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Tomorrow I'm taking delivery of my 2013 GC Laredo with X package. I'm really stoked. Only thing it doesnt have is the 20's and a.......hemi. I live in the city of Chicago. I drive about 15 miles a day round trip to and from my office in stop and go traffic. All I find on this site is what seems to be hemi owners saying the V6 is a joke and how its a waste of money to buy a jeep with a v6. My truck has 4x4 and to be honest I want a touch of luxury with options ive never had before, a safe truck for my child and wife, and something that will get me around in the brutal chicago snow. So all you V6 owners....Do you regret NOT getting a hemi? I'll never tow a thing in my life. I just dont see how I would ever need a hemi and I cant believe the thought process of people saying its a waste to get the v6 because the truck underperforms. What is the honest opinion of the V6???
 

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You will love your V6, it has plenty of power for you since you won't be towing. I drive mine up and down hills and it handles great, truth is I really look forward to getting in my WK2 in the morning and driving to work. You're gonna love your Laredo X!

Tomorrow I'm taking delivery of my 2013 GC Laredo with X package. I'm really stoked. Only thing it doesnt have is the 20's and a.......hemi. I live in the city of Chicago. I drive about 15 miles a day round trip to and from my office in stop and go traffic. All I find on this site is what seems to be hemi owners saying the V6 is a joke and how its a waste of money to buy a jeep with a v6. My truck has 4x4 and to be honest I want a touch of luxury with options ive never had before, a safe truck for my child and wife, and something that will get me around in the brutal chicago snow. So all you V6 owners....Do you regret NOT getting a hemi? I'll never tow a thing in my life. I just dont see how I would ever need a hemi and I cant believe the thought process of people saying its a waste to get the v6 because the truck underperforms. What is the honest opinion of the V6???
 

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Almost got 400 miles on my last tank. Half city half highway miles. Coming from my 94 wrangler inline 6 and even my 03 mustang gt. I don't feel a slow at all in my pentastar wk2. Sure the 6 is not as cool to floor as the hemi and I won't be racing anyone in my grand Cherokee. There are plenty of us v6 lovers on the forum
 

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Agree, have had others comment being surprised how fast the Laredo is for something its size. Have also towed with it and no problems.

Just an obsevation but most V6 owners seem happy, it is others who bash. Must admit am biased toward DOHC 6s for street engines but then I have another toy that is much faster & needs all the octane it can get.
 

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I'm used to power and the V6 was a huge step down for me. However, I've had mine 16 months and it doesn't bug me to the point of trading in, like my previous 2 4-bangers did. The V6 is just above sufficient and think you'll enjoy it, and especially the mpg savings.
 

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I do not regret, especially considering that WK2 with HEMI now often have infamous shudder problem.

I also have Laredo X + towing package, no moonroof. One of the reasons I got it is because I did NOT want quadralift and it did prove to be problematic for a lot of owners.

Also during test drive HEMI just didn't seem all that much faster. My main reason for not getting a HEMI though was that on previous Chrysler cars using HEMI it would often develop a tick (google "hemi tick") and I know this would drive me nuts.
 

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I had a WK2 limited Hemi since October 2010 until July 2012. Changed it in July for a Laredo X V6 (gas prices in my island). Same exact thing, the only thing I miss is flooring the gas pedal in a green light and feel the Hemi machine shaking from its power lol. But yeah... it's the same.
 

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Were I not going to tow a small horse trailer, I would have bought the V6. The WK2 that I test drove had the V6 and it was perfectly acceptable to me. (Don't get me wrong, I love my V8 and it's getting better milage than I expected, but it wouldn't in stop-and-go traffic like you'll be dealing with) Enjoy your new Jeep!
 

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Love my V6 pentastar, you will too, nothing to regret at all!!
 

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Another Pentastar V6 fan here. I don't feel the need for more power and it is a sweet sounding engine too.
 

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The V6 is fine. The transmission programming could be better and let the engine do its thing. Thats my only beef with the V6 powertrain. You need to stab the gas pedal sometimes to get it to downshift and accelerate like it should. When you stomp on the loud pedal the V6 moves the heavy Jeep pretty well.
 

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just get it and don't look back - did you test drive the 6 and 8 for comparison?
 

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The V6 is fine. The transmission programming could be better and let the engine do its thing. Thats my only beef with the V6 powertrain. You need to stab the gas pedal sometimes to get it to downshift and accelerate like it should. When you stomp on the loud pedal the V6 moves the heavy Jeep pretty well.
The V8 has the same problem. That's when I use the Autostick.
 

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The V8 has the same problem. That's when I use the Autostick.
i hate the transmission in the 8 also - what a pos programming or whatever it is to make it that bad :(
 

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I absolutely love mine. When I need the power, it has it. But for the first week or so, it took me a while to get used to the pedal positioning when starting from a stop (as in how much pressure to get to the speed I wanted).

The best part about it, are the tie downs in back area for when the ole lady starts nagging about stuff I need to do. :thumbsup:
 

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I drove the V6 and the Hemi before purchasing my Hemi GC and I will say the Pentastar was impressive. I thought it had adequate power and would have gotten better MPG than my Hemi but in the end I wasn't willing to give in to another V6 as the Silverado I was driving had the 4.3 V6 and I always needed more power. I tow and I needed the extra power of the Hemi otherwise I would have gotten the V6 and had no buyers remorse at all.
 

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The V6 has more than enough power for regular use. I live in the Boston area and like you don't off road or tow and the V6 does the job just fine. It's only because of the Hemi lovers bashing the V6 that makes you wonder weather the smaller engine is powerful enough. Most drivers would never give it a second thought. If it were not for the Hemi vs any other engine banter that goes on here the so called underpowered V6 talk would not exsist. BTW this is nothing new I had to endure the same argument when I was part of a Commander forum. The Hemi is there for those who need it or prefer it. You will love your Jeep and the V6 that powers it.
 

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hmmm I think OP is taking delivery of his Jeep of today i love the V6 hope he loves it!
 

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for what you need, you have the right car, hemi in the city is frightening on gas (I don't like to talk about it).

I have the hemi Laredo X, so you get all the amenity I have with less frequent visits to the pumps. You'll love it.
 

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You will not regret getting the V6. I feel it has plenty of power and you can still tow up to 5000 lbs. if you wanted to.

i got the V6 more for the better mpg's which i am very happy with. i am getting 23- 24 mpg right now and i commute about 80 miles a day round trip with stop and go traffic

the jeep is actually better on gas than my previous vehicle which was a 2007 ford fusion AWD, i was only getting about 20-21mpg with that one
 
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