Fuel Economy Improvements to the Most Awarded SUV Ever
- All gas V-6 and 5.7-liter V-8 Jeep Grand Cherokee models will receive improved fuel efficiency for 2016
- Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 in Jeep Grand Cherokee adds fuel saving and Engine Stop-Start (ESS) technology to improve fuel economy and efficiency
- New 3.6-liter V-6 technology for 2016 includes cooled Exhaust-Gas Recirculation (EGR), advanced two-step variable valve lift (VVL) system and upgraded variable-valve timing (VVT) system
- Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 in Jeep Grand Cherokee is now rated up to 295 horsepower
- 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0-liter EcoDiesel, 3.6-liter and 5.7-liter models receive electric power steering with customizable settings, decreased tire rolling resistance and weight reductions with aluminum suspension components
- Grand Cherokee lineup extended with High Altitude special edition featuring premium and unique appearance content
- Further updates for 2016 include a new polystable shifter and Ivory Tri-coat paint color available on Overland, Summit and SRT models
- Ultimate performance Grand Cherokee SRT returns with newly-designed instrument panel gauge cluster, all-new drive modes, revised SRT Performance Pages and weight reductions with aluminum suspension components
- Award-winning 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine and eight-speed transmission continues to deliver best-in-class 30 miles per gallon (mpg), driving range of more than 730 miles
- Grand Cherokee boasts best-in-class towing of 7,400 pounds
Jeep® Grand Cherokee - the most awarded SUV ever and the vehicle that has long defined what a premium SUV should be - gets even better for 2016.
For 2016, all gas V-6 and 5.7-liter V-8 Grand Cherokee models will receive improved fuel efficiency due to electric power steering, decreased tire rolling resistance and weight reductions with aluminum suspension.
Also new for 2016, the Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 engine in the Grand Cherokee adds Engine Stop-Start
(ESS) to improve fuel economy and efficiency. The 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine in Jeep Grand
Cherokee receives a bump in horsepower for 2016, increasing output up to 295.
New Pentastar technology for 2016 also includes cooled Exhaust-Gas Recirculation (EGR), advanced two-step Variable Valve Lift (VVL) system and an upgraded variable-valve timing (VVT) system that reduces pumping losses and improves combustion.
In addition, Grand Cherokee also features a new polystable shifter and Ivory Tri-coat exterior color for Overland, Summit and SRT models.
The 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee delivers consumers an unprecedented combination of best-in-class
fuel economy and driving range, a choice of leading powertrain options, available clean-diesel
technology, legendary benchmark capability, world-class craftsmanship, premium on-road driving
dynamics, and a host of advanced user-friendly technology and safety features.
Jeep Grand Cherokee delivers a best-in-class 30 miles per gallon (mpg) highway courtesy of an
available 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine and standard eight-speed transmission, and best-in-class
towing of 7,400 pounds. The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 boasts an unmatched driving range of more than 730 miles.
Legendary Jeep capability comes courtesy of four available 4x4 systems, Jeep's Quadra-Lift air
suspension system and class-leading Selec-Terrain traction management system. Grand Cherokee
boasts best-in-class towing of 7,400 pounds, and a crawl ratio of 44.1:1. In addition, Grand Cherokee may also be flat-towed when equipped with Quadra-Trac II or Quadra-Drive II systems.
The 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee includes more than 70 safety and security features as well as an array of advanced user-friendly technology features, such as the award-winning Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen radio with integrated climate and infotainment controls, a 7-inch customer configurable
multiview display cluster, Uconnect Access Via Mobile, 3G Wi-Fi access and cloud-based voice texting.
Originally introduced late in the 2015 model year, the Grand Cherokee lineup extends with the High Altitude special edition based on the Overland model. The 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee High Altitude adds upscale dark chrome exterior features, along with premium content, standard Advanced Technology Group and European sport-tuned suspension components.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee is available in Laredo, Limited, Overland, Summit and SRT models.
Jeep Grand Cherokee High Altitude
Based on the Overland model, the Jeep Grand Cherokee High Altitude offers customers premium
exterior and interior content, along with European sport-tuned suspension components for a sportier
on-road experience and standard Advanced Technology Group.
Unique exterior features on the High Altitude model include new dark chrome grille rings, dark chrome lower front and rear fascia applique, dark chrome fog and tail lamp bezels, gloss black finish on HID headlamps, black exhaust tips and gloss black 20-inch wheels.
The Grand Cherokee High Altitude is available in five colors: Bright White, Billet Silver, Granite Crystal, Deep Cherry Red and Brilliant Black.
On the interior, Grand Cherokee High Altitude comes standard with black Nappa leather seats and
black accent stitching throughout, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, silver anodized instrument panel and bright silver pedal kit.
Jeep Grand Cherokee powertrain: Fuel efficiency gains for gas-powered models
New for 2016, the Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 engine adds Engine Stop-Start (ESS) technology to improve fuel efficiency of the V-6 powered Grand Cherokee.
ESS technology, which is standard on Grand Cherokee models equipped with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine, increases fuel efficiency by shutting the engine off when the vehicle comes to a complete stop. Amenities (radio, gauges, heating or air conditioning, etc.) continue to operate, making the operation transparent to the driver. The engine restarts automatically when the driver releases the brake, allowing seamless acceleration. ESS is activated automatically and requires no input from the driver. A system disable switch is located on the dash if the operator wishes to suspend the feature.
New 3.6-liter V-6 technology for 2016 includes cooled Exhaust-Gas Recirculation (EGR), advanced
two-step variable valve lift (VVL) system and an upgraded variable-valve timing (VVT) system.
Featuring VVT, the standard Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6-powered Grand Cherokee models tow up to 6,200 pounds and a driving range of more than 600 miles - best-in-class for gas-powered SUVs.
In addition, 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee gas V-6 and 5.7-liter V-8 models will receive improved fuel efficiency due to electric power steering, decreased tire rolling resistance and weight reductions with aluminum suspension.
The available 5.7-liter V-8 packs 360 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque with best-in-class towing
capacity of 7,400 pounds.
All of Jeep Grand Cherokee's engines are mated to the FCA US eight-speed automatic transmission. In addition to enhancing fuel economy, the robust and durable eight-speed transmission delivers quick acceleration and precise, smooth shifting, enhancing ride quality to luxury car levels. An additional benefit is a low crawl ratio of 44.1:1 to aid in climbing over - or through - tough obstacles, when equipped with a two-speed transfer case.
New for 2016, drivers may choose to leave steering wheel paddle shifters "on" or "off" via their radio touch screen display. Steering wheel paddle shifters offer improved driver control both on- and off-road, including Electronic Range Select when using Selec-Speed Control in extreme off-road situations.
Another contributor to Grand Cherokee's fuel economy is Eco Mode, which optimizes the
transmission's shift schedule and, in V-8 models, Fuel Saver cylinder deactivation technology. A button on the center stack allows driver's to disengage Eco Mode if more spirited performance is desired.
Legendary Jeep Capability
The 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee features four available 4x4 systems (Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II,
Quadra-Drive II and Selec-Track), an available Quadra-Lift air suspension and a Selec-Terrain traction management system, all of which instill Grand Cherokee with its legendary Jeep capability.
Quadra-Trac I features a single-speed transfer case with full-time four-wheel drive without any switches or levers to pull.
The Quadra-Trac II's two-speed transfer case uses input from a variety of sensors to determine tire slip at the earliest possible moment and takes corrective action. When wheel slippage is detected, as much as 100 percent of available torque is instantly routed to the axle with the most traction.
Quadra-Drive II, with a rear Electronic Limited-slip Differential (ELSD), delivers industry-leading tractive capability. The system instantly detects tire slip and smoothly distributes engine torque to tires with traction. In some cases, the vehicle will anticipate low traction and adjust in order to proactively limit or eliminate slip.