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

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wouldn't that be Kilometers and not miles? so it's on par.
Is that 19.4 L/100km? If so then if my calculations are correct the MPG is 12.1...
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:37 AM
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

WOW, 19.4L/100Km, that's not much better than I was getting with my Hummer H2. And that's at 23 degrees C. It will do down in the winter with winter gas and using the heater, snow tires and all things associated with Winter driving.
I'm glad I ordered the Pentastar!
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Hmmm I was expecting to get much lower
I think that's quite impressive for the Hemi.
I would not call it impressive...it's about where it should be as the avg city MPG for the Hemi is 13mpg.


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

After seeing these threads I noticed the following...
  • People with the Pentastar are happy with the mileage and rationalize about the power
  • People with the Hemi are happy with the power and rationalize about the mileage
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

Coming from a 5.3L in a Tahoe, I am more than happy with the power of the 5.7L and honestly, could care less about the mileage. We seem to be getting about the same, if not a touch more MPG from the WK2, so no complaints...
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Coming from a 5.3L in a Tahoe, I am more than happy with the power of the 5.7L and honestly, could care less about the mileage. We seem to be getting about the same, if not a touch more MPG from the WK2, so no complaints...

same here...previous ride was an 07 Tahoe LTZ, but we decided on the V6.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

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WOW, 19.4L/100Km, that's not much better than I was getting with my Hummer H2. And that's at 23 degrees C. It will do down in the winter with winter gas and using the heater, snow tires and all things associated with Winter driving.
I'm glad I ordered the Pentastar!

Does heater effects gas millage? How? In general I agree that winter driving sucks more gas. My summer millage is 21-22mpg and around 19mpg right now on Blizzaks etc.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

I'm new here, but thought that this was an interesting thread. I doubt that the discussion exists in the WK forum with the 3.7 210hp Powertech. In my estimation, the fact that this thread has over 100 replies shows that the new Pentastar now overlaps the Hemi considerably at better fuel economy, which was not the case with past V6 engines. I don't remember any of the previous V6 engines being able to tow 5000 lbs. Does it help that the Pentastar was chosen as one of the Ward's 10 best engines for the second year in a row? http://blog.chryslerllc.com/blog.do?id=1635&p=entry

I think so. Good job, Jeep! I actually ditched my MB for the WK2. The only thing I'm concerned about is long term durability and reliability.
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Does heater effects gas millage? How? In general I agree that winter driving sucks more gas. My summer millage is 21-22mpg and around 19mpg right now on Blizzaks etc.

The overall cold will effect it some, but the fuel additives used during the winter is the main reason to blame.
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I'm new here, but thought that this was an interesting thread. I doubt that the discussion exists in the WK forum with the 3.7 210hp Powertech. In my estimation, the fact that this thread has over 100 replies shows that the new Pentastar now overlaps the Hemi considerably at better fuel economy, which was not the case with past V6 engines. I don't remember any of the previous V6 engines being able to tow 5000 lbs. Does it help that the Pentastar was chosen as one of the Ward's 10 best engines for the second year in a row? http://blog.chryslerllc.com/blog.do?id=1635&p=entry

I think so. Good job, Jeep! I actually ditched my MB for the WK2. The only thing I'm concerned about is long term durability and reliability.

I drove 2009 JGC V6 before V6 Pentastar, difference is amazing in power. Gas bit better, also engine is quiet and I don't have problems warming up while winter. It took twice more time on old JGC to warm up engine well.
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I drove 2009 JGC V6 before V6 Pentastar, difference is amazing in power. Gas bit better, also engine is quiet and I don't have problems warming up while winter. It took twice more time on old JGC to warm up engine well.
Breitling, I agree. I still have a 2009 WK V6. When I got back from a trip in my new WK2, we went out for a bite in the older WK. Wow, what a difference! It doesn't even seem like the same car. This jeep is a HUGE step up and departure from past models. There are a few things I am concerned about though. A discovered a slight whistle when coasting primarily downhill with foot off the gas. Some body alignment issues, and the upper door jambs seem to vibrate against the frame minutely, which is evidence of lack of rigidity. Checked the door hinges and they seem weaker than on the WK. WHY? (See my other post) Pics to follow.
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Breitling, I agree. I still have a 2009 WK V6. When I got back from a trip in my new WK2, we went out for a bite in the older WK. Wow, what a difference! It doesn't even seem like the same car. This jeep is a HUGE step up and departure from the past models. There are a few things I am concerned about though. A discovered a slight whistle when coasting primarily downhill with foot off the gas. Some body alignment issues, and the upper door jamb seems to vibrate against the frame minutely, which is evidence of lack of rigidity. Checked the door hinges and they seem weaker than on the WK. WHY? (See my other post) Pics to follow.

It is not perfect for sure and all your complains is possibly valid. Biggest of mine is transmission, I don't think WK2 having good one. Otherwise all this sounds here and noise there doesn't effect me much on Jeep Lexus might be better option to you?
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