Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel Named 2015 Green SUV of the Year™ by Green Car Journal
Green Car Journal has named the Jeep® Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel its 2015 Green SUV of the Year™. The announcement was made today at the Washington Auto Show in Washington, D.C. Green SUV of the Year™ finalists include SUVs and crossovers that feature notable environmental achievement while also providing all the attributes expected of this versatile class of vehicle. The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel was selected as a winner from five finalists by a jury made up of automotive experts and Green Car Journal staff members.
Producing a class-leading 240 horsepower and a massive 420 lb.-ft. of torque, Jeep Grand Cherokee’s award-winning 24-valve dual-overhead cam 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 delivers clean-diesel technology with low CO2 emissions. The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel delivers a best-in-class 30 miles per gallon (mpg) courtesy of its 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine and standard eight-speed transmission, with an unmatched driving range of more than 730 miles and towing capability of 7,400 pounds.
All of Jeep Grand Cherokee’s engines (3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6, Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6, and 5.7-liter V-8) are mated to FCA US LLC’s eight-speed automatic transmission. In addition to enhancing fuel economy, the robust and durable eight-speed transmission delivers quick acceleration and precise, smooth shifting, enhancing ride quality to luxury car levels. An additional benefit is a low crawl ratio of 44.1:1 to aid in climbing over – or through – tough obstacles, when equipped with a two-speed transfer case.