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2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk: Fuel Economy Update for March — Road Trips Boost MPG Average

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on April 11, 2016

2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk

March was a big month for our 2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk. We hit the road for a total of 3,224 miles. Much of that was on the highway, and that further helped our lifetime average. But even after the significant amount of highway driving we've done with our Renegade, we're still below what the EPA estimates for combined city/highway driving.

For the month, we averaged 23.9 mpg. That helped push our lifetime average up a notch to 22.1 mpg (compared to 21 mpg previously) and moved us closer to 24 mpg EPA combined.

For reference, though, I'll point out a few highway-heavy tanks: 25.9, 26.2, 25.5, 26.1, 27.5 and 26.1. That seems to be the typical mpg our Renegade gets while driving on California highways. (In a recent update, I noted a short road trip resulted in 22.8 mpg. My city driving must have factored in more heavily than I thought.)

We've also not yet beat our current 29.9 mpg record set by Travis on his drive to Detroit back in January.

Worst Fill MPG: 15.2
Best Fill MPG: 29.9 
Average Lifetime MPG: 22.1 
EPA MPG Rating: 24 Combined (21 City/29 Highway)
Best Range: 361.9 miles  
Current Odometer: 20,154 miles

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 20,154 miles

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