I'm totally in love with the GC's, and really want one...V6 is just fine for me. However I'm really ticked off that Jeep does not get better gas mileage. I mean heck, I can almost drive an H2 with a V8 and get the same mileage I was pulling with my retal Jeep with a V6. I think I was getting 13 MPG around the city. The most I pulled was 19-20 on the freeway.
Now why in the heck would Jeep make a full time 4x4? That should be an option for people who want it, if you ask me... I prefer 2-wheel drive, and select 4x4 WHEN I need it. Humm...2-3 more MPG would be a good thing, Jeep.
So...how much is it costing you guys to fill up with these high gas prices? It's about $3.30 around here for base fuel.
It costs me gobs to fill up, but I hardly do it. I have about a 5 mile commute. We use my wife's car for most of our running around. We all have 20 gallon tanks. Jump onto gasbuddy.com to find out what we're all paying.
I knew going into it that the GC gets poor gas mileage. I love having full time 4wd, plus how well it does off road. If gas mileage really was an issue, I'd get something else, so you'll hear no griping from me.
Jeep: 2006 Midnight Blue Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L • Bells • Whistles
Mods: Tow Hooks • Mopar & 4xGuard Skid Plates & Rock Rails • Flowmaster 70 • 255/65R17 REVO's
I have the inline V6, most of my driving is rural community stuff (to school, to work) maybe a few miles of highway on the weekends. I average between 15 and 17 mpg(depends on my driving style for the week). I usually let the tank get to about 1/8th (depends on day of week/$$) so it costs about $60 +/- $5.
The weight is why the WK V6 gets horrible mileage. Get a V8 or better yet the Hemi and you will have better gas mileage. Another thing is that with the WK, most are driven on road hence the full time 4WD.
Seriously, if you want better gas mileage and still some off road ability might I suggest you look into a Toyota 4Runner or something? I don't understand the concept of buying a vehicle you don't want just to save 3 mpg though. If you figure 12,000 miles per year, you would burn 923 gallons at 13 mpg, and 750 gallons at 16 mpg (typical for a V6 4Runner). That 173 gallon difference at $3.30 costs $571.15 extra for the year...... give me a break, I spend more than that on coffee.
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13 mpg - edit: 12 mpg
No hi-lift on the hood (yet)
Still can't get it to take off from a treadmill....