Fuel Economy Update for August — More Efficient With More Miles? - 2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk Long-Term Road Test

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2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk: Fuel Economy Update for August — More Efficient With More Miles?

by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on September 25, 2015

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A little more than a month in service, our 2015 Jeep Renegade has already racked up a solid number of miles. Most of the staff likes its combination of interior room, maneuverability and ease of use. The fact that it looks and feels a little different might help, too.

From a mileage standpoint, our Renegade is still well off its EPA numbers. Its overall average of 20.1 miles per gallon isn't even up to its city rating.

Like most cars in our fleet, the Renegade's overall number will start to creep up as the miles pile on, but so far it's not a very miserly subcompact SUV.

On the positive side, this Jeep's interior has impressed most drivers with its eye-catching materials and comfortable ride. It's also able to fit a rear-facing car seat in back if you need that functionality.

There are some off-road adventures in the works for this Jeep in the months ahead along with plenty of commuting, grocery getting and other mundane tasks. We'll see if these weekend trips and everyday chores improve the mileage numbers or keep this Jeep on the low side when it comes to fuel efficiency.

Worst Fill MPG: 16.4
Best Fill MPG: 24.1 
Average Lifetime MPG: 20.1 
EPA MPG Rating: 24 Combined (21 City/29 Highway) 
Best Range: 297.2 miles 
Current Odometer: 2,304 miles

Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 2,304 miles

 

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