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Old 06-10-2013, 11:56 AM
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

What if the question is, "Does it have the Pentastar"?
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

Very happy with v6.
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:58 PM
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Happy with the V6 so far. Drove 1k on MY14 Overland and not a single complaint. Drove interstate, city, winding roads up mountains topping at 7,590 ft high and not a problem accelerating to pass at that altitude and 60-65 mph.

If the V8 torque and power is not needed for towing then is all about bragging or wanting a Hemi. Either case is fine is each persons money and they decide what they spend it on. For those without the need or want the Pentastar is a true workhorse and you won't be disappointed.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

v6 here and no regrets at all. Put a little over 4k miles on it and been getting consistent 25-26 mpg on the highway. Has more then exceeded my expectations considering the sticker reads 23 highway. Ride quality and comfort are also great. All in all very pleased.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

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If the V8 torque and power is not needed for towing then is all about bragging or wanting a Hemi.
Or, wanting QuadraDrive.

For some reason Jeep doesn't make it available with the V6.


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Or, wanting QuadraDrive.

For some reason Jeep doesn't make it available with the V6.


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You sir are correct. I also do not understand the reasoning behind it. I drive Jeep Rubicon's at work with rear and front lockers all V6, so it begs to ask Why Jeep? Why can't we have quadra drive with the pentastar other than making it a reason to move people into the hemi.
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:37 AM
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

Few people drive a GC off road so don't need lockers and quadra-drive. Those who do are the die-hards, and would probably want the extra power and torque of the bigger engine anyway.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

Just wait till the USA gets the V6 CRD. We have had it in AU for a few years now, and I can tell you it will be the engine of choice, when you compare all 3.
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Very happy with v6.
I hope my wife shares that sentiment... she is going from a 2009 WK Limited (5.7 Hemi) to a 2014 of the same model, but the new one has the 3.6 V-6.

It all began with a trip to the dealership (D'Amico C-D-J... a good place with good peepz) for a repair of a "Check TPM System" error message. While waitin\g, we decided to, rather than sit in the waiting room, walk around the lot, and aBlack 2014 Limited caught her eye. She decided to test drive it (I then test drove it faster ), and liked it.

While the V-6 has less HP and torque, that 8-speed ZF really drives home the old saying that the gears can make all the difference in the world. Shifting is "like buttah" and there is enough power to get down and back up again. Lots of electronic and mechanical geekery, but this looks like a winner.

I still have my 2009 Overland (Hemi), which I plan to keep for a while - too much money being spent lately.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

During the work week, I drive about 18 miles back n' forth to work each day (36 miles total)...both ways in rush hour traffic...50% backroads / 50% highway.

Can't help but smile when I look at the computer readout for average MPG on my V6...about 21 mpg...on regular gas.

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

That is a tad better than the Hemi, which my wife said was doing ~17 MPG in the same sort of driving (before she retired). It's all good.
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Few people drive a GC off road so don't need lockers and quadra-drive. Those who do are the die-hards, and would probably want the extra power and torque of the bigger engine anyway.
You might be right or it may be skew opinion to help your point. Either way regardless of what people do with their JGC I was just speaking about why Jeep or Chrysler for that matter make the rear slip diff a V8 or CRD option? The way I see it is just to try to move people into the bigger engine because the wranglers have rear and front lockers with same engine (v6). Another one kind of off for me is why give a Summit V8 a rear slip diff when that vehicle will probably, just my humble opinion, hardly ever see much dirt other than a dirt road. Just the things I wonder from time to time.
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