2015 Chrysler 200, Jeep Cherokee V-6 Come With Stop-Start

To boost fuel economy, Chrysler Group will add stop-start technology as standard equipment on certain versions of the 2015 Chrysler 200 and Jeep Cherokee. Stop-start will be standard on the base Chrysler 200 engine, a 184-horsepower 2.4-liter Tigershark inline-four cylinder. The feature will also come as complimentary on Cherokee models equipped with the 271- horsepower 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6. For both models, fuel economy is expected to improve up to 3 percent. Many drivers feel uncomfortable with an engine automatically turning off as the car comes to a brief stop. According to Chrysler, its vehicles with stop-start are able to restart the engine and engage the transmission all within 0.3 seconds once the driver releases the brake pedal. Drivers also have the option of deactivating the feature with the push of a button.
The 200 sedan is all-new for the 2015 model year. Along with the Cherokee, which was brought here for 2014, it has a new nine-speed automatic transmission that also boosts efficiency. On this sedan, fuel economy has increased from 24 to 28 mpg in combined city and highway ratings. The EPA has not yet released official fuel ratings for the 2015 Cherokee. The 2015 Cherokee arrives with stop-start technology in the third quarter, followed by the Chrysler 200 in the fourth quarter. Source: Chrysler Group