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

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I drove another manufacturer's 2.0T for over 10years. Under factory warranty it performed awesome and extremely fun to drive.

However, things changed quickly when out of warranty.... :crying:
 

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I just got my Jeep, but used to have a Durango with a 3.6 (I think it was the same or at least related to the current V-6). Never had a problem after years of use. No regrets.
 

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As a side note, my understanding was that the turbo was taken off the Alfa Giulia and has been in use since the relaunched 2016 model year (and later put on the Stelvio).
 

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No regrets,

My brother has the 2.0. His performance is great, and he gets better fuel economy, but he’s got almost no engine-braking. The engine braking matters to me, so I’m glad I have the six.
 

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I did. I got rid of my V6 JLUR for the turbo. I’m glad I did.
 

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I bought the turbo for high altitudes....so much better than a NA motor.
 

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Just got a 2021 2.0 JLU, and test drove a 2013 with 3.6 and manual a week prior. At the altitude in Denver (and higher), the turbo is nice to have. Probably can't go wrong with either engine, but when running up the Ike the turbo is likely to not run out of breath as fast as the 3.6.
 

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Anybody bore scoped one of these 2.0s with some mile to check for carbon build up, with DI and no history I opted for the 3.6.

When someone with 50K or so miles does this and shows clean CC, then the matter will be settled.
 

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Anybody bore scoped one of these 2.0s with some mile to check for carbon build up, with DI and no history I opted for the 3.6.

When someone with 50K or so miles does this and shows clean CC, then the matter will be settled.
Good point. As I've said in prior posts I've owned other 2.0T engines with DI in the past and carbon build up is a very real problem as you get up in mileage. This is yet another reason why I chose the v6.
 

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Good point. As I've said in prior posts I've owned other 2.0T engines with DI in the past and carbon build up is a very real problem as you get up in mileage. This is yet another reason why I chose the v6.
I guess that will depend a bit on the engine design. I put 140K miles on an Audi 2.0T direct injected motor in ~ 3.5 years and had zero issues with carbon buildup.
 

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Carbon buildup can be avoided by using high quality and clean fuel and oil. Problems tend to result from being more concerned with saving a buck, and not about how that buck was saved.
 

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Debated this issue when placing my order a couple weeks ago. Drove both and liked both. It really was a coin flip and I could've went either way.

I went in thinking I'd be getting the V6 for sure as it feels a bit "cooler". But when I was looking at my build and total price, I didn't really feel like it wasn't $1,500 "cool" to me so decided to just go with the 2.0 since that felt just fine. And I had already went overboard on other options lol so something needed to give somewhere.

Jeep is just one of the vehicles with plenty of options and the engine is another example of that IMO. Some people swear by black tops, some hate them. Some swear by painted fenders, others want nothing to do with them. Some swear by the 3.6, some like the 2.0, some like the diesel. We could go on and on with different things. It's great that Jeep gives people so many ways to customize and try to get to the a price point they are comfortable with.
 
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