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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-01-2016, 08:45 PM
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MPG is very dependent on use, I think. My wife is in mid-teens on cold winter days on a short commute, but we're getting high 20s and even over 30 on the interstate at 75 mph.

BTW, what is with C&D's comment about high lift-over height for loading?

I guess having TH's is the trouble, if I got 25MPG on a highway trip even being careful I'd be overjoyed!! Maybe even love the thing rather than just liking it!


I did find that I do much better NOT using cruise control, first Jeep ever that has does worse WITH cruise ON!!


You're right it is a lift into the cargo area, and not much height when in!!


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Don't know how the managed 20 mpg , I can get 26/27 on a run pretty easily , The KL (TH) is the best all round multi tasking vehicle out there , Nothing comes close , It's a jack of all trades and masters most of them , if not all .

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I really don't get all the hate the 2.4l tigershark engine receives.

Coming from a 1.8l turbo hatchback, I find the tigershark more refined in terms of engine sound at high rpm, and totally adequate in terms of power even with AD1.

I have 27,000mi in a year and a half, have taken many long distance road trips, have crossed over the Sierra Nevada mountains back and forth at least 6 times and I have never had problems with the power. Yes, passing on the highway isn't as quick and painless as it was on my turbo hatch, but this is an SUV after all.

On the way to Reno, I pass most vehicles going up the mountain and never struggle maintaining 10mi above the speed limit. Safety limits me before the power of the engine.

It's true that in AUTO, the Cherokee gets sluggish because it wants to up shift as fast as possible, but if you put it in SPORT, it turns into a whole different vehicle: quick and responsive.
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I really don't get all the hate the 2.4l tigershark engine receives.

Coming from a 1.8l turbo hatchback, I find the tigershark more refined in terms of engine sound at high rpm, and totally adequate in terms of power even with AD1.

I have 27,000mi in a year and a half, have taken many long distance road trips, have crossed over the Sierra Nevada mountains back and forth at least 6 times and I have never had problems with the power. Yes, passing on the highway isn't as quick and painless as it was on my turbo hatch, but this is an SUV after all.

On the way to Reno, I pass most vehicles going up the mountain and never struggle maintaining 10mi above the speed limit. Safety limits me before the power of the engine.

It's true that in AUTO, the Cherokee gets sluggish because it wants to up shift as fast as possible, but if you put it in SPORT, it turns into a whole different vehicle: quick and responsive.
It's all relative. 30 years ago your Jeep would have been considered fairly quick at the time. Now days if your vehicle can't do a quarter mile in 13 sec or less it's considered slow. I've owned cars that were really slow. 1983 Toyota Tercel with a automatic transmission. Top speed 85, 0-60"around 16 to 20 sec.
The V6 is just as fast as many stock muscle cars of the 60's and 70's and people still complain that's it's slow.
The main thing is if your vehicle meets all your needs, then that all that counts. Ignore all the stupid comments.
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Don't know how the managed 20 mpg , I can get 26/27 on a run pretty easily , The KL (TH) is the best all round multi tasking vehicle out there , Nothing comes close , It's a jack of all trades and masters most of them , if not all .
That's the best thing I like about the TH. It's does everything very well. I believe it's the best all around vehicle. Most of the haters have never even driven one. They're just pulling stuff out of they're asses, and don't really know what they are talking about.
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I would agree with your observations on the 4 cylinder engine. I traded a 2010 Equinox LTZ with the V-6 and I am happy with my Cherokee Limited with the Tigershark. When I bought the Equinox I did buy it so I could tow my toys, but I found the Equinox not a good choice for (my) towing needs. I bought a Quad Cab Dakota with a V-8 that does a much better job. Since I didn't need another vehicle to tow, no complaints so far with the Cherokee and the 4 cylinder engine.

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post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-21-2016, 01:26 PM
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MPG varies wildly from vehicle to vehicle. I think the absolute best I've seen on the EVIC is like 24.9 on a trip that was all highway and flat to slight downhill. Doing short city driving mine is around 15mpg. Combined city and highway keeps mine in the 19mpg range.

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