Jeep’s EcoDiesel Engine is Powerful and Efficient
Diesel engines tend to be a favorite amongst anyone who is towing or carries a heavy payload in a truck or an SUV. Some auto brands have implemented at least one diesel engine for their lineup, and it’s a smart move. Take the Jeep Grand Cherokee with an EcoDiesel engine for example. The EcoDiesel engine not only produces more torque, but the EcoDiesel engine is also more fuel efficient and has a farther driving range than Jeep’s gas engines.
Jeep EcoDiesel V6 Engine
Jeep’s EcoDiesel engine is a 3.0-liter V6 engine capable of generating 240-horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. The diesel engine increases the towing capacity of a Jeep Grand Cherokee to 7,400 pounds, the best-in-class towing capability, as opposed to the standard towing capacity of 3,500. Made of graphite iron and aluminum twin-cam heads, the engine not only burns cleaner fuel with low CO2 emissions, but also delivers best-in-class fuel economy. The Jeep Grand Cherokee with an EcoDiesel gets up to 30 mpg on the highway.
Fuel injection is a commonly discussed process when it comes to engines. The method of how Fuel is injected into the internal combustion engine can change everything. The Jeep EcoDiesel V6 uses MultiJet II injectors that provide eight injections per combustion event, or the event of air and fuel being ignited inside the combustion chamber of the engine following air intake and fuel injection. Combine that with the engine’s 29,000-psi pressure and you have a quieter engine that has optimal fuel efficiency and reduced emissions.
Range and Savings
By switching to the EcoDisel engine, a Jeep Grand Cherokee’s driving range is as far as 730 miles on a single tank of fuel. That’s enough to go from Key Largo to Pensacola, or all-through Florida on one tank if sticking to the highway. Compared to Jeep vehicles with other engines, that is an increase in driving range of nearly 30 percent over the gas V8 engine that has a range of 540 miles.
Plus, think of the savings. According to FuelEconomy.gov, the annual cost of fuel for the Grand Cherokee with an EcoDiesel engine is $1,500, whereas the annual cost of fuel for a Jeep Grand Cherokee with the 5.7L engine is $2,150 — so that’s an annual savings of $650 for the EcoDiesel engine alone. Want a new TV? You’ll be able to treat yourself for your wise decision.
The Jeep EcoDiesel V6 engine has been the buzz in car and automobile news time and again, and it’s clear to see why. For more info on gas and diesel engines, check out our article on picking the right fuel for your daily needs.