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Old 11-17-2013, 05:17 PM   #1
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Not a thread complaining about MPG, but somethings wrong

I know good gas milage and jeeps don't go together yeah i get it. HOWEVER, on my 2011 unlimited sport, I'm getting 12 around town. Now i am a conservative driver, the one who people usually pass when a light goes from red to green. This weekend i had 2 hour drive, all highway. I used speed control the whole way at 68, and reset the mpg before i got on the highway.

Are you ready....After 2 hours, my reading was 15.9 MPG!!!!! thats highway for 2 hours straight at 68! Does something seem wrong here? To me thats a red flag. I run 32's, nothing beefy, nothing in my car so theres no additional weight.

Can i hear your guys thoughts? It's really bugging me.

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Old 11-17-2013, 05:50 PM   #2
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That's not very good mileage, but, without more info it's going to be hard for folks to help out....

Auto or Manual?

Axle ratio?

What tires?

Tire pressure?

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Old 11-17-2013, 05:58 PM   #3
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Just a guess here but with the windy weather we've had and how UN aerodynamic the Wranglers are maybe going into the wind knocked down your mileage by a couple/few MPG ?? Also I always notice less MPG once the weather turns cold or the winter blended gas starts flowing.
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X2 ^

And right now winter gas additives kill milage


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Old 11-17-2013, 06:01 PM   #5
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I get anywhere from 13 - 17 on the hwy depending on wind and elevation and speed. I have a 2013 4 door Rubicon with an auto tranny and 4.10's. I get around 12-16 in town and have for the last 4 X 4 door Auto tranny Rubicons. It varies a large amount to elevation and wind but I lived in CO am now in NE and drive between the two states as well as up to WI.
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Just a guess here but with the windy weather we've had and how UN aerodynamic the Wranglers are maybe going into the wind knocked down your mileage by a couple/few MPG ?? Also I always notice less MPG once the weather turns cold or the winter blended gas starts flowing.
X2 forgot about the winter gas blend.
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:02 PM   #7
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Maybe so, that could be it. It is an Auto, as well as Chicago has been quite windy lately. I just didn't believe it was windy enough to get 15.9. I don't mind paying for gas, and i knew what i was getting myself into when i bought a jeep. I love it and will never be without one. But sometimes i just dream about the potential 2016 Diesel and can't help but smile.
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:05 PM   #8
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Maybe so, that could be it. It is an Auto, as well as Chicago has been quite windy lately. I just didn't believe it was windy enough to get 15.9. I don't mind paying for gas, and i knew what i was getting myself into when i bought a jeep. I love it and will never be without one. But sometimes i just dream about the potential 2016 Diesel and can't help but smile.
I got 12 MPG in the wind driving to CO in Oct... Driving back I actually hit 18 and almost needed a picture. Wind pushing me into NE from CO hahaha. It makes a big difference.
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I made a couple hour drive over to PA a couple weeks ago (pretty breezy) and heading there I was getting almost 22MPG (light foot on PA T-Pike, cruise set at 60-62mph). On the way home into the wind I was only getting 18-ish (also less T-pike driving) so I'd say a 3-4 MPG swing is very possible.

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