Thursday, November 10, 2011

New Jeep Engine Saves Money

The new 2012 Wrangler is making waves in the media thanks in part to the outstanding 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine. Sure it has 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque - that 83 hp increase translates into a 26% improvement in 0-60mph acceleration. But what about fuel economy? That's improved 10% as well. What does it mean to the pocketbook? Compare the 2011 Wrangler with its 3.8L V6 and plug in the new 2012 3.6L V6 to and you'll find there is a substantial savings over the long haul. Look at the 5-year savings - $1,319 . . . that's not chump change. About enough to buy a nice Warn winch for your ride.