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post #21 of 41 (permalink) Old 08-25-2014, 12:29 PM
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I have a 4x4 3.6 and am still learning to drive it effectively. I get about 25 MPG according to the dash and I have a bad habit of accelerating too fast after traffic lights and using my AC a lot. Not too bad!
I remember seeing a mythbusters where they said that AC vs. windows down is even at about 40MPH. I don't know if that holds true, but I use it to justify the AC!

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post #22 of 41 (permalink) Old 08-25-2014, 09:43 PM
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The MPG has been the biggest surprise to date with this Cherokee.
V6 w/AD2 and Tow. EPA rated at 26 mpg highway.
At 3,500 odometer miles on a 300 mile highway run it averaged 31.5. That is running at 55-70 mph.
At 5,000 odometer miles the trip I took the other day: same highway, same speeds, same destination, same fuel rocked at just under 34 mpg.
Even calculation of a variance of - 1 mpg for hand calculation It could be as low as .5 I have to be impressed with this Cherokee.

Now that is with 89 octane E10. This is also not using city summer gas. I do find urban area summer gas will cut my mpg drastically.
100% highway.
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I would also assume this has a lot to do with the Cherokee running in FWD the whole time. That is using Auto mode.
I feel it also has a lot to do with the 9 speed running in 8th all the time at 65/70.
I do see 9th only when at 74+, a slight down hill and foot off the gas.
So I have become a great believer in this 9 speed and FWD set up.
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When it comes to mpg, the best we have ever achieved on a tankful is 26.2 mpg, but that was on fairly level roads although the TH was quite heavily loaded for a week long trip. In the mountains of s.w. Montana, even more heavily loaded for a two-three week trip, we usually averaged about 24 mpg. Not bad for 2 tons of 4x4!

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Let's just hope those numbers are real and can be achieved in real life.
Real life 23.1 mpg with my V6 TH with mostly urban driving.

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It seems to me that many of you are exaggerating mileage. I have the 3.2 and am currently at 22.6 combined about equal highway/city. Also there is no 3.6 in the Cherokee.
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It seems to me that many of you are exaggerating mileage. I have the 3.2 and am currently at 22.6 combined about equal highway/city. Also there is no 3.6 in the Cherokee.
There are many variables in mpg. I would imagine most of the reported readings are from the on board computer mpg screen.
The on board computer calculations are not that far off, as I have found on mine.
Even when you hand calculate there will be a difference over the fill amounts.
I do find a difference when I do not use the ACC (tech group) on the highway for even part of the trip.

* Your 22.6 combined is not bad combined. It depends if its 50/50, more, or less highway. My combined is all over the board. The only consistent readings I get are highway. In town can vary by as much +/- 2-3 mpg. That is 17-20 mpg.
* Trail Hawk is heavier and will get lower mpg.
* If you are using 4WD, like driving in Sport mode, even part of the cycle you will eat gas over the FWD mode that Auto mode defaults too.
* Type of gas you use, that is big City gas or regional EPA requirement on gas. has a big impact. For instance when I go to Chicago I try to only fill enough to get out of the urban area. That cuts my mpg back.
* Colder weather will hurt your mpg also. Mine has all ready been impacted.
I struggle jut to get close to 19.0 now.
* Individual driving habits have a huge impact on mpg. That's why I love ACC. It takes my driving acceleration/deceleration/constant speed and braking out of the equation. Net result is better mpg for me.

It also depends a lot if your Cherokee is fully broken in.
Mine did not even start using 8th till around 3,000 miles of so, maybe more.
That alone made a huge improvement in mpg. Even up to 5,000 miles it was still getting better.
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Mine is hovering around 22 mpg since it got cold; down about 2 mpg. I'd be getting less if I had to drive in rush hour traffic. V6 ADII.
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There are many variables in mpg. I would imagine most of the reported readings are from the on board computer mpg screen.
The on board computer calculations are not that far off, as I have found on mine.
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It also depends a lot if your Cherokee is fully broken in.
Mine did not even start using 8th till around 3,000 miles of so, maybe more.
That alone made a huge improvement in mpg. Even up to 5,000 miles it was still getting better.
Not sure what you consider "not that far off" wrt EVIC mpg calc, but mine has been 1.5 to 2.0 mpg off (high) since the day I drove it from the dealership. This difference has been noted and commented on by others on this forum. A more correct reply is that "your" computer calculated mpg is fairly accurate--others may achieve different results.

As to not fully broken in and not using 8th gear until 3000 miles, my TH hit 8th gear the first time I took it on the highway (about 300 miles or so). After that trip, I calculated 23+ mpg measured at the pump with a calculator, not the EVIC. Indeed, it is typical that I average 24 mpg in the city, but less at highway speeds (23 mpg @ 75+). No appreciable great increase in mpg have been noticed in the 6000 or so miles I've driven it.

I don't argue the the TH is not a heavy beast and that other models will do better wrt mpg, but this nonsense about driving thousands of miles to break it in, is just that, nonsense. If you want another opinion wrt mpg expectation on a TH from this owner, then I'd say 23-24+ is pretty dead on. If you like long rides at 60-65 mph, then perhaps you can squeeze another mpg or so.

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Only you can decide. I have the I4 and think it's great. Interestingly, it seems many of the negative I4 comments come from those with the V6. Over-compensation? :-) I've not read many I4 owners complaints.
Over compensation indeed. I have the I4, and am happy that I didn't fork over another $1500 Cdn for the 6. I have a Sport 4x4 with towing package. I have a 1,300 lb travel trailer to tow and I made sure about the maximum capacity with the I4 (2,000 lbs).

I get 32 mpg on the highway (8.9 l/100km), 23 mpg city (lots of stop and go and 40 km/hour limits).

Sure a V6 would be fun but as it is, I can can make the tires squeal on this thing and launch away from stop lights leaving everyone in my rear view mirror....which probably accounts for the 12.3 l/100km city rating.
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post #30 of 41 (permalink) Old 02-18-2015, 04:16 PM
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oops...my bad. I was using a British mileage convertor.

Make that 26 mpg on the highway and 19 city for you American folk.

And me with my lead foot.

I did manage just over 6 l/100km one time coming through the Malahat Drive mountain pass into Victoria one time. (37 mpg) I guess the wind was behind me. Plus I was trying to conserve fuel.
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