Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > 2014+ Cherokee-KL

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 09-05-2013, 06:01 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 79
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 444
jtdelisio is on a distinguished road
EPA ratings

2014 Jeep Cherokee musters 22 MPG city, 31 highway - Autoblog

The fuel economy is finalized! Glad I ordered the V6! Crazy what 9 gears does for fuel economy. I would have though better city mileage though.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-05-2013, 07:39 PM
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 4.0L LJ
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Carrollton, TX
Posts: 169
Thanks: 1
Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 586
hudsonhawk has a reputation beyond reputehudsonhawk has a reputation beyond reputehudsonhawk has a reputation beyond reputehudsonhawk has a reputation beyond reputehudsonhawk has a reputation beyond repute
Re: EPA ratings

It's interesting how little impact the V-6 has on MPG. I think I will be happy with it.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-05-2013, 11:56 PM
Goldengriff's Avatar
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 84
Thanks: 3
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 569
Goldengriff is on a distinguished road
Did not see what the traihawk will get.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-06-2013, 05:00 AM
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 4.0L LJ
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Carrollton, TX
Posts: 169
Thanks: 1
Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 586
hudsonhawk has a reputation beyond reputehudsonhawk has a reputation beyond reputehudsonhawk has a reputation beyond reputehudsonhawk has a reputation beyond reputehudsonhawk has a reputation beyond repute
According to the EPA's website, the Trailhawk is listed as the same MPG as the 4x4 Latitude and Limited.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-06-2013, 05:53 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.2L KL
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 251
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 2448
NHPATRIOT has a reputation beyond reputeNHPATRIOT has a reputation beyond reputeNHPATRIOT has a reputation beyond reputeNHPATRIOT has a reputation beyond reputeNHPATRIOT has a reputation beyond reputeNHPATRIOT has a reputation beyond reputeNHPATRIOT has a reputation beyond reputeNHPATRIOT has a reputation beyond reputeNHPATRIOT has a reputation beyond reputeNHPATRIOT has a reputation beyond reputeNHPATRIOT has a reputation beyond repute
Re: EPA ratings

Seems if you buy the V6 there is no MPG reason not to go 4WD.

I am curious if you get the Active Drive II system with 4WD Low if it will cause a big MPG loss the way Freedom Drive II in the Patriot/Compass does over Freedom Drive I?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-06-2013, 10:36 PM
Goldengriff's Avatar
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 84
Thanks: 3
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 569
Goldengriff is on a distinguished road
With all the undercarriage protection on the trailhawk I'm surprised that extra weight dose not cause an mpg hit.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-06-2013, 11:07 PM
ExcursionDiesel's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: W. TN.
Posts: 1,382
Thanks: 2
Thanked 188 Times in 123 Posts
Rep Power: 2402
ExcursionDiesel has a reputation beyond reputeExcursionDiesel has a reputation beyond reputeExcursionDiesel has a reputation beyond reputeExcursionDiesel has a reputation beyond reputeExcursionDiesel has a reputation beyond reputeExcursionDiesel has a reputation beyond reputeExcursionDiesel has a reputation beyond reputeExcursionDiesel has a reputation beyond reputeExcursionDiesel has a reputation beyond reputeExcursionDiesel has a reputation beyond reputeExcursionDiesel has a reputation beyond repute
Quote:
Originally Posted by Goldengriff View Post
With all the undercarriage protection on the trailhawk I'm surprised that extra weight dose not cause an mpg hit.
The extra weight would affect economy under acceleration (city) but not so much for highway. The skid plates, if they smooth out the undercarriage airflow, might actually help on the highway.

The additional 9 speed gearing in the city isn't much help other than to offer better acceleration. The acceleration of mass (work done) is the same moving the vehicle.

On the highway, the additional gearing allows lower rpm's and better economy without sacrificing acceleration in lower gears. With 9 speeds, there's an optimal gear for every speed to keep the engine at peak power for performance, or peak efficiency when cruising.

I'm impressed with Jeep's power train advancements!

bd
__________________
----------------------
The founder of JeepGarage.org, Scottina06, has a son Max who is in need of corrective surgery from an infection at birth that left one leg 4 inches short. We need to support our Jeep brothers. His family has started a fund on giveforward.com. If you have ever been helped by someone else, now is a good time to pay it forward. Here is a link to that page. God bless you! http://gfwd.at/1rz33PW
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-07-2013, 01:23 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 294
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 229098
SE3.5 has a reputation beyond reputeSE3.5 has a reputation beyond reputeSE3.5 has a reputation beyond reputeSE3.5 has a reputation beyond reputeSE3.5 has a reputation beyond reputeSE3.5 has a reputation beyond reputeSE3.5 has a reputation beyond reputeSE3.5 has a reputation beyond reputeSE3.5 has a reputation beyond reputeSE3.5 has a reputation beyond reputeSE3.5 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: EPA ratings

Quote:
Originally Posted by ExcursionDiesel View Post
I'm impressed with Jeep's power train advancements!bd
I can't wait to drive one. I hope I will be impressed.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-07-2013, 01:37 PM
ExcursionDiesel's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: W. TN.
Posts: 1,382
Thanks: 2
Thanked 188 Times in 123 Posts
Rep Power: 2402
ExcursionDiesel has a reputation beyond reputeExcursionDiesel has a reputation beyond reputeExcursionDiesel has a reputation beyond reputeExcursionDiesel has a reputation beyond reputeExcursionDiesel has a reputation beyond reputeExcursionDiesel has a reputation beyond reputeExcursionDiesel has a reputation beyond reputeExcursionDiesel has a reputation beyond reputeExcursionDiesel has a reputation beyond reputeExcursionDiesel has a reputation beyond reputeExcursionDiesel has a reputation beyond repute
Quote:
Originally Posted by SE3.5 View Post
I can't wait to drive one. I hope I will be impressed.
The new 8-speed WK2 owners are very impressed. The V6 is delivering excellent economy and 0-60 times equal to last years Hemi!

bd
__________________
----------------------
The founder of JeepGarage.org, Scottina06, has a son Max who is in need of corrective surgery from an infection at birth that left one leg 4 inches short. We need to support our Jeep brothers. His family has started a fund on giveforward.com. If you have ever been helped by someone else, now is a good time to pay it forward. Here is a link to that page. God bless you! http://gfwd.at/1rz33PW
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-08-2013, 12:31 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Michigan
Posts: 826
Thanks: 4
Thanked 18 Times in 13 Posts
Rep Power: 127112
loveracing1988 has a reputation beyond reputeloveracing1988 has a reputation beyond reputeloveracing1988 has a reputation beyond reputeloveracing1988 has a reputation beyond reputeloveracing1988 has a reputation beyond reputeloveracing1988 has a reputation beyond reputeloveracing1988 has a reputation beyond reputeloveracing1988 has a reputation beyond reputeloveracing1988 has a reputation beyond reputeloveracing1988 has a reputation beyond reputeloveracing1988 has a reputation beyond repute
Quote:
Originally Posted by NHPATRIOT View Post
Seems if you buy the V6 there is no MPG reason not to go 4WD.

I am curious if you get the Active Drive II system with 4WD Low if it will cause a big MPG loss the way Freedom Drive II in the Patriot/Compass does over Freedom Drive I?
There shouldn't be any mpg loss because of the way the drivetrain disconnects. That and the rotating mass isn't much higher with the 2 speed ptu and rdm.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 09-08-2013, 01:47 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.2L KL
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 251
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 2448
NHPATRIOT has a reputation beyond reputeNHPATRIOT has a reputation beyond reputeNHPATRIOT has a reputation beyond reputeNHPATRIOT has a reputation beyond reputeNHPATRIOT has a reputation beyond reputeNHPATRIOT has a reputation beyond reputeNHPATRIOT has a reputation beyond reputeNHPATRIOT has a reputation beyond reputeNHPATRIOT has a reputation beyond reputeNHPATRIOT has a reputation beyond reputeNHPATRIOT has a reputation beyond repute
Re: EPA ratings

Quote:
Originally Posted by loveracing1988 View Post
There shouldn't be any mpg loss because of the way the drivetrain disconnects. That and the rotating mass isn't much higher with the 2 speed ptu and rdm.
Makes sense but I am leery of it due to the pretty significant MPG loss in FDI vs FDII. Different systems though I know.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 09-08-2013, 07:39 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 294
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 229098
SE3.5 has a reputation beyond reputeSE3.5 has a reputation beyond reputeSE3.5 has a reputation beyond reputeSE3.5 has a reputation beyond reputeSE3.5 has a reputation beyond reputeSE3.5 has a reputation beyond reputeSE3.5 has a reputation beyond reputeSE3.5 has a reputation beyond reputeSE3.5 has a reputation beyond reputeSE3.5 has a reputation beyond reputeSE3.5 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: EPA ratings

Quote:
Originally Posted by ExcursionDiesel View Post
The new 8-speed WK2 owners are very impressed. The V6 is delivering excellent economybd
I don't know about fuel economy being impressive. According to the EPA going from five to eight gears only increased fuel economy by 1 mpg. That does not me stand up and take notice.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2014 GC SRT8 - EPA guess ? journeyguy Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 12 12-09-2012 12:20 PM
EPA fuel economy figures - when? Roki303 Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 4 04-04-2012 07:50 AM
2011 J.D. Power Ratings for WK2 Lingohocken Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 9 06-30-2011 10:14 AM
Government Safety Ratings jrb1 Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 8 10-10-2010 03:07 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community