Originally Posted by gcbimmer
Very nice ride!! I am just about to order a Limited in white and am having trouble deciding between the V6 & V8. You said you will be happy with it, which makes me believe you were torn at some point. How did you decide and did you test drive both?
I was never torn, I was always going v6 because I put on about 20k miles per year and barely tow. I actually didn't test drive a '14..there were none on the lots when I ordered.
There's nothing I'd enjoy more than the V8 with a nice exhaust on it!
At one point, I was torn between a 2013 and a 2014 V6. The transmission makes it feel like a completely different vehicle. The few extra MPG, and the electronic upgrades made waiting for a 2014 a no brainer. The old 5 speed made the v6 feel like a dog. The 8 speed makes it feel like how you think 290HP should move a mid-size SUV.
I tow a small boat a few times per year on the weekends, and tow 2 snowmobiles a few times per winter. If I did more towing and put on fewer miles per year, I'd have gotten the V8 or waited for the CRD....or bought a different vehicle all together.