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Unread 09-17-2006, 10:26 PM   #1
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Compass ACTUAL mileage

I've seen the EPA mileage and also seen the specs from Motorweek, but what kinda actual mileage are you guys getting in the real world? Specificly the 4x4 auto.....

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Unread 09-18-2006, 05:11 AM   #2
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ponderosa says he gets 24 combined and maybe mistyfate can tell us what she's getting. I just filled up for my standard round trip back and forth to work and got a solid 24.
My first posting under "Compass Owner Review" has the mileage variations at the bottom of the first post before break in and more information on my 4K trip that we just returned from with driving conditions and all (post 28). I'd say over all I'm getting better than the 23/26 rating for the CVT; maybe 24/27.5 if I keep my foot out of it. Call it 25 mpg if you like.

Oh yea, just for fun. The AVG MPG was reading 37.3 on the down hill run from Flagstaff to the desert floor! It's about a 4000 foot drop .

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Unread 09-18-2006, 03:32 PM   #3
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on inside line an online auto testing group similar to car and driver and road and track, on their evulation of the compass they said that the tested mpg was a good 5 -6 mpg lower and it underporformed in acceleratino and drivabilty.(specificaly on long drives the seats became uncomfortable and their were a fair amount of blind spots.)

i personally think jeep needs to stop the whole fancy smancy new car theme and do what they do best. simple to make, simple to fix, simple interiors that include all the nesscties(ac,radio,etc.) and some of the luxries (heated seats,cd,powerlocks), and visiualy pleasing suv's. they need to do some more resherch and get decently powered good fuel economy eingins standard and for the hardcore off road ppl put in some nice 5.7 hemi's.

they should do somthing along this line, drop all the models that are not being receved well(compass, patriot,possibly commander). Keep the wrangler(normal and unlimited), grand cherokee, and liberty. start produceing a small to midsized truck with avaible single and crew cabs. and then dimlerchrylser may finally gain mass popularity with their new vehicles and expand from their.

jeep needs to get back to what they did best during their wonder years(amc-chrylser) where they turned the most profits and had the most brand lyolty started(because you all kno thoes are what got most of the ppl on this form into jeeps), but hey that is just my opnion on the matter and i kno full well that dc isnt gonna read this and isnt gonna listen to a 17 year old kid that wants jeep to be restored back to it's former glory before it is to late and dc kills off the brand.
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Unread 09-18-2006, 05:33 PM   #4
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Please stick to the topic and don't believe everything that you read in magazines. I doubt if they even went through a full tank of gas and more than likely had their foot in it all of the time (performance tests right?) on a vehicle that wasn't broken in. Most of the reports that I have read sounded like they were trying to turn it into a "Trail Rated" model, which it is not. Most of what I've seen does say that the seat comfort is one of the Compass' strong points. I look at most car magazines the same way I look at Playboy...for the pictures! I place NO value on their opinions.

Jeep will still make something that fits your needs when you can afford it and some of the engineering may well come from the Compass.

Here is ACTUAL mileage and if what I've been posting helps anybody in their decision to buy or not to buy then it's a good thing. The Compass is absolutely NOT for everybody but, neither is a Wrangler. Most of the Road Trip was at 75 mph plus and I still averaged almost 25 mpg. The magazines that rate it at 5/6 mpg less that EPA are just full of themselves and something else too.

1st fill up @338 miles 23.26 mpg; 2nd @ 532 miles 21.78, 3rd @ 782 miles 24.0, 4th @1050 miles 24.22, 5th@1297 miles 23.14, 6th@1510 miles 22.37.

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Litchfield IL 1800 289.3 11.345 25.50mpg 70
Spfield MO 2053 253.1 10.856 23.31mpg 75 Hills
Joplin MO 2133 80.20 2.919 27.48mpg 75 Hills
Calumet OK 2389 255.4 11.438 22.33mpg 75 Rain and Hills
Amarillo TX 2611 222.0 8.847 25.09mpg 80 Flat
Albuquerque 2890 278.7 10.83 25.73mpg 80 Flat
Houck AZ 3075 184.8 7.293 25.33mpg 80 Flat
Flagstaff 3223 148.3 6.99 21.21mpg 80 Hills
Flagstaff 3385 161.6 5.856 27.60mpg Flat 60 – 65
Tucson 3640 255.5 11.018 23.19mpg 45min ideling with A/C (wreck on I-10 in Phoenix)
Tucson 3743 102.6 Gas stolen Tucson
Las Cruces 4013 270.1 11.512 23.46mpg 75 Rain and Hills
Roswell 4212 198.5 7.192 27.60mpg 80 Flat
Hereford TX 4393 181.1 6.975 25.96mpg 80 Hills
Clinton OK 4616 222.3 8.395 26.48mpg 80 Flat
Joplin 4907 291.0 11.238 25.89mpg 80 Hills
Cuba MO 5105 198.0 8.754 22.61mpg 75 Hills
El Paso IL 5374 269.6 10.366 26.00mpg 70 Flat
Finish 5535 160.0 6.546 24.44mpg 70 Flat

Total Miles minus Tucson 3915.7
Total Gallons 158.37
Avg MPG 24.72
1st half to Tucson 2130 miles/87.392 gal 24.37mpg
2nd half from Tucson 1792 miles/70.978 gal 25.24mpg
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Unread 09-19-2006, 08:10 AM   #5
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on inside line an online auto testing group similar to car and driver and road and track, on their evulation of the compass they said that the tested mpg was a good 5 -6 mpg lower
I spent more than a decade enjoying the press fleets from all the major manufacturers. Most cars were delivered with very few miles on them. These are the same press fleets that service C&D, R&T and all the rest of the moto-journalists who are driving/testing new products.

Most cars are NOT going to see their best fuel mileage until after AT LEAST a couple of thousand, to nearly 10k miles, when the motor, trans and chassis full break-in.

So it is rare that a magazine or tester for a new product will get an accurate picture of fuel mileage.





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i personally think jeep needs to ...

drop all the models that are not being receved well(compass, patriot,possibly commander).
I personally think you need to re-evaluate how you can personally determine whether or not the Compass (and the frickin' Patriot which isn't even out yet) is being received well
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Unread 09-19-2006, 03:10 PM   #6
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I've been seeing anywhere between 21 to 27 miles a gallon. I do not take many road trips...and I work in the same town that i live in...so my gas usage generally reflects that. However I think the highway mileage I get is great. On a recent trip I put on 180 miles (round trip all highway) and still had half a tank left - the rest of the tank I used on "around town" driving. For a tank that only holds 13.5 gallons I think that is impressive.
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Unread 09-20-2006, 09:23 AM   #7
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I've been seeing anywhere between 21 to 27 miles a gallon. I do not take many road trips...and I work in the same town that i live in...so my gas usage generally reflects that. However I think the highway mileage I get is great. On a recent trip I put on 180 miles (round trip all highway) and still had half a tank left - the rest of the tank I used on "around town" driving. For a tank that only holds 13.5 gallons I think that is impressive.

that's what I want to hear!
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Unread 09-30-2006, 10:42 AM   #8
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First fill up after my trip and almost 6000 miles on it, round trip to work was 23.33... My last and most recent, where I was actually trying for the best mileage that I could get was 24.64. Driving conditions are posted elsewhere. This is the closest "car" actual mileage to EPA estimates that I've ever seen or heard about and actually a little bit better, a pleasant surprise.
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Unread 10-06-2006, 10:42 AM   #9
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ON the commercial it says 30 is for the 4x2 model. What do they say about the 4x4 model?
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The 30 is for the 2.0 in the sport, not sure about the 2.0 4X4. The 2.4, 4X4 is 23/26.
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and the 5-speed sport/limited 4x4 is supposed to be 26/29
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Unread 10-06-2006, 11:04 AM   #12
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the 2.4, 4X2 is 24/27. So it must be the 2.0 2X4 5 spd that gets the 30 but I can't find any 2.0 to verify that right now or 2.0 4X4.
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the 2.4, 4X2 is 24/27. So it must be the 2.0 2X4 5 spd that gets the 30 but I can't find any 2.0 to verify that right now or 2.0 4X4.

Unless they said "about 30" cause 29 is "about" 30...
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Unread 10-06-2006, 11:37 AM   #14
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Just checked the specs at the Jeep site and they show the 4X2 as 26/30 and the 4X4 as 25/29 The listing only show 2.4 with 5 spd. I don't see a listing on 2.0 or CVT other than what is listed on the Dealer Invoices at the Jeep search tools. It's not very clear.
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Unread 10-06-2006, 01:10 PM   #15
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Finally found it. Last page of this pdf file. But still doesn't cover the 2.0.

http://www.jeep.com/en/compass/speci...0%20mileage%22
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