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Re: I HATE having to write this thread...

Just wanted to give my 2 cents worth.
Edmunds just tested a v6 Overland and a v8 Overland. The v6 0-60 time was 9 seconds and the hemi was 8.2 seconds. This was on a 2013. My 2013 v6 Overland is just 3 weeks old and I find the the acceleration and performance to be just fine considering that this is a 5000 lb + vehicle. It performs just as well as my 2009 Nissan Murano crossover. I read all of the v6 vs v8 threads before I placed my order and I have no regrets.
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Re: I HATE having to write this thread...

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Just wanted to give my 2 cents worth.
Edmunds just tested a v6 Overland and a v8 Overland. The v6 0-60 time was 9 seconds and the hemi was 8.2 seconds. This was on a 2013. My 2013 v6 Overland is just 3 weeks old and I find the the acceleration and performance to be just fine considering that this is a 5000 lb + vehicle. It performs just as well as my 2009 Nissan Murano crossover. I read all of the v6 vs v8 threads before I placed my order and I have no regrets.
Try stomping on your V6 when you are doing 65, you'll hear a lot of noise but that is about it. There in lies the big difference with the Hemi, it pulls at any speed. There will be a tune available shortly from diablo sport and you are going to see those 0-60 times drop. Tuning a V6 will not give you much more power, but will help with crisper transmissions shifts.
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Just wanted to give my 2 cents worth.
Edmunds just tested a v6 Overland and a v8 Overland. The v6 0-60 time was 9 seconds and the hemi was 8.2 seconds. This was on a 2013.
That Edmunds 0 - 60 test was from 2011 I believe. I see V6 owners quoting it all the time. I'm not sure how or why Edmunds ran that slow in the Hemi because most other sources quote numbers closer to 7 seconds. Even 7 seconds is considered disappointing for the hemi and the transmission tuning and torque management is most likely the culprit. I suspect that a tuner could easily knock another 0.5 seconds off that.

Here's an older post that even includes a video of a 7 second 0 - 60 run in a hemi WK2.

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This article puts it at 6.7 seconds

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Being the owner of a V6 I can only offer a few observations.

I did not feel my 3.6 begin to loosen up until I had about 5000 miles on the clock at that point it began to feel more responsive.

This weekend I switched the oil to synthetic, now I could be imagining things, but again it feels even more responsive.

The bottom line with this VVT six cylinder engine is that is the power and torque don't come on until mid power band. We tend to look at the horse power numbers, but the torque numbers is what you need to pay attention to. When you see an engine that makes way more HORSEPOWER than torque that tips you off that it is an engine that need to be revved. So in that case the HEMI and the PENTASTAR have two different personalities.

I normally don't use my A/C but when I do, I get the feeling that there is a ECU mapping that forces it into ECO faster.

With that said your mission would be to find what is the best blend of fuel grade, oil type and intake and exhaust mods that will improve the pentastar.


I did add a magnaflow dual exhaust system which also helped improved the power band but I am not endorsing that choice as the magnaflow system is more than a few decibels louder than the stock exhaust system, buying a OEM Hemi exhaust will run you over 1400 in parts shipping and taxes.
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Try stomping on your V6 when you are doing 65, you'll hear a lot of noise but that is about it. There in lies the big difference with the Hemi, it pulls at any speed. There will be a tune available shortly from diablo sport and you are going to see those 0-60 times drop. Tuning a V6 will not give you much more power, but will help with crisper transmissions shifts.
Interesting, I have a '13 3.6 and I feel that acceleration is stronger at the speeds you referenced.
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I have experienced better performance by not stomping the pedal to the floor.
If you push down on the pedal gradually, IMO it accelerates faster. When you get about half way down then floor it.
As far as on the highway, I notice the trans seems to have to make a decision based on the position of the accelerator pedal. It has two choices, lightly press down and it drops down one to a passing gear, press harder but don't floor it and it drops down two gears and after it catches then floor the pedal...oh and by the way I think the speed limiter is set for around 110mph.

Everyone talks about the computer adjusting to your driving habits, which was always the deal in the past. For some reason in this vehicle I feel like I'm be forced to adjust and change my driving habits....LoL
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Re: I HATE having to write this thread...

I own a hemi and I've driven the 3.6. Both are good engines. The hemi is faster, mid 7's for 0-60 should be expected. Slower than that sounds suspicious. Faster than that, good driver and perfect driving conditions. The V6 noticeably produces it's power at the higher end, which is perfect for demanding power on the freeway. In either case 5000 lbs is a lot of weight to haul up from a dead stop.

I used to have an 04 GTO, so I know what you mean about missing the power, but think of it this way. Can your sports car haul you, wife, two kids, shopping haul from costco, 4 garbage bags of donated toys for the niece and your kids too and strap a playco childrens slide to the roof all at the same time? That's why I drive a jeep.
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Re: I HATE having to write this thread...

If you love your v6 you can add a cai which will give you a little bit more pep. They eventually will come out with a tuner for it.
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