Depending on your powertrain, the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s fuel economy ranges from 13 to 21 combined mpg.
It can haul, it can tow, and it can off-road, but can it do it all without guzzling gas? Today, Jerry looks at the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s fuel economy. The App Store’s #1 super app for affordable car insurance will show you how to save gas and how to save money on Jeep insurance costs!
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2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee fuel economy
When it comes to fuel economy, it's what's under the hood that counts. From the base Laredo up to the Summit, the standard 3.6-liter V6 gets 21 combined mpg (19/26 city/highway mpg). The Limited trim and above offer an optional 5.7-liter V8 and 17 combined mpg (14/22 city/highway mpg). Fortunately, these ratings aren’t affected by equipping either powertrain with four-wheel drive.
Next up are the Grand Cherokee SRT and Trackhawk. Designed for performance enthusiasts, the SRT has a 6.4-liter V8 with 475 horsepower that drops fuel efficiency to 15 combined mpg (13/19 city/highway mpg). The 4WD Trackhawk's supercharged 6.2-liter V8, on the other hand, returns only 13 combined mpg (11/17 city/highway mpg). An eight-speed automatic transmission pairs with every engine.
Clearly, power comes at a price!
Is the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee good on gas?
With a V6 engine and plenty of power, the Grand Cherokee's base 21 combined mpg is competitive, but not exceptional. Once you upgrade to one of the optional engines, it's all downhill from there. The Trackhawk is particularly greedy.
In addition, you should know that while any Grand Cherokee with a V6 takes regular gas, those with a V8 only accept midgrade, and the SRT and Trackhawk are premium gas-guzzlers! Adding Grand Cherokee SRT insurance costs to the equation results in a huge bill over the car's lifetime.
For a clearer picture, let's examine the Grand Cherokee's true cost of ownership. A car's true cost of ownership includes repairs, maintenance, fuel, fees, and all the payments you have to make over five years. Edmunds estimates a 2020 Grand Cherokee SRT will cost you $100,985 to drive 75,000 miles around Palo Alto. In contrast, the base 2WD trim only costs half as much ($57,492), thanks in part to the low cost of Grand Cherokee Laredo insurance.
These estimates can also be affected by where you drive and how you drive. On that note, let's talk about gas savings!
How to improve fuel efficiency for a 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee
If you need all the power you can get, what do you do? It's time to take a closer look at your driving habits. The following tips will help you save money at the pump:
- Easing off the gas pedal. It's not worth burning gas (and money) to rush to a red light. Instead, try gently accelerating.
- Using cruise control. By using cruise control, you can manage your speed and gas consumption more efficiently, resulting in less overall waste.
- Cleaning your trunk. Make sure you're not always hauling a full payload. If you protect, clean, and organize your car trunk, your wallet will thank you!
- Maintaining your car. You can make your car run more efficiently and perform at its best by getting regular service. Don't skip those mechanic appointments!
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