The American company has been building the Jeep EHB 3.2-liter V6 petrol engine since 2013 and only uses the popular Cherokee KL crossover, which occupies a position between the smaller Compass and the larger Grand Cherokee in the global Jeep lineup. It reaches 29 mpg (8.1 l/100 km) and produces 275 hp (202 kW) and 324 Nm (239 lb-ft) of torque. The Cherokee is the first Chrysler product to feature an all-new engine.
The Pentastar series includes: EHB, EHD, ERB, ERC.
The engine was installed on:
- Jeep Cherokee 5 (KL) in 2013 – …
|Power output, hp||275|
|Torque output, Nm||325|
|Cylinder block||aluminum V6|
|Block head||aluminum 24v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||91|
|Piston stroke, mm||83|
|Phase regulator||Dual VVT|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||5.6|
|Euro standards||EURO 5|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Jeep Cherokee 2015)
|Engine lifespan, km||~320 000|
Disadvantages of the EHB engine
- A known problem of the unit is the rapid failure of the phase shifters;
- In second place in terms of prevalence, there are frequent leaks from the oil cooler;
- In the version with the start-stop system, the electric motor of the vacuum pump often breaks down;
- The motor is picky about the quality of the oil or the camshaft cams will start to grind;
- The pump, thermostat and dual-circuit oil pump are also distinguished by a low resource.