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Since it first bowed for the 1993 model year, Jeep’s Grand Cherokee has consistently elevated the SUV segment.

Upscale interiors, powerful drivetrains and legendary capability are but a few of the elements that have allowed this rugged utility stand above its rivals for more than two decades. Continuing this tradition of excellence, the 2016 version is better than ever, with new efficiency-enhancing features and an extra helping of technology.

Right out of the gate, models equipped with Chrysler’s entry-level 3.6-liter gasoline V6 or the optional 5.7-liter Hemi V8 gain electrically assisted power steering, lower rolling-resistance tires and minor weight reductions. These changes are aimed at improving fuel economy. Additionally, six-cylinder models are equipped with stop-start technology to further cut consumption.

Speaking of the award-winning Pentastar V6, it’s been thoroughly redesigned for the new model year. Upgrades to its variable valve-timing and exhaust-gas recirculation systems improve efficiency, as does the addition of variable valve lift, which also boosts performance. Models equipped with this engine are endowed with a 290 horse-stable.
Read more about the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel Review at AutoGuide.com.
 
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