Originally Posted by fotomatt1
I'm close to pulling the trigger on a Laredo X, but have been going back and forth between the V6 and the Hemi. The mileage is a little bit of a concern for me, but I also am worried that the V6 is a little underpowered for a 5000lb vehicle. What kind of range are people getting on a tank of gas? I know it holds 25gal, so it should make it a long way. Also, what kind of gas are you putting in your cars? 87...89...93?
1. The V6 has plenty of power, we are talking about a 1 second 0-60 difference between it and the Hemi. The only reason I would consider the Hemi is if I needed to tow past 5k pounds.
2. The V6 requires 87 octane. The Hemi recommends 89.
3. I strictly use my V6 for in town driving which I average about 490 miles to a tank.
Nobody can make the decision for you, you can check this forum and find hundreds of arguments about which motor is better. Drive both, if you need a a Hemi to sleep well then get it. Either motor is great, one costs a bit more in fuel and maintenance (16 Hemi spark plugs changed every 36k miles compared to 6 V6 plugs changed at 100k miles) but one also affords you an extra 2k pounds in towing capacity due to its larger brakes.
Snoop around on this forum you will find this same topic gets brought to the table every week or so.
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