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Old 04-10-2013, 11:05 AM
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Re: Real World Diesel mileage

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At first I assumed it must be an export, but then the "Denver to Albuquerque" threw me off.

One of the instructors at the "Chrysler Academy" in Atlanta yesterday said that he's been getting around 21mpg with his CRD while pulling his boat roughly 200 miles. No one was able to ask him how big the boat was or anything, but if true, that's hella good news for me, as I'll be pulling a 23' travel trailer weighing right about 6000lbs. Anything near 20 will be a nice reprieve I'm getting now.
Pulling my 20' travel trailer with my 08 WK CRD cut the fuel economy in half. I think the issue is the frontal area of trailer is like pulling a large wall behind the vehicle, not aerodynamic at all. A boat would be a different story.

My suggestion would be your economy with the trailer and the WK2 CRD would also be to assume to cut the previously mentioned values in half. So you would be closer to a Hemi fuel economy - if it was not pulling anything. lol
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Re: Real World Diesel mileage

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At first I assumed it must be an export, but then the "Denver to Albuquerque" threw me off.

One of the instructors at the "Chrysler Academy" in Atlanta yesterday said that he's been getting around 21mpg with his CRD while pulling his boat roughly 200 miles. No one was able to ask him how big the boat was or anything, but if true, that's hella good news for me, as I'll be pulling a 23' travel trailer weighing right about 6000lbs. Anything near 20 will be a nice reprieve I'm getting now.
Based on my experience pulling a "caravan" here in Australia with my 2012 CRD a figure of US 21mpg could be achievable towing a reasonable boat on any one day depending on conditions and speed.
Towing my van that weighs around 4800lbs and over a number of trips totalling 12,500 miles in the past 12 months of ownership, I've averaged almost right on 14l/100km or 16.8 USmpg. This accounts for all sorts of conditions, speeds and wind direction.
On highways around 60mph with no headwind I would expect around 19USmpg, maybe a little better, but overall that figure won't be sustainable.
It is a great vehicle to tow with.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:11 PM
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Re: Real World Diesel mileage

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I've been driving one for over a year. Think real hard and I bet you can figure it out
Assuming you are a test engineer, how close to production tune, and is it a 4wd model?
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Re: Real World Diesel mileage

9lr/ 100km around town
7.5lr/ 100km highway
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:36 AM
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Re: Real World Diesel mileage

Curious to see what the 8 speed does to these numbers...
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Re: Real World Diesel mileage

Yeah, I've been hearing that new 3.0 is really cranking some good numbers out. They're getting ready to release the Ram version and I stumbled upon this chart that shows full size trucks real world towing gas vs their diesel counterparts and the various other versions that came before it. It should be intresting to see the new Ram 3.0 and what it gets. Probably will be putting those full size trucks to shame. Towing Fuel Economy Infographic - HitchAnything.com
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Re: Real World Diesel mileage

I doubt anyone in the right mind would argue that diesel is NOT more fuel efficient than gas, at the same or even slightly greater cylinder size. Or for the matter that it does not produce waaaay more torque.

The problem rests with the diesel engine out-of-pocket costs: acquisition, maintenance and fuel costs. While the fuel costs alone eventually give diesel a clear advantage, when factoring in the added costs of acquisition (in excess of $4,000+ in Jeep's case) and the more aggressive maintenance schedules, the economical benefits of a diesel engine are much harder to see in the absence of specialized needs (e.g. towing; high altitude driving; etc.).
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As of last night, 24.2 mpg city driving. I hope it stays that high or better. So far I'm tickled with my GC.
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Re: Real World Diesel mileage

Just finished a 4500km trip, a good 4000km of that on freeways. Avg speed over the trip based on trip time from EVIC was 82km/h (about 50mph). Fuel usage was between 7.7 and 8.5L/100km during the trip. I'll have to tally the fuel receipts to get a final combined usage.

2800km of the trip was fully loaded: 2 x adults, 2 x mini-adults (teenagers), 2 x dogs, roof racks & basket with luggage bag loaded up.

I've still got a week left before I've had the GC for 12 months, already got 26000kms on the clock. Might need to slow down a bit this year, but it's just so enjoyable to drive. I'm still amazed at the fuel usage.
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Re: Real World Diesel mileage

Right around 2300 miles on my Summit Eco. First 2k were MD to FL and back for Christmas - superslab, ACC, point and stay awake lol. Damn near 30mpg for the trip - hand calculated and EVIC showed 28.7. Now that I'm home - and it's COLD (between 6 and 36 F) - I commute 17 miles to and from work, over a 1500' elevation change (live on the mountain, work in the valley). Mountain road twisties that are HEAVEN on the motorcycle in the warm weather...not so good for MPG, but I'm still, as of tonight on this tank, 22.4 average on the EVIC (again, in cold, snow, and ice).

Yes, the buy-in was pricey, but I don't understand people claiming higher maintenance for a diesel. There is no tuneup. There are no plugs or wires. Oil changes are every 10k. I have a 2001 Cummins Ram with nearly 250k on it - drivetrain-wise? Add fuel, drive, repeat. Change the oil every 5k. I farkled it with gauges (boost/EGT/fuel pressure) and added a BHAF (big honkin air filter) as well as a Banks exhaust...but those were for fun, not "maintenance".

Wait.

I did put $17 worth of DEF in the WK2 because they didn't top it when I picked it up.

Does that count as maintenance?
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Right around 2300 miles on my Summit Eco. First 2k were MD to FL and back for Christmas - superslab, ACC, point and stay awake lol. Damn near 30mpg for the trip - hand calculated and EVIC showed 28.7. Now that I'm home - and it's COLD (between 6 and 36 F) - I commute 17 miles to and from work, over a 1500' elevation change (live on the mountain, work in the valley). Mountain road twisties that are HEAVEN on the motorcycle in the warm weather...not so good for MPG, but I'm still, as of tonight on this tank, 22.4 average on the EVIC (again, in cold, snow, and ice). Yes, the buy-in was pricey, but I don't understand people claiming higher maintenance for a diesel. There is no tuneup. There are no plugs or wires. Oil changes are every 10k. I have a 2001 Cummins Ram with nearly 250k on it - drivetrain-wise? Add fuel, drive, repeat. Change the oil every 5k. I farkled it with gauges (boost/EGT/fuel pressure) and added a BHAF (big honkin air filter) as well as a Banks exhaust...but those were for fun, not "maintenance". Wait. I did put $17 worth of DEF in the WK2 because they didn't top it when I picked it up. Does that count as maintenance?
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Re: Real World Diesel mileage

Mine is reporting 7.6L/100km with a range of 1170km!!
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