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Re: 2016 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

I love my V6 grand Cherokee . The pentastar is matched up to the 8speed like peanut butter and jelly . That's coming from a former 5.7 hemi Dodge Charger owner with the 5 speed . I'm not saying it's better then the hemi but living in a traffic infested city , the pentastar rocks . I love my Summit grand Cherokee . V6 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!


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Old 12-24-2015, 07:42 PM
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Also love my 14 limited with v6


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Old 12-24-2015, 09:30 PM
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Re: 2016 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

How many miles you guys getting on a tank with the v6/8 speed? Is it a 24 gallon tank?

I'm still back and forth with challenger/Grand Cherokee for various reasons. If I get the the GC then the 6-7 MPG better than my 06 Durango with a would be nice. But I do like the speed.

I talked with the owner of a Meineke that I go to a lot and he had the same Durango I have with the hemi. He went to a 2014 GC summit with the v6 and loves it he says. He mentioned that he tried out 4 different models which included two v6 and two v8's. He said the only difference he noticed between the two was the acceleration after 65mph was obviously better with the v8. He said he couldn't tell a difference up to 65 between the v6/v8

Any truth?
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How many miles you guys getting on a tank with the v6/8 speed? Is it a 24 gallon tank?

I'm still back and forth with challenger/Grand Cherokee for various reasons. If I get the the GC then the 6-7 MPG better than my 06 Durango with a would be nice. But I do like the speed.

I talked with the owner of a Meineke that I go to a lot and he had the same Durango I have with the hemi. He went to a 2014 GC summit with the v6 and loves it he says. He mentioned that he tried out 4 different models which included two v6 and two v8's. He said the only difference he noticed between the two was the acceleration after 65mph was obviously better with the v8. He said he couldn't tell a difference up to 65 between the v6/v8

Any truth?
I currently have a '15 Laredo with the V6 as a rental and it has great power and drives very smooth. I test drove a V8 summit a while back and it was faster/more powerful but the V6 is no slouch. We are getting about 18 MPG on average. I would probably go for the V8 - I think you only give up 2-3 MPG but will never question if the power will be there when you press on the gas.

One thing I did notice is the legroom in the back seat is a little cramped. Anyone else have experience with this? My wife doesn't like it because of the lack of room in the back. I am surprised, it's a pretty big SUV.
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Old 12-24-2015, 11:55 PM
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How many miles you guys getting on a tank with the v6/8 speed? Is it a 24 gallon tank?

I'm still back and forth with challenger/Grand Cherokee for various reasons. If I get the the GC then the 6-7 MPG better than my 06 Durango with a would be nice. But I do like the speed.

I talked with the owner of a Meineke that I go to a lot and he had the same Durango I have with the hemi. He went to a 2014 GC summit with the v6 and loves it he says. He mentioned that he tried out 4 different models which included two v6 and two v8's. He said the only difference he noticed between the two was the acceleration after 65mph was obviously better with the v8. He said he couldn't tell a difference up to 65 between the v6/v8

Any truth?
Couldn't tell the difference? Then the v8 he was driving was broken, there is a difference between the two engines. If a little more power is important to you get the v8 if you could careless about the extra power and want another 1-2 mpg get the v6. There is not a dramatic difference in real world mileage between the engines, car and Driver managed 1 MPG difference in their mixed driving testing between the two and there are a few folks on here that have owned both and stated the mixed driving difference was 2 MPG. Don't think there is this grand fuel savings the real world numbers just aren't there. The bigger consideration is really the up front engine cost, is the v8 worth about $3700 more to you. If no then get the v6, if yes get the v8, if you are on the fence then get the v8 or you will sit around wishing you had later. It's best to drive them both yourself everyone's opinions are going to be different.
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Re: 2016 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Silver', those of us who have a "light foot" are not going to notice much difference between the V6 and the V8 most of the time. For hard acceleration and towing, yep, but for general tooling around with gentle acceleration and so forth, it's not as obvious.
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Silver', those of us who have a "light foot" are not going to notice much difference between the V6 and the V8 most of the time. For hard acceleration and towing, yep, but for general tooling around with gentle acceleration and so forth, it's not as obvious.
Jim for someone who is going to be just feathering the gas and doesnt care much beyond that the obvious choice is the v6 and the question should not even be asked just buy the v6 why pay $3700 more for something you won't even notice. The post I responded to stated he was told the ONLY difference in the 2 engines was above 65 MPH and that simply isn't true. There generally isn't a monumental difference in the two engines but there is a difference if you want one that gets to 60 one second quicker and gets you around with less effort in normal driving then get the v8 if you want to capture that 1-2 mpg get the v6. One thing i will say is what I have noticed on here is that the people that are on the fence between the two engines and buy the v6 many times will be on here with remorse they didn't get the v8 rarely do you read about remorse of buying the v8 and wishing they had got the v6. I'm not a lead foot or a feather foot more an average driver and I can tell the difference. I need to work the v6 harder for what I consider normal likely negating much of the mileage benefit. It's all subjective my normal is different than your normal or someone else's normal that's why people need to test drive for themselves and weigh what is important to them, there is not a right or wrong answer it's just making sure you have gathered all the information when making your decision.
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You could be onto something. The MPG is significantly better. Although there is a 5k(ish) premium over the Pentastar.

The most important thing for me is the comfort of the vehicle. Therefore, I'd chose the Hemi. It pairs the best with the 8 speed transmission. If you're 'feathering' the pedal, it's going to be a really smooth ride, until... BAM! You're driving like an old man but your tranny is banging shifts at random times. Welcome to the shit job Chrysler did when they jacked with the perfectly fine 8 speed transmission for the Pentastar V6.

And that my friends is why I'd chose the Hemi. I've had a 14 Hemi and 15 Pentastar. Regret getting the Penty.

I'm ready for the ridiculous 2016s to start hitting dealerships. I want a Summit (California/Platium edition) in white with a Hemi. Then I'm thinking graphite 21" Vossens and a set of performance SUV tires. On top of a few other mods.
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I'm ready for the ridiculous 2016s to start hitting dealerships. I want a Summit (California/Platium edition) in white with a Hemi. Then I'm thinking graphite 21" Vossens and a set of performance SUV tires. On top of a few other mods.

I hate to say it but...it's almost not worth it to get a 2016 of any flavor. From the looks of it, there are a couple of feature additions and changes, but it's also appearing that some of the anticipated changes are not there -- and will likely show up in the 2017s instead. With such a short model year run it probably makes more sense to wait.'
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First I have only briefly driven the hemi in the GC, a Summit. Down a couple blocks under moderate acceleration and back with my foot on the floor for half the way and then off and on the throttle heavy. The hemi has considerably more torque and gets up faster for sure. Two things I noticed, one the steering was considerably heavier... a whole lot. Second the transmission didn't seem to shift as quickly and definitely not seamlessly. Hard to say if it was faster or the same than my 2012 2500 hemi. Didn't seem to be, but no measurement other than the seat of my pants and that's vs. a 6 speed. Empirically C&D states the V-8 @ 7.1 sec 0-60 and the V-6 @ 7.9. Sure feels like a bigger difference than that. I'm satisfied with my V-6 but wouldn't mind having the V-8 if it weren't for the additional cost up front. Of course I'd love to have an SRT but not sure I could keep my foot out of it enough.
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I hate to say it but...it's almost not worth it to get a 2016 of any flavor. From the looks of it, there are a couple of feature additions and changes, but it's also appearing that some of the anticipated changes are not there -- and will likely show up in the 2017s instead. With such a short model year run it probably makes more sense to wait.'
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