2014 Jeep Cherokee Mileage Update: 5,192 Miles

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Cars.com's long-term 2014 Jeep Cherokee test car racked up a massive 2,296 miles last month after an extensive road trip that logged almost double the mileage we've recorded in our first three months of ownership. The trip from Chicago to northern New York, then in the reverse direction to Detroit and finally back to Chicago bested many of the Cherokee's previous fuel economy numbers and boosted its overall average by nearly 2 mpg.

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That trip generated big numbers for the Cherokee, exceeding the EPA's 28 mpg highway rating with a 30.97 mpg tank. If you don't recall, our Cherokee is a four-cylinder model with the base all-wheel-drive system and nine-speed automatic transmission. It's not surprising that the tank with the highest-recorded fuel economy also demolished the previous best range by 68.7 miles, going 419.7 miles before needing to be refueled. The road trip helped bump its overall average from a disappointing 20.68 mpg to a better 22.6 mpg average after 5,192 miles.

Mileage

Cars.com photo by Evan Sears

Comments 

ufillrup

22.6 mpg in a 2014 vehicle doesn't warrant any rejoicing...
It's still a joke - an inane one - as so many drive their SUVs on-road and solo, and/or scarcely use (their) cargo carrying capacity.

Steve

^^ Agreed. 22.6 mpg average is really nothing to brag about, especially a four banger with 9 speeds on a long road trip. That's probably the best it can squeeze out anyway.

George_C

Well, the engine doesn't have VVT on the exhaust camshaft, nor does it have direct injection.

Linda Arnold

This is rather surprising because I have a 2014 Jeep Cherokee with 5,150 miles on it and my overall average is 27.5 with my trip from Florida to Iowa averaging over 33 miles per gallon on several long days! Maybe you need to have a flash done.

Denny_D

Hey geniuses, if you read the blog post it says the fuel mileage AVERAGE for the extended road trip was 30.97 MPG, not 22.6. 22.6 is the average over the life of the vehicle, which isn't too shabby when you consider it includes driving in cold weather conditions in Chicago traffic while it was breaking in.

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