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Old 05-08-2013, 07:38 AM
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Re: 2014 V6 owners - how do you like it?

There is an MPG thread in this forum and the details are in there, complete with pictures.
The car has 493 miles only. It is all in the driving style. And a bit of common sense like running higher tire pressures, getting rid of excess weight and so on.
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Re: 2014 V6 owners - how do you like it?

I love the V6 although the Eco mode does kill the starts a bit. If I need some zip then I use sport mode and slap it back into D mode after I have got going or merged into traffic.

My 2000 Durango 4.7L V8 had less zip than this V6 so I don't miss a thing. Glad I went with the V6 as the V8 would probably not do well on my wallet at the pump.
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Re: 2014 V6 owners - how do you like it?

I got mine yesterday, and i LOVE the v6... tons of power.. but the 8 speed trans is what i hate.. harsh downshifts, if im in traffic and have to slow down for someone turning to say 10-15mph.. i have to stand on the gas to get the thing to downshift at all and get going again. And then you can watch the instant MPG drop to 2-3. For around town the 8 speed is bad. at least for my driving
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Re: 2014 V6 owners - how do you like it?

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I am very pleased with mine. Great fuel economy on the highway ( 27 mpg @ 70 mph; 29 mpg @ 60 mph) and reasonable fuel economy in city traffic. It moves plenty fast for my expectations (in sports mode) and i also have a car which does 60 mph in less than 5 seconds. I am very pleased.
Wow! Is your jeep 4x2 only? Cause if that's 4x4 than that's great mileage, I can't get that high going 70 (about 23mpg best)
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Re: 2014 V6 owners - how do you like it?

No, my Jeep is a 4x4 Limited with ORA 2 , Lux 2 and Advanced Tech which means I have the heavier bulk to carry around: the tranny, the skid plates, the glass sunroof, and so on.
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Re: 2014 V6 owners - how do you like it?

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No, my Jeep is a 4x4 Limited with ORA 2 , Lux 2 and Advanced Tech which means I have the heavier bulk to carry around: the tranny, the skid plates, the glass sunroof, and so on.
Wow I have an Overland which has all that same stuff and I can't get even close. Would running a higher octane than 87 help any? Or would I just be wasting extra money.

Hopefully after I get some more miles on the GC it will start producing better gas mileage, still in it's break in period.
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There is an MPG thread in this forum and the details are in there, complete with pictures.
The car has 493 miles only. It is all in the driving style. And a bit of common sense like running higher tire pressures, getting rid of excess weight and so on.
Still doesn't make sense as to why you would get that kind of mileage with a heavier vehicle when I could just barely get 23 with a lighter vehicle. Tires set at 42 psi with the cruise on, slight headwind but not much, all level ground, and we had a tailwind coming back and it read 23 after the whole trip.
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In short: Driver habits and fuel octane does make a difference IMHO. My Maxima's Avg MPG always drops whenever my wife drives it-she's got a heavy foot! I tend to hyper-mile a lot when driving above 35 MPH zones. And no matter what anyone tells me about 87-89-93 octane fuel not making any difference, I know higher oct gives me better range and avg MPG. I'm looking forward to the fall when I get in a JGC - currently getting around 22-23 MPG using 87 OCT, and 1-2 more with 93 with a V6 Maxima weighing 1500lbs less.
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In short: Driver habits and fuel octane does make a difference IMHO. My Maxima's Avg MPG always drops whenever my wife drives it-she's got a heavy foot! I tend to hyper-mile a lot when driving above 35 MPH zones. And no matter what anyone tells me about 87-89-93 octane fuel not making any difference, I know higher oct gives me better range and avg MPG. I'm looking forward to the fall when I get in a JGC - currently getting around 22-23 MPG using 87 OCT, and 1-2 more with 93 with a V6 Maxima weighing 1500lbs less.
I always thought the same thing. Most people say using 89 or 93 octane is just a waste of money. But I think it must do something... if not more MPG's, isn't it at least better for the engine? Higher Octane = Less preservatives = cleaner engine = longer lifespan?

To me, if I am spending $48k on a car, what's an extra few dollars gonna hurt at the gas tank? (extra 10 cents per gallon).
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Keep the Eco button on and lay off the jack rabbit starts
I'm referring more too the highway MPG's versus the City. Jack Rabbits and the Eco Button don't really do anything different once your already crusing in the 8th gear.
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I always thought the same thing. Most people say using 89 or 93 octane is just a waste of money. But I think it must do something... if not more MPG's, isn't it at least better for the engine? Higher Octane = Less preservatives = cleaner engine = longer lifespan?

To me, if I am spending $48k on a car, what's an extra few dollars gonna hurt at the gas tank? (extra 10 cents per gallon).
I tell you this much, I can feel the difference in acceleration with my Maxima whenever I fill up with the "recommended" premium...enough oomph that a light tap on the gas pushes me back in my chair lol (IIRC The V6 in the Max is the same as the 370Z but configured differently. )
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