FCA Produces 10 Millionth Pentastar Engine:

Award-Winning Pentastar V6 Hits A New Milestone...

FCA US announced that the 10 millionth Pentastar V6 was produced yesterday at the Trenton Engine Complex. The Pentastar was introduced as a 3.6 liter in 2010 (in 2011 model year vehicles) and joined in 2014 by a 3.2 liter variant in the Jeep Cherokee as well as a 3.0 liter variant in China. Designed with flexibility in mind the Pentastar can be mounted transversely or longitudinally for front or rear drive configurations and as such has managed to replace seven different 6 cylinder engine families with improved fuel economy and responsiveness in every application, it was put into. 

“The Pentastar family has all the hallmarks of an enduring icon,” said Bob Lee, Head of Engine, Powertrain and Electrified Propulsion, and Systems Engineering, FCA – North America. “We upped the ante among high-volume, mainstream-market, V-6 engines. And our customers won big.”

The Pentastar V6 has been on Wards 10 best engine list six seperate times:

  • 3.6-liter V-6 eTorque in the 2019 Ram 1500
  • 3.6-liter V-6 hybrid in the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
  • 3.6-liter V-6 (Second Generation)
  • 3.2-liter V-6, which is exclusive to the Jeep Cherokee
  • 3.0-liter V-6, which is exclusive to China
  • 3.6-liter V-6, (First Generation)
3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 with eFlite electrically variable transmission – powers the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

On top of that the Pentastar holds many different fuel efficiency claims: Among model-year 2019 U.S.-market gasoline-powered vehicles with V-6 engines, the 3.6-liter Pentastar contributes to best-in-class, miles-per-gallon (mpg) ratings in these vehicle segments†:

Middle Specialty Car

  • Dodge Challenger – combined city/highway cycle (23 mpg)
  • Dodge Challenger – highway cycle (30 mpg)

Large Regular Car

  • Dodge Charger/Chrysler 300 – combined city/highway cyle (23 mpg)
  • Dodge Charger/Chrysler 300 – highway cycle (30 mpg)
  • Dodge Charger/Chrysler 300 – city cycle (19 mpg)

Small Sport Utility

  • Jeep Wrangler – combined city/highway cycle (20 mpg)
  • Jeep Wrangler – highway cycle (25 mpg)
  • Jeep Wrangler – city cycle (18 mpg)

Middle Sport Utility

  • Jeep Grand Cherokee/Dodge Durango – combined cycle (21 mpg)
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee/Dodge Durango – highway cycle (26 mpg)
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee/Dodge Durango – city cycle (19 mpg)

Among current U.S.-market gasoline-powered vehicles with V-6 engines, the 3.6-liter Pentastar contributes to unsurpassed fuel-economy ratings in these vehicle segments†:

Middle Specialty

  • Dodge Challenger – city cycle (19 mpg)

Small Van

  • Chrysler Pacifica – combined mpg (22)
  • Chrysler Pacifica – highway mpg (28)
  • Chrysler Pacifica – city mpg (19)

Large Pickup

  • Ram 1500 (with eTorque mild-hybrid technology) – combined city/highway cycle (22 mpg)
  • Ram 1500 (with eTorque mild-hybrid technology) –city cycle (20 mpg)
3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 with eTorque – launched in the all-new 2019 Ram 15004

After the 2020 Jeep Gladiator launches, the Pentastar V6 will be available across 16 different FCA models in 10 different vehicle segments. 

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Jared B

Jared founded MoparInsiders and is a 36-year-old automotive enthusiast from Vancouver, British Columbia. He took an interest in cars at a very young age and has been interested in them ever since. His hobbies include photography, videography, drag racing and auto detailing. He currently owns and drives a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, 2016 Ram 1500 Sport and rides a 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650.

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