Jeep logoGrand Cherokee EcoDiesel is Green Car Journal’s selection as 2015 Green SUV of the Year. This news were announced at the Washington Auto Show.

Low Impact on Environment

The publisher and editor of this journal has praised Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel for delivering everything drivers want from a fuel-efficient SUV. He also praised the vehicle’s functionality, outstanding level of comfort, and unsurpassed driving range. Most importantly, he stressed the vehicle’s surprisingly low impact on environment.

Finalists selected by this journal for Green SUV of the Year award are crossovers and SUV’s with outstanding environmental factors that have all the other features usually expected from this category of vehicles. This outstanding Jeep became a winner of this award by beating five other SUV’s and crossovers with excellent parameters. The jury who chose these vehicles consisted of Green Car Journal employees and automotive experts.

Jeep’s Response

The president of Jeep Brand, Mike Manley, has responded to this announcement by saying that they (the employees of Jeep Brand) are truly delighted that their premium SUV was chosen by the employees of Green Car Journal as the winner of this prestigious award. He also added that they are very proud of the fact that such well-known magazine as Green Car Journal has acknowledged the harmonious combination of performance, capability, efficiency, and comfort the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel offers. He also said that Jeep Grand Cherokee has received more awards than any other SUV and that they are very happy to add this award to an enormous number of accolades it got during the years.

The new Jeep Grand Cherokee features an amazing engine with clean-diesel technology. Thanks to this great engine, Jeep Grand Cherokee produces very low CO2 emissions. Moreover, the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel has 240 horsepower which is more than other crossovers and SUV’s and features enormously powerful 420 lb.-ft. of torque. This winning combination is crowned by 24-valve dual-overhead cam with powerful 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine that will make your driving experience a blast you will remember.

Another characteristic of the new Jeep Grand Cherokee is its 30 miles per gallon fuel economy which is better than that of all other SUV’s and crossovers. Moreover, this amazing SUV has excellent eight-speed transmission that enables a towing capability of more 7,400 pounds and unsurpassed driving range that exceeds 730 miles.

The eight-speed automatic transmission is the same on all variations of Jeep Grand Cherokee’s engine. These variations include 5.7-liter V-8 and Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6, not to mention 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6. This durable transmission boosts fuel economy, makes shifting smooth and precise, enables lightning quick acceleration, and takes driving experience to the level of top luxury sedans. Yet another advantage of this eight-speed automatic transmission is an extremely low crawl ratio of 44.1:1. When a two-speed transfer case is added to this awesome Jeep, an extremely low crawl ratio can be of great help when the vehicle is climbing over or driving through difficult obstacles, such as snags in a river.