Drivers with automatic trans and 3.6L V6, any regrets on not getting the 2.0L Turbo?

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I have the 3.6 and love it, adding the UPR catch can got me better gas mileage too. On my trip from NY to Jeep fest in TN, I averaged 23.2 down and 22.8 back. No complaints here.
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No regrets at all!

I traded in a vehicle with a 2.0T engine that I drove for over 10 years when I purchased my JLU. The 3.6 has plenty of power and decent mileage. (I didn't buy it for gas economy anyway!)

When first researching Wrangler JLU engine choices, I took a look at the engine compartment on the 2.0T with the extra coolant reservoirs, oil lines and batteries and my mind was clear on the right decision for me.

3.6 was the best choice for my needs.
 

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I have the 3.6 and love it, adding the UPR catch can got me better gas mileage too. On my trip from NY to Jeep fest in TN, I averaged 23.2 down and 22.8 back. No complaints here.
So pardon my ignorance, will a catch can get you better mileage?
 

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So pardon my ignorance, will a catch can get you better mileage?
That's the claim. Some of us are skeptical of it. Read the recent conversation in the Mishimoto vs. UPR Catch Can thread. But YMMV. (Pun intended there! :LOL: ). No way to verify that unless you own some pretty sophisticated test equipment. But theoretically, it could.

Catch can proponents and some customers say yes. Pentastar design engineer and some customers say no. But all agree that at a minimum, it does no harm and has no downside.
 

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No regrets here either.

The 8-speed automatic works perfectly with the V6. It makes for a smooth, refined and responsive combo.
 

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Nope. Not even for a second. Only 'regret' would be not having a factory V8 option...when I ordered.
 

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The 2020 Turbo four-cylinder will no longer be produced it's already proven to be problematic FCA will be discontinuing it soon
Ahh, I thought the 4Xe will be getting this engine for the hyrbid??

Where did you hear this and why is it listed as an option for engines on the 2021 Jeep site??

what is problematic, havent heard much if any issues, at least at this point in time.
 

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So pardon my ignorance, will a catch can get you better mileage?
I have one and I have not seen any MPG improvement (but I was not expecting any either). For me, it is trapping the oil and preventing it from being dumped into the intake and subsequently being burned in the combustion chamber.
 

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Maybe he was thinking eTorque wouldn't be available with the 2.0. I don't know why FCA keeps playing musical chairs with the eTorque.
 

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Maybe he was thinking eTorque wouldn't be available with the 2.0. I don't know why FCA keeps playing musical chairs with the eTorque.
To make things even more complicated, I've read that the 4xe actually is an eTorque 2.0... well not exactly. It's not branded as "eTorque", but It has a BSG instead of a traditional alternator.
 

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Ahh, I thought the 4Xe will be getting this engine for the hyrbid??

Where did you hear this and why is it listed as an option for engines on the 2021 Jeep site??

what is problematic, havent heard much if any issues, at least at this point in time.
They are not ending 2.0 production. I think that was a troll attempt.
 
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