Jeep Quietly Kills Off V-8 Engine Option in Two-Row Grand Cherokee

Pour one out for another V-8.

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Jeep has quietly dropped the V-8 engine option from its two-row 2023 Grand Cherokee SUV . The move, first discovered by Motor Authority on Monday and confirmed by Jeep, means the most powerful two-row Grand Cherokee you can order right now is the 4xe hybrid.

The 5.7-liter naturally aspirated V-8 was rated at 357 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque, and offered as a $3795 option for 2022 model year two-row Grand Cherokees. Now, the only engine options available are the base Pentastar V-6 and the 375-hp hybrid powertrain which, as Motor Authority points out, is more powerful, torquier, more efficient, and almost 1 second quicker to 60 mph than the outgoing V-8 model.

Notably, you can still get the V-8 in the three-row Grand Cherokee L . Though it probably won't be available for long. Stellantis's new twin-turbo straight-six has already been added to the higher-priced Wagoneer models, and it's expected to make its way into the Grand Cherokee lineup sooner rather than later to replace the V-8 altogether. Nothing's been confirmed at this point, though.

A Jeep spokesperson told Motor Authority there are still a handful of V-8-powered two-row Grand Cherokees on dealer lots as of Monday, so if you want one, you can still have one. But you'll have to act fast.

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