Re: Diesel Cherokee Noise levels....?
When the diesel first arrived in Australia, I asked the salesman to start the motor with the hood down and while I stood outside the car. I could not hear the diesel, whereas the same exercise with a hemi, I heard distinct upper engine noise. Like noisy tappets.
When driving the diesel, it had excellent response, and very little interior engine noise.
I would go as far as to say that when driving the diesel, it was quieter and just as responsive, as the hemi. I am sure the hemi was probably more responsive, but the driver's feeling was minimal difference.
I don't know why Jeep USA has delayed the introduction of the diesel in the US, but, our win in Oz is your loss at the moment.
Mindyou, our Overland's dont come with the front hooks any longer, which is killing us. Apparently due to Euro regulations.
MY12 Overland CRD
Front Recovery Hook.