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Old 10-08-2012, 03:42 PM
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Re: Who has driven both V6 & V8 WK2's

like others I have driven both many times and decided to go with the V6 for my own vehicle as it suits my day-to-day driving style. Correct if I'm wrong but the HEMI alone weighs around 350lbs more than the v6 given the same optioned out overland. This is where I felt the difference when comparing the overland with each motor (not talking HP ). I preferred the lighter feel of the V6 overland over the HEMI overland... The hemi overland felt nose heavy and sluggish off the start for a V8. yes, the HEMI has the extra grunt and troque, I'm not deyning it, but for my daily driving and occaisonal tow when heading north, the V6 works. Plus my previous GCs with the 545RFE paired with V8 drove me nuts with the shudder issues and I didn't want to deal with it again. If I had to tow heavy loads frequently or had extreme mtn terrain, I probably would have gone with the Hemi.

The manual mode definitely wakes up the hemi driving experience, but the same can be said with the v6 in manual mode. The V6 is no slug when pushed.
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:48 PM
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Re: Who has driven both V6 & V8 WK2's

Well, I've driven the V8 and the V6. I don't tow much, and when I do, I have the big truck for that. After driving around town, running errands, going to meetings and shuttling people around, I never got anywhere any faster in the V8 than in the V6, and all I had to show for it was a larger, much larger fuel bill. I know everyone who owns the Hemi comes on here and brags about how they get 18-20 MPG's on thier Hemi's. Maybe it is a drving style issue, but when I drive the V8, I get 13.5-14 MPG. All the time. When I drive the V6, I get 18-18.5 MPG. That's not a hypathetical. That's real numbers as the weeks have gone by. 4 miles per gallon in a 23 gallon tank is 92 more miles per tank, that equals a free tank of gas a month. Which covers the car insurance and then some. We haven't even gotten to the 16 spark plug replacement every 30k miles. It all just keeps adding up.
I'll say this , if the Hemi option was say 0-60 in 5-5 to 6 seconds, AND got real world fuel mileage in the 17-18+ MPG range, and no 16 spark plug every 30k mile change out schedule, with a moderate bump in price, as a value, I could see taking that option more seriously. I mean, look at it like this, if I go up against a Kia and get beat, it's no big deal, I only have the small V6, but when the Hemi goes up against one, then what's your excuse when you lose?
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:08 PM
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Re: Who has driven both V6 & V8 WK2's

In trying to use the build/price feature on Jeep's site, adding Quadra Drive automatically adds the V8 and 6 speed. This is for the '13 model year. Is this a web error, or are the 8 and the QD tied together?
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Yep, tied together.
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Re: Who has driven both V6 & V8 WK2's

Thanks.

If that remains the same on the '14s, I guess I'll be running an 8.
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Re: Who has driven both V6 & V8 WK2's

For a limited time Jeep is running a $1,500 cash back on the Hemi engine if buying or leasing a new 2012 or 2013 Laredo, Altitude, or Limited, on top of any other incentives. Doesn't apply to Overland, Summit, or SRT8 though. - per jeep.com
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Re: Who has driven both V6 & V8 WK2's

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The hemi pulls hard, sounds great, tows more, and still manages a decent fuel economy, tow haul mode, 6sp transmission, dual exhaust, takes premium fuel.

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My 12 hemi only asks for 89 octane fuel.
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Re: Who has driven both V6 & V8 WK2's

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My 12 hemi only asks for 89 octane fuel.
"Asks", but not required.
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Re: Who has driven both V6 & V8 WK2's

On average my friend gets less than 3 MPG better than my V8.

As I pointed out, people STOMP on the V6 to get it up and moving. The V8 rarely needs that and that's why I see so many MPG reports from the V6 that are very close to what I'm getting. The V8 does not work as hard.

My reasoning is simple on this. I bought a expensive SUV with all the bells and whistles. I wanted it to have ample power which is part of the comfort formula. The Overland is heavier. 45K and up on a Overland and you're worried about MPG? You bought the wrong truck I think!

Anyway....V6 or V8, the Overland has few peers.

Enjoy!

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Well, I've driven the V8 and the V6. I don't tow much, and when I do, I have the big truck for that. After driving around town, running errands, going to meetings and shuttling people around, I never got anywhere any faster in the V8 than in the V6, and all I had to show for it was a larger, much larger fuel bill. I know everyone who owns the Hemi comes on here and brags about how they get 18-20 MPG's on thier Hemi's. Maybe it is a drving style issue, but when I drive the V8, I get 13.5-14 MPG. All the time. When I drive the V6, I get 18-18.5 MPG. That's not a hypathetical. That's real numbers as the weeks have gone by. 4 miles per gallon in a 23 gallon tank is 92 more miles per tank, that equals a free tank of gas a month. Which covers the car insurance and then some. We haven't even gotten to the 16 spark plug replacement every 30k miles. It all just keeps adding up.
I'll say this , if the Hemi option was say 0-60 in 5-5 to 6 seconds, AND got real world fuel mileage in the 17-18+ MPG range, and no 16 spark plug every 30k mile change out schedule, with a moderate bump in price, as a value, I could see taking that option more seriously. I mean, look at it like this, if I go up against a Kia and get beat, it's no big deal, I only have the small V6, but when the Hemi goes up against one, then what's your excuse when you lose?
Won't need any excuses because it won't lose against a Kia....in any situation.
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Won't need any excuses because it won't lose against a Kia....in any situation.
Actually, the '11 Sportage SX AWD will outrun a lot of stuff you would not expect. The 2012s are apparently a lot slower.
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Won't need any excuses because it won't lose against a Kia....in any situation.

2011. Kia sportage 0-60mph = 6.3 sec
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