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

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My last jeep was an 08 Larado V6 and I regretted it. I currently have a 2011 Overland V8. The feel of the car is completely different and the extra power is obvious. I tend to modify most of my vehicles but not my Jeeps (don't know why). I recommend that you drive both a V6 & V8 and determine the difference for yourself.

There is nothing in between V6 from 2008 model and new 2011 Pentastar V6. I know it since I drove both. So, bad example. Pentastar is more powerful and better on gas etc engine.
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There is nothing in between V6 from 2008 model and new 2011 Pentastar V6. I know it since I drove both. So, bad example. Pentastar is more powerful and better on gas etc engine.
Maybe a poor comparison but not bad advise. I think it would be wise if the OP drove both V6 & V8 and made his decision based on his own experience.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

I love my 3.6... Great gas mileage and plenty of power for an SUV. When I feel the need for speed I jump into my 450hp FI 350z
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I love my 3.6... Great gas mileage and plenty of power for an SUV. When I feel the need for speed I jump into my 450hp FI 350z
+1. That's exactly what I do as well!
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

Yes, drive both. That's what I did as well. Just because some people like the V8 over the V6, that doesn't mean you will.
I drove both and yes the V8 has more power than the V6, But, for my use, the V6 has more than enough power plus a lot better gas mileage. People that say the fuel economy betweeen the V8 and V6 is almost the same don't know what they are talking about.
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Yes, drive both. That's what I did as well. Just because some people like the V8 over the V6, that doesn't mean you will.
I drove both and yes the V8 has more power than the V6, But, for my use, the V6 has more than enough power plus a lot better gas mileage. People that say the fuel economy betweeen the V8 and V6 is almost the same don't know what they are talking about.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

450hp??? Why not 550? Where did you get such power from 330hp max engine?


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Maybe a poor comparison but not bad advise. I think it would be wise if the OP drove both V6 & V8 and made his decision based on his own experience.

Did you? I am sure V8 is better on power engine. But 12 cylinders might be even better, so? Pentastar V6 is reasonably powered and low on gas same time and Jeep is not racing car to produce lower 0-60. It is heavy and big truck.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

it would be nice if the V-6 had a dual exhaust option
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

I have no regrets with my "11" Laredo V6...this is my third Jeep and I can say with a smile that I have previously owned a Hemi, (06 Limited GC)...this new one is a lease so maybe if I can swing the payments I will try for an SRT or at the very least jump back into a HEMI....but like I said no complaints or regrets...the V6 is more than I expected it to be...
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

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I got the v6 and no regrets. I had v8 Overland for 3 month, I feel v6 much lighter and quicker in the city. I only miss the dual exhaust on v8.
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There is not one instance where the pentastar feels even remotely close to the hemi. The hemi feels like a different vehicle with the v8, it feels sporty and fun, the 6 feels like every other low torque 6 in every other suv, boring and slow. IMO
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

I have the V6 and no, it is not the hemi, but I am very happy with it - recently towed a trailer - not a big one, just a uhaul - 5x8- and while the load was not heavy, the V6 didn't even feel it - towed great, vehicle was super stable.
We do quite a few weekend drives in the summer - four hours each way - and I am getting about 22 mpg on the computer on the highway - (our gas has ethanol - when I get a tank without ethanol I was 23.8 on a highway ride)- so the better gas mileage is a good fit for our lifestyle.
Got about 21000 on it and I still love it.
One other thing - went to a sale at a house the other day - parked along a corn field that had been cleared. When we came out, the cars were kind of all over the place, so we just drove across the corn field to exit the property. It is great fun to have that capacity.
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