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Old 02-16-2014, 11:29 AM
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looking to trade my 2003 Hemi quad cab for a 2014 Quad Cab with V6 penstar.
Has anyone had any issues with the new V6 in the Quad Cab
Is the gas mileage as good as they say and is the passing power adequate.
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:50 AM
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I have the Crewcab with the V6, getting around 20-22mpg around town and have got as high as 30mpg on hwy. Passing power is good, haven't had any problems so far. Noticed that if I have the cruise set at 90km/h it will lose about 10 km/h going up a big hill before it drops a couple gears to get u back up to speed.
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We have a quad with the v6 and it drives great we average 20mpg mixed driving. haven't had a chance to take a road trip to check highway mpgs. Haven't towed yet.
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I just bought that combo. Great fuel mileage. Getting a little better then post numbers. With the 8 speed it feels like a V8. Lots of power. When using cruise the tranny downshifts when I loss 3 kms/h
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I have a crew cab. don't try to pass a big truck on a 2 lane road. otherwise acceleration is just ok. I got 23mpg on a trip to florida and back at about 70-75 mpg. that is not the mileage indicated on the dash but the actual calculations of miles traveled divided by gallons bought. i'm pretty skeptical that it can get 25 mpg.
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I got a 14 crew 4x4 with 3.55's and 3.6. I only have 500 miles on it and am averaging 16 mixed in the cold Wisconsin weather. Overall love the 3.6/8spd so far.
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I have a 2014 quad cab, 4x4 with a 3.6 pentastar 8 speeds and have it since October 3, 2013.

I have now 5700 kms on it and am averaging 14L/100 KM, not bad but thought it would be a little bit better.

No problem at all and love to drive it in any condition, power is sufficient for my personal need.

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I've only had my 14 CC 3.6 4X4 for less than a month so far and have only run 2900 miles. So far I'm okay with my mpg, mixed average of 19mpg. I wish mine was as high as most seem to be experiencing but I'm guessing that my driving style must not be near as conservative as theirs. I'm happy with the 19, my 2011 QC 2WD with the 4.7 only averaged 16 driving the same back and forth trip to work.

As far as power goes it feels just as powerful as my 4.7 did. It will pass fine and if you need to pass in a hurry all you have to do is stab it. Like most V6's it takes it a moment to rev, but once it does and that 8 speed grabs a couple two or three gears it will move right down the road.
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I havent had my Quad Cab w/ the 3.6 Pentastar for a while but im definitely happy with it. If youre towing some very heavy loads pretty frequently then the 5.7 might make more sense, but ill be towing occasionally and it will suit my needs well. When i was breaking in the engine i had trouble keeping my speed down around the speed limit, it definitely moves with the v6 and the 8 speed.
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Thanks for all the helpful replies,i'm also trying out an SLT Crew /6'4 box and hemi but it's an awful long truck and I don't think the gas is worth the extra HP.
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