im in the market for a '00+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4 and was wondering what the pros and cons are for each engine. Now i know that the v6 has significantly less HP, but the mpg is higher than the v8. Can someone let me know what is recomended. thanks
If you ever plan on towing anything I would go with the V8. The acceleration is great around town also.
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee V8 Stock
93 YJ I6 hard top (really belongs to SPEED)
RE 4.5" Extreme Duty Lift, Advanced Adapters SYE, Tom Woods CV Drive Shaft, EA589 10" rims with 33" x 12.5" MT/Rs
Bullet Proof Front and Rear Bumpers and Tow bar
I have a ZJ 5.2 V8 with 105,000 miles and it gets 14 in the city and 17.5 on the highway, despite the lower reading that the trip computer gives me. That's about the best you can expect from a pushrod V8 moving that much weight. My brother in law has the I-6 and he gets as good as 21 on the hwy, and I think about 16 in the city, but it's a dog compared to my V8. The V8 in my 69 Mustang get even worse mileage then my Jeep, so I don't complain too much; I'm used to bad gas mileage.
One kudo for the I-6 however is that it is very easy to change the sparkplugs, wires, cap, and rotor. I changed those out on my V8, and it was difficult to get to everything.
1993 ZJ Limited 5.2 - no mods - Red with Gold (what were they thinking) trim.
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Am I the only one who loves my I6? I have a '92 wrangler and a '96 GC limited, and I love the 6, lots of torque, good gas mileage, and very, very reliable. We put a lot of miles on our jeeps, and the gas mileage helps. We also regularly tow a boat 40 miles each way, almost every weekend when the weather is warm, and don't have any problems with not enough power.
When I bought mine I looked at getting the 6. The gas mileage wasn't that much better to justify getting the I-6. I have the 4.7 V8 and it gets about 19 mpg. Not as good as my Honda use to get but I like the Jeep a lot more
I have experience with most of the Jeep Engines. I have a 98 Wrangler with the 4.0L, love it for that. My brother had a 98 ZJ with the 5.9L, killer engine! My dad is on his second WJ, first one was a standard 4.7L V8 (great performance), now he has a 02 Overland with the 4.7L HO, very very nice. Jeep did switch to a V6 with the Liberty, 3.7L just a V6 of the 4.7 V8, i prefer the I6.
What liter V8's came with the 93 and 94 Grand Cherokees? I am looking at selling my Cherokee for a GC. How reliable are the V8's? My mom has the 5.2 liter in her 98 and I love it. Also anyone who owns a 93 or 94 with a lift and tires or even stock, could you post some? thanks -BB
-1989 Jeep Cherokee Laredo
-3" Pro Comp Lift
-31X10.50" Goodyear MT/R's
-Limited-Slip rear D.
-Draw-Tite 9,000lbs Front Receiver
-Draw-Tite Rear Hitch