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Old 02-14-2014, 12:18 AM
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Re: Grand Cherokee in the media

The 0-100 argument is interesting, I always thought the CRD was close to the hemi and way ahead of the v6 petrol....
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Old 02-14-2014, 12:43 AM
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Re: Grand Cherokee in the media

Ok, maybe not, car and driver tests for the MY14:
Hemi Zero to 60 mph: 6.5 sec
CRD Zero to 60 mph: 8.0 sec
Pentastar Zero to 60 mph: 7.5 sec

But then I've seen the previous model CRDs reporting mid 7s.... and apparently the previous model pentastar was 8 something.....
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It is all relative - compare those times to any other 4x4 or SUV - they stack up pretty good IMO.
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Re: Grand Cherokee in the media

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Ok, maybe not, car and driver tests for the MY14:
Hemi Zero to 60 mph: 6.5 sec
CRD Zero to 60 mph: 8.0 sec
Pentastar Zero to 60 mph: 7.5 sec

But then I've seen the previous model CRDs reporting mid 7s.... and apparently the previous model pentastar was 8 something.....
See this: 2014 Motor Trend SUV of the Year Contenders - Motor Trend Page 4

6.4 V8: 4.4 sec
5.7 V8: 6.6 sec
3.6 V6: 7.7 sec
3.0 V6: 7.8 sec
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Re: Grand Cherokee in the media

If you stall up a CRD, it will get out of the hole very quickly. Most testers, just stick it in drive and boot it.
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What is it with Americans and diesels? How can you bag this motor? Who would want the petrol over the CRD?

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/...iesel/5267865/

I'm confused!
I think you will find that the Americans will bag anything that isn't American, the donk being Italian is enough for them to dislike it.
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Re: Grand Cherokee in the media

Unfortunately you couldn't be more wrong. Most US mags dog anything that isn't Japanese or bmw. that's the reason for the hate. Let a Jap brand put a diesel in anything and it will be the end all....
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Re: Grand Cherokee in the media

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See this: 2014 Motor Trend SUV of the Year Contenders - Motor Trend Page 4

6.4 V8: 4.4 sec
5.7 V8: 6.6 sec
3.6 V6: 7.7 sec
3.0 V6: 7.8 sec
Yes, I saw that in the other thread, just didn't believe it. I thought the pentastar was slower than that (in the 8s), seems they have had some gains with the my14 model, maybe the 8 speed box is helping.

Also I wonder if conditions make a difference, would the diesel be quicker at lower temps with the turbo? Some reports have had the CRD at mid 7s. I'll have to give it a test when I get mine.
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Re: Grand Cherokee in the media

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What is it with Americans and diesels? How can you bag this motor? Who would want the petrol over the CRD?

Test Drive: New diesel Cherokee not quite Grand

I'm confused!
As much as it may shock you I prefer the petrol over the diesel. I use our GC on road and off and it has never been lacking in power. I tow a camper trailer with it and again I have never wanted more, also the bikes, generator and boat are petrol so when we travel everything uses the same fuel. I have always had Holden products prior to the GC and the fuel consumption is better than any of those, not that I really care, If I was worried about fuel consumption I wouldn't have brought a vehicle that wieghs 2 tonne.
I believe drive what you are happy with, if you like diesels, Hemi, two stroke, whatever. But I do get sick of people looking down there nose at you just because they didn't chose the same power plant.

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As much as it may shock you I prefer the petrol over the diesel. I use our GC on road and off and it has never been lacking in power. I tow a camper trailer with it and again I have never wanted more, also the bikes, generator and boat are petrol so when we travel everything uses the same fuel. I have always had Holden products prior to the GC and the fuel consumption is better than any of those, not that I really care, If I was worried about fuel consumption I wouldn't have brought a vehicle that wieghs 2 tonne.
I believe drive what you are happy with, if you like diesels, Hemi, two stroke, whatever. But I do get sick of people looking down there nose at you just because the didn't chose the same power plant.

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Sure, I can see the rationale in buying the petrol, particularly if you are use to driving a petrol. I'm coming from the LC100 diesel, so the improvement in the GC diesel is mind blowing.

I was considering a petrol after driving the lethargic cruiser around town the past few years, but the GC CRD doesn't seem to have any problems in that area (except maybe the DPF issues).

What I don't understand is the motoring journo driving the diesel and deciding it was so bad the petrol was the better option. Not sure on the sales figures breakdown, but it seems to me the vast majority of GC buyers don't agree.....
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Re: Grand Cherokee in the media

Feb 2014 sales Grand Cherokee (1370) just ahead of the prado (1275).

Car sales February 2014 : winners and losers | CarAdvice

I'd love to know the breakdown of sales by engine....
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Sure, I can see the rationale in buying the petrol, particularly if you are use to driving a petrol. I'm coming from the LC100 diesel, so the improvement in the GC diesel is mind blowing.

I was considering a petrol after driving the lethargic cruiser around town the past few years, but the GC CRD doesn't seem to have any problems in that area (except maybe the DPF issues).

What I don't understand is the motoring journo driving the diesel and deciding it was so bad the petrol was the better option. Not sure on the sales figures breakdown, but it seems to me the vast majority of GC buyers don't agree.....
Most motoring jounos have no idea.... I wouldn't take their word as gospel.
Milous might be able to let us know how many of each engine type have been AU bound.... Milous here's a shout out for you buddy....
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