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You guys must be hyper milling to get 17-18mph average, I'm at 12.5-13 and haven't seen anything higher then 14mpg in the 3 months I've had the thing
On Long Island, this would not surprise me.
But with a daily commute that averages 30-40 mph with very few stops or traffic slogging, I can easily keep it above 17.
On open freeways away from city clogging, closer to 19.
Surprise is the steep high altitude crooked mountain highways tends to keep it 17-18 easy.
None of this is granny mode driving unless granny is from Pasadena.

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Re: For those who drive a Hemi 5.7

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On Long Island, this would not surprise me.
But with a daily commute that averages 30-40 mph with very few stops or traffic slogging, I can easily keep it above 17.
On open freeways away from city clogging, closer to 19.
Surprise is the steep high altitude crooked mountain highways tends to keep it 17-18 easy.
None of this is granny mode driving unless granny is from Pasadena.

Agreed, city driving is terrible. While I can get 20mpg on a road trip using adaptive cruise control, heavy traffic/city driving can easily result in me getting only 13mpg (and mph, for that matter).
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Re: For those who drive a Hemi 5.7

Sure you can take my Hemi back....from my cold dead hands

Love it and wish it had just a tad more kick. I had toyed with the idea of getting an SRT but couldn't find a 14 with low K and for a daily driver and these super fun Canadian winters it didn't make a lot of sense. But when I see one I and go ah well.
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I wanted to know from others out there in Jeep Land - why they ended up choosing the Hemi over the 6?
For me it just seemed like the better choice for a 5,200 pound vehicle. I also like having the 7,400 pound towing capability. Now that I'm retired, there very well may be an RV or boat in my future down the road. Now I have the vehicle to pull it if I so desire.

In the meantime I'm loving the performance. And with gas so cheap, the few lousy MPG it costs is well worth it. I'm averaging in the 17's since I bought it, so I can't complain about mileage or performance. The 5.7 HEMI is a rugged engine that has proven itself over the years with all but limitless reliability. Not to mention the some of the best extended warranties in the business. The extra $3,200.00 it costs over the standard V-6 couldn't have been money much better spent.
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For me it just seemed like the better choice for a 4,200 pound vehicle. .
I'm sure you meant 5,200 lb. vehicle, since no WK2 weighs only 4,200 lbs.
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I'm sure you meant 5,200 lb. vehicle, since no WK2 weighs only 4,200 lbs.
Typo, fixed it. Thanks.
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Old 03-09-2016, 03:38 PM
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Re: For those who drive a Hemi 5.7

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The things people say to justify the larger engine are amusing.
Sounds like you have a huge case of engine envy.
But not to worry you are not alone. This is quite common among 6 Banger owners. I'm just glad you bought a Jeep
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Old 03-09-2016, 03:51 PM
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Sounds like you have a huge case of engine envy.
But not to worry you are not alone. This is quite common among 6 Banger owners. I'm just glad you bought a Jeep

I agree! I used to love the commercials with those 2 yahoos who said . . . "that thing got a Hemi?" I laughed every time! So I bought a Hemi and love it! It's a great engine, I love the sound, I love the power and have no regrets! It would have been tough to get excited about a 6 cylinder! Right??
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Re: For those who drive a Hemi 5.7

What I find more amusing are the pentestar owners trying to bash the hemi. Flat out comical! I've been in forums where v8 owners bash the v6 but a v6 bashing a v8???

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What I find more amusing are the pentestar owners trying to bash the hemi. Flat out comical! I've been in forums where v8 owners bash the v6 but a v6 bashing a v8???

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Haha. My dad and I have had this discussion. Both of us have a V6 (till my new one comes in anyway), and we were joking that the V6's have more power than the 5.0 V8 in his Bronco.
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What I find more amusing are the pentestar owners trying to bash the hemi. Flat out comical! I've been in forums where v8 owners bash the v6 but a v6 bashing a v8???

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Wait a second, who here is bashing the Hemi? You just making that up or something because I didn't see a single reply here where someone flat out bashes that engine.
I hate when these threads come up and it turns into a pissing match.
Both engines have their own advantages and disadvantages plain and simple. For some the advantages of the V8 outweigh those of the V6 and vice versa. I had the V8, and now in my case the V6 advantages outweigh the V8s.
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If not for the HEMI, I couldn't haul this extremely heavy bike!!!
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