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Old 02-03-2015, 11:45 PM
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Need advice from experienced jeep owners

Decided on a limited JGC 2015

Question is which motor, v6, ecodiesel, or v8

Usage of the jeep:
1. Commuting 60 miles per day 5 days a week
2. Possibly 7 weekend trips this spring of 360 miles round trip ( could take our Honda accord depending on gas millage between the two cars)
3. 3-4 trips per year pulling a pop up tent trailer (approx 3400 pds)
4. Eventually graduating (a couple of years or so)to a travel trailer with max gvwr of 6000 pds

Any input would be appreciated.

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Old 02-04-2015, 06:38 AM
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Re: Need advice from experienced jeep owners

I would say don't get the V6, you will be disappointed.

My brother had a WK V6 and he regretted not getting the Hemi every time he drove it. I know the new pentastar is different and has more power but the WK2 is still a big heavy beast.

I just bought a 2012 hemi and I love it. Power is limitless and it has enough of a tow rating to pull what I need. However, I would have purchased the diesel if I could afford it.

I am not very experienced with the WK2 yet but I have towed before (towed a pop up trailer with my wrangler unlimited through the mountains) and more power is definitely better. I am not a fan of the V6 for these vehicles, especially if you plan on doing some towing.

Long story short: Ecodiesel, then Hemi, then Pentastar.

Quick edit: my commute is 70 miles per day 5 days a week.
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Re: Need advice from experienced jeep owners

Thanks, what kind of millage are you getting with your Hemi? What jeep do you own?
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Old 02-04-2015, 11:14 AM
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Re: Need advice from experienced jeep owners

2012 Laredo with 6-speed auto and 5.7 hemi. Ive only had it a few hundred miles but I am showing average MPG of 18.8 with mixed driving. I also can't keep my foot out of it.

For comparison, my 2011 JKUR with 3.8 v-6 and 6-speed manual averaged about 18.5 in mixed driving.

I am about to take a road trip to Montreal over the president's day weekend. I can report back after that and let you know. If you haven't made a decision by then.

I think I saw that you had another thread open in a different part of the forum with more responses.
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