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2014 Jeep GC arrival date

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Thread Starter 

I am wondering if anyone knows for sure when the 2014's will start hitting the lots? I am getting a lot of conflicting info. My local dealer "swears" they won't be coming out till July. I know they just want to sell me a 2013. (in fact, they didn't seem to know Jeep was doing an early refresh) I see a lot of postings and articles (everything on the internet is true ya' know) they go into production in January with delivery late Jan early feb. 

post #2 of 26

Any word on them adding a third row to the GC? That would be huge, although I suspect space is an issue...

post #3 of 26
Thread Starter 

if you want a 3r row, buy a durango. 

post #4 of 26

from allpar.com

 

The 2014 Grand Cherokee is set to start production in January 2013; the 2013s will have a short run. This model will have a revised front end, with a revised set of shorter grilles, different bumpers, and probably different headlights; both interior and exterior are set to be “refreshed,” and we have been told to expect the eight-speed automatic (possibly phased in on the Hemi), the 8.4 inch touch-screen, and possibly a stop-start system and other measures to save fuel. The VM 3.0 diesel should finally show up for the 2014 model year, as well.

2014 Jeep Grand CherokeeCRD

Wagoneer (maybe Grand Wagoneer) is essentially a Durango with Jeep styling and some suspension tweaks, which we believe will sell at around the same price of similarly equipped Durangos — around $2,000 more than similarly equipped Grand Cherokees — but likely without the base models, so they have a much higher starting price than Grand Cherokee.

2013 Jeep Wagoneer

2014 jeep grand wagoneer

 

from allpar.com

post #5 of 26

Seems Fiat has lots of surprises in store for us Jeep owners. Keep an eye on the Detriot Auto Show in January. Jeep' Liberkee', Spirit ( I leaked it) is a new platform as well. Bigger than the present Patriot which is phased out as well after '13. Nine-speed auto as well, a 3.2 V6 and diesels just over the horizon. Weehaa! Jeep owner #5.

post #6 of 26
Thread Starter 

THanks I saw all par.com but looking for better confirmation. maybe someone here works for a dealership or knows for sure.  

 

Snowkat perhaps?  

post #7 of 26

No need even for lift tickets....

 

post #8 of 26

If Jeep drops a 'Liberkee' with a fuel efficient diesel on the market, i'll buy one the first day it comes out.

post #9 of 26
Thread Starter 

looking at 2012 leftovers; Any advantages to the V8? other than having some serious power, the 13mpg is a little scary....  Doing some research it seems like most posts claim 15-16mpg combined. Any 6spd V8 JGC owners? 


Edited by Finndog - 11/23/12 at 4:01am
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I have a 2012 JGC Overland with the hemi.  Gas mileage isn't the best, but it is much better than my previous 2005 JGC with a hemi.  I average around 16 mpg.  It is not uncommon to get 20 mpg or better on long highway trips.  There is definitely a fun factor to having 360 hp and to me it is definitely worth the small difference in gas mileage compared to the V6.  It's my 4 wheel drive sports car.  That being said, the V6 engine definitely has some get up.  If you haven't test driven, try both engines and see for yourself. 

post #11 of 26
Thread Starter 

Thanks!  yes, there's a big difference for sure.  the frugal eco-side of me just wants the power and the economy..... wink.gif

 

I appreciate the insight! 

post #12 of 26

I have a 2002 JGC V-8 quadratrac and it has consistantly averaged 18 mpg over the years. I drive in the mountains and use it to commute and do the occasional road trip.

post #13 of 26

My last GC was a fat '06 with the 3.7, 4200 lb gasaholic.....15.5 around town, just over 20 if you kept it under 70. My '93 & used '97 did much better. Both of those had the 318, the '93 had 301k on it when I traded it for a slightly used '97 Limited. Transfer case started to burn gears so we traded it in on an '03 Element 4x4(LOL) for the wifey and she gave me the Saab. Presently have a '07 Patriot that has been flawless and we beat the snot out of it.

So the Liberty replacement should be revealed along with GC in Detroit. New Vette isn't far away either. ;-).

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Originally Posted by ONedge View Post

I have a 2012 JGC Overland with the hemi.  Gas mileage isn't the best, but it is much better than my previous 2005 JGC with a hemi.  I average around 16 mpg.  It is not uncommon to get 20 mpg or better on long highway trips.  There is definitely a fun factor to having 360 hp and to me it is definitely worth the small difference in gas mileage compared to the V6.  It's my 4 wheel drive sports car.  That being said, the V6 engine definitely has some get up.  If you haven't test driven, try both engines and see for yourself. 
I opted for the Hemi on my 2011 JGC and love the easy ride back and forth to Sugarbush every weekend. I was afraid to jump on the new Pentestar V6 two years ago, and I have no regrets.
post #15 of 26
Thread Starter 

so snokat, you still can confirm date when we will see the 14's? I am on the fence for buying a 13'....  

post #16 of 26

Detroit Auto Show is in January, so that has been what Allpar.com is saying will be the intro for the Jeep Spirit. It is suppose to be sized between the Liberty and the Patriot, both those badges go away after this model year. The speculation was that Jeep might use the old Cherokee badge, so it became`a Liberkee due to the secrecy. Supposedly Spirit is still a secret, but who really knows, I may have been dooped by a relative who drove the spycar still wrapped in sheeps clothing. Production is suppose to start in May on the Spirit, the GC I haven't really been following, they aren't for off-roading with the independent suspensions and weighing in at 4200+lbs. You guys up north get the first deliveries whenever it is, so if production on the Spirit starts in May you should seethem shortly thereafter. I know when they stopped production on the Patriot in the summer that plant was to be fully re-tooled for this tweener platform, and that takes time.

Problem really is the Euro v the dollar and Fiat's design team v production quality and such. These will be the first offerings and they want to get them right from the get go.There was even talk that the Spirit might not be ready for Detriot. Is the next one in LA or Miami in April? They don't want to build a Fiat, and we don't want Fiats do we? New powertrains, computer components and new body pieces on a new platform is a huge undertaking for both vehicles. Even Chrysler is going to learn a thing or two. The 3.2L is new for them, and I hope they finally get the V6 they want, they messed-up twice already with the 3.7 and 3.6, not to mention the replacement for the 318 with the 4.7. Jeep even used 4-bangers that Nissan and Hyundai had been using for the Pats and Compass plus the not-so-popular CVT tranny. So maybe the Spirit in Detroit and the GC in LA/Miami? Just hope neither looks like a Mazda or an Escape. Amen.

 

Even the spy shots make these two models more of a secret than Watergate.

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post #18 of 26

JeepGarage.org  has a number of threads on the upcoming 2014 JGC, including this sticky thread:  http://www.jeepgarage.org/f73/2014-grand-cherokee-features-and-changes-40291.html

 

Stan

post #19 of 26
Thread Starter 

thanks!  front end looks great. Looks like the actual "in your showroom" date is not known.  

post #20 of 26

I thought it was just updating for the GC, and finally a diesel. Is that the MB block?

Still, I would not want to put spearguns, 96 qt. cooler with dead fish, my Sheltie and my muddy Klein in that $45k beast. lol

post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post

thanks!  front end looks great. Looks like the actual "in your showroom" date is not known.  
Finn, Milous over @ Jeep Garage.org works for Jeep and, in the past, his info has been spot on correct. In fact, when the new updated JGC was initially being released, he made arrangements to have all who preordered their Jeeps at their dealers to get running build and delivery dates....and our dealers could not even provide this information. Typically, the dealers are the last to know what is going on. And, of course, the dealers want to sell their remaining 2012 & existing & future 2013 inventory. Just like Phil & Jim & Dawg want to sell all of their 12-13 inventory before some of the limited release 13-14 skis start to show up in Feb-March.

Stan
post #22 of 26
Thread Starter 

cool.  thanks.  

 

theres a 2012 sitting around. Its a Loredo X with the Off road II package, nav and bluetooth, sunroof. Its also a V8, tempted but unless they throw more rebate money on it I think it would be better to wait. List is 40.5K, they are asking 36K. I think they need to do much better.  

post #23 of 26

I think I'd wait for the 8speed tranny.  I think I'd also pass on the first diesel until they get the bugs worked out and the mechanics in the dealerships see a few.

 

I'll order a Audi Q5 this summer with the 3.0 diesel.  That engine is already in the lineup and the heavier Q7 TDI was quite peppy.

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I think my '93 GC Laredo w/ full body armour and hooks stickered for $27,850 or something a kin to that, and being that it was July I snagged it for under $23k. One of my buddies got the Wagoneer GC and towing package for $30+/-. The heavier  coils made the rear too stiff for good snow traction and it had to be driven more like a pickup....made a great tow truck. lol

 

GoStan is right, Garage when they have the info it is before the dealers. We have been telling both the sales and service department at our dealer how and what when it comes to our Patriot.

That slit-eyed headlamp will prolly show up on the new Compass and Spirit. Makes sense that the Spirit production fires up in May from all previous reports, four months after the intro of the updated

GC.

 

If you go to www.jeeppatriot.com we have similar threads tracking the new Liberkee progress titled "next gen liberty". After seeing this thread all we Patriot/Compass owners have are spyshots and guesses.

post #25 of 26
Thread Starter 

that liberkee is interesting but what's the frame? 

post #26 of 26

Finn.....A Fiat platform wider than the Pat and narrower than the Liberty. Allpar has the info under the Liberty badge, it is a totally new Fiat engineered dealie with either a highway tuned suspension or a Jeep trail rated  suspension.

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