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post #11 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-26-2014, 07:34 PM
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Compared with the Cherokees competition, how does the fuel tank compare ?

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You really don't want a larger tank than 60 liters - it hinders fuel economy. The more gas you have in a tank = more weight your vehicle has to lug around when it's full. A rule of thumb with to follow: 1 gallon of fuel = 10 lbs (I remember this from when I was an aquarium hobbiest. There would be warnings on an empty aquarium to not try to ever lift an aquarium full of water as 1 gal of water = 10 pounds. So even a small 20 gallon tank filled with water weighed 200 pounds).

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an extra 3 or 4 gal what make range much better. 30 or 40 pounds of fuel when full isnt much weight. nice to have when driving thru the night and not wanting to stop and find fuel. its not a deal killer as i still bought one but would have liked 18 plus gal tank like vehicle i traded.
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Agree. Couple extra gallons isn't going to affect economy.
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The manual says the low fuel light comes on when there is less than 11.0L or 3 US gallons in the tank. Page 326.
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Thanks ib516, as that is what I thought. My grand Cherokee was around 4.5 gallons till light up.
I never did like to go that low mainly because I had heard that its the gas that actually cools the fuel pump. Over time it could shorten its life.
Having to replace a fuel pump many years ago, it was a wallet buster.
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You really don't want a larger tank than 60 liters - it hinders fuel economy.

I really do want a larger tank. I'd be happy to lose a slight amount of economy for greater range -- especially in a vehicle intended to leave the beaten path (and nearby gas stations).

I could see putting the smaller tank in the fwd 4-bangers, but a V6 TH/Tow Pack.. C'mon, obviously fuel economy wasn't the primary consideration for buyers in this configuration.
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I really do want a larger tank. I'd be happy to lose a slight amount of economy for greater range -- especially in a vehicle intended to leave the beaten path (and nearby gas stations).

I could see putting the smaller tank in the fwd 4-bangers, but a V6 TH/Tow Pack.. C'mon, obviously fuel economy wasn't the primary consideration for buyers in this configuration.
How big is the actual tank compared with its class competitors? Jeep.ca isnt playing ball with the spec sheet

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I really do want a larger tank. I'd be happy to lose a slight amount of economy for greater range -- especially in a vehicle intended to leave the beaten path (and nearby gas stations).

I could see putting the smaller tank in the fwd 4-bangers, but a V6 TH/Tow Pack.. C'mon, obviously fuel economy wasn't the primary consideration for buyers in this configuration.
True. Maybe in the future Jeep should consider a larger tank on the Trailhawks for off roading purposes....

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How big is the actual tank compared with its class competitors? Jeep.ca isnt playing ball with the spec sheet
Mazda CX5 - 58L
Honda CRV - 58L
Ford Escape - 57L
Jeep Cherokee - 60L
Toyota RAV 4 - 60L
Subaru Crosstrek - 60L

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