Originally Posted by JohnC
That one is not accurate at all they might as well pulled numbers out of the air. You can look at the older test on Car and Driver though for the V8 5spd and the new V6 is quicker all around. The only edge was that the V8 is a tenth quicker to 100. So all of those Hemi sh*t talkers about the V6 being weak, you can't talk anymore unless you have the '14. From 5-60, the V6 was 3 tenths quicker. That's at least a couple of car lengths if you try to challenge one. I know its a 5,000 lb. Suv and not a racer, but when US V6 owners claimed that we thought the '14 was plenty quick for us, we always heard things about Hemi envy.
John I want to start off by saying that the v6 is a very good engine, with very good power output (enough to rival some of the v8's of recent history). A stumbling block on the v6 for me is no quadra drive available.
You are absolutely right on this, most 0-60 times may as well be pulled out of the air (including Car and Driver). Particularly for the purpose of a relative comparison of one vehicle vs another. There are just so many variables that significantly affect the times - temperature, track, wind, altitude, to name a few (sure some sources try to "correct" for these variables, but this guesstimation is just another source of error).
And then there is the variability of different drivers, variability between two different vehicles of the exact same model and type due to miles on the clock, manufacturing variance, fuel type, which settings were selected (for example, sport mode, etc).
The closest way to give a true relative comparison is for the vehicles in question to be lined up on the same day on the same track. But then again, this is a 4x4 not a hot rod so I'd rather be off the bitumen in my Jeep which is the number one reason to buy for me...