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Old 02-21-2012, 12:51 AM   #1
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Pensive Melancholy about JK 2012 MPGs?

I'm getting about 16.5 mpg with a 4" lift and 35" tires in mixed driving. It's better than the 1/2 ton trucks I've owned, and it's worse than a Nissan Leaf. It's about what I expect. But I find myself somewhat ambivalent about it. I've seen the comments on here from those who are disappointed with their 2012 fuel efficiency. And I've seen the comments from those who are excited about it. But I need to know: How many of you, like me, are pensively melancholy about the MPGs you get with your 2012 JK?

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I get anywhere from 14.4 to 15.5mpg on my 2012 JK Sport 2dr. 6spd w/ 4" lift and 35" tires and 3.73 rear.
It's what I expected but it is still better than my 2005 Rubi w/ 4" lift and 33s which gets 12mpg.
Whatever...
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New '12 JK Sport bone stock...very happy with mpg...but would love better...it is the reason I bought the JK. But "Pensive Melancholy" NAH not even close!

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I bought myself a Ginsu knife, and I kinda regretted it. It seemed the ammo I bought just didn't seem to work with it! Now you may be thinking, Sneck, why would you care if gun ammo worked with a knife, that doesn't make sense, that's not at all what its for.

The commercials told me the knife would be awesome damn it, and in my mind, awesome is a knife that uses bullets, and can still cut through a penny!
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I made the decision before I bought mine that mpg's would not be an issue because it was a trade off for having the Jeep. Now that I own it, I do find myself thinking about it, but I think that's because mpg's are all anyone talks about with regards to cars. Every ad - the first thing you see is some info about the fuel efficiency. "Look at THIS car! It'll bore you to death and make you fall asleep just looking at it, but hey - you'll get 1000 mpg!"

Let's face it. We spend a significant amount of time in our vehicles. Personally, I'd rather be engaged with the driving experience and having a good time, rather than feeling like it's a tedious necessity of life.
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I'm getting about 16.5 mpg with a 4" lift and 35" tires in mixed driving. But I need to know: How many of you, like me, are pensively melancholy about the MPGs you get with your 2012 JK?
16.5?

I'm around 15, though I drive like I just knocked off a bank. Pensive? Nah. Melancholy? Please. F*** it, I knew what I was getting into.

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I bought myself a Ginsu knife, and I kinda regretted it. It seemed the ammo I bought just didn't seem to work with it! Now you may be thinking, Sneck, why would you care if gun ammo worked with a knife, that doesn't make sense, that's not at all what its for.

The commercials told me the knife would be awesome damn it, and in my mind, awesome is a knife that uses bullets, and can still cut through a penny!
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Im around 17ish in town on 33s and 3.73. About the same as my old Nismo Frontier. No complaints, and about what I expected going in with new, bigger tires.
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I made the decision before I bought mine that mpg's would not be an issue because it was a trade off for having the Jeep. Now that I own it, I do find myself thinking about it, but I think that's because mpg's are all anyone talks about with regards to cars. Every ad - the first thing you see is some info about the fuel efficiency. "Look at THIS car! It'll bore you to death and make you fall asleep just looking at it, but hey - you'll get 1000 mpg!"

Let's face it. We spend a significant amount of time in our vehicles. Personally, I'd rather be engaged with the driving experience and having a good time, rather than feeling like it's a tedious necessity of life.
I'm a car guy, so I echo what CC said. Boring vehicles are just not my style. I love my Jeep, but I do treat it right and I get 21 / 25, city / highway. The lead foots in the household get fifteen to twenty percent less.

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16.5?

I'm around 15, though I drive like I just knocked off a bank.
That was my last two tanks with mixed driving. as a side-note, it's weird to me how after many hundreds of miles since you reset the MGP setting, it will drop like a rock during a fairly-short idling period. That leads me to think it's not accurate. So I just take my miles x 10 (tires are 10% taller and haven't recallibrated yet) and divide by gallons each refill.

I drive pretty calmly.

I didn't really mean for this to be all that serious of a thread. It's just that "pensve meloncholy" seemed like the only emotive description that had not yet been worked itself into the title of an MPG thread. So, I thought I'd try it out.
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Did somebody say melon? Dang it now I am hungry!
Made me hungary too. I think I will jump in my 2011 stock, auto sport that is getting 19.6 and go get me a hot sausage and fried egg poboy and choke my sorrows. Thread reminds me of my aunt bevilent. She had a pair the size of melons and smelled like a collie.
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How about we stick to TOPIC, if the best you can do is a smart ass post stay out of the thread.
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I didn't really mean for this to be all that serious of a thread. It's just that "pensve meloncholy" seemed like the only emotive description that had not yet been worked itself into the title of an MPG thread. So, I thought I'd try it out.
As you can tell, I didn't take it seriously. But now that you've invited in the sweaty Jeep masses, this thing's toast...
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I'm getting 20+ mpg the last three weeks here in the desert. No lights/stop signs or hills.Speeds under 50.

Headed back to San Diego today so that will change back to what you guys report.
My new JKU mpg is way better than the 7mpg I get in our motorhome but not quite as good as our Prius. (46 mpg)
The way I look at is our weighted average household MPG is around 25 and that ain't bad.
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I'm getting 20+ mpg the last three weeks here in the desert. No lights/stop signs or hills.Speeds under 50.

Headed back to San Diego today so that will change back to what you guys report.
My new JKU mpg is way better than the 7mpg I get in our motorhome but not quite as good as our Prius. (46 mpg)
The way I look at is our weighted average household MPG is around 25 and that ain't bad.
Dan LeFoot,

Just when I thought every piece of statistical information in the world was being kept track of, a new one surfaces like "weighted average household MPG". THIS IS REALLY SCARY. The government already dictates CAFE STANDARDS to the car companies. The government might try to dictate HAFE "HOUSEHOLD AVERAGE FUEL ECONOMY" STANDARDS to us citizens. Wow, can you imagine that. We would all have to go buy a motor scooter to keep from being fined for being under the allowed average. YIKES!

Maybe some of us can get one of those exemptions if we fill out a government form and say that we get better fuel economy than our window sticker shows. My window sticker says I should get 15 to 19 but I really get 30 to 38 MPG according to my ultra reliable EVIC. I guess if I send the government pictures of the EVIC showing 38 along with the form I should be good to go.

I would be willing to share my "Credits" with fellow Jeepers for free. Hummer households would have to buy my HAFE credits.

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Barrie,

You might want to delete this whole thing before a Nanny sees it and decides to get some HAFE legislation in the works.
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So Jeepers would be considered...HAFE nots? Maybe we should pay less in taxes.
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So Jeepers would be considered...HAFE nots? Maybe we should pay less in taxes.
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I gotta admit the mpg thing bugs me. Not because I bought a JK for great gas mileage, but because when bone stock this thing should damn well be able to get the mpg they claim. I have driven it nice and slow, on cruise, on 50 mph roads, and have still NEVER gotten 21mph or better. My wife's Highlander on the other hand, is rated at 22 mpg highway and I got >23 on the way to Florida last week (and that was at 70 mph +). Why is it that the Jeep rating is near impossible to obtain! False advertising if you ask me. They also put the same rating on a 4.10 Rubicon as they do on a 3.23 Sport when we all know the Rubi is not going to get the mileage of a stock Sport. Ugghhhh!
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I swore I wouldn't post in any more MPG threads but..

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Same.

Man, those 35s are killing you guys--even with the 3.6!! My 3.8 four door on 33x12.5R15s averages about 18 mpgs per tank with mostly highway driving.

My "pensive melancholy" isn't with fuel efficiency--nobody here really expects that in any great degree--it's the COST OF GAS. When I bought my jeep in July of 2010, the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in NC was about $2.62. Now it's $3.60.

For somebody who commutes 70 highway miles PER DAY in my Jeep, an extra dollar per gallon for a 22 gallon tank that gets filled at least once a week does indeed invoke a little "pensive melancholy."
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Well I learned one thing last weekend about mpg when I did a 1/2 tank fill up (not sure if the 1/2 tank thing plays into it). Definitely do NOT trust the mpg display for anything other than a rough guess. I did a full fill up before where the gauge said about 17.5 or so, hand calculated was 16.6.

There was another one in between that I don't remember, but it was another case of the gauge reading higher than actual. This weekend though the gauge was saying about 16.5, hand calculated was higher this time at 17.0. So make sure you are hand calculating your mpg and not just relying on the computer to tell you what you're getting, because it's lying.
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I'm actually looking at a JK 2-door primarily to get a little better mileage than my trusty F150. Part of the "justification", you might say.

From what I read, 21-24 is possible on the highway, which is better than 18 and change. Sure, there are other 4WD/AWD rigs out there that do better, but I miss my TJs and none of these other vehicles really spur the "want" nearly as much for me.
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I was geting about 15-16 cty in my 2012 jks 2dr auto w/255/75/17 bfg mts now have added 8k winch and bestop stubby bumper now i avrg 12-13.6 in cty and can not do better than 15-16 at 70mph w cruise set for hwy now how is this possible an xtra 150lbs thats like a passenger that weighs 150lbs and your gonna lose 2-3 mpgs nonsense love the jk but can not live with that bad of mileage can something be done
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