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This is a challenge to all Jeep Compass Owners. How many MPG can you squeeze out of your Compass on a full tank of gas?

Rules:
1) a: Fill up with your favorite brand of fuel. b: When the pump shuts off you get one extra "click"
2) Set your trip odometer to zero.
3) Drive until you are nearly empty.
4) When you fill up again you are to take one extra "click".
5) Report back with your mileage and the amount of fuel you used as indicated by the pump. Be sure and state how it is measured i.e. Imperial, U.S., Metric.
6) Honor rules.

Give us a brief description of how you feel you did and any driving tips and conditions that you think contributed to your MPG.

Give us an exact discription of your Compass: year, edition, engine, transmission, modifications.

Awards: I will create a custom Signature Picture for everyone that reports back with their MPG. We will all learn how to improve our mileage.

Tip: You may want to Google hypermiler for driving tips.

ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE?
 

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I just filled up yesterday and report back. I should have city only on this tank, so it's going to look horrible.
 

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I have to fill up pretty soon so I'm game. I'm also doing city driving so it's a good comparison.
 

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I'll stake early claim to 27.5 MPG that has been repeated many times with my 2007 Limited CVT Compass. Mine has 58,000 miles on the odometer and it is well broken in. My technique is to leave the A/C and defrost off as much as possible, don't mash into the pedal, and keep speeds at 60 MPH or lower. I am using the dashboard info center mostly now since I have validated the reports against manual calculations at fill up.
 

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27mgg

Wow, outstanding!
Is that miles per US Gal or Canadian Gal?
 

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I'm reporting 27.5 US gallons MPG averages under my reported driving techniques. It doesn't take much to drop it down to 24-26 MPG if A/C is engaged or agressive throttle use is employed. *Added* I'll start my mileage checks again from this post's starting line. I will see what I can do to repeat my previous mileage claims. Let's consider 27.5 mpg "null and void" until I retry and post results. Today I'm averaging 25.4 MPG running defrost half of the time and some aggressive passing.
 

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Please note this is a challenge not a contest. If you are the type that always drives aggressively and gets 20 MPG challenge yourself to try and do better. If you are getting 25 try and match the 27.5 that Jeepster2 is reporting.

My tip for the day: When parking in a large lot I try to park so that I do not have to back up to get out. In addition if there is a slight slope I will park facing down hill.

In other words it may not be one big thing that you do to improve your mileage but a lot of little things.

The winner here will be YOU.
 

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I'll be filling up tomorrow morning, then taking a little road trip(mostly freeway). I'll see if I can match the 28MPG I've gotten on other mostly freeway trips.
 

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Driving a 2007 Compass 2.4L automatic 6 speed with autostick.

My usual average is in the 24 MPU.S.G range. For the challenge I managed to increase that to 26.69 MPG. Interstate driving for about 180 miles the rest was urban. I managed to travel 319.2 miles on one tank.

I used the cruse control on almost 100 percent of the interstate driving.
 

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I just filled up today and reset everything
 

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This is a challenge to all Jeep Compass Owners. How many MPG can you squeeze out of your Compass on a full tank of gas?

Rules:
1) a: Fill up with your favorite brand of fuel. b: When the pump shuts off you get one extra "click"
2) Set your trip odometer to zero.
3) Drive until you are nearly empty.
4) When you fill up again you are to take one extra "click".
5) Report back with your mileage and the amount of fuel you used as indicated by the pump. Be sure and state how it is measured i.e. Imperial, U.S., Metric.
6) Honor rules.

Give us a brief description of how you feel you did and any driving tips and conditions that you think contributed to your MPG.

Give us an exact discription of your Compass: year, edition, engine, transmission, modifications.

Awards: I will create a custom Signature Picture for everyone that reports back with their MPG. We will all learn how to improve our mileage.

Tip: You may want to Google hypermiler for driving tips.

ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE?
Dang! I thought this started out as a contest! I will fill up again tomorrow and post results. The current EVIC readings as of today for my Compass are 26.2 MPG with high winds and agressive passing/acceleration.
 

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Dang! J2 wish I could get your mileage without driving like a little old lady. Not that there is anythang wrong with driving like a little old lady. Or being one for that matter.
I'm just saying.

Anyway if someone blows us away with huge mileage numbers this might turn into a contest with more than just bragging rights and a custom one of a kind Sig. Pic.
 

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This is a good post/challenge and I look forward to results being posted. I don't always drive like a "Little Old Lady" and can keep up with traffic. The way most out there drive forces agressive driving habits just to avoid being a speed bump! My worst mileage was driving down to San Antonio and I recall that most of the time I noted above 24 US MPG, and I was hammering it!
 

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Tip for the day: Do you coast? In stop and go traffic most people have their foot on the gas or the brake most of the time. Allow for a larger interval between you and the car in front of you. Try to coast as much of the time as you can. Think about it if you have to use the brake it may mean you accelerated too hard for too long. A constant speed will result in less fuel burned.
 

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i got 28.14 MPG with the new muffler with mixed highway/city driving. I use the try not to come to a complete stop technique... lol let me explain. Your car wastes alot of gas when you have to start moving from a complete stop. One of things i do for example, say your are approaching a red light. Rather than stopping at the red, slow down the car enough so that when you reach the light hopefully it has turned green. This way the car never has a chance to come to a complete stop. Now the next one i will NOT take ANY responsibility for and USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. I never at stop signs when i am the only one there, i slow down to 1 mph. If a police officer sees you not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign ..HE WILL GIVE YOU A TICKET. SO you have been warned. Just with those two techniques, my truck (not the compass) went from 235 miles on a full tank of gas to 290 miles!!! I've also been applying this to the jeep since i've had it.
 

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Discussion Starter #17 (Edited)
w4rh4wk well said! This is the kind of results and discussion I was hoping to see in this challenge.
LOL.... try to avoid tickets..... waiting for the police to write you up can really decrease mileage if you leave the motor running.
 

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J2 I am sure you have informed us of the specs on your Compass in other threads but would you post your engine size, mods and so on. Thanks.
It's stock, with no mods, and is a 2007 4X4 Limited with the 2.4 CVT drivetrain combo. Also, I filled up today on my way home and ended up at the driveway pad with 23 miles on the trip meter, and the EVIC reading said 26.4 MPG. This was with local high wind warnings, so it was not ideal conditions. I'll report my end average when I fill up next and post EVIC plus manual calculations.
 

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Discussion Starter #19 (Edited)
Jeep Compass Mileage numbers from EPA


EPA Gas Mileage, 2010.

........................2.0 Manual...2.0 CVT.. .2.4 Manual.......2.4CVT2
4x2......4x2.........23/29...........23/27...........23/28...............21/25
4x4...................................................,....23/28...............21/24

The following is from the EPA website.

Beginning with 2008 models, all fuel economy estimates are based on new test methods. Although no single test can ever account for the wide variety of driving conditions and styles, the new methods bring the MPG estimates closer to the fuel economy consumers actually achieve on the road by taking into account conditions such as higher speeds, aggressive driving, cold temperature operation and use of air conditioning. The new estimates give drivers a more accurate estimate of the fuel economy performance they are likely to achieve on the road. To aid consumers shopping for new cars, EPA has also redesigned the fuel economy window sticker posted on all new cars and light trucks to be easier to read and understand.


Ethanol
E85, a blend of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline, can be used in flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs), which are specially designed to run on gasoline, E85, or any mixture of the two. FFVs are offered by several vehicle manufacturers. To determine if your vehicle is an FFV, check the inside of your car’s fuel filler door for an identification sticker or consult your owner’s manual.



There is no noticeable difference in vehicle performance when low-level ethanol blends are used. However, FFVs operating on E85 usually experience a 20–30% drop in miles per gallon due to ethanol’s lower energy content.

 
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