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Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
#40 of 105 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
Apr 14, 2007 (6:14 am)
Hi New Here...hows everyone doing?
I have a 1998 jeep Grand limited with 111,000 miles I had it for a year now..nice car..lots of features..nice handling.. BUT the gas usage on this V8 car stinks...I am filling this car up almost every other day! 30.00 to 45.00 every time ... seems like I fill it up on Wed...and its at the halfway mark by Fri.. and I just drive the car around my neighhood!
taking my kids back and forth to school...its like there is a hole in the tank where the gas just leaks out when I put gas in the SUV,,,,,is there anything that i can do to at least manage this problem..gas is too high for me to have to fill up
almost every other day...
#41 of 105 better mpg for your next grand cherokee
Apr 16, 2007 (7:29 am)
The diesel grand cherokee is available in showrooms now, as long as you are in the market for a new & maxxed-out-with-options model. (>$40k retail).
#42 of 105 Re: 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited [patstrat]
Apr 16, 2007 (9:12 am)
My 2006 5.7 Hemi Grand Cherokee consistently averages between 17-18 mpg around town and between 20 and 23 in highway driving but I use a light foot. Consider a tune up, inflating tires to max pressure, and driving with a light foot. Consolidate driving needs and consider letting the kids walk to school.
#43 of 105 Re: 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited [podedwards]
Apr 16, 2007 (5:04 pm)
walk to school? are you nuts
this is the only country that people drive two blocks to the gym
Apr 26, 2007 (4:16 am)
2007 GC Limited with hemi.
12MPG around town. Many stops, trips under 1 mile
18 to 20 on hwy 65 to 70. Does better with midgrade gas.
love the GC.
#45 of 105 Re: GC Mileage [spencer327]
Apr 26, 2007 (5:34 am)
I have noticed something interesting about my 2006 Hemi GC Limited. When I am out west in altitudes above about 3000 feet, I can go to the lowest grade of gas without any change other than mileage increases about 2 mpg. I use mid-grade gas the rest of the time. It seems to be a combination of altitude and gas grade.
I have compared how my 4WD GC can perform, it's power potential, pulling ability and weight to other smaller and less capable 4WD's and I am convinced that it is far more fuel efficient. The "expert" comparisons are more like trying to compare a pony to a quarter horse-there can be no meaningful comparison unless capacity is considered.
I understand that Jeep is dealing with an uninformed public, but the Hemi GC is an outstanding product which the competition can't touch. Jeep needs to show a little more guts in backing up this great vehicle.
#46 of 105 Recent Experiences With JGC CRD MPG's & Service
May 27, 2007 (7:04 pm)
Hello to all, well it has come time to replace my Liberty CRD with another SUV with respectable fuel consumption and towing ability. I need to do this sooner (30days) than the new GM products will be for sale, ie Tahoe/Yukon Hybrids. I can purchase the JGC CRD for roughly the same as the Highlander Hybrid (mid 30's). Has anyone purchased the new CRD? Does anyone know where a leftover 06 Libby CRD is? Replies appreciated!
#47 of 105 Re: GC Mileage [spencer327]
May 28, 2007 (3:09 pm)
2005 GC Limited with Hemi...
10.5 mpg in town and 16 hwy with cruise at 70 on flat grade. MDS doesn't really exist, engine surges, flat acceleration unless geared down. Junk.
#48 of 105 Re: GC Mileage [sonnet11]
May 28, 2007 (5:33 pm)
I am curious about your post.
I just completed a 1,450 mile trip from Mississippi to Grand Lake, Colorado with a total elevation gain of 8,200 feet, traveling on mountain roads from Raton, New Mexico to Grand Lake, Co. I cruised at 76 mph on Interstate. My verified average mpg was 18.9. On Interstate stretches it average 20.3. I wonder about why your mileage is lower.
If you are concerned about gas mileage, why would have purchased a 5.7 Hemi Grand Cherokee in the first place?
#49 of 105 Re: Jeep Grand Cherokee: Real World MPG [steve_]
May 31, 2007 (11:31 am)
Odometer is at 26k, give or take a few miles.
NORMAL City driving.