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#444 of 493 Re: Happy with Taurus? [priggly]
Oct 25, 2010 (5:44 pm)
this thread is about the Taurus, but since you brought the JGC into it, Chrysler 3.6 is new tech, so it still needs to be validated over the long run. 5 speed/hemi is powerful, proven and good for 12 mpg.
#445 of 493 Re: Happy with Taurus? [explorerx4]
Oct 25, 2010 (5:58 pm)
On the highway it's EPA is 19, same as the Ford 4.6L SOHC 24V V8 in the Explorer.
I dare say to most folks having need of or use for this type of vehicle, whether it be Jeep or Ford, mileage is not the primary concern anyway. The point is that it is a very high quality vehicle, like the Taurus and many other recent-model Ford products.
#446 of 493 Re: Happy with Taurus? [priggly]
Oct 25, 2010 (7:33 pm)
Using figures from the old Explorer is as valid as arguing about the old JGC. Both are new, and the Ford blows away the Jeep in economy.
Anyhow, back to the Taurus. No changes for 2011, I presume?
#447 of 493 Re: Happy with Taurus? [thegraduate]
Oct 26, 2010 (9:42 am)
Not to belabor the point but as a clarification, the new Explorer has a V6, not a V8, and the HP and torque are 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft. of torque, respectively. Not in the same league power-wise with the JGC HEMI.
#448 of 493 Re: Happy with Taurus? [thegraduate]
Oct 26, 2010 (11:43 am)
I believe the only difference is a couple of exterior color changes.
#449 of 493 Re: Happy with Taurus? [priggly]
Oct 26, 2010 (1:11 pm)
Which do you think will sell better - more power or better fuel economy?
#450 of 493 Re: Happy with Taurus? [akirby]
Oct 26, 2010 (6:59 pm)
I thought I read the SHO was going to get a power bump, but building an '11, it does not look like it.
#451 of 493 Re: Happy with Taurus? [priggly]
Oct 26, 2010 (7:04 pm)
At least you admit the JGC is a gas hog, which was conveniently omitted in earlier posts.
JGC has 2 rows of seating, same as Taurus, but Explorer has 3.
#452 of 493 Re: Happy with Taurus? [explorerx4]
Oct 26, 2010 (7:27 pm)
It will but not right away. It might have to wait for the new platform.
#453 of 493 Re: Happy with Taurus? [explorerx4]
Oct 27, 2010 (10:01 am)
FYI not everyone is obsessed with a minuscule increase in mileage. There are those who prefer the performance of a V8 to a 6, let alone a 4, the present hysteria with "fuel economy" notwithstanding.
And not everyone is obsessed with having "three rows" of seats. Quite frankly, I would not buy a vehicle that wasted trunk space by adding a third row of seats which 1) I don't need and 2) would be, as a consequence of their tiny, cramped size, only barely functional for anyone but a midget anyway.