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Unread 12-24-2013, 07:56 AM   #1
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Question 3.2 Pentastar ?

You folks that have this new engine, how well do you like it ?

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Unread 12-24-2013, 11:26 AM   #2
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I like it a lot. However I've never experienced the Pentastar in any other car. Power delivery is very linear and the exhaust sounds pretty nice. I didn't look too hard yet but I believe it is an X-Pipe setup.

It's definitely not as jolting as my prior car that was turbo.
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Unread 12-24-2013, 07:14 PM   #3
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wonder why they just didn't use the 3.6.
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Unread 12-24-2013, 08:50 PM   #4
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wonder why they just didn't use the 3.6.
I've been wondering the same thing. Maybe fuel mileage is a little better? Idk.
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Unread 12-25-2013, 08:45 AM   #5
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I've been wondering the same thing. Maybe fuel mileage is a little better? Idk.
Probably too much HP/TQ for the new transmission to handle on a regular basis.

BTW, China gets the 3.0 Pentastar engines. Anything imported with over 3.0L in size gets heavily taxed.
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Unread 12-25-2013, 04:27 PM   #6
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I find mine more than adequate. Zippy in fact. Only ~700 miles though so time will tell and still deciding on whether I like the transmission (no problems, just jerks every now and again)
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Unread 12-26-2013, 01:07 PM   #7
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We have the 3.6 in the wife's Journey. It makes its power much higher up the rev range than the 3.2. I know there are differences in gearing and tuning, but the 3.2 feels better suited to the Kl.
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