Pentastar vs Hemi, which should you choose?

Rado

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I have the Pentastar .A 2015 SLT I purchased used 2016, It has the 8 speed and 3 21 gears
I do not tow or off road so works good for me,
And I am happy with my V6.

Not a speedster for sure ,, but OK
21/23 mpg I am happy with
Now compared to the Hemi's I drove from the Auctions BIG difference lol
SO IMO all depends what you want and what you need !
If I was going to haul a TT the a Hemi is the only way to go
 
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fireflymedic

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I have the v6 and everytime I read a post about the hemi tick I think to myself glad I have the 6. It has so much more power than the 318 I use to have in a 77 power wagon which I was satisfied with at the time see no reason to complain now with 300hp.
 

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My Hemi was relatively powerful, but I found that I didn't really drive fast anymore and didn't really need all that power...

For me it isn't about fast. None of the trucks are fast. I want quick, powerful acceleration when needed and the ability to do moderate tasks without sounding like an angry sewing machine.
 

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I have the v6 and everytime I read a post about the hemi tick I think to myself glad I have the 6. It has so much more power than the 318 I use to have in a 77 power wagon which I was satisfied with at the time see no reason to complain now with 300hp.
The penstar has its issues to lol.
 

Rlaf75

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The pentastar v6 actually isn't a bad engine for what it is. It's a 3.6 v6 with about 300 hp and is still good for regular to mild use. It gets better mpg's than the hemi does
 

fireflymedic

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No, no, St. Pentastar blessed each one at it rolled down the assembly line. They are prefect, each and every one.
Trust me I read e every post about the pentastar. It just seems more posts complaining about the hemi than v6. I especially liked reading about the guy who supercharged his v6 to get more hp
 

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Never had a full size truck with a V6. However, my first Ram (1998) had the 318 V8 so it was smaller but still pretty good. But the Hemi is much stronger when i traded it in. Will always go V8 in a fullsize truck.
 

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Never had a full size truck with a V6. However, my first Ram (1998) had the 318 V8 so it was smaller but still pretty good. But the Hemi is much stronger when i traded it in. Will always go V8 in a fullsize truck.
If U want new, better hurry up, RAM hinting at Hemi going away and an inline 6 (Hurricane engine) going in to 1500's.
 

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Will always go V8 in a fullsize truck.

If U want new, better hurry up, RAM hinting at Hemi going away and an inline 6 (Hurricane engine) going in to 1500's.

Yep ....probably only a couple more years for the 5.7 in a 1500, like one or two posssibly. -- Seriously. But the I-6 if it doesn't do MDS could be a real nice engine. Not sure about long-haul towing though.

But I hear Cybertrucks are going to be real strong!
;)
 
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