Total production of the Pentastar V6 engine family passed the 5 million mark earlier this month, according to the company.

First installed in the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the Pentastar V6 is now standard or optional in 14 different vehicles, covering all Chrysler brands. Even the Dodge Charger Pursuit car is available with the Pentastar V6, and, according to the Michigan State Police, it can power the full-size Dodge squad to a top speed of 141 miles per hour.


The Pentastar was named one of Ward's Top Ten Engines from 2011 to 2013.

So far in 2015, 47% of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles sold worldwide have been equipped with the Pentastar. The 3.6-liter is the most popular, accounting for the majority of installations.

There are three different Pentastar V6s: the 3.6, produced at the Trenton Engine Complex (Michigan), Saltillo South Engine Plant (Mexico), and Mack Avenue Engine Plant (Michigan), has the widest range of applications. The 3.2  for the Jeep Cherokee comes from the Trenton and Mack Plants; the 3.0 installed in Jeep Grand Cherokees, Jeep Wranglers, and Chrysler 300s sold in China come from the Trenton plant.