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Unread 03-14-2004, 06:14 AM   #1
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3.7L Fuel Economy

What is the average mpg owners of the Jeep Liberty with 3.7L engine and auto are getting in combined city and highway? I have a new Liberty with a very rough idle, although cruising it seems OK, but the fuel economy is poor with an average of only 17.1 mpg. This is with my wife driving and is approximately 70% highway and 30% city. She is not a lead foot driver.

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Unread 03-14-2004, 07:22 AM   #2
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Fuel economy in a Jeep? What is that? My mileage is finally creeping back up, I am now up to 14.8 mpg with mixed driving. It was down to 14 mpg in January.
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Unread 03-14-2004, 07:30 AM   #3
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I agree with LadyLiberty. Gas mileage is not a highpoint in owning my Renegade. I get between 14.5-16.8 mpg. Had a high of 19.5 on a trip to Ct with the wife driving granny style in the slow lane.....
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Unread 03-14-2004, 08:56 AM   #4
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I know it's not an economy car, but the window sticker had 17 city and 22 highway, and it averages right at the city#. I had a 2001 Dodge Dakota with 3.92 rear gear , 5-speed and the 4.7L engine an I averaged 2 mpg better than the 3.7L 2WD Liberty.
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Unread 03-14-2004, 09:11 AM   #5
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About as good as LL. My 22000 # motorhome gets 9.5, pulling the Renegade and the wifes MDX(5000+# AWD,250hp.) that she drives like she stole it, gets a solid 19.6 to 22.5.

Edited to add: Just filled at the service station, 15.1 MPG. This POS is Chryslers' contribution to our economy. PS The trip computer indicated 14.8 MPG.

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Unread 03-14-2004, 11:30 AM   #6
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I am getting 16.2 average and that 100% in town driving. My Jeep doesn't see much other than local stop and go driving. I didn't buy it for fuel economy but I do thinik they should do better for having a 6 cylinder engine.
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Unread 03-14-2004, 05:44 PM   #7
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What is the average mpg owners of the Jeep Liberty with 3.7L engine and auto are getting in combined city and highway? I have a new Liberty with a very rough idle, although cruising it seems OK, but the fuel economy is poor with an average of only 17.1 mpg. This is with my wife driving and is approximately 70% highway and 30% city. She is not a lead foot driver.
My experience with Jeeps is that they do idle rough until they get broke in.Both my TJ and the wife's KJ seemed to idle rough at first but are fine now.As for mileage...they both suck for fuel economy. I was just looking at getting a 2005 Mustang GT next spring...300 HP with 19/27 mpg out of a V-8. Now if Ford can do that why doesn't DC do something. Gas isn't getting any cheaper and neither is my commute to work,lol
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Unread 03-14-2004, 08:19 PM   #8
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My Liberty with 3.7L gets almost exactly what they said on the manufacturer's sticker....18 in town, 25mpg on the highway. If you drive on the freeway and keep your speed 65mph or below..your gas mileage goes way up. I've had it almost to 30mpg by keeping the speed below 65mph.
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Unread 03-15-2004, 12:29 AM   #9
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Wow almost 30 mpg... We avg. 17 on a good week. The hwy speed limit around here is 70 and most people don't think too kindy to people doing 65. Is it the gear ratio that is causing the Liberty to get low mpg? Does anyone have any mods that have squeezed out a few more mpg's?
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Unread 03-15-2004, 04:07 AM   #10
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I didn't include this in the original post, but our Liberty is 2wd.
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Unread 03-15-2004, 04:32 AM   #11
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I generally get 20.5 - 21.5 highway. In the city I get about 17 - 17.5. For some reason, though, when I leave the Liberty with the wife, she tends to get about 15 - 16 city. I guess she drives with a less subtle foot?

By the way, I read somewhere that the Liberty gets pretty much the same gas mileage as the Cherokee used to. The Liberty however, is heavier than the Cherokee (not sure of the numbers - I haven't really looked them up.) If that is the case, then in reality, in order to squeeze the same gas mileage out of the heavier Liberty as they did out of the Cherokee, then DC actually did improve their gas mileage.

To end users like us, it doesn't seem like much of a difference. But imagine what the mileage would be if they hadn't made improvements to compensate for the weight.
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Unread 03-15-2004, 09:12 AM   #12
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No mods overhead shows 13.8 need to do it manual. That is 50/50 driving.

I have a 04 F250 4X4 Crew Cab LB 6.0l V8 and get better milage out of it (14.8) all city.
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Unread 03-15-2004, 09:24 AM   #13
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I have a 04 Liberty (2 wheel drive) and I am on mt 3rd tank of gas. I have averaged 18.5 on all three.
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Unread 03-15-2004, 11:03 AM   #14
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My second tank got 20MPG - all highway driving. I will be gasing up today, and it looks like I should be close to 20MPG (a guess).

I'm interested in driving below 65 to see if I get better than sticker - 17 city/21 highway.
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Unread 03-15-2004, 02:35 PM   #15
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drive below 65mph

I'll guarantee you'll get way better gas mileage keeping it at, or under 65mph. I have the 3.7L with the automatic, and saw a HUGE increase in gas mileage keeping it under 65. Just stay in the right hand lane so as not to piss off too many people. Sit back and enjoy the ride. Everybody's in such a damn hurry these days......The speed limit here on the freeway is 70 also...way too fast for roads that see sub par maintenance.
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