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Old 11-19-2014, 03:52 PM
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V6 Overland/Summit 4x4 owners, how is towing/performance?

I'm thinking with all the delays on the diesel and not requiring to tow over 2500lbs I'm now considering going v6 in an overland 4x4.

How do you find the towing with the v6 and do you have any power issue? Is there a big hit in mpg?

And general performance how do you find it day to day and on the highway?

The overland 4x4 is one of the heaviest builds so want to hear from you or summit 4x4 owners.

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I've had my v-6 4x4 Summit for two months. Haven't towed anything yet so can't speak about that, but I'm very pleased with the power/responsiveness in day to day driving.
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Re: V6 Overland/Summit 4x4 owners, how is towing/performance?

Though I'm not towing, I have to say I'm very pleased with performance/economy.
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Re: V6 Overland/Summit 4x4 owners, how is towing/performance?

Thanks for the responses. Any folks who tow with this model? What kind of weight do you haul and how does it perform?
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Re: V6 Overland/Summit 4x4 owners, how is towing/performance?

You will not likely notice that 2500 lbs is back there most of the time...just be sure you check on your vehicle laws whether or not you need brakes on the trailer. It varies with jurisdiction as to where the line is relative to weight.

With the factory towing option (which you really should have for any kind of real towing), you'll have a specifications limit of 6200 lbs for the towing load. I personally wouldn't go that high as I prefer not to push the limits, but with the right setup, you could tow that without being afoul of the vehicles stated capability. (WDH required above 3000 lbs)
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Re: V6 Overland/Summit 4x4 owners, how is towing/performance?

Thanks for the replies. Anyone else out there that tows with their v6 and can provide feedback?
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Re: V6 Overland/Summit 4x4 owners, how is towing/performance?

I have a 2014 Summit V6 4x4 and I tow a dual axle trailer that when fully loaded weighs close to 4k pounds and it tows it just fine. I've towed it up some pretty steep hills in 100 degree heat and the coolant, oil, and transmission temperatures were fine. The only issue is I was topping out at 45 mph on some hills on the freeway. On one trip that had a few long but not very steep hills, I averaged 12.5 mpg over about 300 miles.

Of course when towing a trailer going fast is not your aim, and on flat areas and hilly areas that are not 55mph then the V6 is fine. The paddle shifters are very handy when towing.


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Re: V6 Overland/Summit 4x4 owners, how is towing/performance?

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I have a 2014 Summit V6 4x4 and I tow a dual axle trailer that when fully loaded weighs close to 4k pounds and it tows it just fine. I've towed it up some pretty steep hills in 100 degree heat and the coolant, oil, and transmission temperatures were fine. The only issue is I was topping out at 45 mph on some hills on the freeway. On one trip that had a few long but not very steep hills, I averaged 12.5 mpg over about 300 miles.

Of course when towing a trailer going fast is not your aim, and on flat areas and hilly areas that are not 55mph then the V6 is fine. The paddle shifters are very handy when towing.


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Thanks for the response. I mentioned towing 2500lbs but that is just being over cautious should i get a bigger boat someday. Current rig is around 1500 to 1800lbs so thinking i will barely notice this weight behind me based on what a few of you are towing with the 6?
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