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Grand CherokeeGrand Cherokee CRD Available for Order
Posted by mike on 2007/1/22 17:20:47 (2013) reads

We just received an email from a Jeep dealer that we know and he tells us that orders are now open for Jeep Grand Cherokees with the 3.0L diesel engine.

The engine is only available right now on the Overland and Limited models. The cost to upgrade to the engine is (dealer invoice/MSRP):

Limited: $3,256/$3,700
Overland: $1,769/$2,010

Any other dealers out there care to confirm this? Any additional details?

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Posted: 2007/1/23 10:11  Updated: 2007/1/23 10:11
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 Re: Grand Cherokee CRD Available for Order
Here's the press release from the DCX Media site:

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Posted: 2007/1/23 7:37  Updated: 2007/1/23 7:37
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 Here's a review

"The 3.0L CRD delivers an EPA rated 19 city/23 highway mpg in the WK. "

" it stands, Jeep claims you can get at least 425 miles out of a full 21.1-gallon tank of fuel. "

Considering my 07 GC 4.7 v8 averages 16 mpg, this is a big step up.

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Posted: 2007/1/22 23:35  Updated: 2007/1/22 23:35
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 Re: Grand Cherokee CRD Available for Order
This is a vehicle for Outside Calif/NY/etc. There are 5 states that do not let this CRD in. JDJ

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Posted: 2007/1/22 20:51  Updated: 2007/1/22 20:51
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 Re: Grand Cherokee CRD Available for Order

It is great that Jeep has gotten back into the oil burner market. I suspect that since this is in a better-looking package than the Liberty it will sell better (even though the Liberty beat sales forecast). If this were a 4cyl in the Wrangler or Gladiator I would be at the dealership tomorrow.

Thanks Jeep!

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Posted: 2007/1/22 17:59  Updated: 2007/1/22 17:59
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 Re: Grand Cherokee CRD Available for Order
I cant wait to get some real world MPG results. Just saw a review of the bluetec in the Mercedes and it got 27/36 with an average of 32 miles per gallon. I know its a lighter, much more aerodynamic shape than the GC but still....

Heres to hope that the engine will some day be offered as a crate engine from DC and advance adapters make a conversion kit for older 96-2006 Wranglers.

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Posted: 2007/1/22 20:48  Updated: 2007/1/22 20:48
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 Re: Grand Cherokee CRD Available for Order
All those in Favor?


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Posted: 2007/1/23 8:35  Updated: 2007/1/23 8:35
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 Re: Grand Cherokee CRD Available for Order
Yah! that would be pretty sweet! then i would actually keep my tired TJ
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