A few updates are in store for the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and while we've told you about them before, we're now getting our first glimpse at the refreshed SUV without all the heavy camouflage.

Up front, new headlights with LED running lamps flow into a new front fascia design with a smaller seven-slat grille and some curvy bodywork that flows up underneath the headlamp clusters. (With the black tape still covering part of the fascia, can anyone else see a bit of Chrysler 300 in those headlights?) Revisions have been made to the Jeep's lower front end, as well; and all in, it's not as aggressive (or handsome) as the current model. Also, we're not sure how we feel about the flat gray panel that surrounds the grille on the Laredo model, though it's unclear whether that's actually a production piece. We'll hold off making up our minds about the new styling, for certain, until we see the fully baked SUV.

At the back, subtle tweaks have been made to the taillamps (LEDs have been added – surprise, surprise), and the tailgate has been ever-so-slightly redesigned.

The big changes for 2014 lie under the Grand Cherokee's hood – most notably, the addition of a 3.0-liter diesel V6 for the US market. As we reported earlier, this will be a massaged version of the oil-burning six sold in Europe, and should be good for about 237 horsepower and 407 pound-feet of torque. The Grand Cherokee will also get a new ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic transmission.

Look for the 2014 Grand Cherokee to officially bow at the Detroit Auto Show in January. Production is estimated to start in the spring of 2013.


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      Nick
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's about time that they release the 3.0 CRD turbo diesel !!! This will be the best engine available except for the few that really need the power of the SRT 6.4. I hope and strongly suggest to chrysler-fiat and Jeep that the CRD is offered in the standard trim as a low cost option to the pentastar 3.6 liter. Ideally offer a standard 3.0 CRD GC in the low to mid $30,000 range!!
      Vinuuz
      • 2 Years Ago
      What is the expected FE of the 3.0 liter diesel mill expected on this car? Are they planning on adding an optional third row seating configuration? That would be an awesome package, with the efficiency of the diesel and the practicality of an available third row.
        WideSlixx
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Vinuuz
        No third row. However, the upcoming Grand Wagoneer that will be built on the Durango platform will have 3 rows.
          Vinuuz
          • 2 Years Ago
          @WideSlixx
          Given that Chyrsler Grp openly said they will only put a diesel mill in the GC, that is a bummer!
        Vinuuz
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Vinuuz
        Oh and btw, I would definitely trade my subie in for this one in diesel!
      Bradford
      • 2 Years Ago
      The new front looks good, though it looked fine before. The new back just borrows too many of the bad design elements from the current Durango. I hope it looks better in person.
      fordmatt21
      • 2 Years Ago
      Anyone else see Ironman in the front end of this thing? Slap some red paint on it, replace the chrome with gold, drop Robert Downey Jr. behind the wheel and voila!
        WideSlixx
        • 2 Years Ago
        @fordmatt21
        Ha funny! Actually it looks as if they slapped the Chrysler 300's headlights on this Jeep. I hope they don't do the same thing to Dodge's models.
      Mr. Sled
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not digging the new front. It looks more "Compass meets 300" than "Jeep Grand Cherokee".
      Eric Sibley
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like the back much more than the front. The front looks like things have been squished in at the fenders (for no good reason). It really smacks of the Compass refresh, which I thought was a half-hearted attempt to ape the GC.
      Jesus!
      • 2 Years Ago
      Its ok prefer the current version though.
      Steve
      • 2 Years Ago
      I can't wait to buy my first jeep once done with grad school. These cars look better with every new generation.
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks good, but I hope those aren't little 'vents' on the inner corners of the headlights I'm seeing. That's the latest, hideous, design trend these days...
        joejoe509
        • 2 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        Not likely. I bet the headlights are roughly the same shape. I think they just went with the current trend of adding LEDs inside the lens for an optical illusion.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Toronto St. Pats
      • 2 Years Ago
      Jeeps have always looked cool. It's just too bad they're cursed with Chrysler reliability.
      Avinash Machado
      • 2 Years Ago
      If it ain't broke,why fix it?
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