2012 Jeep Wrangler Long Term Road Test

2012 Jeep Wrangler: Fuel Economy Update for January

February 4, 2013

2012 Jeep Wrangler

During the month of January we drove our 2012 Jeep Wrangler 1,524 miles, many of which were off road. During those four weeks the Wrangler averaged 15.9 miles per gallon of 87 octane fuel.

That's slightly below the 16.2 mpg we've averaged over the Jeep's 26,816 miles in our fleet but dead on the 15.9 mpg we've been averaging since installing the oversized BFGoodrich rubber. The EPA rates the Wrangler at 18 mpg combined but doesn't consider the oversized tires we've got on our Wrangler.

Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor @ 26,816 miles

Worst Fill MPG: 11.4 (low range, off road)
Best Fill MPG: 21.0 (before big tires)
Average Lifetime MPG: 16.2 (overall), 15.9 (since big tires)
EPA MPG Rating (City/Highway Combined): 18
Best Range: 315 miles (before big tires), 293.4 (since big tires)
Current Odometer: 26,816 miles

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2012 Jeep Wrangler in VA is:

$139 per month*
* Explanation