EPA Confirms Fuel Economy Rating For 2018 Jeep Wrangler

As the 2018 Jeep Wrangler edges closer to its global premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published fuel economy figures for the V6 model.

The EPA has rated the 2018 Wrangler Unlimited V6 with the manual transmission at 17 mpg city, 23 mpg highway and 19 mpg combined. By comparison, the eight-speed automatic returns slightly more impressive 18/23/20 mpg figures.

Admittedly, the new-generation Wrangler is anything but fuel efficient. However, it is slightly better than the old car which returned 16/21/18 with the manual, and 16/20/18 with the five-speed automatic, Motor Trend reports.

It’s worth noting that the Wrangler Unlimited V6 quoted by the EPA is the four-door model and is, therefore, the heaviest car in the range. Consequently, V6-powered Wrangler Unlimited two-door models may return slightly better numbers.

Furthermore, the available turbocharged four-cylinder will be perfect for those looking for increased range between refueling.

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  • no25

    not bad mpg for a Jeep IMO

  • Dennis Scipio

    Not surprising, it’s literally has a boxy and not aerodynamic shape after all.

    • eb110americana

      A lot of it is also the offroad tires, which create excessive friction with the road. For kicks, I wonder what the same Wrangler would get if you threw a set of Prius tires on it.

  • Paul

    Considering the bolt upright nature of this thing I guess that isn’t too bad, but it really isn’t anything to write home about.

  • SteersUright

    Thats some pretty crap mpg for 2018. I know, I know, but its a Jeep not an Elantra. Anyhow, I think this and other truck’s are prime for a hybrid (waterproof) application to get them up to 30mpg. Its already heavy as hell, what another few pounds of battery?

  • SgtBeavis

    Now I’m very curious to see what the 4banger’s economy rating is.

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