Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Jeep Discussions > General Jeep Discussion > 2011 vs. 2013 - Engine and other changes?

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread: 2011 vs. 2013 - Engine and other changes? Reply to Thread
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
07-04-2013 08:03 AM
C-Ron I also chose between a 2011 and 2013 three months ago. I decided to save the money and go with the 2011. It all depends on what you look for in a vehicle and your jeep. I've got a 3/4 ton that I can tow with and my wife has her large comfortable SUV that we use the most. I also felt that it wasn't worth buying a brand new jeep that would sit in the garage most days. A jeep to me is all about enjoying the scenery and getting me places the other two vehicles can't. Speed was the last thing i worried about. As others say, drive both at highway speeds and pass a few people. That should help you decide
07-04-2013 07:54 AM
DrSaw My primary car is a Fusion Hybrid. A 3.8 liter V-6 would be fine I guess
07-04-2013 07:39 AM
Originally Posted by DrSaw View Post
So you think 2011 would be fine for me? Weekend city vehicle and snow beast for work?
It could definitely be! Have you test driven both back to back? That should really help you make up your mind. I'm all about engine power, one of the biggest considerations for a car when I buy it is acceleration. Some people could care less though.

On my first long distance 100 mile ride yesterday, I realized there's so much more to love about the jeep experience than what the engine puts out. But for me, the 2013 engine was still a necessity.. When I buy cars, I usually opt for a larger engine with less options, rather than small engine loaded with features. I'm more of a Jeremy Clarkson than a James May.
07-04-2013 07:34 AM
DrSaw So you think 2011 would be fine for me? Weekend city vehicle and snow beast for work?
07-04-2013 07:31 AM
boon4376 The 2011 engine was a deal breaker for me, I find the 2013 engine adequate.. I'm used to turbo engines that I don't have to down shift on hills though. I was surprised how often I still need to downshift the 2013 engine... But its mostly just from 6th to 5th on really steep hills on back roads.

Granted, I have the lowest gear ratio offered, higher MPG's but less quickness.
07-04-2013 07:19 AM
2011 vs. 2013 - Engine and other changes?

I have two 2011 Sports/Auto/PowerPackage/Alloys in my area with less than 15k miles on them.

Can pick them up for about $20k and still have a bit of factory warranty left. I would be saving about $7k off a new one similarly equipped.

It looks like everything is the same with the two models except for the engines.

Is the new engine that much better to make me spend much more? Payments would be $125 more a month appx. for 2013

Any and all feedback or suggestions are welcome. Thx!

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:23 PM.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC