Customers appreciate choices. Therefore, even though it may be easier to settle into a particular nameplate's single engine offering, these buyers should embrace the opportunity to choose between three versatile engine options.
The 2016 Grand Cherokee offers buyers a trio of engine options, with each of the units providing their own specific capabilities. One unit focuses in on power, while another preaches excellent efficiency. Meanwhile, one unit combines these two attributes to make for one of the most versatile engine offerings in the class!
Even if you're uncertain of which engine to pursue, you'll at least be certain of one thing: you won't be disappointed with your decision.
3.6-liter Pentastar V6
For the best of both worlds, customers may want to consider the impressive 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine. For starters, the unit is plenty powerful, able to pump out 295 horsepower and 260 pounds-feet of torque.
To put it over the top, drivers can also anticipate a best-in-class V6 highway drive range of 600 total miles. This ends up equaling out to about 26 highway miles per gallon, a number that's often expected from much smaller vehicles.
3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6
Maximum efficiency and reduced emissions highlight the Grand Cherokee's smallest engine offering, the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine. The unit is partnered with an eight-speed automatic transmission, resulting in a best-in-class highway fuel economy (30 miles per gallon). Furthermore, C02 emissions are reduced, so you'll be traveling in both an efficient and clean ride.
Fortunately, these attributes don't compromise the power. This V6 is still capable of pumping out 240 horsepower and 420 pounds-feet of torque, which is more than enough power for the highway.
5.7-liter HEMI V8
For the maximum amount of power, drivers don't need to look any further than the incredible 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine. Sure, the brand can tout that the unit can deliver a 22 highway mile per gallon efficiency. However, these specs will likely be ignored when you get a load of all the power lingering under the hood.
The V8 can crank out 360 horsepower and 390 pounds-feet of torque, by far the best numbers out of all the Grand Cherokee's engines. This results in a best-in-class maximum towing capacity of 7,400 pounds.