I’ve had my 3.6 over 13,000. No issues and unlike others, I couldn’t tell the difference. That said, the trail that high is unlike the 95% payment the jl sees.
I’ve had multiple problems with my 2021 2.0 JLUR as well. Only 11,500 miles on it! Why did I spend so much money for this Jeep? Head scratcher!I would stay away from the 2.0 turbo. Check the other threads. There are multiple complaints, mostly on high altitude passes of the battery charge light coming on and eventual shut down and stranding.. This has happened to me several times, and many others. The dealers are clueless and Jeep Cares, etc have no fix. Jeep has refused to recognize this issue. Love Jeeps but I am very disappointed in my JLUR considering what I bought it for.
Thanks Paul for breaking it down force us! Having owned both the 3.6 and now the 2.0L, my personal experience backs up what you state.I have the 3.6 and with 35" tires and a normal load it does fine at any altitude, even above treeline (roughly 12,000'). But I would have bought a turbo if I could have found one with the other options I wanted. Generally speaking, a good rule of thumb is that normally aspirated engine loses about 3% of its HP for every 1,000 feet of altitude. A turbo loses far less, something under 1% from the charts I have seen. So if you want to tow or carry heavy stuff, or put on 40" wheels, definitely go with forced induction.
You may know better than the rest of us, but Mount Evans and Pikes Peak are some of the highest paved roads, and Mount Antero and Mount Bross are even higher unpaved roads. I'm sorry I couldn't find any exact numbers on the trails with just a quick search but I believe all of the are above 14k at the peaks.Where did you find 13,600? I am intrigued!