June 24, 2014
Chrysler’s nine-speed-automatic equipped cars are looking to stretch the tank even further
Starting later this year, Chrysler will be adding start-stop technology to some 2015 Jeep Cherokee and Chrysler 200 models as standard equipment.
Chrysler says the technology will be added to 3.2-litre Pentastar V6 equipped models of the Cherokee in the third quarter, with 2.4-litre powered versions of the Chrysler 200 getting stop-start in the fourth quarter.
Cherokees powered by the 2.4-litre engine and 200s powered by the 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 engine will not get stop-start tech, stated a company spokesperson to Automotive News.
Stop-start technology works by shutting off the engine when the vehicle comes to a stop, then restarting it when the driver removes their foot from the brake pedal.
The technology is expected to increase city fuel consumption ratings by 1 mile per gallon.