Originally Posted by Joey-G
I've since driven 100 miles all highway and gone through a half tank which is roughly 16 mpg i believe. I would never expect to get the actual window sticker estimates but that seemed alarmly low to me.
I drive 75mph, 70 miles a day, to and from work. At that speed and distance, my Crown Vic (@4,000lbs; w/ 4.6L V8) actually beats my Pat in MPG, by a wide margin. Aerodynamics plays a huge part in fuel mileage. Keep in mind that the engine RPM required to sustain 75mph is about 3k on flat highway (depending on wind velocity and direction). Encounter a slight upward grade and the RPM can top 4.5K, no problem.
If I am tooling around town making quick stops here and there, the Jeep does much better then the CV, which should be what one should expect.