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Typically SUVs are upgraded with more power. However, the Jeep Grand Cherokee might be going in the wrong direction. The 2025 Jeep Grand Cherokee standard engine might provide less muscle, which could have one benefit. 

What is the Jeep Grand Cherokee’s standard engine? 

The 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee standard engine is a 3.6-liter V6 Pentastar unit that provides 293 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. It’s a solid start, but some people may want over 300 hp when their SUV is loaded down with passengers and cargo. 

You can upgrade to the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe for a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that’s paired with two electric motors and a battery pack to generate 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. 

But rumors suggest that the new standard engine for the 2025 Grand Cherokee will be the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that cranks out 270 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. 

While the increase in torque is exciting, the decrease in HP is upsetting. Also, the engine may have less power because the Grand Cherokee is larger and heavier. 

The 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe off-roading
2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe | Jeep

Also, rumors suggest the Jeep Grand Cherokee L is losing its 5.7-liter V8 Hemi with 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. The 2.0-liter engine doesn’t have enough juice to make up for the difference. 

Plus, only having two engines available for the Grand Cherokee, including a hybrid option with a $24,000 upgrade cost isn’t enough. 

Will the Jeep Grand Cherokee gain the new Hurricane engine? The twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine cranks out 420 hp and 468 lb-ft of torque. The High Output version has 510 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque. 

Even the standard output model would give the Grand Cherokee and Grand Cherokee L a solid power boost. But a weaker standard engine could lead to a more affordable entry-level model. 

Upgrading to the Hurricane engine could cost less than going for the hybrid 4xe powertrain as well. Stay tuned for updates about the Jeep Grand Cherokee standard engine, some changes are on the way.