Engine Jeep ERC

The 3.6-liter V6 Jeep ERC engine has been assembled at the company’s American plant since 2016 and is installed on rear- and all-wheel drive models such as the Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee. The unit is distinguished by the presence of a two-stage system for changing the height of the VVL valves.

The Pentastar series includes: EHB, EHD, ERB, ERC.


Production years since 2016
Displacement, cc 3604
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 285 – 305
Torque output, Nm 350 – 365
Cylinder block aluminum V6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 96
Piston stroke, mm 83
Compression ratio 11.3
Features VVL
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator Dual VVT
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 0W-20
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.7
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 6
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Jeep Grand Cherokee 2018)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 167

The engine was installed on:

  • Chrysler Pacifica 2 (RU) since 2016;
  • Chrysler Voyager 6 (RU) since 2019;
  • Dodge Durango 3 (WD) since 2016;
  • Dodge Grand Caravan 5 (RT) in 2016 – 2020;
  • Dodge Journey 1 (JC) in 2016 – 2020;
  • Dodge Ram 5 (DT) since 2019;
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee 4 (WK2) in 2016 – 2022; Grand Cherokee 5 (WL) since 2021;
  • Jeep Gladiator 2 (JT) since 2019;
  • Jeep Wrangler 4 (JL) since 2017.

Disadvantages of the Jeep ERC engine

  • In the motors of the first years, the phase regulators served very little and they were changed under warranty.
  • Even before 2018, one could face the imminent wear of the camshaft cams.
  • The remaining problems of the first units were treated with a new firmware of the control unit.
  • Quite rare, but there is destruction of the o-rings of the VVL solenoids.
  • Sometimes owners complain about spark plug cracking and fuel rail leaks.

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