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Stop-Start Boosts 2015 Jeep Cherokee V-6 Fuel Economy by up to 2 MPG

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 10/4/2014 Kelly Pleskot

Thanks to stop-start technology that is now standard on V-6 models, the 2015 Jeep Cherokee crossover now boasts higher fuel economy numbers. When equipped with front-wheel drive, the Cherokee now gets 21/29/24 mpg city/highway/combined, up from last year's 19/28/22 mpg.

All-wheel-drive V-6 models also see an improvement for 2015, but the change isn't quite as radical. Fuel economy has gone up to 20/28/23 mpg, which is an improvement over 19/27/22 mpg from the 2014 model year.

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Chrysler Group had previously estimated fuel economy improvements and C02 reductions of up to 3 percent with the new technology. The benefits apply only to Cherokee models with the 3.2-liter 271-hp V-6 engine, which is optional and not available on the base trim level. The Chrysler 200 sedan is another model that gets standard stop-start technology for the new model year, that is, when equipped with the base 2.4-liter I-4 engine producing 184 hp. Both vehicles also benefit from a fuel-sipping nine-speed automatic transmission.

But better fuel economy isn't the only new feature on the 2015 Jeep Cherokee. The compact crossover also receives a standard rearview camera and automatic headlights on Latitude and Trailhawk models. New front crash prevention technology is available for 2015.

Source: FuelEconomy.gov

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