– Chrysler Group has released pricing for its first diesel-powered, full- size SUV to be offered in the United States. The 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee, with a 3.0L common rail turbo diesel (CRD) engine, will begin to arrive at Jeep dealerships in March. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited CRD will begin at $38,475, including $695 destination. The 3.0L V-6 CRD engine will be available on the Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited and Overland 4x2 and 4x4 models.
The new 3.0L V-6 CRD engine, built by Mercedes-Benz, produces 215 hp @ 3,800 rpm and 376 lb.-ft. torque @ 1,600-2,800 rpm and gets an estimated fuel economy of 20 mpg city and 25 mpg highway for 4x2 models and 20 mpg city and 24 mpg highway for 4x4 models. Most recently, the engine earned a spot on “Ward’s 10 Best Engines” list.
The 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD offers class-leading torque, sufficient towing capacity (7,400 lbs.), and class-leading driving range of approximately 450 miles. Clean diesel technology also improves fuel economy by up to 30 percent and has up to 20-percent fewer carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD Pricing:
Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4x2: $38,475 (including $695 destination).
Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4: $41,715 (including $695 destination).
Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4x2: $41,960 (including $695 destination).
Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4x4: $45,395 (including $695 destination).
The Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD will be manufactured at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit. The Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD will be fueled with B-5 (5 percent) biodiesel at the assembly plant to help increase biodiesel awareness. The 3.0L V-6 CRD engine is built at the Mercedes-Benz Berlin Marienfelde Plant in Berlin, Germany.