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Refined Jeep Grand Cherokee gains fuel economy with EcoDiesel (pictures)

A diesel engine option adds decent fuel economy to the Jeep Grand Cherokee's impressive roster of capabilities.

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Jeep redesigned its Grand Cherokee for the 2014 model year.

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A refined body style retains features, such as the seven-slot grille.

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In Summit trim, the Grand Cherokee comes standard with Jeep's Quadra-Drive II four-wheel-drive system.

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The suspension includes air suspension, which can increase ride height when offroad.

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The four-wheel-drive system automatically regulates wheel slip.

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This EcoDiesel engine joins the gasoline-powered V6 and V8 as engine options. The EcoDiesel 3-liter V-6 produces 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque.

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An additional filler cap is for diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), which helps clean up diesel emissions.

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20-inch wheels come standard on the Summit trim.

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The Grand Cherokee boasts 36.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row.

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Power adjustable seats are covered in stitched leather.

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The rear bench holds three in relative comfort.

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Satin-finished wood trim graces the cabin.

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A panoramic sunroof gives rear-seat passengers a sky view.

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The UConnect infotainment system uses an 8.4-inch touchscreen.

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The shift lever features an ergonomic design.

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Buttons for the adaptive cruise control system sit on the steering wheel spoke.

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The four-wheel-drive system includes five terrain programs.

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A hybrid electric-hydraulic power steering system makes for efficient assist.

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The virtual speedometer allows for a variety of useful information, such as turn-by-turn directions.

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Perspective view maps show rendered buildings and extensive traffic flow information.

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The interface icons are easy to read.

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Voice command allows for hands-free control of the infotainment system.

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Yelp comes integrated with UConnect.

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The hands-free phone system integrates paired phones' contact lists.

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HD Radio offers excellent clarity for broadcast radio.

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The music library shows up for USB drives and iOS devices plugged into the car's USB port.

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Album art shows up on the now-playing screen.

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The Harman Kardon audio system includes 19 speakers.

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