FCA Canada: award-winning 3.6-litre Pentastar V-6 ranks as Canada’s best-selling engine for six consecutive years

Over the past six years, 3.6-litre Pentastar V-6 has been under the hood of more new vehicles in Canada than any other single powertrain

Renowned for its refinement, power, efficiency and adaptability, FCA Group’s award-winning 3.6-litre Pentastar V-6 is marking six years as Canada’s best-selling engine.**

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-litre Pentastar V-6,” 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 favourite.”

In Canada, the 3.6-litre Pentastar V-6 engine is available in 14 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, Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger – offer the 3.6-litre Pentastar six-cylinder.

The 3.6-litre Pentastar V-6 architecture distinguishes itself with flexibility. It can be silken in a Chrysler 300, sporty in the Dodge Durango 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.

Accounting for its 2019 model year vehicle applications, the 3.6-litre Pentastar V-6 engines contribute to numerous best-in-class benchmarks in Canada, including:

  • Best-in-class V-6 highway fuel economy (Chrysler 300, Chrysler Pacifica and Dodge Charger)
  • Best-in-class entry V-6 horsepower (all-new 2019 Ram 1500)
  • Best-in-class standard fuel economy (Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee)
  • Best-in-class V-6 towing (Jeep Grand Cherokee)
  • Best-in-class horsepower (Jeep Wrangler)
  • Best-in-class standard V-6 horsepower (Ram ProMaster)

** Based on IHSMarkit Automotive Canadian New Vehicle Total Registrations for combined years 2013 to CYTD August 2018.


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