Jeep Cherokee 3.7L consumption

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 08:22
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Friends have just bought a Jeep Cherokee Limited 3.7L V6 auto, and the consumption seems excessive - around 18-20L/100km around town. My 3.5L V6 auto Pajero is only using around 15.5L in comparison, and I thought the Jeep would have used slightly less being a lighter vehicle (1866kg versus 2130kg or so).

Haven't checked the obvious stuff yet, but what are some comparative consumption figures other people are getting?

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Reply By: Scubaroo - Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 08:27

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 08:27
Also, has anyone tried PULP for better economy in the Jeep? Works out even around town and better on the highway in the Paj, and there's a noticeable performance improvement.
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Reply By: cokeaddict - Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 19:33

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 19:33
Just a thought..maybe try a lighter right foot..?
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Follow Up By: Scubaroo - Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 23:12

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 23:12
Nah, grabbed a ride from them on the way to work today - he's driving it gentle. We reset the trip computer and it still racked up 18L/100km on the way to work, and it was a fairly smooth trip mostly at 40kmh.
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Reply By: babs - Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 23:42

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 23:42
Hey scubaroo, I bought the Jeep for my wife its a mid 04 mod, biggest piece of chit, I hate even walking past it in my drive way, worst 50K I have ever spent should have got the pathfinder.

Anyways its getting around 280KLM to a tank, and that's the wife driving, worse mileage if I jump in it.

I have complained to Jeep service department many a times they are about as good as tits on a bull! There come back the mileage gets better around 35,000KLM it gets broken in.. Yeah and pigs fly! Mine has just clicked over 20,000.

My next step is write a letter to Jeep and bypass the dealers, because there is some thing definitely wrong with that.

Have you noticed the fuel consumption sticker when you bought it, around 13.5L/100KLM, why don't they just put a sticker on it that says 500KLW of power Ejector seats bullet proof glass etc. I figure if there going to bull chit may as well go all the way...

On a more positive side I bought a new Patrol for me about 4 months old now and am very happy with it!

Very Best of Luck with yours...


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Follow Up By: Scubaroo - Wednesday, Feb 15, 2006 at 09:08

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2006 at 09:08
Geez... have you checked for a hole in the fuel tank!?!

Actually owned one in the states (well the wife did) - an '01 model. Buggered if I can remember the consumption on it though - but we were getting around 300 miles between fills on trips to Tahoe, which was mostly freeway driving. Too small for our needs here so we didn't look at them again when we moved back.
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Reply By: Tim_N - Wednesday, Feb 15, 2006 at 09:43

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2006 at 09:43
My old man bought a Jeep but went for the 2.8 CRD. He gets about 10.9 l/100km on the highway. He had heard that the petrols use almost twice as much, so your figures maybe right. I also have a mate who sold his petrol Jeep because he couldn't keep the juice up to it. His missus only used it around town too.
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Reply By: Scubaroo - Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 08:34

Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 08:34
Well cleaning the air filter and pumping the tyres (ranged from 27psi to only17psi!!!) to an even 33psi has resulted in an immediate savings - 16.5L average instead of the 20L average for their trip into work.
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