2012 Jeep Wrangler: Fuel Economy on the BFGs
December 30, 2011
After a few weeks with BFG mudders, our 2012 Jeep Wrangler is returning the sort of fuel economy you might expect. We averaged 17.5 mpg on stock wheels and tires for the first 5,000 miles of the test. Upgrading to the 17-inch rims and 33-inch tires has us averaging 15.6 mpg. Down about 2 mpg.
We don't have a large sample size to work with yet. This mileage calculation includes just over 300 miles and 3 fill-ups with the new setup. But it gives an idea as to the fuel economy outlook at this stage in the modification process.
Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 6,559 miles