Real-world City fuel consuption is highly variable... driving style, terrain, your city's approach to stop lights... and highway depends largely on the distance between the pedal and the carpet.
The Journey is a great little car, with some brake rotor issues, however the 2013's may have solved that.ralph.jones said:After a trip to the Black Hills and getting 15-17 mpg on the Hwy in my Liberty its time to think about a more fuel efficient replacement. I stumbled upon a 2013 Journey Crew w/ 9k miles the other day and it looks like a good candidate as a replacement for my Liberty. I did notice that the 3.6 AWD only gets 16 mpg in town and was wondering how accurate this is, after all the Liberty is supposed to get 21 on the Hwy and 15 city.
I've also looked at the Avenger but with it going to be discontinued, I won't buy one no matter how good the incentives. The gaudy chrome mirror housings on the 200 Limited are a turn off to me so its out (about the only way to get the 3.6 is to buy a Limited in this area). LX cars are a possibility but finding a clean low mile one is nearly impossible around my area. With the delays on new products and the unknown future products I'm starting to look outside Chrysler for a replacement. I maybe buying a GM product for the first time in 20+ years or a Hyundai/Kia.
The 3.6 isn't bad around the city. Our town is all unsynchronized traffic lights, and our '11 Caravan gets ~12l/100km or ~19MPG(US)MoparNorm said:The Journey is a great little car, with some brake rotor issues, however the 2013's may have solved that.
My 3.6 powered 2013 JKU gets 19 combined, so on that Black Hills trip, likely a 21-22+ highway average. ( I achieved 23.6 on my first tank!)
We ran from LA to Minneapolis last year with a 3.6 equipped Caravan, we went through Omaha on the way there and to the Black Hills on the way back. The Caravan with 5 people and 17 days of luggage and shopping, averaged over 34 mpg for the entire 5700 mile trip.
So the 3.6, on the highway is an incredible engine.
A friend recently purchased a KIA, it lasted 400 miles before the transmission died.
Just saying, non Chrysler products are no panacea and Chrysler has come a LONG way since you bought that Liberty.