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Old 02-23-2013, 07:20 PM   #61
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I realize this is an old post, but I thought I'd add my two cents here. I'm getting 14 MPG on my '01 TJ 4.0L if I keep my foot out of it. The mileage is a little lower than I naively expected (I just recently bought it), but I'll deal with it. After all, it's a Jeep, first and foremost !!!

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Old 02-24-2013, 10:48 AM   #62
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No one in my camp is bitching about poor fuel mileage .., the question was asked. I answered in so many words, it's because Americans are hooked on gassers, while the rest of the world understands the benefits of oil burners..
I'm very pleased to report that I get 16 or 17 MPGs .. When a new motor is necessary, I'll drop a diesel in it..
I had a 02 Jetta with a TDI. I'm not sure what kind of miles you have on yours, but with 200k on my Jetta I was only getting about 34-38 mpg. I had a 02 GTI 1.8t, I would get 30-32 in that. There is really no difference in cost of operation between the two.

My employer bought a few Honda hybrids for fleet vehicles. Most of the people driving them are getting less than 40 mpg. They have no power, and 1 of them already needed a battery replacement (around 50k) that the dealer wouldn't warranty. Total cost was around $5k.

I use my Jeep for work. I drive on a lot of seasonal use roads, private roads, washed out roads. The type of driving I do murdered my GTI. I would pretty much have to rebuild the front end in that thing every year. Sure I get less mileage with the Jeep, but it can handle driving on crap roads.

The point I'm making is that it doesn't matter. There are tradeoffs with everything. If the mileage on a Jeep is so offensive, then go buy some appliance car that gets good mileage and be done with it.

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Old 02-26-2013, 11:42 AM   #63
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A newbie here. Glad to be on-board the forum. I have a mileage comparison some might find interesting. Picked up my '13 JK Unlimited with 3.73 gears and 32" Goodyear Wrangler hiway treads and took a 700 mi. round trip to S. Texas for work (petroleum geologist for 30+ yrs. and owned many 4x4's). Trip was mostly flat to rolling prairie, interstate with 20 mi. of ranch road to the well location. Kept it under 70 for "break-in". The EVIC read-out averaged 20.2 MPG for the trip. After this trip, the dealer changed the wheels to AEV 17" Pintlers and Yoko. Geolander A/T-S 285x75x17 tires (much heavier tires, 32.8" diam.-no lift needed). Also mounted AEV Moab style F&R bumpers which may have added a pound-or-two. Repeated the trip a week later and the EVIC averaged 17 MPG. Actual calc. mileage was about 3/4 MPG less than EVIC read-out on both trips. Noticed on both trips mileage fell off rapidly above 65 MPH. Seen several questions about Jeep mileage and thought this might help.
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:24 AM   #64
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I love reading all the MPG posts on here, especially the ones where people talk about the bad MPG on the Wranglers.

I am trading up to the Wrangler for better gas mileage, lol.

Well, not for that reason (obviously), but it is a nice side benefit
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:54 AM   #65
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Why is that Jeeps get bad gas mileage. Even With the newer JKs its still not that great. Is it because of the weight of them or just bad engine design...I mean I know quite a few of people swap motors into their jeeps. Would adding simple bolt ons help with the gaining mpg?

Sorry but I am new to the Jeep side.
Simple things like superchips (on the mpg tune), intake, and over all lightening of the Jeep can gain 2-3mpg but nothing crazy. Also gearing can play a role in your MPG's
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:39 AM   #66
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Simple things like superchips (on the mpg tune), intake, and over all lightening of the Jeep can gain 2-3mpg but nothing crazy. Also gearing can play a role in your MPG's
LOL! Quit playin! None of that junk works....at all....
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:43 AM   #67
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with my 97 tj, 4cyl I filled her up when the odo is at 180 miles, usually I had 10 /11 gallons to fill her up. only 2inch lift and 31's
I get what I get, doesnt really matter to me
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im prob. the only person who loves my wranglers MPG //////// my other vehicle has 10 mouths lol
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im prob. the only person who loves my wranglers MPG //////// my other vehicle has 10 mouths lol
Nope. I love mine!!! Beats the hell out of my 08 HEMI 4wd. That was a gas hog.

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