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Old 06-29-2011, 03:52 PM
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Re: WK2 Hemi vs V6 MPG Compilation (results inside)

I do understand the fun factor as my previous vehicles were all way overpowered and although it was not neccisary it was fun! That was in sporty cars thou... perhaps I just need more time behind the wheel of a high powered SUV.

$1200 up front and then another $1000 plus a year in fuel? Wish I had that kinda extra coin to throw around!
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Re: WK2 Hemi vs V6 MPG Compilation (results inside)

Jeeps with Hemi are the most throttle/mileage sensitive I have ever owned.

Driven with cruise I could get over 21 mpg at 70 mph. Flip off the curise and it would drop to 18-19.

I normally drive a 30 mile round trip, commuting to work. 75% in city FWY (no cruise control, and most often in some traffic) and 25% city streets with stop lights.
In 05 Hemi I got around 15 mpg (EVIC)
In 11 V-6 it gets 21. (EVIC)
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Old 06-29-2011, 04:13 PM
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Re: WK2 Hemi vs V6 MPG Compilation (results inside)

Did mileage estimates on my V6 today. Will save at least $1,500 a year in gas. Price for Hemi +$2,000 and we are also dinged, here on our license plates, for large motors (Quebec). So, first year additional costs, if I had ordered the Hemi, would have been approximately $3,800 (If gas don't go up and not including tickets).

At first, I kind of regretted ordering the V6. But, since I've received it, I am fine with the V6. It has decent pull for a 2.5 ton vehicle. The only thing I will tow is a closed 14' trailer, with sled, quad or motocross bikes (Max 2,000 lbs) and never more than 60 miles.

Really happy with the vehicle, so far!
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Re: WK2 Hemi vs V6 MPG Compilation (results inside)

Did a round trip to Pittsburgh from Baltimore last weekend in my V6.

I got 23 MPG Balt->Pitt, this included 30 minutes sitting in stop and go traffic on I-70 between Frederick and Hagerstown.

On the return trip, I took the hilly route. Rt 51 south to Uniontown, to 40, to I-68 to 70 to Baltimore. Got 24.4.

It's pretty normal for me to get better gas mileage eastbound vs. westbound as it's overall more downhill eastbound. I have gotten slightly better mileage eastbound on this trip in every car I have owned.

Next trip is from Baltimore to South Jersey. I expect worse mileage on that trip as the traffic usually sucks.

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Old 06-30-2011, 04:26 PM
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Re: WK2 Hemi vs V6 MPG Compilation (results inside)

When I test drove the V6 I didn't notice any difference in city driving versus the HEMI. On the freeway you can tell the difference but most folks should be okay with it. I went for the HEMI only because I tow once in a while.

What is disturbing is how sluggish this HEMI feels, it definitely lacks the nimbleness of the 08.

MPG wise if definitely beats the old WK. I am getting 13-14 in city driving (SF Bay Area) as opposed to 11-12 on the 08. On the freeway I sometimes get 22-23 whereas on the 08 I have never gotten better than 18.4 mpg.
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Re: WK2 Hemi vs V6 MPG Compilation (results inside)

It's official... I regret getting the V6. I just got back, from a drive to town, with my '07 Hemi and really noticed the difference (haven't driven it since receiving the 2011, a week ago). Nvfusa, you're right, the V6 does have some decent pull, at lower speeds But, it's nothing like the V8. You're also right about the highway acceleration... it's pretty weak. The 2011 is an amazing vehicle, but IMO it would be so much more with the Hemi.

I guess I've been trying to convince myself that I made a good decision, getting the V6. I now have buyers remorse. OK, 3 years isn't a long time, so if gas prices don't go through the roof and the Hemi is still available, I'll probably go back to it. I guess I worried too much about the color choices and not enough about what was under the hood.
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Re: WK2 Hemi vs V6 MPG Compilation (results inside)

Just towed a half cord of firewood (approximately 1 ton trailer included) up the hilly interstate and primary roads between 50-70 mph. Average mpg was 16.5-17. It was an effortless Hemi towing trip. Didn't know the trailer was behind me. The old 96 GC with the 318 used to struggle and wiggle. The WK2 got 5-6 mpg better mileage vs that old 5.2.
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Re: WK2 Hemi vs V6 MPG Compilation (results inside)

Just completed Tx to NM round trip. (mountains) Have 5.7 Hemi....

See below... : )
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Re: WK2 Hemi vs V6 MPG Compilation (results inside)

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I have the 5.7 and I get 15mpg city and up to 22.7 hwy, driving the Limited 4x4

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X2....Just got back from New Mexico (mountains) road trip. about 22mpg avg (23 best) at 74-75mph with cruise on....I get 13.6 in town so, combined = 17.8 with 3100 miles on it now.
Interesting thing, on EVIC, it showed 197 to 199 degree engine temp at those speeds in 65 degree air.....the Hemi loves cool air....
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Re: WK2 Hemi vs V6 MPG Compilation (results inside)

4X4 Overland Hemi (numbers hand calculated but EVIC was spot on)

317 trip from dealer in Plano, TX to my house in San Antonio.
100 degrees outside
Heavy traffic for 45 minutes in Dallas
Heavy traffic for 15 minutes in Austin
Light to moderate traffic the rest of the trip
Used ACC at 75 mph (except in traffic areas)

Averaged 21.5 mpg with brand new engine with only 11 miles on it

First tank (471 miles) averaged 18.9 mpg with 60% highway and 40% city

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Re: WK2 Hemi vs V6 MPG Compilation (results inside)

In my first week of driving i have not been able to get the economy under 20L/100km, which is about 11.8 mpg. That is combination driving. Just hope America keeps our oil supplies free from tyranny. Thanks from down under!
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Re: WK2 Hemi vs V6 MPG Compilation (results inside)

We just completed a 1800 mile rd trip towing a trailer. Trailer was 2000 lbs single axel but 30' long. We had 4 people and associated gear for a week on the rd. 2011 overland with the hemi had ample power.

80 mph was 13.2mpg
75 mph was 14.4
70 mph was 15.5

We used the adaptive cruise the whole time because it is awesome. However I think I could have done better without it.

Another boat was towed with a 11 overland v6. 2mpg better at the same speeds. They refused to use acc though so the difference could be negligible. He felt the 6 was working too hard at 80 and kept to 75 most of the trip.

The ride was exceptional and the fatigue I experienced on previous trips was much less. we couldn't be happier with the truck.

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