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Jeep Wrangler 2012 fuel consumption

Jeep Wrangler from 2012 to 2017 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 2012 the Jeep Wrangler average difference between owner-reported real-world fuel consumption and declared fuel economy has been less than industry average.

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

YearGasoline carsDiesel cars
All carmakersJeep WranglerAll carmakersJeep Wrangler
2012+21%+15% +23%+19%
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2013+23%+15% +27%+19%
2014+26%+15% +30%+19%
2015+27%+15% +33%+19%
2016+28%+15% +36%+19%
2017+28%+15% +38%+19%

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

2012 - 2017

Jeep Wrangler 2012 JK fuel economy

Average advertised fuel consumption for petrol engines19.6 MPG
12.0 l/100km
Average real-world fuel consumption for petrol engines17.6 MPG
13.4 l/100km
Average real gasoline consumption difference *+15%
Average advertised fuel consumption for diesel engines27.5 MPG
8.6 l/100km
Average real-world fuel consumption for diesel engines23.1 MPG
10.2 l/100km
Average real diesel consumption difference *+19%

According to advertised fuel consumption, a Jeep Wrangler 2012 with automatic transmission consumes on average 0.5 liters per 100 km or 6% 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 1.6 litres per 100 km or 17% 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 among the 20% worst in its class, but according to available user reports on actual consumption, real fuel economy is one of the worst.
Of all modifications the best advertised fuel economy in its class has Jeep Wrangler with 3.6 petrol engine and automatic transmission (JEEP Wrangler 2012 Unlimited 3.6L V6 285 HP 4x4), but despite this 80% of other similar cars have better fuel economy figures.

ModificationClaimed consumptionReal consumption
2.8 liter diesel engine
JEEP Wrangler 2012 Unlimited 2.8L CRD 200 HP 4x4 manual 28.3 MPG
8.3 l/100km
25.0 MPG
9.4 l/100km+13%
JEEP Wrangler 2012 Unlimited 2.8L CRD 200 HP 4x4 automatic 26.7 MPG
8.8 l/100km
21.4 MPG
11.0 l/100km+25%
3.6 liter petrol engine
JEEP Wrangler 2012 Unlimited 3.6L V6 285 HP 4x4 automatic 20.1 MPG
11.7 l/100km
17.6 MPG
13.4 l/100km+15%
3.8 liter petrol engine
JEEP Wrangler 2012 Unlimited 3.8L V6 198 HP 4x4 automatic 19.1 MPG
12.3 l/100km

* - 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.