Engine Jeep EHB

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 – …


Production years 2013-…
Displacement, cc 3239
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 275
Torque output, Nm 325
Cylinder block aluminum V6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 91
Piston stroke, mm 83
Compression ratio 10.7
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator Dual VVT
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.6
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Jeep Cherokee 2015)
— city
— highway
— combined
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.

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