors

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee inside was obtainable in Black, Light Frost Beige, Indigo Blue, Brown, and Sepia. 

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