2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk: Fuel Economy Update - Is August Over Already?
by Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager on September 21, 2016
On July 31 we flipped the fuel-economy calendar forward on our 2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk. A month later we reflect on August and find ourselves yawning. This was one of the least memorable four-week fuel economy stretches since our test began.
Local travel and routine commuting accounted for all 1,600 miles covered by the Renegade. It just plugged along, uneventfully doing everything we asked of it but averaging a pathetic 21.5 mpg. The mystical 24-mpg EPA combined estimate remained far from reach.
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: 25,763 miles
(NOTE: Cars are sometimes refueled well before their fuel tanks approach empty. As such, the "best" and "worst" entries above are not necessarily the result of an entire tank's worth of driving.)
Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 25,763 miles