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ajs800 03-16-2012 10:14 PM

Impressed with V6 MPG
 
I haven't been able to get a true gage of the MPG since buying in November and using winter gas and being in cold temps. Well, today I had a 150 mile business trip and averaged 26.9mpg at a steady 70mph. I even calculated it myself and came up with 26.8. Very impressed to say the least. I noticed my in town avg has been up close to 18mpg the last couple weeks as well.

I haven't regretted going with the v6 one bit. :thumbsup:

Ricko 03-16-2012 11:30 PM

Re: Impressed with V6 MPG
 
wow i love the v6 as well but getting like 14 mpg lol that is all city driving though

rockrash 03-17-2012 06:22 AM

Re: Impressed with V6 MPG
 
All in the foot!

Jeeters 03-17-2012 06:56 AM

Re: Impressed with V6 MPG
 
My mileage has suddenly gotten higher, too, with the warmer weather. Over the winter it was always in the 19s. For the last week, it's now suddenly in the 22s. Mixed driving.

Eric67 03-17-2012 07:32 AM

Re: Impressed with V6 MPG
 
City driving; 18 mpg. Highway; 22 mpg. Not bad for a big 4x4 :thumbsup:

padgett 03-17-2012 09:38 AM

Re: Impressed with V6 MPG
 
Took a 147 mile trip last weekend with 70 mph Interstate, 65 mph Interstate, 20 MPH Interstate (afternoon Disney traffic), some urban (20 mi.), & about four cool restarts with a 24.6 MPG average.

In counterpoint look here (am a convert from GM) and here. Note: suspect Canadians are reporting miles per imperial gallon, little bigger than US.

Bottom line, IMNSHO the WK2 Pentastar is the most technologically advanced of the current US engines (no diesels available) and the 4400 lb handicap is just the price I must pay for a 5,000 lb towing capacity. Other features and good looks are side benefits to a low long tern TCO. No wonder sales are up.

markp99 03-17-2012 10:39 AM

Re: Impressed with V6 MPG
 
Hmmm, on mostly highway driving I see just under 20, mixed/city driving <18mpg, city only ~16.

I'v been trying to be a bit lighter on the pedal to see if that improves.

rockrash 03-17-2012 11:45 AM

Re: Impressed with V6 MPG
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by markp99 (Post 595491)
Hmmm, on mostly highway driving I see just under 20, mixed/city driving <18mpg, city only ~16.

I'v been trying to be a bit lighter on the pedal to see if that improves.

With 20''s or 18''s ? Tire size makes a difference. Just noticed ajs800 has 20'' that's impressive

ajs800 03-17-2012 11:52 AM

Re: Impressed with V6 MPG
 
Yeah, the best I could get all winter with hwy mpg was 23. Again, the 26mpg was 100% hwy and no cruise. I kept it at 70 and was very light on the foot. The entire trip was realitively flat as well.

ajs800 03-17-2012 11:56 AM

Re: Impressed with V6 MPG
 
Yep, wife drives a traverse with the 3.6L DI and it never does better then 23mpg and city is horrible and very close to the Tahoe it replaced.




Quote:

Originally Posted by padgett (Post 595464)
Took a 147 mile trip last weekend with 70 mph Interstate, 65 mph Interstate, 20 MPH Interstate (afternoon Disney traffic), some urban (20 mi.), & about four cool restarts with a 24.6 MPG average.

In counterpoint look here (am a convert from GM) and here. Note: suspect Canadians are reporting miles per imperial gallon, little bigger than US.

Bottom line, IMNSHO the WK2 Pentastar is the most technologically advanced of the current US engines (no diesels available) and the 4400 lb handicap is just the price I must pay for a 5,000 lb towing capacity. Other features and good looks are side benefits to a low long tern TCO. No wonder sales are up.


machinegun74 03-17-2012 02:04 PM

Re: Impressed with V6 MPG
 
I get 18.6 city and 23.8 highway using cruise. I wish where I drove was flat I am sure Id do much better.

SW03ES 03-17-2012 03:12 PM

Re: Impressed with V6 MPG
 
Ours sucks...but that was to be expected when we bought it.

Kinda miss that Prius though now that gas is $1 more a gallon than when I bought the Jeep...well...only miss the Prius when its time to gas up ;)


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