The Jeep Grand Cherokee is already a highly popular, quality SUV. When they came out with the 2014 model, we thought, “How could they make this great SUV even better?” Jeep’s answer was simple but genius: make a diesel option.
Enter the 3.0-liter Diesel V6 engine, a beast of 240-horsepower and 420 lb-ft. of torque. Add to that an 8-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel drive, a 7,400 pound towing capacity, and a fuel economy rating of 28 mpg highway, and you’ve got a true winner.
As you can see, we are pretty excited about the Grand Cherokee Diesel. Not only does this model break the mold of gas powered SUVs, it also shatters preconceived notions about diesel cars. The drive is smooth and the cabin remains surprisingly quiet. The car doesn’t shake or have a delayed start like you might expect either. Plus, if you opt for the rear-wheel drive version, the Grand Cherokee Diesel can get up to 30 mpg highway – yet another perk.
As for the interior, the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel is fully outfitted. Some unique things to note: a personalized instrument cluster, push-button start, an industry-exclusive Sky Slider sunroof that reaches both front and rear passengers, a wireless charging pad, and extra rear cargo storage.
Are you as excited about the 2014 Grand Cherokee Diesel as we are? Yeah, that’s what we thought. For more information, head over to Jeep.com. Looking for the gas powered 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee? Visit the Steamboat Motors website!
The 2013 Ford Escape has been certified by the EPA as the most fuel efficient small SUV on the market. In fact, all of the Escape’s three engine options return at least 30 mpg highway.
The 2013 Escape’s 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine delivers a best-in-class 33 mpg highway. But what makes all of the Escape’s engine options even more impressive is that they provide drivers with unrivaled fuel efficiency without sacrificing power: the 1.6-liter engine produces 178 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft of torque.
For drivers looking for maximum power combined with impressive fuel efficiency there is the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine which returns 30 mpg highway. Once again, EcoBoost technology is able to deliver the power drivers need with 240 horsepower, 270 lb.-ft. of torque, and a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds.
Interested in the size and power of an SUV but still want fuel efficiency? Look for the 2013 Ford Escape coming to your local dealership, Steamboat Motors!
Although advancements in the technology related to hybrid and electronic vehicles are seemingly advancing daily, the vast majority of vehicles worldwide are still gasoline powered. In order to combat the implications that gas engines have on the environment and the bank account, Ford developed the EcoBoost engine.
The gas-turbo direct-injection EcoBoost engine provides drivers with a 20% improvement in fuel economy and a 15% reduction in CO2 emissions.
One of the simplest ways the EcoBoost engine increases performance is just that it is lighter. The 2.0-Liter EcoBoost engine weighs 60 lbs. less than a 3.5-liter V6 engine. In fact, most Ford models feature the lightest engines in their segment.
The EcoBoost Engine is also able to increase engine performance through turbo power and direct injection. Turbo power is able to increase horsepower and torque by using energy from the engine’s exhaust, which would otherwise be wasted, to rotate the turbine wheel. The turbine is paired with a compressor that pressurizes incoming air, which significantly increases the output of the engine. Direct injection delivers fuel precisely for improved efficiency and increased performance.
The Ford EcoBoost engine is available on five Ford models: the 2013 Explorer, 2013 Taurus, 2013 Flex, 2013 Edge, and 2012 F-150. Come to Steamboat Motors to get one of these great models today!
Chrysler Group LLC has recently produced its 1,000,000th Pentastar V6 engine. On Friday January 27th, Chrysler completed this milestone engine at its Trenton, Michigan assembly plant.
“To build one million of anything, and in an impressively short amount of time, is a significant achievement,” said Brian Harlow, Chrysler vice president and head of Powertrain Manufacturing. “But to do it with such a high degree of quality is a testament to our skilled and dedicated workforce at both Trenton South and Saltillo engine plants.”
The automaker’s 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee was the original recipient of this all-aluminum engine, but now it is offered in almost a dozen different models, including the Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger, and Jeep Wrangler. The 2012 3.6-liter V6 provides 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft. of torque.
Come to Steamboat Motors to get your next Chrysler car! You can be rest assured that a quality engine is at work under the hood.