2017 Ford F-150 & Jeep Wrangler: Don’t Trust EPA-Ratings
The Ford F-150 and the Jeep Wrangler are top vehicles in their own segments for many reasons. However, it is pretty obvious that both these vehicles are loved mainly for the fuel economy numbers.
Looking at the F-150’s large built and its power, it’s quite surprising that the EPA would rate its fuel economy at 21mpg. The Wrangler is not much different, as well. It is a heavy off-roader so seeing it with an EPA rating of 21mpg is truly amazing.
Having said that, it’s important to remember that EPA ratings aren’t exactly precise. Many owners of the F-150 and Wrangler have repeatedly said that they can’t seem to achieve the 21mpg. If that’s not enough, a fuel economy live road test carried out by experts have revealed that both the F-150 and Wrangler can only reach 19mpg at best.
The difference may just be a mere 2mpg but that is a pretty big difference when it comes to fuel economy. It’s evident that Jeep and Ford have overestimated their model’s fuel economy numbers. This may be bringing adverse effects once consumers purchase these vehicles and notice the difference in fuel economy.