Go test drive one to see if you like the cvt. i don't personally. Some do. Mine doesn't get the advertised mpg, but I have the off road version. The worst offender. It's advertised at 20 mpg city but only gets 16 regularly on 10% ethanol gas, which is all that's available. Lately it's been 14.5-16 with AC on.
Yes im not sure how much but i know it does im in PA. I have 650 miles on mine..thats what i averaged ..21.7 to be exact. I had a cvt before so im used to that maybe that helps. I drive normal usually keeping it under 3000 rpms.
Well you would think with the cvt there would be a happy rpm where it would be most efficient. I just wish somebody would tell me what that rpm was. As it is ive tried all over the board and it always ends with shotty mpg. Take it in to the jeep dealer and the answer is always "it's how you drive it". Easy out. Well if they are so good at driving why don't they come show me how to get 20 plus?
Yea figured they would say that ..maybe give it some time try new things...all i can really say i do is try to keep it under 3k rpms and cruise set at 62 on highway. Same with our 11 liberty (get around 18.5 average with that )
My best is similar to Gramps. Highway mileage seems to drop quickly above 65. In general I manage 19-20 city & 26-27 highway on 2012 4x4 (FD I) with CVT. One thing I do really like with CVT is on the highway it maintains the cruise control speed without any shifting. As a 4 cyl it would likely need a fair amt of that in a conventional tranny to maintain speed.