Originally Posted by GidNZ
Almost ready to move forward on a purchase of a new GC Overland but wondering why one would choose Diesel over V8 & vice versa.
Really enjoyed the Diesel but thinking the V8 maybe more fun. Would there be more issues with one over the other??
I will be towing on occasion but nothing serious or too heavy. Take out of the equation the cost of fuel between the 2... what would be peoples preferences and why.
Your thoughts and feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance!
The diesel will definitely give you better mileage than either of the two gas engines but you have to run the numbers for where you live concerning the price of diesel fuel to see if those extra miles per gallon will actually save you money or not. where I live diesel is near a dollar a gallon more and there is no financial fuel case for it you are buying it for other reasons. some places diesel and gas are closer to the same price and you will see a cost savings in fuel in those places and that is something to consider.
The v6 will get better mileage than the v8 no question but there is not a significant difference in mileage IMO. EPA rates mixed driving between the v6 and v8 at 3 mpg difference. car and driver came up with a 1 mpg difference in their mixed driving tests. so v6 is better but not significantly. What you get out of either of them will depend a lot on your driving style and location.
If you want the absolute best fuel savings and don't care about the extra power than get the v6. If you want a little more power buy the v8. if you tow a good bit buy the diesel. Remember price diesel in your area and run your own numbers
But definitely if you are on the fence between the v6 and v8 then buy the v8 because if you don't you will just sit around later and wish you had.