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Unread 05-26-2013, 07:48 AM   #1
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2014 - GC - V6 Towing Capacity

so Jeep is now claiming a 6200lb towing capacity on the V6 (with tow package) - thanks in large part to the 8 speed transmission.

Has anyone had experience yet towing with the V6 ? - I am wanting to get away from a V8 2011 Chevy Tahoe - I only tow about 6-8 times a year (5000 lb trailer) and most my driving is around town - so a V6 is what I am looking at simply for better MPG

thanks for any feedback.

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Unread 05-26-2013, 08:45 AM   #2
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Use the search function. There's been quite a bit of discussion on towing.
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Unread 05-26-2013, 02:42 PM   #3
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Use the search function. There's been quite a bit of discussion on towing.
Really ? Quite a bit on the 2014 - V6 towing? A vehicle that has maybe been out for about 60 days ?

Tried the search - nothing came up that addressed the specific question I posted.

Thank you

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Unread 05-26-2013, 03:55 PM   #4
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Really ? Quite a bit on the 2014 - V6 towing? A vehicle that has maybe been out for about 60 days ?

Tried the search - nothing came up that addressed the specific question I posted.

Thanks for nothing.
Gee, that attitude will get you far...
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Unread 05-27-2013, 08:02 AM   #5
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Gee, that attitude will get you far...
You're right = my apologies. I'll keep searching & hopefully find a thread with real world towing experience on the 2014 V6.
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Unread 05-28-2013, 04:38 AM   #6
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I've seen threads on v6 towing, but for 2014 models they have all been speculative so far.
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Unread 06-23-2013, 06:15 PM   #7
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I'm curious to hear from someone who has actually towed with the 2014 GC V6 as well. I currently tow a Malibu Wakesetter VLX that weighs an estimated 5,000 lbs with the trailer and supplies. The new V6 claims a 6200 capacity but is that realistic? I tow the boat weekly but its only about 200 yards from my house to the launch ramp. The 200 yards is a fairly steep hill. This will be my everyday car so ideally I'd like to have the V6 over the V8 for fuel efficiency purposes.
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Unread 06-23-2013, 07:43 PM   #8
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Towing with the models changed from the previous years. I haven't seen any threads around here with anyone talking about towing with the 2014. I don't see how 6200 isn't realistic.

If you to tow a lot and have high MPG get the Diesel.
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Unread 06-24-2013, 06:31 AM   #9
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Towing with the models changed from the previous years. I haven't seen any threads around here with anyone talking about towing with the 2014. I don't see how 6200 isn't realistic.

If you to tow a lot and have high MPG get the Diesel.
I wasn't overly impressed with the power and fuel mileage of the v6 when towing a 3000 to 3500 pound fishing boat, I was averaging 13 to 15 mpg. My mom's uplander towing the same boat gets 18, I would like to think the 90 more horsepower would help a little bit but it didn't feel any better.
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I'm curious to hear from someone who has actually towed with the 2014 GC V6 as well. I currently tow a Malibu Wakesetter VLX that weighs an estimated 5,000 lbs with the trailer and supplies. The new V6 claims a 6200 capacity but is that realistic? I tow the boat weekly but its only about 200 yards from my house to the launch ramp. The 200 yards is a fairly steep hill. This will be my everyday car so ideally I'd like to have the V6 over the V8 for fuel efficiency purposes.
200 yards? Steep or not, I literally I cannot imagine it making a difference.

But if you have doubts, why not test drive one, hook it up, and pull it up the hill 200 yards.
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Unread 06-26-2013, 07:29 PM   #11
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I can't comment really but any vehicle I use for towing in the future will always have the biggest engine, I towed with my 98 ZJ and with my 07 WK Hemi and for one the power is not in the same solar system and for another the MPG honestly is not better by much with the 6. Around town they get the same (don't forget the Hemi has MDS), on the highway the 6 gets 18 the 8 gets 16. And that's honest MPG not fantasy.

If you're going to tow at the limit or close, make sure the trailer brakes work perfect and the trailer is well balanced. Depending on the tongue weight, Id consider a WD hitch as well if towing at higher speeds.

I haven't looked lately but what is the mileage difference between the WKII V6 vs Hemi?
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Unread 06-26-2013, 07:46 PM   #12
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I can't comment really but any vehicle I use for towing in the future will always have the biggest engine, I towed with my 98 ZJ and with my 07 WK Hemi and for one the power is not in the same solar system and for another the MPG honestly is not better by much with the 6. Around town they get the same (don't forget the Hemi has MDS), on the highway the 6 gets 18 the 8 gets 16. And that's honest MPG not fantasy.

If you're going to tow at the limit or close, make sure the trailer brakes work perfect and the trailer is well balanced. Depending on the tongue weight, Id consider a WD hitch as well if towing at higher speeds.

I haven't looked lately but what is the mileage difference between the WKII V6 vs Hemi?
14 and 20 for the hemi vs 17 and 24 for the v6.

The new v6 is miles ahead of the old i6 though.
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so we are talkin 3-4 mpg? all I can say is HEMI ALL THE WAY
we only live once....
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so we are talkin 3-4 mpg? all I can say is HEMI ALL THE WAY
we only live once....
Depends how you look at it. If your like me but don't want to spend $8000 just to get a limited so you can get a hemi then you are stuck. But at this point my wife is averaging 22 mpg's in mixed driving, and I know with the hemi she would be getting about 16 to 17. That is a big difference especially if you put 89 octane in the hemi like you are supposed to. I would have loved to have gotten the hemi, but for a maybe half a second quicker zero to sixty time it would be pointless.
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Unread 07-01-2013, 10:19 AM   #15
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14 and 20 for the hemi vs 17 and 24 for the v6.

The new v6 is miles ahead of the old i6 though.
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so we are talkin 3-4 mpg? all I can say is HEMI ALL THE WAY
we only live once....

Not necessarily.

We REGULARLY get 19-20 mpg in mixed conditions but mostly local and rarely if ever 18 or less, and we've gotten 26-27 mpg on long distance road trips with maybe ONLY 24 if we're keeping speeds up above 70-80 mph.
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