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post #1 of 3 Old 01-24-2014, 03:10 AM Thread Starter
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Jk fuel economy

Ok, so after 25 years of diesel Toyotas I'm looking at replacing my current ride with a JK, basically giving best value for money in Oz at the moment. We're running out of solid axle options down here, with the Jeep and Nissan Patrol being the only choices.

Anyway, after driving a Grand Cherokee around Toronto recently, I was really impressed with the fuel economy- 9 l per 100kms, which is better than my diesel Toyota.

Oz jeeps get the petrol V6 and an Italian 2.8 turbo diesel. My question is what sort of fuel consumption does the petrol engine get? I expect not as good as the Grand, given that they are a box on wheels. General usage is touring/camping and long distance towing for a sports car ~ 1000 kg on its trailer. The diesel is a premium cost that I'm not sure is worth it and a petrol model can be had for a good price, leaving extra for accessories.

Also interested in common problems to look for in a second hand vehicle.

I would prefer a Rubicon, but they are a bit harder to come by at the moment.
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With the Pentastar, expect real world results somewhere around 11.4 L / 100km's (20 mpg) to 13 / 100km's (18 mpg) roughly, depending on driving style and model.

1000kgs with the weight of the trailer? If so, that's 2200 lbs, which exceeds the weight rating for a 2 door and is damn close to the capacity of a 4 door. So I'm assuming you're looking for a 4 door.

I'd say hold out for a Rubicon if you think you want one at all. You'll be glad you did.

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Why don't you go to ausjeep offroad forum. Real world is 13l/100 plus and if you add weight and bigger tyres expect 15l/100 plus and that's with the new 3.6 engine. Spend the extra money and go the diesel option.

My 3.6 is good on power but chews the juice. Oh and another thing get the auto.
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