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2014 Dodge Durango AWD
3.6: 17/19/24 (previously mentioned)

5.7: 14/16/22

2014 Dodge Durango RWD
3.6: 18/20/25

5.7: 14/17/23

I believe those numbers were in line with what we expected.

And the Cherokee now has ratings for the Active Drive II version of the AWD:

2014 Jeep Cherokee 4WD Active Drive II
2.4L: 21/23/27, a loss of 1mpg combined and highway

3.2L: 19/21/26, again a loss of 1mpg combined and highway
 

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As a point of reference, the Patriot and Compass get 20/21/23 MPG with the trail rated cvt and 2.4L engine. That's a pretty solid improvement over previous technology.
 

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Dave said:
Yup, better mileage (MUCH better highway) with better acceleration. And it's bigger and heavier.
I find it interesting that you can have a slight improvement in performance with a significant increase in combined economy, or you can have the same combined economy with a significant increase in performance. What an age we live in...
 

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So, a Durango Hemi (2wd) now gets the same highway MPG as a 2006 Chrysler 300 or Dodge Charger with a Hemi. lol (Mind you, based off EPA's current methods)
 

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As a point of reference, the Patriot and Compass get 20/21/23 MPG with the trail rated cvt and 2.4L engine. That's a pretty solid improvement over previous technology.
The 9 speed is a HUGE advantage over the now archaic CVT.
 

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Since the 9-speed has a ratio of lowest-to-highest (numeric) gearing around 9.84:1 and the CVT had a ratio between 4:1 and 6:1 the final drive ratio can be selected so the 9-speed equipped vehicle could pull stumps in low [accelerate great off-the-line] and idle at 80 mph downhill with a tailwind.

Of course if the 9-speed proves fragile someone will come up with a compound CVT with 16:1 or maybe even 36:1 ratio of highest-to-lowest numeric "gearing" and that will be all the rage.

There are only so many ways we can move a vehicle that weighs 4500 pounds loaded with a 2.4L engine. They will all run the engine nearer its horsepower peak than its torque peak entering a 75 mph freeway from a standing start. The same goes for a vehicle that weighs closer to 6000 pounds loaded with a 3.2L engine.
 
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