Any owners go from 4.7 to 3.6 that want to give me their thoughts ?
The reason I mention 1st gen. is because 08-10 I guess had more power and a mile or two better gas mileage....
Here's my dilemma :
I have a 06 4.7 wk w/ 31"( 255/70's) & 2.5" RR lift .
I want a 2011 3.6 wk2 but I need better mpg and similar power .
It seems like most are getting about 18 mpg city/highway combined with the 3.6 ?
I get 12 mpg ; winter ( minnesota)
14 mpg summer
The 31" tires and lift only caused me to drop 1 mpg. If this holds true with the 2011 3.6, it will help out enough to let me live with 17mpg
I drove a 2011 3.6 last week at the dealer . It seemed like I had to keep the rpm's up to compete with the pickup of my 4.7 but i'm not really sure ?
The shift point's seem softer in the 3.6 and that/ along with the salesman breathing down my neck in the passenger seat could have thrown off my comparison alittle bit .
I know the hp is higher in the 3.6 but you cant go by that as its a totally different engine and there are too many other variables.
If I have to step on the pedal more ( especially w/ 31" or 32" tires) to get going like i'm used to w/ the 4.7 wouldn't that kill my projected mpg I think i'm going to get ?
I'm not a lead foot by any means . Just want to make sure its the same as mine
If this has been discussed let me know .
I couldn't find anything on it