Just a general question here. I drove about 3 hrs one way and 3 hours back to my house on a small trip i took. It took about $70-80 in gas. I was driving anywhere from 70-80mph at which i am from about 3100-3400rpm. I just recently got the jeep so i am a new owner. When compared to my old car which is a 4cyl. this jeep eats gas. So anyways does that sound excessive to anyone? Its a 4.0 Inline 6. Anything about the rpm or gas mileage sound way to high?? If i drive about 30 miles one way and about 30 back prob takes about 20 dollars in gas. Any info would b greatly appreciated. Ty.
^x2, Jeeps were not meant to travel at 80mph as far as I am concerned. To keep it at the speed you have to keep you foot in it all the time. They are about as aerodynamic as a small house, so if you want to travel at those speeds be prepared to pay for it when you get to the pump.
Mine appears to get the best mileage around 55-60 mph from what I have seen, 4.0 5 spd stick.
"Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted"- John Lennon
"The Jeep is a manly device. And a womanly device. An American device. It’s a fitting instrument to transport the free people of a free nation with the respect to which we are entitled and the dignity that we deserve. Okay, we’re a little crazy to have a Jeep for a daily driver. But if we go off our meds, we might wind up in a Prius"-P.J.O'rourke
What Wildkarde said - I do *GREAT* at 55-60. Over that, I'm sucking fuel like coffee or beer... On the interstate (65-70 MPH limit), I'm the guy that everyone passes... (except in the winter, when I'm the one that everyone flags down for a pull )
In dog beers, I've only had one.....
I went on a 400 mile trip (one way) back in April... I averaged between 17-18mpg the entire trip even driving through Indiana which has a 70 or 75mph speed limit. I tried to stay as fast as traffic which meant running 75-80, but sure wasn't trying to pass everyone like I used to do in my old truck.
4.0, 5 spd 3.73 gears with 31's (and yes, the speedo has been calibrated and checked for proper calibration)...I averaged around 16.9 running 60-65 tops but with a little more stop and go and 17.9 running 65-80 with no stop and go.
"We don't build great brakes because we think you don't know how to drive, we build them for the guy on the road in front of you that doesn't." - Black Magic Brakes
I drive a wrangler to force my self to stay 65 or under. It's my daily driver and I drive 100 miles a day commuting which is about 5 gallons a day at whatever price you can get. If you need more mileage get a Corolla.
Retired my 94 YJ 4cyl 5spd @ 200K
Now in a 04 TJ 4cyl 5spd CV @120K+
Both as a commuter vehicle in NW, NJ
April 2012.downsized and now a 99er.
Hehe ok thanks everyone i guess thats the problem then. I do notice when i travel on regular roads i really dont waste much but yea the interstate sucks it down fast. Ty all i just didnt know if it was me or not. My tires are stock btw so im sure the gear ratio for the tires is fine unless they screwed it up from the factory hehe. It is an automatic to which sucks but the jeep was free for graduation hehe.
yeah, jeeps really arent geared right to be going that fast especially if you have the AT...i like to do between 60-70, anymore and it sucks down the gas........The other part where you go 30 miles out and back and it taking $20 in gas is kinda crazy. 60 miles shouldnt take 8-10 gallons of gas...you done a tune up or anything recently?