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Re: 2014 GC 3.6L V6 enough?

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Looks like it's starting to turn into a V6 vs. V8 thread
No way. It will never happen.

Anyway, "fun" and "sporty" requires the 6.4 L Hemi.
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Re: 2014 GC 3.6L V6 enough?

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No way. It will never happen.

Anyway, "fun" and "sporty" requires the 6.4 L Hemi.
No way man, CRD all the way!

(Also a big fan of unicorns, Bigfoot, the Loch Ness monster and other things that don't really exist.)
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No way man, CRD all the way!

(Also a big fan of unicorns, Bigfoot, the Loch Ness monster and other things that don't really exist.)
Now now... They could find bigfoot any day, just the same as they could release the crd any day.
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Re: 2014 GC 3.6L V6 enough?

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I just rented a '14 Limited with with the V6 and spent a couple of days in it driving around in the city and also a 6-hour road trip w/ some mountain grades. Outstanding!!! What an incredibly smooth, powerful engine. It did everything I asked of it, including passing other cars on some 2-lanes roads. It never left me thinking I needed more power.

After I dropped it off at the rental agency I immediately drove to the dealership and got into a Hemi for a test drive. Obviously the Hemi is faster, but I gotta say I loved that V6.

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FWIW, I'm currently renting a '14 Laredo 4X4 V6 (Alamo) and have the same reaction as Tony. Thoroughly impressed with the '14 V6. Since it's a rental, I am "using" it. In and out of Sport mode and high RPMS and the EVIC mileage says average of 20MPG's.

Yes the torque comes at the higher RPM's, but still great.

ECO mode doesn't bother me too much and will use it when I get mine.

My purchase will be a V6 ( not towing anything) without QuadraLift ( so less vehicle weight).

( coming from a '01 Cherokee for comparison sake).

Great ride...great Jeep

Al

p.s. And when Bigfoot does show up, this V6 has more then enough power to run it over and tow it back into town
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Re: 2014 GC 3.6L V6 enough?

Got the new 2014 Overland v6 out on the highway and up the mountains this weekend to test her out - 850 miles on her so far. On the highway, left my house at 5500ft and finished at 7500ft before heading up the mountains. Got 19.8 mpg on the highway (windy) with cruise at 80mph. Passing other cars at 80+ was no problem at all. Really impressed so far with the V6.

Took it up the mountain (dirt roads) - on washboard dirt roads it had a hard time with traction. Seemed to bounce all over the road, even at slow speed. Finally got to put it in 4lo up a nice rocky hill and it did good - with better tires it would have been great. Stock tires suck off road - fine on road. Big difference in 4lo with my Wrangler vs the JGC - I guess I was expecting it to be geared a little lower. Overall I was really impressed off road.

Most important thing - Kids Loved it!!
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Re: 2014 GC 3.6L V6 enough?

My V6 does everything I want though would have preferred the diesel simply because but it was not available then.

Of course I have another toy with 6.5 liters that is a lot lighter.

ps For Unicorns you need to visit Jenks' church for some dust first.
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Re: 2014 GC 3.6L V6 enough?

Why the hell does anyone need the V8 other than just "because"? Some just love saying "they have a Hemi", I understand.

I can tow 6,200lbs with my V6, it's plenty quick/fast for ANY road (where the hell are some of you driving?!? Talladega?!) and does well with fuel.

I can think of very few scenarios where a V8 is required. I'm just burned out on this debate/question/topic. It's not like your V6 has 85 horsepower and grows tired reaching highway speeds. Everyone will be fine with the V6, trust me.

If they offered a V10 option everyone would think they "need" that motor too, ain't that the truth.
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Why the hell does anyone need the V8 other than just "because"? Some just love saying "they have a Hemi", I understand.

I can tow 6,200lbs with my V6, it's plenty quick/fast for ANY road (where the hell are some of you driving?!? Talladega?!) and does well with fuel.

I can think of very few scenarios where a V8 is required. I'm just burned out on this debate/question/topic. It's not like your V6 has 85 horsepower and grows tired reaching highway speeds. Everyone will be fine with the V6, trust me.

If they offered a V10 option everyone would think they "need" that motor too, ain't that the truth.
You sir have applied common sense to this topic. Watch out, you might get in trouble. Hehehe
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Why the hell does anyone need the V8 other than just "because"? Some just love saying "they have a Hemi", I understand.

I can tow 6,200lbs with my V6, it's plenty quick/fast for ANY road (where the hell are some of you driving?!? Talladega?!) and does well with fuel.

I can think of very few scenarios where a V8 is required. I'm just burned out on this debate/question/topic. It's not like your V6 has 85 horsepower and grows tired reaching highway speeds. Everyone will be fine with the V6, trust me.

If they offered a V10 option everyone would think they "need" that motor too, ain't that the truth.
If I towed over 2000 pounds on a regular basis and I wanted a limited I would get the hemi, towing my dad's 17' boat weighing round 3k my mileage was about 14 on the display going 60 mph and I cold just barely tow in 7th gear. Can it tow 6200 lbs? Sure, would I do it all the time? No way, but if I were towing that much I would be buying a truck anyways.
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Re: 2014 GC 3.6L V6 enough?

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Yes the torque comes at the higher RPM's, but still great.
You must have had one with the old 3.8.



The Pentastar has an amazingly flat torque curve.
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Re: 2014 GC 3.6L V6 enough?

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Why the hell does anyone need the V8 other than just "because"? Some just love saying "they have a Hemi", I understand.

I can tow 6,200lbs with my V6, it's plenty quick/fast for ANY road (where the hell are some of you driving?!? Talladega?!) and does well with fuel.

I can think of very few scenarios where a V8 is required. I'm just burned out on this debate/question/topic. It's not like your V6 has 85 horsepower and grows tired reaching highway speeds. Everyone will be fine with the V6, trust me.

If they offered a V10 option everyone would think they "need" that motor too, ain't that the truth.

I agree with everything you said. And yes, I bought my V8 just because ... because my last V8 was an '82 Caprice and I figured this might be my last chance to have another one. I guess I also wanted the QuadraDrive. But I towed a 23' SeaRay (total trailered weight 5000+) with a V 6 and had no problem.

But, the boat had a 350 V8, so my Caprice wasn't the last one.
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Why the hell does anyone need the V8 other than just "because"? Some just love saying "they have a Hemi", I understand.

I can tow 6,200lbs with my V6, it's plenty quick/fast for ANY road (where the hell are some of you driving?!? Talladega?!) and does well with fuel.

I can think of very few scenarios where a V8 is required. I'm just burned out on this debate/question/topic. It's not like your V6 has 85 horsepower and grows tired reaching highway speeds. Everyone will be fine with the V6, trust me.

If they offered a V10 option everyone would think they "need" that motor too, ain't that the truth.
Well, the reason why someone would want or need the v8 is for more power! No, the v6 isn't fast or powerful enough for me.

My previous car was a v8 coupe with plenty of power so i wanted something that would be a little more practical for all year round use and with similar power. This is why car makers offer different engine option so customers can get what they want or need.

I plan on doing a tune on the 5.7 when its available for more power! Not everyone uses their jeep to commute to and from work stuck in bumper to bumper traffic everyday and concerned about feul economy...
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