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Renegade Jeep Renegade Trailhawk window sticker (with EPA MPG)

Discussion in 'Compacts: Renegade, Patriot, Compass, Caliber' started by WS23Mopar, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. WS23Mopar

    WS23Mopar Active Member

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  2. Stratuscaster

    Stratuscaster Vaguely badass...
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    Not surprised that the Trailhawk doesn't hit 30 highway. Not in the least. I'm not going to complain about 29.
     
  3. Int

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    29 MPG means using about 3.5 gallons each 100 miles. 30 MPG means using about 3.3 gallons each 100 miles.
     
  4. JavelinAMX

    JavelinAMX Well-Known Member

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    Would it be a candidate for grill shutters? Taller tires?
     
  5. MoparNorm

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    Nope, it's now as fuel efficient as a Dodge Ram with the VM....
     
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    Shutters, likely, taller tires completely change transmission programming, and if the engine isn't up to the task, degrades fuel economy.
     
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  7. Int

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    Well, my point would be that the difference hardly matters.

    Using MPG to compare vehicles becomes increasingly meaningless as the numbers rise. Is a difference of 3 MPG significant? It is when going from 10 MPG to 13 MPG as the difference is about 2.3 gallons every 100 miles. But the difference between 30 MPG and 33 MPG is only about 0.3 gallons every 100 miles.

    I'd prefer that we start using gallons per 100 miles to get a better idea of how vehicles compare.
     
  8. Stratuscaster

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    Comparing dissimilar vehicles doesn't do anyone any favors.
     
  9. MoparNorm

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    There is a psychological reason that makes 30, more important and significant than 29. Along with marketing bragging rights.
    Agree that the practical reason hardly matters, however autos are often not purchased for practical reasons.:cool:
     
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    Unless one is able to extrapolate what a heavy and large vehicle achieving the same mpg as a small light vehicle,... means.

    Using that same engine in a Wrangler would likely result in markedly improved fuel economy for Wrangler. Not saying it would be better than Renegade, but it would be close enough to be significant.
     
  11. JavelinAMX

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    And whether or not the larger diameter would even physically fit ( that is, whatever larger diameter that Might get the job done, If that larger tire would even fit ) .
     
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    The Euro-centric metric is useful in some conversations, such as this one (and true enough, it is normally km-based). The MPG has been used for ages here in the States, so that remains by inertia. But using them side-by-side can be quite an elucidating, actually ( I do that from time to time).
     
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    That was really at the heart of my two questions - whether put that much effort to break it out of the 20-MPG barrier ... or put differently, ' do whatever it takes to break above the 30 MPG barrier to set an off-road vehicle apart.'
     
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    That is neither Euro-centric nor Euro-peripheral. It simply is.
     
  15. Fast Eddie

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    I would think that if you remove that $150 decal off the hood you would get 30 mpg:D.
     
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    Could I get 22MPG in my Liberty if I removed my hood decal? :p
     
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  17. MoparNorm

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    Yes....if you replaced it with a magnet...and started tailgating...:cool:
     
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  18. Zagnut27

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    With a stiff tailwind to boot...
     
  19. WS23Mopar

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    Not to get off topic, but I just hit 21 MPG with my 07 Liberty on the last tank of gas! 100% highway driving, tailgating, with a stiff wind of course ;)
     
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    Still off topic, since the topic was Renegade....:cool:
    However, my 2002 LIberty has seen 22 mpg on highway trips, rarely above 19 mpg combined.
    Jeeps bought solely for mpg are the wrong purchase.
     

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