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Jeep Wrangler 1996 fuel consumption

Jeep Wrangler from 1996 to 2002 real fuel consumption according to user reports is approximately 18% higher compared to advertised fuel consumption. For petrol engines real consumption is in average 15% higher, but for diesel engines is approximately 20% higher. Since 1996 the Jeep Wrangler average difference between owner-reported real-world fuel consumption and declared fuel economy has been significantly higher than average.

Year-to-year deviations of actual owner-reported average fuel consumption from advertised values

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See below for the actual consumption of generations and versions of Jeep Wrangler.

1996 - 2002

Jeep Wrangler 1996 TJ fuel economy

Average advertised fuel consumption for petrol engines17.9 MPG
13.1 l/100km
Average real-world fuel consumption for petrol engines15.8 MPG
14.9 l/100km
Average real gasoline consumption difference *+13%

According to advertised fuel consumption, a Jeep Wrangler 1996 with automatic transmission consumes on average 1.6 liters per 100 km or 12% more fuel than similar versions with manual gearbox. Based on user-reported real-world fuel consumption, this generation Jeep Wrangler with automatic transmission consumes around 1.9 litres per 100 km or 13% more fuel than a version with the same engine but a manual gearbox.

Compared to similar cars of other manufacturers, the Jeep Wrangler advertised fuel economy is slightly better than average, but according to available user reports on actual consumption, real fuel economy is slightly worse than average.
Of all modifications the best advertised fuel economy in its class has Jeep Wrangler with 4.0 petrol engine and manual transmission (Jeep Wrangler 1996 4.0i 177 HP 4x4).

ModificationClaimed consumptionReal consumption
2.5 liter petrol engine
Jeep Wrangler 1996 2.5i 118 HP 4x4 manual 20.3 MPG
11.6 l/100km
18.8 MPG
12.5 l/100km+8%
4.0 liter petrol engine
Jeep Wrangler 1996 4.0i 177 HP 4x4 manual 18.0 MPG
13.1 l/100km
15.6 MPG
15.1 l/100km+15%
Jeep Wrangler 1996 4.0i 177 HP 4x4 automatic 16.0 MPG
14.7 l/100km
13.8 MPG
17.0 l/100km+16%

* - Difference between advertised and user reported fuel economy has been calculated taking into account only those car versions for which information is available both on the fuel consumption specified by the manufacturer and reported by users.

User-reported fuel consumption may not accurately represent all users' experiences due to variables such as driving conditions, driving style, technical condition of the vehicle, and other circumstances. Thus, it should not be relied upon as a representative indicator.