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News2025 Jeep Grand Cherokee Going Four-Cylinder Only: Report

2025 Jeep Grand Cherokee Going Four-Cylinder Only: Report

New engine, fewer cylinders for Grand Cherokee

  • Grand Cherokee said to drop V6, V8 Hemi for 2.0T

  • No sign of Hurricane I6 yet


The Jeep Grand Cherokee will be getting a new engine for 2025. A new report says that it and the longer Grand Cherokee L will be getting a 2.0L four instead of its current V8 and V6 options.

Moparinsiders.com says that it has received the information from company insiders. The current 5.7L Hemi V8 and 3.6L Pentastar V6 are being dropped, but they will not be replaced by the new 3.0L I6 found in the Wagoneer or new Ram trucks.

Instead, an updated version of the 2.0L turbo-four that is used as part of Jeep’s 4xe plug-in hybrid system will be used. The engine is expected to make more power than the 270 hp and 295 lb-ft it ccurrently produces in the Jeep Wrangler. The report says the engineers will be looking to beat the 300 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque that the Ford Explorer offers from its 2.3, and it will certainly be trying to beat the 293 hp of the old V6.

According to the report, the standard wheelbase Grand Cherokee will continue to offer the 4xe PHEV powertrain. The Grand Cherokee L, which does not offer the PHEV in 2024, will not add it for 2025.

Losing the 395 hp Hemi V8 and replacing it with a 2.0L four is a bold move for Jeep. While replacing the V6 with something more fuel-efficient seems like an obvious choice, V8 buyers of the popular big SUV might not be as thrilled. Jeep’s Hurricane inline six is long, but when it launched the automaker said it was designed to go anywhere the V8 could. So the I6, in 420 hp or 510 hp forms, could still be coming, just later on.

 

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