For the sixth consecutive year, the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 is Canada’s best selling engine. This is based on IHSMarkit Automotive Canadian New Vehicle Total Registrations for combined years from 2013 to 2018.
First introduced in the 2011 Jeep® Grand Cherokee, the Pentastar is among the most advanced, naturally aspirated six-cylinder engines in the history of FCA Group and a standout in a crowded industry, named six times to Wards 10 Best Engines List. Assembled in three FCA facilities, overall Pentastar production will reach the 10 million mark in 2019.
“Marking more than half a decade as Canada’s best-selling engine is a testament to the sophistication, fuel efficiency and flexibility we build into every 3.6-liter Pentastar V6,” said Bob Lee, Head of Engine Powertrain and Electrified Propulsion Systems Engineering, FCA – North America. “The Pentastar is a staple throughout the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram family of vehicles, an industry leader and a clear Canadian consumer favorite.”
In Canada, the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine is available in fourteen FCA vehicles, or over half of the full model lineup. What is more, all of the vehicles produced at the Windsor and Brampton Assembly Plants – Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid, Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger – offer the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6.
The 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 architecture distinguishes itself with flexibility. It can be silken in a Chrysler 300, sporty in the Dodge Durango, powering the value-based Dodge Journey or beastly in the rugged Jeep Wrangler. With few or no modifications, it can accommodate longitudinal and transverse orientations; front-wheel-, rear-wheel-, all-wheel- and four-wheel-drive systems; 6-speed manual transmissions and 6-, 8- and 9-speed automatic transmissions.
The fourteen FCA Canada vehicles that feature the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 are, Ram 1500, Ram 1500 Classic, Ram ProMaster, Chrysler 300, Chrysler Pacifica, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Durango, Dodge Grand Caravan, Dodge Journey, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.