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#1 jeep5.9litre

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Posted 13 September 2005 - 04:49 PM

Just filled the 2.5 GT up for the first time and worked the mileage out and it came to about 22.3 MPG mostly city driving with a little highway here and there..is this a normal figure or should I be getting more miles? I will tell you guys one thing...what a breath of fresh air from filling my 5.9 V8 Grand Cherokee.

#2 outback_97

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Posted 13 September 2005 - 05:08 PM

That's pretty normal.

Our 2.5's get around 21 in all city driving and go up from there as you add hwy miles. Straight highway / freeway is usually 29 or so and the best ever tank was 33.

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#3 SuBrat84

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Posted 13 September 2005 - 05:15 PM

With winter gas I got 23mpg from Tucson to Portland... Summer gas I get about 22-25 City and about 27-28 highway... Sometimes a bit less cuz I'm a speed demon!:brow: It's hard to do IMO but you'd get good gas mileage keeping your RPMS between 1500 and 3500 ... *putt putt putt putt*

#4 jeep5.9litre

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Posted 13 September 2005 - 05:49 PM

yeah i usually try to keep my rpm's inm that range...its a force of habit cause id never let the rpm's in the jeep go above 2000 in city driving

#5 Dickensheets

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Posted 13 September 2005 - 07:29 PM

Just did Houston Austin Houston and got 26.5mpg in the 97 OBW. Avg speed was 70mph w/auto tranny.


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#6 kevinsUBARU

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Posted 13 September 2005 - 09:22 PM

I've been getting 25-26 mixed and 29 hwy with an 01 Legacy L wagon and I am very happy with that. I just filled up yesterday and I am trying to stick with the factory shift speeds as per the owners manual...I wonder if it will make a difference at all :-\

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#7 later, Peter

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Posted 13 September 2005 - 11:43 PM

the 96 OBW gets around 23 - 27 (hwy) has more pick up/power then the 99 OBW which gets 25/26 in town & over 30 on a nice highway ride (especially if my wife is driving).
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Posted 14 September 2005 - 11:18 AM

My '98 Legacy GT (it has the 2.5, but it's not turbo) gets 21.5mpg on my daily commute (which I'd say is about 25% freeway, 75% city driving)

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 11:22 AM

2001 Forester L 2.5 no turbo. I keep tires filled to 40 lbs and I am getting 25 mixed city/hwy.

#10 yohy

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Posted 15 September 2005 - 10:53 AM

'04 FX at 15,000 miles has seen a constant 25.5 mpg mixed and 28.5 mpg highway.

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Posted 15 September 2005 - 11:27 AM

Mixed country/town 15 mile each way commute, two tank averages, mixed cruise, A/C use:

2.5 - '04 Legacy wagon A/T, 165,000 miles = 25.5 mpg
2.2 - '95 Legacy wagon A/T, 130,000 miles = 26.5 mpg

On cruise the 2.2 has one downshift for a hill that the 2.5 ignores.

#12 forester479

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Posted 15 September 2005 - 11:34 AM

'03 forester, 26mpg average, have gotten as high as 28. I drive 50/50 highway and around town.

#13 kevinsUBARU

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Posted 15 September 2005 - 08:05 PM

mtsmiths: a 2004 Legacy wagon with 165k:eek:


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