2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk: Fuel Economy Update for July
by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on August 8, 2016
Late in July, our long-term 2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk passed the 12-month mark. We didn't give it a birthday cake or blow out any candles. We just drove it. But its name turned red on our sign-out sheet, signifying that its time in the fleet is drawing to a close.
The Renegade managed just 20.1 mpg for its 965 miles in July. Looking at the entire year, we filled up the Jeep 112 times while covering 24,138 miles, and it consumed 1,096 gallons of 87 octane. That works out to an average of 22 miles per gallon, which is still a full 2 mpg short of the EPA's combined estimate.
In all that time, we only beat the highway EPA estimate of 29 mpg once. That was when I drove ultra-conservatively in the middle of a 5,000-mile, cross-country-and-back road trip, achieving 29.9 mpg. It might be plucky, fun to operate off-road and full of personality, but when it comes to fuel economy, our Renegade has been a disappointment.
Worst Fill MPG: 15.2
Best Fill MPG: 29.9
Average Lifetime MPG: 22.0
EPA MPG Rating: 24 Combined (21 City/29 Highway)
Best Range: 361.9 miles
Current Odometer: 24,155 miles
Travis Langness, Automotive Editor @ 24,155 miles