2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel Takes On The Extreme Ike Gauntlet Towing Test [Video]

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel is perhaps the best towing Jeep that you can buy. The 3.0L EcoDiesel is a torque monster that should be great for towing, so we decided to push it to its limits and find out. In a brand new Ike Gauntlet Max extreme towing test review, we see just how well the 2014 jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel handles America’s highest and steepest highway towing over 5,700 pounds of boat up the Ike Gauntlet.

Ike Gauntlet Max

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee  
Model Oberland 4×4 EcoDiesel
 As Tested $ $53,685
Engine 3.0-liter V6
Transmission 8-speed Auto ZF
Power (hp / lb-ft) 240 / 420
Tow Rating 7,200 lbs (3.45 axle)
Test Load (trailer + ppl) 6,300 lbs
Suspension Sag 0 in
 Ambient Temp F 53F
 Relative Humidity Low (20%)
 Barometric Pressure (at top) 19.76 inHg
 Calculated Power Loss 33.9 %
Down: Brake Temp (Front / Rear/ Trailer) F 298 / 218 / 179
Down: Transmission Temp normal
Up: Time 8:53.4
Up: Interior dB
Up: Engine Temp F 272

Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. Nicole also writes for NerdApproved and GeekMom.