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Re: 16 hemi limited or SRT?

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Both will have garbage gas mileage. Why is this even a choice? If the SRT is on the table, you take it over the hemi.

If its on the table, I assume you dont need to off road much.

He already made his decision.. An SRT

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Re: 16 hemi limited or SRT?

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He already made his decision.. An SRT
Sounds like a good choice to me
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Re: 16 hemi limited or SRT?

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Yeah because I bet all these Grand Cherokees are out hitting the trails. I bet not even 10% these things sold see uneven pavement, other than in the mall parking lot. And yes really, slam on the brakes and there's severe nose dive. By the time you stop the front has to air back up. Step on the gas from a stop (ever so lightly) and the ass squats more than necessary. Put the 6.4 in it and QL would be garbage.
M-B's GLE is a vehicle that shares some of the same design roots as the WK2... and it uses air suspension on their AMG63 model. The AMG produces 550 hp and will stomp the SRT's ass into a mudhole. As it should, considering the price differential.

I'm not arguing how many GC's ever make it off pavement. I will argue that FCA chose to put standard springs on an SRT and sport tune it rather than add air suspension. Air suspension does in fact give the ability to create more ground clearance, whether or not the owner ever uses it off road. Secondly, it does enhance the ride. Drive a Limited & Overland/Summit back to back and you'll feel it. Neither one of those capabilities really fit in the SRT's intended performance category. In summary, it keeps developmental costs down and price point down, and profits higher.
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Both will have garbage gas mileage. Why is this even a choice? If the SRT is on the table, you take it over the hemi.

If its on the table, I assume you dont need to off road much.
The Hemi is a fuel sipper compared to the SRT thanks to the SRT's bigger engine and stiffer gearing (gotta feed those extra horses!). That and the price difference steered me more towards a "reasonably" priced Limited with the best 4wd drivetrain. Also, the dealers in my area don't negotiate on ordering an SRT, so it was a huge price difference as well.
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The Hemi is a fuel sipper compared to the SRT thanks to the SRT's bigger engine and stiffer gearing (gotta feed those extra horses!). That and the price difference steered me more towards a "reasonably" priced Limited with the best 4wd drivetrain. Also, the dealers in my area don't negotiate on ordering an SRT, so it was a huge price difference as well.
Nope, it's full ask or they just walk away from you! They don't NEED to deal on the SRT! They sell themselves!
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Re: 16 hemi limited or SRT?

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I find the 5.7 quite adequate for the Overland. It has plenty of torque for moving the WK2 along nicely in traffic. It will haul ass in sport mode. It sounds good without being obnoxious, and still returns very respectable MPG when you're not acting like a hooligan.

I'm still firmly planted in the camp of Sport Cars are cars, not SUV's. But to each, his own.
I'm well beyond wanting an SUV to brake/corner/ride like a sports car, and while the 5.7 is indeed adequate, my personal opinion a loaded GC could use more grunt. The Ecco boost in my bargain basement work truck has more spunk than my ~50k(msrp) luxo barge... and is even more quiet. There have been a few times merging, or needing to get into another lane in a hurry, and passing on 2 lanes that I would have liked a little more security that the 6.4 would provide. (4 adults on board, with gear/food/beverages for a beach weekend in Mexico). I'm not out to hot dog it, just saying the 6.4 is in the inventory, fits, bolts up to the 8spd auto... make it an option with quiet exhaust, The SRT will still make a few ponies more and appeal to those whom it currently does.

To each their own, which is why the 3.6 is so popular.
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Re: 16 hemi limited or SRT?

I have both, a 2014 SRT and a 2014 Hemi Overland and at best the Overland might get an extra 1mpg on the highway and nothing over the SRT around town. This is obviously true only if both are driven in a similar fashion.

How can this be with the different axle ratios and engine displacement? The SRT gets into 8th gear very quickly, much more quickly than the 5.7. Second, the SRT uses the 4 cylinder mode much more aggressively. Lastly, the 6.4 is a more efficient engine, making 1.2 hp per cubic inch versus the 5.7 at 1.02 per CI though the Apache (6.4) does burn premium fuel vs. 89 for the 5.7.

You don't buy either to save gas but it makes no sense to pass over the SRT vs. the Hemi Summit/Overland/Limited solely for the mpg.


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Re: 16 hemi limited or SRT?

The only real consideration is the price point SRT VS HEMI Overland. That you cannot pass over or by. Thats a real consideration.
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Re: 16 hemi limited or SRT?

For the price the SRT should have magnetic ride suspension imo.
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5.7 w/ supercharger?
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