Introducing the 2014 Jeep WK2 Grand Cherokee

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Press Release – January 2013
 
2014 Jeep® Grand Cherokee – The Most Awarded SUV Ever Gets Even Better For 2014
 

  • New 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine delivers best-in-class 30 miles per gallon (mpg), driving vary of greater than 730 miles and best-in-class towing functionality of seven,400 kilos
  • New eight-speed computerized transmission boosts gas effectivity throughout all powertrains whereas bettering Grand Cherokee’s legendary 4×4 efficiency with a decrease crawl ratio
  • More luxurious than ever: world-class craftsmanship features a new Grand Cherokee Summit mannequin
  • More than 60 superior security and security measures; most in school
  • Legendary Jeep® functionality courtesy of three 4×4 programs, class-exclusive Quadra-Lift air suspension and class-leading Jeep Selec-Terrain traction administration system with new Selec- Speed Control
  • Array of superior user-friendly know-how options together with new 8.4-inch touchscreen show, 7-inch buyer configurable multiview cluster show, Uconnect Access and cloud-based voice texting

January 14, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee fully redefines the premium SUV, delivering shoppers an unprecedented mixture of best-in-class gas financial system and driving vary, out there clean-diesel know-how, a alternative of main powertrain choices, legendary benchmark functionality, world-class craftsmanship, premium on-road driving dynamics, and a bunch of superior user-friendly know-how and security options.

“With the new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, now we have taken the {industry}’s most extremely acclaimed SUV and elevated it to an excellent greater degree,” mentioned Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “Jeep has proudly separated Grand Cherokee even farther from its rivals by enhancing its distinctive class, effectivity, functionality and technological options. Consumers will clearly discover the new Jeep Grand Cherokee to be much more of a pleasure to drive – on any and all roads, on the most demanding trails, and in all climate circumstances.”

For 2014, Jeep Grand Cherokee delivers a best-in-class 30 miles per gallon (mpg) freeway courtesy of a brand new 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine for North America and a brand new eight-speed transmission. The new 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 boasts an unmatched driving vary of greater than 730 miles.

A brand new eight-speed transmission drives the new EcoDiesel, in addition to Grand Cherokee’s 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine – now attaining as much as 25 mpg freeway and greater than 600-miles driving vary – and its 5.7-liter V-8, now attaining as much as 21 mpg freeway.

Legendary Jeep functionality comes courtesy of three out there 4×4 programs, Jeep’s Quadra-Lift air suspension system and class-leading Selec-Terrain traction administration system. Grand Cherokee boasts best-in-class towing of seven,400 kilos, and an improved crawl ratio of 44.1:1 for 2014.

A brand new, refined exterior design – full with out there new bi-xenon headlamps with signature LED daytime working lamps (DRL) – supplies an much more premium look. Interior luxurious is achieved with premium facilities together with Natura leather-based, unique open-pore wooden trim and new colour choices.

The new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee consists of much more security and security measures – greater than 60, together with Front Park Assist, Forward Collision Warning with Crash Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Selec-Speed Control – in addition to an array of superior user-friendly know-how options for North America corresponding to Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen radio with built-in local weather and infotainment controls, a 7-inch buyer configurable multiview show cluster, Uconnect Access Via Mobile and cloud-based voice texting.

Built in Detroit, the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is offered in Laredo, Limited, Overland and Summit fashions.

Powertrain: Best-in-class gas financial system

Among all of the many new 2014 Jeep® Grand Cherokee options, two particularly contribute to vastly improved gas financial system and driving efficiency: a brand new, clear, 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine and a brand new eight-speed computerized transmission.

The consequence: Jeep has taken the most awarded SUV in historical past and raised the benchmark even additional, attaining gas financial system as much as 30 miles per gallon (mpg) in EcoDiesel kind, and improved gas financial system, drivability and general efficiency throughout the Grand Cherokee lineup.

“Grand Cherokee clients are very demanding – they need superior functionality and effectivity,” mentioned Bob Lee, Chrysler Group Vice President and Head of Engine and Electrified Propulsion Engineering – Chrysler Group LLC. “The clear 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engine coupled with the eight-speed transmission meets the robust Jeep buyer necessities by offering an distinctive mixture of excessive torque throughout the rpm vary and excellent gas financial system.”

Jeep Grand Cherokee’s new 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine is predicted to realize 30 mpg freeway with a driving vary of greater than 730 miles. The award-winning Pentastar V-6 engine delivers 25 mpg, with a best-in-class vary of greater than 600 miles. And the legendary 5.7-liter V-8’s gas financial system improves 5 %, now attaining 21 mpg.

New 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6

Enthusiasts in North America have been clamoring for a diesel-powered Grand Cherokee and Jeep has delivered. Producing a class-leading 240 horsepower and big 420 lb.-ft. of torque, the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel is able to towing 7,400 kilos – greater than any competitor’s V-8 geared up SUVs. With a 30-percent improve in gas financial system and a 56-percent improve in torque versus the Pentastar V-6 engine, the EcoDiesel achieves 21 mpg in the metropolis and 30 mpg on the freeway in 4×2 fashions. This permits for a best-in-class driving vary of extra 730 miles. Full-time 4×4 fashions have gas financial system figures of 20 metropolis and 28 freeway.

The new, 50-state authorized, clear 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine produces low CO2 emissions. MultiJet II common-rail injection and Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) assist this new engine obtain these outcomes.

The 24-valve, dual-overhead-cam engine incorporates a block and mattress plate crafted from robust compacted graphite iron (CGI), which contributes to stiffness with out penalizing efficiency.

The clear 3.0-liter EcoDiesel’s 60-degree cylinder banks allow extra environment friendly packaging, whereas successfully balancing the potent inertia generated by torque-rich diesels.

Driver and passengers alike can count on a easy, quiet trip on any journey. The new engine’s 1-4-2-5- 3-6 firing order helps handle rotation so neatly it wants no steadiness shaft to ship the degree of refinement for which the Grand Cherokee is understood.

Further contributing to quieter efficiency, in addition to optimum gas financial system and emissions discount, is the clear diesel’s common-rail fuel-injection system. Its 29,000-psi (2,000-bar) stress is unmatched by any solenoid-based system.

Swirl-control consumption ports profit from a variable-geometry turbocharger and intercooler that guarantee the required engine response, whether or not merging on-road or surging off-road.

Temperature extremes are additionally addressed. The new engine’s turbo is water-cooled to deal with searing warmth, whereas low-voltage ceramic glow plugs accommodate faster cold-weather begins.

Other key options and advantages embrace:

 

  • Finger-follower actuated valves with hydraulic adjusters
  • Chain-driven camshafts
  • Piston-cooling oil jets
  • Water-cooled exhaust-gas recirculation (EGR) for Tier II, Bin 5 and ULEV II compliance
  • B5 biofuel compatibility
  • 50-state emission compliance

New eight-speed computerized transmission

All three Jeep Grand Cherokee engines at the moment are hooked up to Chrysler Group’s new eight-speed computerized transmission, which supplies higher gas financial system, faster acceleration and smoother shifting. Another profit is a decrease crawl ratio of 44.1:1 to help in climbing over – or by means of – robust obstacles when geared up with a two-speed switch case. This is a 46 % enchancment over the earlier mannequin’s crawl ratio.

“The eight-speed transmission – with a large ratio unfold, excessive numerical first-gear ratio, fast shifting and aggressive torque-converter lockup – is a significant contributor to assembly the Grand Cherokee’s bold efficiency targets,” mentioned Mircea Gradu, Vice President and Head of Transmission Powertrain and Driveline Engineering. “And it does so with out compromising gas financial system.”

Robust sufficient to accommodate the Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel’s prodigious torque, the new-for-2014 gearbox delivers not solely the promise of sturdiness, however its exact shift schedule enhances trip high quality to luxury-car ranges.

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Fully digital, the eight-speed computerized options on-the-fly shift map altering, with handbook shifting functionality and Electronic Range Select utilizing steering-wheel paddle controls. More than 40 particular person shift maps for particular circumstances optimize shift high quality and shift factors for gas financial system, efficiency and drivability. The clever software program takes into consideration variables together with engine torque gradients, kick-down occasions, longitudinal and lateral acceleration, grade modifications, friction detection and downshift detection to find out the acceptable shift map. Additional parameters built-in into the management technique embrace automobile pace management, digital stability management interplay and temperature. The result’s computerized shifting ideally attuned to the efficiency necessities of just about any driving demand.

The transmission effectivity and extensive ratio unfold present the absolute best gas financial system by working at a decrease engine rpm in each metropolis and freeway environments. The addition of extra gear ratios additionally helps cut back the gaps usually related to upshifting and downshifting.

Gear modifications are practically imperceptible because of the evenly spaced gear steps between every gear ratio. Internally, the transmission has 4 gear units and 5 shift parts (multi-disc clutches and brakes). Only two shift parts are open at any time. With fewer open shift parts, drag losses because of a number of components rotating relative to at least one one other are decreased, bettering gas effectivity.

3.6-liter Pentastar V-6

Twice named one in all Ward’s 10 Best Engines, Grand Cherokee’s commonplace 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine boasts 25 mpg on the freeway for 2014 – a 9 % leap from the prior mannequin yr.

The commonplace flex-fuel 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine generates 290 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. Combined with the new eight-speed transmission, Pentastar-equipped Grand Cherokees at the moment are in a position to tow 6,200 kilos, a 24 % improve over the earlier yr. The transmission additionally helps the V-6 fashions to realize 17 mpg metropolis and 25 mpg freeway on 4×2 and 4×4 fashions. This permits the Grand Cherokee to have best-in-class driving vary of greater than 600 miles for gasoline-powered SUVs.

Grand Cherokee’s 3.6-liter V-6 engine incorporates a double-overhead cam (DOHC) and high-flow consumption and exhaust ports, which together with variable valve timing (VVT) through twin impartial cam phasing, enable optimum volumetric and combustion effectivity over the full pace and cargo vary. This ends in an distinctive, flat torque curve together with excessive particular energy. The engine’s torque exceeds 90 % of its peak worth from 1,600 to six,400 rpm, which supplies clients excellent drivability and responsiveness.

Structural, consumption and exhaust areas of the 3.6-liter V-6 engine are designed to ship low ranges of general noise and obtain particular sound high quality targets that meet discerning buyer necessities.

An environmentally pleasant oil filter system with optionally available built-in oil cooler is used to assist defend the atmosphere through incineration of the filter aspect. The use of long-life spark plugs and a high-energy coil-on-plug ignition system additionally helps cut back price of possession.

Renowned 5.7-liter V-8

Fuel financial system enhancements aren’t unique to Jeep Grand Cherokee’s V-6 powertrains. The 5.7-liter V-8 engine produces 360 horsepower and 390 lb.- ft. of torque, and boasts best-in-class towing capability of seven,400 kilos. Now mated to the new eight-speed transmission, and owing partially to VVT and Chrysler Group’s seamless Fuel Saver cylinder-deactivation know-how, the V-8 fashions now provide improved gas financial system of 15 mpg metropolis and 21 mpg whereas 4×4-equipped fashions get a bump to 14 mpg metropolis and 21 mpg freeway.

The 5.7-liter engine’s VVT improves gas financial system in two methods. First, it reduces the engine’s pumping work by closing the consumption valve later. Second, it will increase the growth strategy of the combustion occasion. This permits extra work to be transferred to the crankshaft as an alternative of being rejected out of the exhaust port as warmth. VVT improves engine respiratory, which additional improves engine effectivity and energy.

The 5.7-liter engine’s Fuel Saver Technology with cylinder-deactivation seamlessly alternates between easy, high-fuel-economy four-cylinder mode when much less energy is required and V-8 mode when extra energy is in demand. This optimizes gas financial system when V-8 energy just isn’t required, with out sacrificing automobile efficiency or functionality.

Eco Mode additional improves gas effectivity

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee incorporates a new Eco Mode that contributes to its improved gas financial system. Eco Mode optimizes the Grand Cherokee transmission’s shift schedule and – in V-8 fashions – Fuel Saver Technology with cylinder deactivation in addition to throttle sensitivity to maximise gas financial system. The Eco Mode additionally manages interactive deceleration gas shut-off (IDFSO), which cuts gas supply when the automobile is coasting to scale back gas consumption.

In addition, the Eco Mode prompts the automobile’s air suspension system (if that’s the case geared up), decreasing the Jeep Grand Cherokee to “Aero Ride Height” earlier to enhance gas financial system.

Eco Mode is mechanically engaged upon automobile startup. A button on the middle stack permits driver’s to disengage Eco Mode if extra spirited efficiency is desired.

Capability: Legendary, from Jeep

Go Anywhere 4×4 programs

 

  • Class-exclusive Jeep Quadra-Lift air suspension system with best-in-class floor clearance
  • User-friendly adjustable trip peak modified with a push of a button
  • Refined Jeep Selec-Terrain system provides 5 terrain settings for any highway and climate situation
  • Choice of three 4×4 programs: Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II with rear Electronic Limited-slip Differential (ELSD)
  • New Selec-Speed Control: Hill-descent Control and new Hill-ascent Control for navigating steepest grades with minimal drive enter
  • Premium on-road manners courtesy of a entrance and rear impartial suspension and an ultra-stiff physique construction
  • New crawl ratio of 44.1:1

Since its full redesign for the 2011 mannequin yr, Jeep® Grand Cherokee has acquired quite a few accolades for its premium on-road driving dynamics, given its exceptionally stiff physique construction and entrance and rear impartial suspension. Combining that luxurious on-road efficiency with Jeep’s seemingly endless degree of functionality ends in a driving expertise that’s unquestionably unmatched, on any highway or path. “No one provides the unimaginable steadiness of comfy, premium on a regular basis on-road driving with the lengthy checklist of true functionality options present in the Grand Cherokee,” mentioned Ray Durham, Vehicle Line Executive – Rear-wheel-drive SUVs, Chrysler Group LLC. “Features corresponding to Selec-Speed Control, Quadra-Lift air suspension and Selec-Terrain mix to offer Jeep Grand Cherokee’s discerning clients the most technologically superior, protected and ultra-capable SUV.”

The new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee options three out there 4×4 programs (Quadra-Trac I, Quadra- Trac II and Quadra-Drive II), an out there Quadra-Lift air suspension and a Selec-Terrain traction administration system, all of which instill Grand Cherokee with its legendary Jeep functionality.

Quadra-Trac I delivers full-time four-wheel drive with none switches or levers to tug. The system supplies easy operation of the automobile over a wide range of highway circumstances. This lightweight singlespeed case is each confirmed and environment friendly for enhanced gas financial system.

The Quadra-Trac II’s two-speed switch case makes use of enter from a wide range of sensors to find out tire slip at the earliest doable second and takes corrective motion. The system additionally makes use of throttle anticipate to sense fast motion in the throttle from a cease and maximizes traction earlier than tire slippage happens. When wheel slippage is detected, as a lot as one hundred pc of accessible torque is immediately routed to the axle with the most traction.

Quadra-Drive II, with a rear Electronic Limited-slip Differential (ELSD), delivers industry-leading tractive functionality. The system immediately detects tire slip and easily distributes engine torque to tires with traction. In some instances, the automobile will anticipate low traction and regulate as a way to proactively restrict or eradicate slip.

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Selec-Terrain is commonplace with Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II.

Air suspension

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee rises above the highway and rocks with the rugged Quadra-Lift air suspension system. The Quadra-Lift system options 5 peak settings for optimum trip efficiency:

 

  • Normal Ride Height (NRH): 8.7 inches of clearance provides improved gas financial system in addition to improved aerodynamics throughout on-road driving
  • Off-road 1: Lifts the automobile an extra 1.3 inches from NRH for added peak in clearing obstacles (10.0 inches)
  • Off-road 2: Delivers legendary Jeep off-road functionality and supplies an extra 2.6 inches from NRH for 11.3 inches of floor clearance
  • Park Mode: Lowers the automobile 1.6 inches from NRH for simple ingress/egress. NRH and Park Mode are driver selectable permitting the driver full management over automobile trip peak
  • Aero Mode: Lowers the automobile 0.6 inches from NRH. Aero Mode is managed by automobile pace and adjusts for optimum efficiency and gas financial system. The automobile can even decrease to Aero Mode when in Sport Mode.

When the automobile is working in Eco Mode, it lowers itself to Aero Mode when automobile speeds are between 52 mph and 56 mph for 20 seconds, or exceeds 56 mph, additional enhancing Jeep Grand Cherokees aerodynamics for optimum effectivity.

Quadra-Lift provides as much as 4.2-inches of elevate span supported by four-corner air springs that present a cushioned, premium trip. Quadra-Lift operates mechanically, or could also be managed manually with console controls.

With the entrance air dam eliminated and the out there Quadra-Lift air suspension, the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee incorporates a 35.8-degree method angle, a 29.6-degree departure angle and 23.5-degree breakover angle.

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee can also be out there with load-leveling shocks. When payload is added to the automobile, the shock’s fuel stress will increase till the automobile reaches NRH. Advantages to load-leveling shocks embrace improved load dealing with and trailer-tow efficiency. Loadleveling shocks can be found with trailer-tow packages that don’t have already got the Quadra-Lift air suspension.

With the entrance air dam eliminated and the out there Quadra-Lift air suspension, the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee incorporates a 35.8-degree method angle, a 29.6-degree departure angle and 23.5-degree breakover angle.

Selec-Terrain

In addition to the Quadra-Lift air suspension, the Grand Cherokee’s class-leading Selec-Terrain traction management system permits clients to decide on the on- and off-road setting for optimum efficiency. This function electronically coordinates as much as 12 totally different powertrain, braking and suspension programs, together with throttle management, transmission shift, switch case, Hill-descent Control and Selec-Speed Control.

The Selec-Terrain system has been refined for 2014 and provides 5 totally different driving circumstances to realize the finest driving expertise on all terrains:

 

  • Sand: Traction management and Quadra-Lift function with delicate response to wheel spin, and torque tuned for optimum efficiency in sand
  • Mud: Traction management and Quadra-Lift function with delicate response to wheel spin, and torque tuned for optimum efficiency in mud
  • Auto: Automatically adapts to any on- or off-road state of affairs
  • Snow: Vehicle traction adjusts for final efficiency over snow-covered roads
  • Rock: Quadra-Lift air suspension system raises to most peak of 11.3 inches, whereas the switch case, differentials, and throttle coordinate to offer low-speed management

Sport Mode, beforehand discovered on the Selec-Terrain controller, is now engaged with the shift lever. Sport Mode supplies enhanced on-road “fun-to-drive” functionality.

Selec-Terrain, coupled with the Quadra-Lift air suspension, provides drivers an adjustable suspension span that delivers Trail Rated efficiency.

Selec-Speed Control with Hill-ascent and Hill-descent Control

Allows drivers to manage Grand Cherokee’s pace each up and down steep, rugged grades with the steering wheel paddle shifters – with out the want for throttle or brake pedals (late availability on EcoDiesel).

Jeep Trail Rated

All 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokees geared up with the Off-road teams are Trail Rated. The Jeep Trail Rated badge on the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee signifies that the automobile is designed to carry out in a wide range of difficult off-road circumstances recognized by 5 key consumer-oriented efficiency classes: traction, floor clearance, maneuverability, articulation and water fording.

New for the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is an elevated crawl ratio of 44.1:1 in comparison with 30.2:1 (3.6- liter V-6) of the earlier era, a 46 % enchancment.

Jeep Trail Rated is a novel methodology utilized by Jeep Engineering to measure and predict off-road efficiency for all Jeep automobiles. Through a mixture of pure and managed discipline checks, Jeep Trail Rated supplies a constant measurement of off-road efficiency for all Jeep automobiles. Only Jeep automobiles are Trail Rated.

Design: Head-turning, premium craftsmanship

Aggressive but refined exterior implies functionality and luxurious

 

  • New signature LED lighting defines Jeep® Grand Cherokee day or night time
  • Award-wining Grand Cherokee inside provides much more know-how and luxurious
  • Individual fashions extra readily identifiable for 2014, together with new Summit mannequin
  • New soft-touch leather-based and trim, premium actual wooden and distinctive upscale colour combos

When the current-generation Jeep® Grand Cherokee made its debut, it impressed shoppers with its cohesive, upscale design that was nonetheless in a position to convey the rugged functionality anticipated in a Jeep automobile. For 2014, Grand Cherokee takes its profitable recipe to a brand new degree of opulence and energy in each exterior and inside design.

“We’ve elevated the Grand Cherokee with an much more premium, but much more rugged look for 2014,” mentioned Mark Allen, Head of Jeep Design – Chrysler Group LLC. “Jeep Grand Cherokee is as rugged and succesful as ever, boasts an opulent new design replace and is filled with premium ornamentation and technological options which are frankly surprising, however welcome, in the full-size SUV phase.”

All trim ranges of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee have been given a extra premium look, and are extra readily identifiable at a fast look. On all Grand Cherokee fashions, the higher grille is shorter in peak and the headlamps are slimmer. The decrease entrance fascia has been barely elevated and the fog lights have been raised and are extra pronounced inside the fascia design. Together, these modifications give the entrance of the Grand Cherokee a extra substantial look whereas nonetheless preserving the automobile’s floor clearance at its decrease edge.

Of course, Grand Cherokee retains Jeep’s traditional seven-slot grille and trapezoidal wheel arches.

The rear of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee options new, bigger rear lights with signature LED lighting, a bigger rear spoiler to help in environment friendly aerodynamics and a re-sculpted tailgate that gives better rear visibility, and a extra pronounced Jeep badge, now discovered immediately on the tailgate between the rear lights. Lower rear fascias at the moment are model-specific, and twin exhaust suggestions are commonplace on all Limited, Overland and Summit fashions.

On-road refinement: Premium driving dynamics

Jeep Grand Cherokee is extensively recognized for its excellent on-road driving dynamics and calmness, thanks partially to its entrance and rear impartial suspension. Variable-rate rear springs ship improved on-road dealing with and luxury that enhances the automobile’s off-road functionality. Premium on-road manners are enhanced with greater than 5,400 welds in the physique alone.

The impartial entrance and rear suspension options remoted entrance and rear suspension cradles together with variable-rate rear springs to ship improved on-road dealing with and luxury whereas complementing the automobile’s legendary off-road functionality. The rear suspension additionally permits the spare tire to be saved inside the automobile versus beneath.

Grand Cherokee’s steering additionally has been rigorously calibrated for the correct quantity of help whether or not cruising the parking zone or a twisty two-lane mountain highway. Electrohydraulic help is used on EcoDiesel and Pentastar V-6 fashions.

Dimensionally sound

The automobile’s 114.8-inch wheelbase creates beneficiant inside room and provides passengers expansive rear-seat knee and leg room, and huge entrance door openings and rear doorways open 78 levels for higher entry to the inside.

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Inside, premium seating consists of room for 5 passengers. A typical fold-flat front-passenger seat supplies improved cargo storage room (Laredo fashions).

For added passenger consolation, rear seats recline 12 levels. There is also a 12-degree ahead angle to permit 24 levels of variation.

Cargo quantity behind the second row measures 36.3 cu. ft. and features a storage unit with a chargeable flashlight and grocery hooks on each side. The spare tire compartment consists of detachable twin storage bins for safe storage of muddy gear or different objects.

The energy rear liftgate is commonplace or out there on all 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee fashions.

Quality: Improving the most awarded SUV ever

How do you enhance the most awarded SUV ever? The Jeep crew begins by listening to its clients. “We’re very proud of the lengthy checklist of product and high quality accolades the Jeep Grand Cherokee has earned,” mentioned Doug Betts, Senior Vice President – Quality, Chrysler Group LLC. “But the most vital suggestions comes from clients telling us what they’d wish to see improved. We are consistently taking a look at suggestions and responding with enhancements.”

Key upgrades for the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee embrace an eight-speed computerized transmission to enhance efficiency and gas financial system plus the latest Uconnect system that balances superior know-how and connectivity options with easy-to-use controls and voice instructions.

From the driver’s seat, all the things the driver sees, touches – and even speaks to utilizing voice instructions – is enhanced to extend operate, connectivity and responsiveness. Not solely does it work higher, it appears higher packaged in additional premium supplies and stylish graphics. This features a redesigned steering wheel that’s optimized for driving place whereas additionally offering management buttons for frequently-used options corresponding to radio, cruise management, cellphone and voice-activated instructions. Customer suggestions helped designers and engineers decide the superb location for fingertip controls in order that drivers may comfortably preserve their arms on the wheel and eyes on the highway.

Another important inside change for Grand Cherokee is the availability of the new Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen. Connectivity and touchscreens contain quickly altering know-how and ever-increasing client expectations – each of which have a big influence on the general high quality evaluation of recent automobiles. The Uconnect crew consistently evaluates client suggestions, putting a excessive precedence on designing programs which are intuitive for each tech-savvy clients in addition to tech-averse drivers preferring exhausting knobs to regulate the local weather or radio station.

For the previous two years, Jeep Grand Cherokee has earned the title as the Total Quality chief for the medium-size SUV phase by Strategic Vision. The honor is predicated on new automobile proprietor surveys that holistically assess shoppers’ good and unhealthy experiences with their new automobile. Similarly, the Jeep crew values all feedback from clients – particularly suggestions that results in enhanced high quality and buyer satisfaction.

Grand Cherokee open-air choices

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee options the CommandView dual-pane sunroof that extends from the windshield to the rear of the automobile, permitting for good views each on- and off-road. CommandView is comprised of two glass panels with the entrance panel opening rearward offering further mild and recent air to first-row passengers. The rear panel, which is fastened, permits mild and open viewing for second-row passengers. The system comes commonplace with an influence solar shade for many who could not need direct daylight. CommandView is commonplace on Overland and Summit fashions and out there on Limited.

A standard sunroof is offered on Laredo and Limited fashions.

Exterior

Unique exterior styling for every Grand Cherokee mannequin

Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo fashions are recognized by its body-color grille and chrome headlight therapy. Body-color aspect mirrors and door handles are additionally Laredo exclusives. All decrease rocker trim is darkish grey. Standard wheels are five-spoke 17-inch aluminum wheels painted Tech Silver. Available aluminum 18-inch wheels with a twin five-spoke design are painted Satin Silver. The rear fascia options the new signature tail lamp design together with darkish grey decrease trim and a single chrome exhaust outlet.

Grand Cherokee Limited fashions preserve the darkish grey decrease rocker trim and add a body-color grille with chrome grille slot frames and headlight therapy. Bi-xenon headlamps with Grand Cherokee’s signature LED working lights can be found. Chrome trim outlines the decrease fascia opening and skid plate. The wheels on Limited are aluminum 18-inch with a twin five-spoke design and are completed in Satin Chrome. Polished 20-inch five-spoke aluminum wheels with Mineral Gray-painted pockets are optionally available. The Limited’s rear fascia incorporates a chrome trimmed bumper sill protector and twin chrome exhaust retailers.

All Limited (and Overland and Summit) fashions function commonplace chrome aspect mirrors and door handles.

Grand Cherokee Overland fashions function bi-xenon HID headlamps with signature LED daytime working lights, chrome tow hooks in the decrease fascia and body-color decrease fascia trim. The body-color trim carries over to the wheel arches and encompass the polished 20-inch five-spoke polished aluminum wheels with Mineral Gray-painted pockets. The decrease rocker panels and trim on the rear fascia additionally turn into physique colour.

The new luxurious Grand Cherokee Summit mannequin tops the vary and receives many distinctive styling cues. The bi-xenon HID signature headlamps are adaptive, and swivel along side the steering wheel. This improves visibility round bends and turns and is a model new security function for Grand Cherokee. High-pressure headlamp washers are commonplace.

Between the lamps is a chrome end on the higher grille’s mesh sample.

The whole decrease fascia is exclusive and incorporates a pronounced chrome trim related in design to the Grand Cherokee SRT mannequin. The entrance bumper is bigger and incorporates a slimmer opening for the projector fog lamps in contrast with different fashions. The decrease lip is a contrasting darkish grey. Larger, body-color wheel arch moldings are much like the SRT mannequin, however the Summit has a darkish grey decrease rocker trim panel with a chrome strip that runs alongside the high fringe of the rocker. This chrome accent helps to visually lengthen the aspect view of the new Grand Cherokee. Satin clear coat 20-inch aluminum wheels are a unique-to-Summit twin five-spoke design.

The rear fascia is dominated by twin rectangular exhaust retailers and darkish grey decrease physique cladding. These options are distinctive to Summit fashions, as is a brand new Summit badge on the decrease proper aspect of the tailgate.

Exterior colour choices for the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee are: Deep Cherry Red Pearl Coat, Brilliant Black Pearl Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Pacific Blue Pearl Coat, Cashmere Pearl Coat, Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Black Forest Green Pearl Coat, True Blue Pearl Coat and Auburn Pearl Coat (Summit fashions solely).

New premium LED lighting

A key exterior function of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is its signature entrance and rear LED lighting. These distinctive lights enable Grand Cherokee to be immediately recognizable, night time or day, from a fantastic distance. Standard on Overland and Summit, and out there on Limited, are new bi-xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps (adaptive on Summit) which are outlined with signature LED working lamps. The LEDs begin at the internal higher edge at the grille, and comply with the outer fringe of the mild. A slight kink upward happens at the backside fringe of the LED lights because it nears the internal edge. This additionally permits for the Summit mannequin’s hidden headlamp washers to be positioned inside the headlamp housing versus a separate nozzle positioned on the bumper.

The signature headlamps additionally function full LED flip indicators.

 

Interior

Refined premium design with world-class craftsmanship

The award-winning interior of the Jeep Grand Cherokee is elevated for 2014 and is clearly one of the most technically advanced in the industry, while boasting an array of upgraded premium soft-touch materials.

“From a mechanical and technological standpoint, the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee reaches a new level of refinement, so we needed to create a premium interior that pushes the boundaries of interior design even further,” said Klaus Busse, Head of Interior Design – Chrysler Group LLC. “Inspired by locations around the globe, we employed colors, tones and textures that not only portray the go-anywhere nature of Jeep, but that also enhance the luxury experience.

Immediately noticeable is the revised center stack featuring the new 5-inch or 8.4-inch touchscreens. Controls for radio and climate are found below the screen and have easily identifiable knobs and buttons. Following the integrated center stack down onto the center console reveals a new T-handle shifter for the eight-speed transmission. This advanced e-shifter is wrapped in leather and gives Grand Cherokee a leading-edge feel to the cockpit.

Another recognizable change is a new three-spoke steering wheel. Wrapped in leather, it features sections of real wood on Overland and Summit models. All Grand Cherokee models will have standard paddle shifters mounted on the back of the steering wheel.

The new steering wheel perfectly frames the new customer configurable multiview gauge cluster that now features 7-inch Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) technology on every Grand Cherokee model. This screen allows drivers to select from a multitude of layouts and information that can be displayed in the center of the gauge cluster, enhancing personalization of the interior.

Designers took inspiration from legendary locations from around the world when creating the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s interior. Each Grand Cherokee model has its own unique style of luxury and ambiance based on materials and color patterns.

Grand Cherokee Laredo and Limited interiors were inspired by the cultures and environments of Morocco and New Zealand. The Black interiors were inspired by the Moroccan lifestyle seen at night with its warm metallic golden accents. The seats, instrument panel, consoles and door panels are a Black monotone and feature a Miknasa Walnut interior trim finish.

The New Zealand interior is two-tone Black and Light Frost. Nador Brown Walnut interior trim finish with light anodized driftwood adorns the instrument and door panels and eases the contrast between the two-tone upper and lower interior.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited models have a slight gold hue to their brushed aluminum look and add Capri leather seating, bright sill scuff plates and bright metal accents to the bottom edge of the wood interior finishes.

Open-pore wood is one of the prominent design cues found on the dash and doors of Grand Cherokee Overland models, and adds a distinct touch of modern luxury along with three interior color choices unlike anything ever seen in a Jeep vehicle. Wood trim is also found on the top portion of the leatherwrapped steering wheel.

A new interior color scheme, Jeep Brown and Indigo Blue, is inspired by the blue-hued dark gray walls of Mount Vesuvius, and features two-tone perforated Nappa leather seating with contrasting bright piping and stitching. The dark, rich Indigo Blue leather is found on the seat backs and bottoms, steering wheel, the center of the front armrest and the lower instrument and door panels. Dark Jeep Brown is found on the upper half of the stitched-leather instrument panel, the inner edges of the seat bolsters, the outer edges of the front center armrest and on the door upper panels. Contrasting bright stitching also lines the door panels and center arm rest. Open-pore brown Zebrano wood with contrasting silver trim is found on the instrument panel door panels.

On the opposite end of the spectrum is the Jeep Brown and Light Frost interior derived from the geographic diversity found in the Asian country of Nepal. The perforated Nappa leather seats, center console, and the lower instrument and door panels are finished in Light Frost with the steering wheel and upper instrument and door panels finished in Jeep Brown. Open-pore brown Zebrano wood with contrasting silver trim is found on the instrument panel door panels, and the trim surrounding the shifter, dash vents and door handles takes on a silver hue.

The Grand Cherokee Overland is also available with a Black Nappa leather interior with open-pore Nador Brown Walnut wood trim and contrasting silver trim.

A final touch to the interiors in Overland models is the addition of ambient rear-seat footwell lighting.

Grand Cherokee Summit models continue to carry the torch for premium interiors in the SUV segment. Premium Natura-Plus leather seating with heated, ventilated and memory front seats are featured in Summit, and are available in Black or Jeep Brown with copper accents. The Jeep Brown interior is inspired by the warm brown and amber hues seen in the Grand Canyon in the southwestern United States. Summit Brown open-pore wood is found on the instrument and door panels, and copper leather stitching adorns the leather-covered instrument panel, seats, doors and center armrest.

Also unique to Summit is a suede-like material covering the A-pillars and headliner, and bright trim surrounds the door-mounted speaker grilles.

Another impressive feature found on Summit models is a 19-speaker, 825-watt high-performance Harman Kardon surround sound audio system. This state-of-the-art system features a 12-channel amplifier and three sub-woofers, and surrounds the occupants in high-definition sound.

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is still a utility vehicle, and several storage and convenience features have been designed into the rear cargo area including a grated, protective floor accented with a durable and bright finish. The spare tire has a dedicated space underneath the cargo floor that also contains two removable bins ideal for storing beverages or muddy gear. Also in the rear cargo area is a storage unit with a re-chargeable flashlight. Grocery hooks are placed on each side of the rear cargo compartment, and cargo capacity with rear seats up is 36.3 cu. ft. and 68.3 cu. ft. with rear seats folded flat.

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee interior is available in four distinctive new colors: Black, Light Frost, Jeep Brown with Indigo Blue (Overland only) and Jeep Brown (Overland and Summit).

Safety and Security: Class-leading number of advanced features

The new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers more than 60 advanced safety and security features – highest in its class.

New safety features include Forward Collision Warning with Crash Mitigation and Selec-Speed Control, which includes both Hill-ascent Control and Hill-descent Control, assisting drivers with climbing and ascending steep grades.

Among Grand Cherokee’s 63 advanced safety and security features are standard electronic stability control (ESC) that delivers four security features to improve overall vehicle handling and performance both on- and off-road: Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) reacts and applies brakes during extreme situation, while available Selec-Speed Control and Hill-start Assist (HSA) work with standard trailersway control (TSC) to enhance off-road and towing capabilities.

In addition, standard front-row active head restraints, standard full-length side-curtain air bags and standard seat-mounted side thorax air bags offer enhanced occupant protection to passengers in the event of a collision.

Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection, which aid drivers when changing lanes or in parking lot situations, are also available

Advanced Technology: Segment-leading offerings

A host of technologies for connectivity, convenience, safety and security

 

  • Introducing Uconnect Access Via Mobile – Direct, one-touch connections with emergency service providers, roadside assistance dispatchers and vehicle information specialists
  • Advanced embedded cellular technology delivers breakthrough cloud-based voice texting, Bing connected search and on-demand Wi-Fi hot spot capability
  • New premium navigation with 3D landmarks, one-shot voice command recognition and SiriusXM Travel Link
  • Signature LED exterior lighting improves visibility
  • New Uconnect 8.4-inch center-stack display and customer configurable multiview gauge with 7- inch Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) screen
  • Available seat-back Blu-ray DVD system (late availability) and high-performance Harman Kardon 825-watt audio system with 19-speakers

An eight-speed transmission and EcoDiesel engine are not the only new technologies in the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee – 5-inch and 8.4-inch touchscreens, Forward Collision Warning with Crash Mitigation, adaptive head lamps (Summit only), the latest generation of Uconnect Access and a customizable dynamic gauge cluster heighten Grand Cherokee’s premium nature while also adding state-of-the-art safety features.

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the first Jeep product to receive Uconnect Access.

“The easy-to-learn, easy-to-use interface found on the new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee has become a hallmark of the Uconnect brand,” said Marios Zenios, Vice President – Uconnect Systems and Services, Chrysler Group LLC. “Customers will see this manifested again in the advanced connectivity features available in the new Grand Cherokee – a safe vehicle made safer by our emphasis on handsfree functionality.”

Advanced safety features such as Forward Collision Warning (FCW) system with Crash Mitigation alerts the driver if they’re approaching a vehicle in front too quickly, and Adaptive Cruise Control will keep the Jeep Grand Cherokee at a driver-selected distance from the vehicle in front when cruise control is engaged.

Uconnect Access Via Mobile (for North American markets)

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s unique Uconnect Access system is based on powerful embedded cellular technology that leverages Chrysler Group’s strategic partnership with Sprint. The advanced service-delivery platform affords the kind of stability that enables direct communication when it’s needed most.

Some competitive systems use built-in cellular capability to connect with concierge call centers. Others alert emergency services personnel directly, but they do so through mobile phones, which are subject to unstable connections or, when collisions occur, breakage.

Uconnect Access connects vehicle occupants directly with police, fire department or ambulance service dispatcher with the push of the “9-1-1” button on the Grand Cherokee’s rear-view mirror.

Uconnect Access applies the same logic to roadside assistance. One push of the “ASSIST” button summons help directly from Chrysler Group’s roadside assistance provider, or the Vehicle Customer Care Center.

Further peace of mind comes from Theft Alarm Notification, which alerts owners via SMS text message or e-mail whenever their vehicles’ security alarms are activated. For the greatest convenience and flexibility, up to five people can be notified.

Additional Uconnect Access security features include the ability to remotely sound a vehicle’s horn and flash its lights – measures enabled by the Uconnect mobile app that could serve as potential crime deterrents or simply to locate a vehicle at night or in a crowded parking lot. For even more convenience, remote door-locking and unlocking and remote start can be performed with the Uconnect mobile app or via the Jeep owners website.

From the behind the wheel, Uconnect Access is an efficient tool that reduces driver distraction with various means of managing in-vehicle connectivity – the newest of which is Uconnect Access Via Mobile.

In the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, customers can put away their smartphones, keep their hands on the steering wheel and still interact with their devices in the ways to which they are accustomed. Media apps from Pandora to iHeart Radio to Slacker are all available via voice command – a function of Uconnect’s powerful, cloud-based voice recognition capability.

Flexibility is such that, with Pandora, for example, drivers can register their “likes” and “dislikes” for music using steering-wheel controls, with the app’s graphics displayed on Uconnect’s distinctive 8.4- inch touchscreen.

Additional convenience is achieved when Uconnect sync’s a customer’s existing app so their favorite artists and stations will be readily available.

Handsfree (for North American markets)

Uconnect Access also allows the driver to execute many of the normal functions such as climate, audio and Bluetooth, all by voice. The cloud also enables voice texting, a breakthrough feature of Uconnect Access. Again leveraging the Sprint network, paired, Bluetooth-equipped cell phones that use the Message Access Protocol (MAP) can:

 

  • Receive a text message
  • Announce receipt of the text
  • Identify the sender
  • Read the message aloud

To respond, drivers can simply dictate. The cloud helps the system’s voice-recognition system assemble the response and “read” it back for accuracy before sending. Verbatim. No memorizing preapproved messages such as, “I’m on my way.”

And it can all be done handsfree.

The same advanced voice-recognition protocol simplifies the often-problematic process of entering navigation-system destinations with both hands on the wheel. In the new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the system will accept continuous, single-sentence instructions, such as: “Navigate to Arches National Park, Moab, Utah.”

On-road travel is made easier by new 3D maps with graphic representations of well-known landmarks and terrain features.

What if the drivers are unsure of the destination? They can pull over and use the Grand Cherokee as a Wi-Fi hot spot. Or keep driving and access the powerful Bing search engine via voice command. Uconnect navigation then calculates a route, but if the driver wants to provide a heads-up, the system stores the destination’s telephone number for handsfree calling.

Technology for even more safety and security

Jeep engineers also integrated advanced safety features in the new Grand Cherokee to help prevent crashes and protect occupants. A Forward Collision Warning system with Crash Mitigation alerts the driver with a flashing light atop the instrument panel and an audible tone when the vehicle senses that it is approaching too quickly to the vehicle in front. It is intended to alert the driver to react to the situation to prevent a possible crash. Crash Mitigation pressurizes the braking system in anticipation of a panic stop. This allows the driver to have full braking power as soon as they press the pedal to help prevent a collision. If the driver does not react to the Forward Collision Warning audible/visual alert the system also will provide a brake pulse followed by partial braking to help the driver avoid or mitigate a pending collision. The driver is still required to apply the brake to stop the vehicle.

Adaptive cruise control will keep the Jeep Grand Cherokee at a driver-selected distance from the vehicle in front when the cruise control is engaged. This allows a safe distance between vehicles with enough time for the driver to react should the vehicle in front slow rapidly. The adaptive cruise control system automatically adjusts the Grand Cherokee’s speed using the throttle and brakes to maintain the pre-subscribed distance.

Daytime running lights (DRL) are now standard on all models, and Grand Cherokee Summit models now come standard with adaptive bi-xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps that swivel in the direction of a turn. This allows drivers better nighttime visibility in turns.

One of the key exterior features of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is its signature front and rear lightemitting diode (LED) lighting. These unique lights allow Grand Cherokee to be instantly recognizable, night or day, from a great distance. Standard in Overland and Summit, and available on Limited, are bixenon headlamps (adaptive on Summit) that are outlined with LED running lamps. The LEDs start at the inner upper edge by the grille, and follow the outer edge of the light. A slight curve upward occurs along the bottom row of the LED lights as it nears the inner edge. This also allows for the hidden headlamp washers to be placed within the headlamp housing as opposed to a separate nozzle located on the bumper.

The signature headlamps also feature full LED turn indicators.

The LED lights in the rear tail lamps follow the same pattern as the headlamps. A red ring of LED lamps follow the outline of the stop lights and illuminates when the headlamps are on. The lower portion of the tail lamp assembly is outlined in chrome and houses the reverse lights.

Technology for convenience

Immediately noticeable upon entering the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s cabin are new touchscreens integrated into the center stack. Standard on Laredo and Limited models is a new 5-inch touchscreen that controls audio, climate, phone and other vehicle functions such as the heated seats or how long the headlamps stay on after the ignition has been turned off. The high-resolution screen is intuitive to use, yet Jeep designers still installed redundant controls for audio and climate below the touch screen.

Standard on Overland and Summit, and available on Laredo and Limited models, is an 8.4-inch touchscreen that controls navigation, audio, climate, phone, vehicle functions and the new Uconnect Access system. This system provides large, easy to read graphics with intuitive, easy to use controls.

The most looked at area of the interior, the instrument cluster, was also given a premium high-tech appearance with the new dynamic gauge cluster. Featuring a customer configurable multiview 7-inch Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) liquid-crystal display, the cluster can be configured one hundred different ways for the ultimate, driver-customized experience. Navigation, audio and fuel economy info, as well as Selec-Terrain modes and warning indicators can all be displayed in the 7-inch screen, keeping the driver’s eyes – and attention – closer to the road.

Enabled by LED technology more commonly found in consumer electronics, the display’s pixel illumination is more precisely controlled, which makes for “blacker” blacks and more vivid colors. Such advancement allows crisper graphics, which are critical to the kind of instant recognition drivers need to maintain proper focus on the task at hand: driving.

Front-seat occupants aren’t the only ones who benefit from high-tech displays. Second-row passengers can treat themselves to video entertainment via an available seatback Blu-ray video system (delayed availability). This new system will play standard DVDs as well as Blu-ray discs, and has inputs for high definition media interface (HDMI) cables or RCAs for each screen integrated into the seat backs. Wireless headphones are included as is a wireless remote.

For the ultimate audio experience, Summit models feature a 19-speaker, 825-watt Harman Kardon audio system. Renowned as being a leader in the audio industry, this amazing Harman Kardon system features:

 

  • 9 tweeters
  • 5 mid-range speakers
  • 2 mid-woofers
  • 3 subwoofers
  • 12-channel Class D amplifier

Featuring GreenEdge speaker and amplifier technology, the system outperforms traditional amplifier efficiency by up to 55 percent.

Manufacturing: Built in Detroit

The new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is built at the 3-million-square-foot Jefferson North Assembly Plant (JNAP) in Detroit, which has been the site of Grand Cherokee production since its introduction in 1992. To meet consumer demand, a third crew of 1,100 workers was added at JNAP in the fourth quarter of 2012.

The year 2012 brought record sales for the Jeep brand worldwide, with Grand Cherokee contributing approximately 220,000 units globally, with 52,000 units from international markets. Since 2009, Jeep Grand Cherokee sales have increased more than 200 percent in the U.S., and 250 percent outside North America.

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