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VW has been doing diesels for a long time. They know their stuff. I hope Jeep can at least beat it in power, and get close in economy.
 

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Fiat has be doing diesel for a long time and has some great technology. I have one of the 06 liberty diesels and it has been great.
 

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I've had a diesel Touareg and loved it! I wished they hadn't gotten rid of the load leveling system in the new ones or else I would probably still have it.
 

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correct, Fiat 50% and GM 50%. Fiat is suppling the mutijet2 (I believe) fuel system for the engine to run.

also, check out the Diesel Power Magazine story on the new VM engine. Gale Banks is buying them to hot rod. He said they look like a very strong engine. We will see what the master will do with this engine now!
 

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Here's a good article/video from Jonny Lieberman. He pits the 2013 Volkswagen Touareg TDI against the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 4x4 Ecodiesel. From off road capabilities to interior luxuries, Jonny drags these diesels through the dirt providing in depth driving impressions as well as some insight on why more manufacturers should adopt diesel technology.

Check it out here: Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel vs Volkswagen Touareg
 

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My Buddy had a diesel Toureg and traded it in because it couldn't handle his towing needs comfortably. Something tells me that won't be the case with the new jeeps.
 

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Yeah I think a simple task such as installing a brake controller on the Jeep will be a lot more friendly than it was on the Touareg :)
 

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The maker of the Jeep diesel is VM Motori as stated previously in this post. They have been making diesels for 70+ years. They are the "Cummins" of Italy.
 

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In my idea VW has been doing Diesel engine for the longest time compared with Cherokee. But if they can beat its price plus longer service warranty and more gizmo I believe they can be ahead of the competition.
 

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VW has enough on their plate right now. I would say I would still buy one however i would rather there be more approved options for maintenance and oils that are more cost and customer friendly. Overall the DEF and the DPF imho has been solid. i like the jeep and I plan on watching my wife roll 100k next year.
 

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Love the jeep ecodiesel! I got one in fall of 2013. What got me looking at the diesel was the TDI VW. It seemed "peppier", put a smile on my face when test driving, kinda like a little school girl (all giddy). LOVE the jeep, however just haven't had that same school girl feeling, seat of the pants, fun factor, driving experience as the VW.
 

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The way the hitch attaches to the Touareg results in the VW manual not recommending a WDH. The VW is more like this ll and less like this =. ll can result is this l/. Or this l\. = means twice the legal towing capacity. ll means be careful.
 
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