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PatriotVideo: 60+ MPG in 2.0L Diesel Patriot and Compass
Posted by MarkH on 2008/3/9 10:28:37 (1771) reads

A British couple recently took a stock Jeep Patriot and Compass on a trip across Europe for the "Jeep Fuel Economy Challenge". Their goal was to see how far they could make it on a single tank of fuel.

As far as I can tell, both cars were stock, and the test seems to be well documented. In the end, they were able to go over 1,000km from London to Poland on a single tank! In the end, the Patriot made over 67MPG while the Compass made over 66MPG.

This is pretty amazing, even if they were coasting half the time...

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skywater55
Posted: 2008/3/21 9:20  Updated: 2008/3/21 9:20
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 Re: Video: 60+ MPG in 2.0L Diesel Patriot and Compass
What you are NOT being told is they do alot of coasting on hills with the engine off. Also they drafted each other throughout the test. I do think the MPG is impressive but the majority of people would not drive this way. Im thinking if they could do this with a diesel engine why not couple that with a hybrid system using batteries....then you may be able to come close to the MPG without all the coasting and shutting off the engine etc....

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sylvanis
Posted: 2008/3/9 16:37  Updated: 2008/3/9 16:37
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And people wonder why we ask for a diesel? It's great, low end torque, better fuel economy?


How can we lose? Oh yeah.....the freaking EPA?

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kayadog
Posted: 2008/3/9 20:06  Updated: 2008/3/9 20:06
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 Re: Video: 60+ MPG in 2.0L Diesel Patriot and Compass
I don't get it. They'd sell a million of those here. The gas mileage on the current U.S. models don't make the other sacrifices on a Patriot worthwhile to me, but 60 mpg???

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RUBICON
Posted: 2008/3/9 13:26  Updated: 2008/3/9 13:26
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Is that US gallons or Imperial gallons?

Either way, bring the damn diesel engines to the US, pair it up with a hybrid / lithium ion or zinc air battery system ... I will buy one as my daily driver.

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MarkH
Posted: 2008/3/10 8:07  Updated: 2008/3/10 8:07
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 Re: Video: 60+ MPG in 2.0L Diesel Patriot and Compass
Now that makes more sense! Multiplying by 0.83 gives 55 MPG... though that's still extraordinary MPGs!
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