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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

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Anyone care to leak more info on the possibility of the SRT getting a twin turbo / turbo V6? That would be great, as then i would have more reason to get it. Fuel here in Europe isn't given away like in the states and a twin turbo V6 would have much better MPG than the the old V8 they use at the moment. Don't get me wrong, i think it sounds awesome, but as my daily driver, i would prefer the better fuel economy. Yes the economy on the CRD is great and very economical, but there's something about the SRT that i've always wanted.
2013 Shelby GT500... Most powerful production V8 in history, yet dodges the gas guzzler tax (15/24 on 91 octane), and comes in still cheaper than the SRT8. It even has launch control...

How does Ford get away with this?
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Because they have very tall gearing so the engine isnt revving hard. I believe i saw somewhere that it barely above idle when doing 60.

Besides, i'm getting one of those too as my weekend toy.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:25 AM
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

I am not sure that the Gas Guzzler tax here still exists. Anyone know ? Since the 4x2 GCs were reclassed in 2011, I wondered if they would get hit.
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:16 PM
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

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I am not sure that the Gas Guzzler tax here still exists. Anyone know ? Since the 4x2 GCs were reclassed in 2011, I wondered if they would get hit.
GG tax applies to passenger cars, Jeeps are classified as trucks and therefore no tax.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

In Canada there is a $2000 "Federal Green Levy" tax of $2,000 for the Jeep SRT8 (on the 1st gen WK it was $4,000).
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:22 PM
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Anyone care to leak more info on the possibility of the SRT getting a twin turbo / turbo V6?
Not in the current generation, but maybe in gen III (~2017/2018 model year).
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:26 PM
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Does anyone know when the mpg numbers will be released for the Hemi with the 8 speed. They said a 20% mpg increase but is that over the 4 speed or 6 speed auto? 20% over what?
Specs will probably be released sometime between late December and late January (or later - they always wait until the last minute). I think the increase will be closer to 10% (over 5/6 speed).
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I am assuming black will be the only color choice for the SRT? You know if the headliner and pillars will be black?
Yes, like current model - Black for the interior w/silver trim. Don't know about the headliner, Pat had mentioned suede but I have not seen any pics. SRT has offered alternate interior color options for non-Jeep models, one cannot rule this out for a Jeep special edition sometime in the future.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

"GG tax applies to passenger cars, Jeeps are classified as trucks and therefore no tax"

Most Jeeps that is. In March 2012 the EPA released new classifications which called "Chrysler Grand Cherokee 2WD" as a "Large Non-Truck SUV" (line 414 appendix B) this appears to be the V6 since the MPG is 15.8 city/22.5 hwy. There is a second entry on line 585 for a "Large Truck SUV" "Chrysler Grand Cherokee 2WD" but this seems to be for the Hemi (13.8 city 19.6 hwy). There is a third entry for 4WD (line 560) which is also a Large Truck SUV" but appears to be a V6 again (15.1/21.1). Interesing how 15.1/21.1 becomes 16/22 on Fueleconomy.gov.

I posed this question some time ago when I came across the EPA report.

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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

While we are on the subject, everyone MUST remember that the fuel economy estimates on the Monroney (Window) sticker are estimated by the automaker according to government standards....

They are not tested individually by the US Government...

... but they DO have to comply.
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While we are on the subject, everyone MUST remember that the fuel economy estimates on the Monroney (Window) sticker are estimated by the automaker according to government standards....

They are not tested individually by the US Government...
Fueleconomy.gov says they are.. How Vehicles Are Tested
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Also keep in mind, those numbers are "rough" at best and highly dependent on driver, driving conditions and other crap (like tire inflation).
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