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post #1 of 53 (permalink) Old 06-05-2010, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
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Interesting Review comparing 4 & 6 Cyl

Interesting review:

http://www.autoblog.com/2010/06/04/2...errain-review/

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Re: Interesting Review comparing 4 & 6 Cyl

good find.. I agree the I4 is the better engine if you don't have anything to tow..

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I'm a v6 lover so i have the V6 and i absolutely love it ! Very powerful and smooth.

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The I 4 handles the utility trailer and the quad or John Deere just fine. For the travel trailer or the boat I have the 2500 HD GMC.

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I think in the long run this car is simply too heavy for the v 4.
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I think in the long run this car is simply too heavy for the v 4.
Just curious: What makes you think this? What do you think the result of having the 4 will be over an extended period of time? For my purpose, only the girlfriend and I will ever be travelling any distance in the Terrain and will not be towing anything. Anyway, as I say, just curious as to what gives you this mind set. :-)


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I think in the long run this car is simply too heavy for the v 4.
Its an in-line 4 not a v4

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My opinion is that you need that extra power in certain situations, I agree that 99% of the time you don't need the extra 2 cylinders but as my wife told me about her CR-V (i4) that we traded for the Terrain is that doesn't have guts when merging at higher speed or when you need it to accelerate fast at the light,etc. She actually asked me to find a 6 cylinder.
I agree that sometimes the I4 engines in a ~2500 lbs vehicle can't deliver the ponies you need to not put you at risk.

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Just curious: What makes you think this? What do you think the result of having the 4 will be over an extended period of time? For my purpose, only the girlfriend and I will ever be travelling any distance in the Terrain and will not be towing anything. Anyway, as I say, just curious as to what gives you this mind set. :-)


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My opinion is that you need that extra power in certain situations, I agree that 99% of the time you don't need the extra 2 cylinders but as my wife told me about her CR-V (i4) that we traded for the Terrain is that doesn't have guts when merging at higher speed or when you need it to accelerate fast at the light,etc. She actually asked me to find a 6 cylinder.
I agree that sometimes the I4 engines in a ~2500 lbs vehicle can't deliver the ponies you need to not put you at risk.

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I think in the long run this car is simply too heavy for the v 4.
Considering cars of the past, say like in the '80s, this modern 4 banger is even more powerful than some V8s back then! My Dad drove a Chevy Suburban for 20+ years that had the old 350 V8. It only mustered 160 horses! 4 cylinders back then were lucky to get over 100 horses. This 180 horse inline 4 is the best engine on the market for this class of vehicle, IMHO. It's not a completely new engine, only the addition of DI, and has stood the test of time so far. I'm sure it will be as good 10, 15 or 20 years down the road if you keep this nice SUV in your garage that long.
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