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chuck1801 04-15-2011 09:45 PM

Pentastar commercial
 
I just saw a commercial touting the new pentastar V6 Grand Cherokee and its range on a tank of gas but the vehicle in the commercial had dual exhaust -- the Hemi version.

jcnaranjo 04-15-2011 09:49 PM

Funny, I just saw that commercial and thought the same thing... They should have put the dual exhaust on the pentastar too!!

xmonger 04-16-2011 09:03 AM

Re: Pentastar commercial
 
Everyone should go into Jeep dealerships and demand they get a pentastar w/dual outlets just like the commercial.

:)

Parks311 04-18-2011 11:14 PM

Re: Pentastar commercial
 
I just saw that commercial myself and this was the first place I looked to see if anyone else noticed. The part about the commercial that got me is the fine print clearly states that the Overland Pentastar 3.6L V6 model is shown. Don't get me wrong, I love my new V6 Limited but come on Jeep don't say one thing and show another! Can we say false advertising anyone?? :wtf:

.......and I want dual exhaust too if that's the case!

Ahujadaddy 04-19-2011 09:09 AM

Re: Pentastar commercial
 
i think the commercial says that the 500 miles per tank claim is based on the v6 3.6L engine, 4x2, and highway miles. However, vehicle shown may be different and have extra options. I had to rewind and pause that commerical cuz i was blown away by the 500 mile per tank claim. lol

So they are in the clear, but it's just wild to talk about 500 miles per tank. I struggled to get just over 400 miles per tank on my last road trip. V6 but 4x4.

Technosavant 04-19-2011 09:30 AM

Re: Pentastar commercial
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ahujadaddy (Post 398632)
i think the commercial says that the 500 miles per tank claim is based on the v6 3.6L engine, 4x2, and highway miles. However, vehicle shown may be different and have extra options. I had to rewind and pause that commerical cuz i was blown away by the 500 mile per tank claim. lol

So they are in the clear, but it's just wild to talk about 500 miles per tank. I struggled to get just over 400 miles per tank on my last road trip. V6 but 4x4.

The V6 4x4 should be able to break the 500 mile mark on one tank at the EPA rated 22mpg, but you're going to be pretty close to sucking fumes when you do. The fuel tank is right at 25 gallons, so getting more than 20mpg = 500 mile range.

In practice, 400 miles is a bit more realistic; it isn't easy to break 20mpg (my mileage falls off relatively quickly north of 70mph) and I just don't like running it bone dry; when I get down between a third and a half tank I am looking to refuel. Usually at that point I could use a few minutes' break anyway.

chuck1801 04-19-2011 11:11 AM

Re: Pentastar commercial
 
I bought the V6 because it was about 300 lbs lighter than the Hemi and it gets better mileage and takes 87 octane and because it does not have a dual exhaust. I disagree with the assumption that a dual exhaust looks better and think that the design standard that more exhaust pipes is better even when non-functional should be reconsidered.

I like the fact that my GC is distinct from the Hemi version and that it is pretty easy to tell which engine is in the new GC.

Chrysler should reshoot that commercial with the right vehicle.

2005JGC 04-19-2011 03:13 PM

Re: Pentastar commercial
 
They kill 2 birds with one stone, show estimated fuel economy, AND how it can look. Also if its not ok volkswagen, volvo, bmw, audi, mercedes, chevy, porsche, ford, and lincoln all need to remove and refilm their commercials. Its not to lie about their product, its to turn on the greenies, and turn on those who want looks. Not to lie to one group or the other.

Hey look at the new challanger, 27mpg!

http://blog.niot.net/blog-images/09_...-at-21-995.jpg

OR:

Hey look at the new challanger can get 27mpg!

http://www.modernracer.com/news/wp-c...enger-srt8.jpg

*note above vehicle is shown with optional equipment

Which one has you wanting to go down to the dealership? Its not dishonest, its car porn, Show you its pedegree and what the base model you end up with could look like. No where in the ad did it say *500 miles per tank on above vehicle as equipped... so if you assume that its a ploy or something thats just you not having a job in marketing ;)

JayB 04-19-2011 04:11 PM

Re: Pentastar commercial
 
22 mpg using 23 gallons of fuel = 506 miles.

I can get 22mpg on the highway for a full tank of fuel (plus 1.6 gallons to spare).
Yes, getting 22mpg for your whole highway trip is going to depend on a lot of factors and really won't happen for the vast majority of drivers.

long story short... I had approximately 487 adjusted miles on one tank. Only filled a little over 22 gallons.

xtex404 04-19-2011 07:17 PM

Re: Pentastar commercial
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Technosavant (Post 398639)
The V6 4x4 should be able to break the 500 mile mark on one tank at the EPA rated 22mpg, but you're going to be pretty close to sucking fumes when you do. The fuel tank is right at 25 gallons, so getting more than 20mpg = 500 mile range.

In practice, 400 miles is a bit more realistic; it isn't easy to break 20mpg (my mileage falls off relatively quickly north of 70mph) and I just don't like running it bone dry; when I get down between a third and a half tank I am looking to refuel. Usually at that point I could use a few minutes' break anyway.

I didn't come close to 500 miles on a tank when driving from Atlanta to Dallas on I-20, ACC set to 70mph. I averaged around 430-440 per tank. Which is still a hell of a lot better than the 160 miles per tank I got with my Wrangler. :D

xtex404 04-19-2011 07:18 PM

Re: Pentastar commercial
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JayB (Post 398910)
Yes, getting 22mpg for your whole highway trip is going to depend on a lot of factors and really won't happen for the vast majority of drivers.

Maybe if you're driving from Denver to the plains and heading downhill most of the time, you can get 22mpg. ;)

netcoolery 04-19-2011 07:22 PM

Re: Pentastar commercial
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by xtex404 (Post 399132)
I didn't come close to 500 miles on a tank when driving from Atlanta to Dallas on I-20, ACC set to 70mph. I averaged around 430-440 per tank. Which is still a hell of a lot better than the 160 miles per tank I got with my Wrangler. :D

And a hell of a lot more comfortable ride!


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