Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe Named 2023 Green 4×4, Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Gets 2023 Green Truck

Auburn Hills, Mich. – The innovative 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe plug-in hybrid has been named Green 4×4 of the Year 2023 by leading industry magazine Green Car Journaland the 2023 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel has won the publication’s 2023 Green Truck of the Year award.

* 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe, with 375 horsepower, delivers 56 MPGe and 25 miles of all-electric operation for daily commutes without range anxiety

* Grand Cherokee 4xe is the natural evolution of Jeep 4×4 leadership, delivering new levels of efficiency, environmental responsibility, performance and capability – on and off the road

* 2023 Ram 1500 with 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel engine leads the half-ton pickup segment in torque and diesel towing capacity

* The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel leads all trucks in the fuel lineup with over 1,000 miles between fill-ups

* Electrified and more efficient propulsion systems play an important role in Dare forward Strategic plan for 2030

The awards were presented at this month’s annual San Antonio Auto & Truck Show in San Antonio, Texas.

Electrified and more efficient propulsion systems play an important role in the strategic plan Dare Forward 2030 which commits Stellantis to reduce its global carbon footprint by 50% by 2030 and to lead the transport industry in achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2038.

The Grand Cherokee 4xe, the first Grand Cherokee to offer a plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) variant, signals the continued growth of the Jeep brand’s electrified Zero Emission Freedom mission. Grand Cherokee 4xes PHEV technology enhances the fun, freedom and adventure the Jeep brand is known for, while delivering unmatched performance, fuel economy and environmental friendliness.

“Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe does an exceptional job of meeting the needs of a wide range of buyers today,” said Ron Coganeditor and publisher of Green Car Journal and “Its 2023 Green 4×4 of the Year title is well-deserved, not only because of its considerable off-road capability and ability to run 25 miles on battery power alone, but also because of the sophisticated and satisfying driving experience it brings to the task of navigating everyday life. ‘

With 25 miles of all-electric range and 56 MPGe, the 2023 Grand Cherokee 4xe features a PHEV system that combines a high-tech 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with two electric motors, a high-voltage battery and a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. Total combined system output of 375 hp and 470 lb.ft. of torque delivers 0-60 mph in six seconds and max towing of 6,000 lbs.

A leader in 4×4 capability, the Grand Cherokee 4xe comes standard with a two-speed transmission, 2.72:1 low gear and 47.4:1 crawl ratio. When Grand Cherokee 4xe is equipped with the Quadra-Lift air suspension, it provides up to 10.9 inches of ground clearance and 24 inches of water liner.

Green Car Journal’s The 2023 Green Truck of the Year, the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, features a 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engine that leads the half-ton pickup truck segment in torque with 480 lb.-ft. and diesel towing capacity of 12,560 pounds. The 2023 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel also leads all trucks in the fuel lineup. Coupled with an available 33-gallon fuel tank, the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel’s range exceeds 1,000 miles.

“The Ram 1500 continues to be an undeniable force in the pickup field,” said Ron Coganeditor and publisher of Green Car Journal and ‘It’s stylish, comfortable and connected in ways appreciated by those who drive their Ram pickups for daily personal use. But it is also a workhorse with great towing and towing capabilities. Importantly, the Ram 1500 offers powertrain choices that include efficient eTorque hybrid technology for higher mpg and lower CO2 emissions.’

The Ram 1500 offers several engine options to meet consumer needs, including the efficient 3.6-liter eTorque Pentastar V-6, the powerful 5.7-liter eTorque HEMI V-8, and the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8 the engines. Ram will introduce a Ram 1500 battery-powered vehicle in 2024.

Ram will offer electrified solutions in the majority of its segments by 2025 and in all of its segments by 2030. Ram electric vehicles will push past the competition as leaders in a combination of areas that truck customers care about most: range, towing, payload and charge time.

The third generation of the turbocharged 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 delivers robust torque and horsepower, along with superb fuel economy and minimal noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) levels to meet the needs of Ram 1500 owners. In the 2023 Ram 1500, the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 is rated at a best-in-class 480 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,600 rpm, while horsepower amounts to 260 hp at 3,600 rpm. The 2023 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is available in all models and configurations, including a first-time offering in the Ram Rebel.

Green Car Journal editors consider all potential truck models on the U.S. market, weighing environmental attributes alongside traditional criteria that define what makes a good pickup truck, such as capacity, versatility, safety, value and style. The winner was chosen from among the finalists by a Green Truck of the Year jury, consisting of automotive experts and Green Car Journal staff.

Jeep brand

Built on more than 80 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV brand that brings capability, craftsmanship and versatility to people seeking extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand offers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a broad portfolio of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of safety and security to tackle any journey with confidence. The Jeep vehicle lineup consists of the Cherokee, Compass, Gladiator, Grand Cherokee, new three-row Grand Cherokee L, Grand Cherokee 4xe, Renegade and Wrangler and Wrangler 4xe. Jeep Wave, a premium owner loyalty and customer care program available across the entire Jeep 4×4 lineup, is packed with perks and exclusive benefits to provide Jeep brand owners with the utmost care and dedicated 24/7 support. The legendary Jeep brand’s off-road prowess is enhanced by a global electrification initiative that transforms the 4xe into a new 4×4 in pursuit of the brand’s vision of achieving zero-emission freedom. All Jeep vehicles will offer an electrified variant by 2025.

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Ram Truck Brand

In 2009, the Ram Truck brand was launched as a stand-alone division, focused on meeting the demands of truck buyers and delivering benchmark vehicles. Featuring a full line of trucks, Ram 1500, 2500/3500 Heavy Duty, 3500/4500/5500 Chassis Cab and Pro Masterthe Ram brand builds trucks that get the hard work done and families where they need to go.

Ram continues to outperform the competition, setting benchmarks for:

1,075 lb.-ft. of torque with Cummins Turbo Diesel

Towing capacity of 37,090 lbs. with Ram 3500

First segment 1,000 lb.-ft of torque with Cummins Turbo Diesel

Payload of 7,680 lbs. with Ram 3500

Most luxurious: Ram Limited with real wood, real leather and 12-inch Uconnect touchscreen

Best ride and handling with exclusive rear coilover and auto-level air suspension

Most interior space with Frame Mega Cab

The largest cargo area found in any traditional full-size truck

Most capable full-size off-road pickup – Ram Power Wagon

The Ram 1500 TRX is the fastest, fastest and most powerful mass-produced pickup truck in the world

Most Award Winning Light Truck in America

Highest owner loyalty of any half-ton pickup

The latest JD Power APEAL study, which assesses the emotional bond between customers and their vehicles, named the 2022 Ram 1500 as the best vehicle in the large light-duty pickup category. This is the third year in a row that the Ram 1500 has received top honors.

The Ram 1500 lineup includes the Know & Go mobile app with an immersive experience for customers who want to learn more about their vehicles.

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