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Unread 03-30-2013, 06:47 PM   #1
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OMG What a great Cruck! 26.4 mpg!

Just got 4,000 miles on my 2013 Summit V6, and did a 2,400 mile swing from Chicago to Boston to DC and back (college hunt). What an incredible vehicle! I call it a 'cruck' because it is half car half truck. Perfect.

The trip out was excellent, getting 23 mpg at 75+. Just did a real milage test (120 miles, 60 in each direction) and at 65 I recorded an average of 26.4 mpg. WOW! While War Driving is hard on every body, the Jeep made it the most pleasant trip possible. Phenomenal comfort and ride.

AND NO SQUAWKS! I can't believe that I bought a new car and 4,000 mile of no trouble.

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Unread 03-30-2013, 06:54 PM   #2
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Just no. My Grand Cherokee is definitely not a car much less a "cruck".

Regardless...awesome MPG.
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Unread 03-30-2013, 07:06 PM   #3
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Yup, I just got basically the same results on our 2012 Limited on a run to the Outer Banks and back from Philly.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f309/...6-mpg-1501263/

It looks like 60-65 is the upper end of the mph range to max mpg. Pretty impressive though.

And, yes, it's very "car like" in appointments/amenities for sure.
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Unread 03-30-2013, 07:21 PM   #4
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Many pickup trucks also have the same features as a "car". Just because it has certain, "nice"/luxurious features doesn't label it a car these days. Navigation, heated seats and steering wheel, etc can be found on most cars these days. For me, at least, I do not see one bit of a car in a WK2. Maybe in an Explorer.


Not to mention "cruck" just sounds like "crunk" which is a stupid word.
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Unread 03-30-2013, 07:41 PM   #5
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Many pickup trucks also have the same features as a "car". Just because it has certain, "nice"/luxurious features doesn't label it a car these days. Navigation, heated seats and steering wheel, etc can be found on most cars these days. For me, at least, I do not see one bit of a car in a WK2. Maybe in an Explorer.


Not to mention "cruck" just sounds like "crunk" which is a stupid word.
So what - on all counts.

Honestly, you're just being pedantic.

Sure, you CAN get things like heated leather and GPS and what not on trucks today, but traditionally speaking those are the amenities of luxury CARS or maybe in recent times luxury crossovers.

Once you get into memory seats, mirrors that tilt in reverse, etc you're in the realm of "cars".

Some might also argue a unibody chassis puts it in the realm of cars too, though that seems to be changing in the world of trucks so that may soon be a wash.

OK you could point out that a traditional 4wd arrangment with transfer case would suggest truck.

When I bought my 99 GC QD it was because of 2 major factors - 1. it had the capabilities of a truck, but it definitely drove/handled more car-like than any real truck I'd ever driven. Though I'll admit our WK2 has taken a step backwards (or forwards depending on your desires) and is more truck-like than some previous generations.

Honestly, it's all semantics and I don't really give a crap, but I definitely agree that it is car-like in many features, much more so than what I identify with most "trucks" even today.
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Oh well. Agree to disagree? I know I am driving an SUV not a car. But I guess I am one of the few that think that.





And yes, I am being pedantic. That is a trait of mine. I am quite meticulous and known for "splitting hairs" and focusing on semantics when I am talking about or looking into something
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Unread 03-30-2013, 07:59 PM   #7
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Oh well. Agree to disagree? I know I am driving an SUV not a car. But I guess I am one of the few that think that.


And yes, I am being pedantic. That is a trait of mine. I am quite meticulous and known for "splitting hairs" and focusing on semantics when I am talking about or looking into something
It's cool, I have no problem disagreeing.

But I don't actually think we are.

And maybe part of the problem is I can get pretty pedantic too.

Honestly, we could spend the evening talking about the definition of an SUV vs a Crossover too.

But here's why we seem to be knocking heads. Neither the OP (by my read) nor myself are claiming it is a car. We're just saying it is car-like in some of its attributes (comfort, quiet cabin, amenities etc).

It's all good though...
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Unread 03-30-2013, 08:03 PM   #8
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I'm pretty sure they call those half-car-half-truck vehicles "Jeeps". All the capabilities of a truck with the size proportions of a car
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Unread 03-30-2013, 08:44 PM   #9
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It's cool, I have no problem disagreeing.

But I don't actually think we are.

And maybe part of the problem is I can get pretty pedantic too.

Honestly, we could spend the evening talking about the definition of an SUV vs a Crossover too.

But here's why we seem to be knocking heads. Neither the OP (by my read) nor myself are claiming it is a car. We're just saying it is car-like in some of its attributes (comfort, quiet cabin, amenities etc).

It's all good though...
Haha yea.

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Unread 03-30-2013, 11:00 PM   #10
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Gonna try driving 60-65 mph next time...highest mpg i've gotten was 21mpg going 75mph the whole way...i have no idea how you guys are breaking 25...
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Unread 03-30-2013, 11:10 PM   #11
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Look for those tail winds and always drive down hill Oh and never ever use your brakes, that is just a waste of good momentum.

In my youth I once drafted 18 wheelers on a trip from Pittsburg to Boston and got near 30 mpg with my '69 383 charger ... that was typically a 12-14 mpg vehicle. I wouldn't recommend taking advantage of the draft, however.
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Unread 03-31-2013, 07:31 AM   #12
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[QUOTE=Kev M;15220598] Honestly, we could spend the evening talking about the definition of an SUV vs a Crossover too.


No doubt about that. Talk about pedantic when you get that discussion going.....
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Unread 03-31-2013, 11:21 AM   #13
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I've seen 26 mpg in my V8 4x4 Overland... but I had a draft behind an Excursion that was going 65 and this was in FLAT Florida. The Jeep is capable of dman impressive fuel economy though considering its heft and size. My old Crossover was much smaller and it could only do 29 mpg, despite having a much smaller/less powerful V6, part time AWD, and 1500 pounds or more less weight. A worthwhile trade off.

It also did about 17 in the city, my Jeep does about 14. Can't really complain there.
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Unread 04-01-2013, 04:09 AM   #14
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nice

over about 50 miles.

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Unread 04-01-2013, 05:54 AM   #15
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Well heck, we saw 29 mpg indicated for 30 miles or so, but that's too short a distance to believe it would be sustainable.

The 26 mpg we got was for hundreds of miles and verified with a fill up.

No drafting necessary and obviously not all down hill.
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