post #16 of Old 12-25-2013, 03:30 PM
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The Cherokee (and the Dart) have the 2.4 TIGERSHARK engine, the Patriot/Compass have the base 2.4 (Non-Tigershark) engine.

https://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF...ershark+review

Also, a note on Fuel mileage. New engines required a few thousand miles to be considered "broken in". Generally 3-5,000 miles or so. My 2013 JK w/3.6 Pentastar was extremely tight when new. Really opened (Power/MPG wise) at around 3,000 miles or so. BIG difference.

So wait to get a few thousand miles on it BEFORE looking a fuel mileage.
I know that. I never said it was the exact same engine. The 2.4L in the Cherokee was updated/redesigned and I said so.


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post #17 of Old 12-25-2013, 03:50 PM
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The Dart also comes with the 2.0 Tigershark; I had it in mine. It improved with age.

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post #18 of Old 12-29-2013, 03:30 AM
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I drove the 4cyl and was very pleased with the performance. Handled everything well but we don't have too many hills around here.

However ended up buying the 6cyl, as it was one of those things I thought I might regret and knew I wouldn't regret getting the 6cyl. While things are flat here we do travel the hills of PA regularly and the extra power will be nice.

I must admit I'm very happy with the 6 and glad I made the choice.

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What is the max the 4cyc can tow? I'm confuse because when you add the tow package they both say they can tow 4,500lb. My v6 2014 Grand Cherokee is only suppose to tow 3,500lbs
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What is the max the 4cyc can tow? I'm confuse because when you add the tow package they both say they can tow 4,500lb. My v6 2014 Grand Cherokee is only suppose to tow 3,500lbs
2000 pounds. With the factory tow package the 14 grand cherokee can tow 6200 pounds with the v6.
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post #21 of Old 01-04-2014, 07:55 AM
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What is the max the 4cyc can tow? I'm confuse because when you add the tow package they both say they can tow 4,500lb. My v6 2014 Grand Cherokee is only suppose to tow 3,500lbs
4500lbs is ONLY the V6. The 2.4L max towing capacity is 2000lbs.

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post #22 of Old 01-07-2014, 05:39 AM
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Tried the 4 with the AC on going up a hill it was the 6 all the way.
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post #23 of Old 01-18-2014, 07:50 AM
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I have the 4 cyl and although I like the gas mileage, the engine shifts kinda "bumpy" out of 1st to 2nd gear and on into 3rd. Someone said something about a transmission update?
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post #24 of Old 01-19-2014, 05:59 AM
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I test drove a 2.4L Trailhawk yesterday. Plenty of power for me. Impressive little engine!!

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I am very impressed with mine also!
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post #26 of Old 11-15-2014, 09:13 AM
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I got the FWD Sport 2.4L 4cy and I have 0 regrets. At first I was a little, and after a week I went back to dealer to test drive the v6 again. I was prepared to lose money on a trade in, but after I test drove it again I felt the 4cy was better for me.
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post #27 of Old 11-27-2014, 01:37 PM
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I got the 4 on a TH and it's OK. I've taken it on the trail a couple of times and it was just fine. It does seem to have to need to down shift quite a bit when driving it at freeway speeds (which are up 80 MPH in the western US) in the mountains. Note, I was expecting a lot better mileage and if I'd known it would be like this I would probably have opted for a 4Runner trail trim. One, beef about the mileage is that cruise control was obviously not optimized for efficiency. The saving garce is that the base model TH is reasonably priced.
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