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Old 08-04-2013, 02:17 PM
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

I 100% agree with you.The pentastar is very good. If you compare the performance off the line between the 5.7 and the 3.6 its not that different. Or 0-60, not that big of a difference. I have a towing package on my 2013 JGC Ltd 4x4 but will never tow anything. I drive 20-22m per year and thats why I got the 3.6 Would I like the small Hemi? Hell yes, LOL !!! But with my situation the 3.6 is more than adequate and I am very happy with it. That 5 speed is antiquated.
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I 100% agree with you.The pentastar is very good. If you compare the performance off the line between the 5.7 and the 3.6 its not that different. Or 0-60, not that big of a difference. I have a towing package on my 2013 JGC Ltd 4x4 but will never tow anything. I drive 20-22m per year and thats why I got the 3.6 Would I like the small Hemi? Hell yes, LOL !!! But with my situation the 3.6 is more than adequate and I am very happy with it. That 5 speed is antiquated.
You would feel the difference when you stomp on it doing 50-60 mph hemi vs. V6. Especially with my HemiFever tune. The V6 will make a lot of noise, but but that is about it.
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:19 AM
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You would feel the difference when you stomp on it doing 50-60 mph hemi vs. V6. Especially with my HemiFever tune. The V6 will make a lot of noise, but but that is about it.
I'd have to say I noticed that, also, when I was test driving back and forth between the two before I purchased. The only time I noticed a big difference was kicking into passing speed at 50 or 60 mph. The hemi jumped out much harder than the V6. Now that I've been driving the V6 for a while, I don't seem to have a problem passing or accelerating into merging traffic. It's working pretty hard, but it's working, and that's only a very small part of my driving. I guess if I spent a lot of driving time passing on hills, and merging onto freeways, I'd find it a bit annoying.
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:28 AM
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You would feel the difference when you stomp on it doing 50-60 mph hemi vs. V6. Especially with my HemiFever tune. The V6 will make a lot of noise, but but that is about it.
Jealous you have the Hemifever tune. Still waiting for the Diablo tuner for '13. Bullydog site says they have one for 2013, but I asked them to confirm via email a week ago with still no reaponse.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

I have a 3.7 05 GC with 95k. I just did a couple sensor changes and re-gapped the plugs (OEM NGK), switched her to synth at like 80k, few things wrong with her but overall drives perfect. WOW once i got the motor where i want her this v-6 picks up pretty good. power is all at the low end and you gotta rev it up to get it to go, just like any other car. i love the trans in it as its super responsive and smooth as ever. yea sure sometimes it feels slow but then i just try to bring the revs up more off the line and she drives great. only power lacking is highway when you are cruising cause obvi there is no low end to grab, but that what gears are for lol.
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Jealous you have the Hemifever tune. Still waiting for the Diablo tuner for '13. Bullydog site says they have one for 2013, but I asked them to confirm via email a week ago with still no reaponse.
Not sure the Bully dog does anything for the transmission shifts. That is where hemifever excels.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

Test drive both models, if you dont mind spending more on the V8 Hemi go for it, and also depends on what your using it for both can Tow, the Hemi can tow more though, if it speed you want why not go for a sedan or the SRT8
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Old 08-13-2013, 09:02 PM
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We bought the V6 and given we don't tow anything, we have never wanted more power than we get with the V6 in this 2014. Love it, love it, love it. It hasn't even been borderline. My wife and I love the power that we get out of this engine. Step on it, and it really moves. If people aren't towing, and you want to get the 24mpg, stick with the V6.

We are averaging 18mpg with lots of around town driving and heavy feet. Fully loaded on a long trip, we got just over 23mph for the whole trip. Sweet.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

Hey AMC2002, I am getting exactly the same mpg as you have stated. I just started to use 100% Gasoline (no ethanol) and it went up to 24.8 on the hwy. I am also very happy with the Pentastar 3.6. It does put out when you need it. It probably is not as peppy as the hemi but for us who never plan to tow its awsome. Pick up from 0-60 is as most SUV's, but the performance at highway speeds (passing-etc.) is excellent. I do enjoy this engine.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

Was in the same boat and picked V6. Plenty of power (make sure that you get the recent trannynTSB flash done). 24 mpg hwy on camping trips. Very quiet also.

The engine itself is much modern than old hemi V8. I really wanted diesel but with price bump and extended wait it didn't happen. Love mpg of diesel and torque. Maybe next time.
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I have had 3 new Jeeps in 3 years. A 2010 Limited, a 2012 Laredo X Loaded, and a 2014 Overland Loaded. All 3 have had the HEMI and all 3 have been great vehicles. I don't even look at the gas prices. Compared to some of the cars in my stable the 5.7 is like a Prius!! My Mercedes G55 AMG gets about 6 MPG in the city. The box on wheels... My thought is I'm gonna fill up my cars no matter what gas costs so why not get the more powerful engine. Just my .02
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:19 AM
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I have had 3 new Jeeps in 3 years. A 2010 Limited, a 2012 Laredo X Loaded, and a 2014 Overland Loaded. All 3 have had the HEMI and all 3 have been great vehicles. I don't even look at the gas prices. Compared to some of the cars in my stable the 5.7 is like a Prius!! My Mercedes G55 AMG gets about 6 MPG in the city. The box on wheels... My thought is I'm gonna fill up my cars no matter what gas costs so why not get the more powerful engine. Just my .02
A wild guess, based solely on where you live, is that you have a little more lose change than a lot of folks. I also do not worry about gas mileage, but it is because I don't drive very much. If I was still driving 30,000+ miles a year, I might feel a bit differently.


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