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I'm giving serious consideration to buying a new JK Rubicon. I currently have an 04 with OME and 33s. We enjoy long range back country expedition type wheelin, Canada , Rockies, Moab, etc... Loaded down with camping gear, and dragging our off road trailer ( weighs in at 500lbs ) we get a whopping 12 to 14 mpg depending on ethanol content .. Usually spend 12 to 1400 in gas to Moab and back.. What is that Pentastar going to get in the real world ?
 

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I am no help with this because I have an 07 but I am on 33's no lift and I only get 13 mpg all around (right now 12.9 to be exact)
 

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I do a lot of freeway & can get up to 21 if I keep my foot out of it. I try to keep the RPM's in the 1500 range for best results & letting the VVT kick in does wonders. Putting the pedal down, you can see the mileage drop pretty quick but the power of the 3.6 is nice. Pulling 2K+/- trailer I get 15-17.

Not much stop & go traffic here though.
 

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Not much help here but our 2013 two door manual 3.6 with 3.73s and 33 MTs gets about 16-17.
 

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I get from 19-21 depending on driving conditions with my 2013 Rubicon w/ 4.10's and 5 sp auto.....if you tend to drive fast 65+ that number will drop like a rock with it....pushing a brick while taching 3K doesn't get you good mpg numbers.

I'm impressed with the mileage I've gotten with it so far, better than I expected.
 

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My 2010 auto got 14-15 mpg...

My 2013 3.73 auto with 33" tires i am in the 16-17 mpg. I hear this 19-21 mpg all the time, wish I could get that..

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I am only 1000 miles into my 2013 (10A Rubicon 2dr), but the MPG has been steadily going up each tank - guess it might still be in the break-in phase.

Last tank I got 17.7 MPG (hand calculated) and that was city /country road driving, nothing over 45 - 50 MPH. First tank was 15.8 MPG.
 

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Yep,, I'm currently getting 16-17 running around without all the gear and trailer... Always keeping it less than 65 and rowing thru the gears,,, RPMS never much over 2200.. Throw a second spare up top with the hi-lift and some water, hook up the trailer and poof ! ,
 

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I'm seeing 17-18 on my usual city/highway mix, and around 21 on steady highway trips.

Keep in mind, I've got 3.21s though...
 

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I'm in a 2 door with a lift, 35" tires and 4.56 gears. I also have a Bully Dog tuner with the "economy" tune.

On the freeway I will get between 17 and 18.

If I keep it down at 65 or lower I can push that into the 20's. I can even get over 21 if I keep it around 55.
 

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I'm in a 2013 stock Rubicon with 4.10s and auto. I get 16-17 mixed use but I do drive 70 on the freeway with crappy California gas.
 

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2011 Sport S w/3.73's, 2.5 inch lift, and 33x12.50x15 duratracs. I get 16.5 mpg mixed driving and 19-20 all highway. I drive like a grandma though haha
 

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2012 MW3 with heavy AEV bumpers and I get 19.2 mpg mixed... After turning off ECO mode. I heard it does nothing but after turning off I get better throttle response and went from 18.5 to 19.2.
 

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Not much help here but I have 2013 2 Dr sport with 37s bumpers and 4.56 gears and I get around 14 city/freeway but I stay at around 75 on the freeway with Cali 87 gas haha
 

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You can....slow down and go easy on acceleration from a stop....you're mileage will be there.:D

I have tried many different way to get better. I am very careful and easy on the peddle... But it never does. I think the only way my Jeep will get better if you roll it off a cliff. Just make sure the motor is not running..:D

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17 is best I've seen but 14.5 is my usual. I'm not stock though, mine is an AEV 350 edition
 

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2013 4dr. 2.5 aev lift on 35s hand calc got 18.2 for my first 3k miles, dash says 18.5. Mixed driving with about 6 hours hwy on the weekends.
 
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