2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk: Fuel Economy Update for December - Catching Up
by Travis Langness, Social Media Editor on January 15, 2016
With time lost due to a fender-bender and some mileage-light months, our 2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk was behind our desired pace (20,000 miles in a year) for long-term vehicles.
It needed several road trips to catch up, so a few editors stepped up to the plate and took the Renegade out on the open road. By the end of the month we were much closer to approaching our odometer goals, but the mpg needle didn't move as much as we'd hoped for.
Thanks to hypermiling lightfoot, Scott Oldham, the Renegade got a new best-fill of 24.9 mpg. Combine that with a few road trips (courtesy of James Riswick and Matt Jones) and our Renegade's lifetime average went up by 0.8 mpg.
That puts us at 21.0 miles per gallon over the last five months though, three mpg shy of the EPA's combined estimate and our best tank is over 4 mpg shy of the highway estimate of 29 mpg.
There's hope on the horizon though. Our L.A.-Detroit road trip is wrapping up and the numbers starting to be crunched. Stay tuned.
Worst Fill MPG: 15.2
Best Fill MPG: 24.9
Average Lifetime MPG: 21.0
EPA MPG Rating: 24 Combined (21 City/29 Highway)
Best Range: 297.2 miles
Current Odometer: 8,910 miles
Travis Langness, Social Media Editor @ 8,910 miles