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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

Picked up my new Overland this week with the V-8 Hemi. Wouldn't have anything else but then again most of my driving is above 5,000' and you lose about 3% of HP per 1,000 ft. gain above sea level. In any case the V-8 will be worth the extra cost in fuel over 12,000 mi./yr. Love the 6 spd and very smooth transmission. Still breaking it in at 300 miles so just doing moderate driving with some occasional passing gear for another 500 or so. So far I like everything about this vehicle. Hope to learn a lot more from many of you and this my first Jeep since having a Willys when I was a kid. Coming over from a 04 4-Runner. It was a good vehicle but not near the features of the GJ.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

Lucky for us that both are viable choices depending on your personal needs or wants. I only put about 9k miles a year on my jeep and I don't tow anything. I went with the V6 for these reasons and am satisfied with the power. Although I do wish the shifting was better. The V8 was very tempting but ultimately I didn't want to pay the extra expense. It works for me but it's not for everyone.
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:47 PM
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

I have about 28k miles on my 13 month old Grand Cherokee and the transmission if working out fine. Electronic controlled transmissions have a learning algorithm and apparently my brain and its brain have finally come to agreement. Yesterday driving back from DC the transmission was making crisp downshifts exactly when I expected with minimal input on the accelerator, and I was able to to so consistently in a wide range of speeds and grade changes.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

I was on the same boat as you. Had the '12 JGC Limited with the V6 4x2. When i first saw the new '14 GCs i said to myself i've got to trade my '12 for a '14. When to the dealership and test drove a Limited with the 5.7 Hemi 4x4 and fell in love with it. I don't think i will regret trading the '12 for the '14. I love the extra HP. Its got passing power to boot, and off the line it feels like it can do the run to 60 mph in 6 seconds. Its a lot of fun to drive especially when you know you've got 360 ponies on tap. Driving around town i am averaging about 19-20 mpg which is only 2 mpg less than what i averaged with my '12 JGC V6.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:31 AM
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

i wish i got the F***ing V8 i hate having a normal suv ( V6 ) non dual exhaust and no hami -_-
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

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I was on the same boat as you. Had the '12 JGC Limited with the V6 4x2. When i first saw the new '14 GCs i said to myself i've got to trade my '12 for a '14. When to the dealership and test drove a Limited with the 5.7 Hemi 4x4 and fell in love with it. I don't think i will regret trading the '12 for the '14. I love the extra HP. Its got passing power to boot, and off the line it feels like it can do the run to 60 mph in 6 seconds. Its a lot of fun to drive especially when you know you've got 360 ponies on tap. Driving around town i am averaging about 19-20 mpg which is only 2 mpg less than what i averaged with my '12 JGC V6.
You must be using that V8 lightly to be getting those numbers. I'm lucky to get 12-14 mpg in the city due to my heavy foot anytime I'm at the front of the line at a light. For me, I love the V8 when driving and wouldn't trade it for the V6. The V6 has enough power for this vehicle, but I love having the extra power on demand when I stomp on the gas.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

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You must be using that V8 lightly to be getting those numbers. I'm lucky to get 12-14 mpg in the city due to my heavy foot anytime I'm at the front of the line at a light. For me, I love the V8 when driving and wouldn't trade it for the V6. The V6 has enough power for this vehicle, but I love having the extra power on demand when I stomp on the gas.
If you are getting 12-14 by stomping on the gas whenever you get a chance, that's not too bad. I am currently in a 2002 V6 Explorer (rated 13/15/18) and would probably get the same mpg's with a 2014 JGC V8. What do you think?
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i wish i got the F***ing V8 i hate having a normal suv ( V6 ) non dual exhaust and no hami -_-
I thought Jeep used a Hemi V8. Did I have another choice the dealer forgot to tell me about?



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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

I test drove a 2014 4x4 V8 and the 3.6L...both with dual exhaust tips (cat back only?), and I didn't really feel much of a difference between the two when WOT from like 20 to 30 mph.

Sure the V8 felt a little more peppy off the line, but since I'll never be towing with my GC 3.6L, to me it wasn't worth the extra money (or worse gas mileage) getting the V8.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

I got the V8 as well in my '14, but didn't even drive the 3.6 as I had that engine in the Wrangler I was trading in. I am sure it was totally different in the GC with an 8 speed, but I focused on the Hemi. Not too many SUV's in this size and price range that have V8 as an option. I am sure the power is adequate with the 6 and its a nice engine, but I liked the sound feel and thought of the V8. I drive maybe 2-3k miles a year, so fuel savings is in not a thought between the two. Its not like I was comparing a Prius and a Hemi...
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:39 AM
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

I think the V6 is plenty powerful. It has a nice sound when accelerating, and in sport mode, it takes off like a rocket. The only reason I can think of to get the hemi is towing. But that's just my personal opinion. I did drive both before I bought, and I'll admit the hemi is more powerful, and passing is more effortless, but the V6's gas mileage more than makes up for it.
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Sorry if it sounded like I was suggesting the V6 wasn't powerful. I think its an awesome engine, and if I drove more than 2k miles a year I would be a lot more interested in mpg than I was during my decision process. I guess I should try driving the V6 at some point.
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