Gas prices are hitting record highs right now, and while most people have been feeling the pinch, owners of big cars like the Jeep Grand Wagoneer have been hit especially hard. While not all large SUVs have lousy fuel economy ratings, many do, and when combined with a large gas tank, it means some painful prices at the pump. Here’s a look at how, when gas is at $4 a gallon, Jeep Grand Wagoneer owners will have to pay about $106 to get a full refill.
Large SUVs like the Jeep Grand Wagoneer have terrible fuel economy ratings
Like its name might imply, the Jeep Grand Wagoneer is a big SUV, as it has three rows of seats and plenty of space. Not only is the Grand Wagoneer a big SUV, but it’s also designed to be a luxury SUV. As such, Jeep gave the Grand Wagoneer a big, powerful engine. The Grand Wagoneer is equipped with a 6.4-liter V8 engine with 471 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque.
As a result of its size and its powerful, thirsty engine, the Grand Wagoneer is very fuel-inefficient. In fact, the Grand Wagoneer gets 13 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on highways, for 15 mpg combined. That’s not much better than the extremely thirsty cars that were rolling around 30 years ago.
The Jeep Grand Wagoneer has a big gas tank too
Not only is the Jeep Grand Wagoneer a big SUV with a big engine, but it also has a big gas tank. In fact, it has a 26.5-gallon gas tank, which is a significantly bigger gas tank than most cars have. The main reason why this Jeep SUV needs a big gas tank is because of its poor fuel economy. At an overall fuel economy of 15 mpg, a full gas tank will allow the Grand Wagoneer to drive about 400 miles, which isn’t that impressive.
However, what is impressive is how much money a Grand Wagoneer owner will have to cough up at the pump. For various reasons, gas prices are near record highs right now. According to AAA, the national average is currently about $4.20 a gallon. The good news is that gas prices have been dropping slowly as of late, but even at $4 a gallon, it’s going to be a painful trip to the gas station.
To fill up a 26.5-gallon gas tank with gas that costs $4 a gallon, a driver would have to pay about $106. However, since the national average is currently at about $4.20 a gallon, a full refill would cost closer to $111.
Not all states have the same gas prices though
There is a lot of variety in gas prices across the United States. While gas prices have risen throughout the country, gas prices are much higher in some places than in others. For example, in California, where gas prices are often the highest in the nation, gas prices are currently averaging $5.90 a gallon.
It’ll cost about $156 to fill up a Jeep Grand Wagoneer at that price. In fact, in some places in California, such as in Los Angeles County, gas prices have already passed $6 a gallon. SUV and truck owners will suffer in those counties.
On the other side of things, Missouri is currently home to the cheapest average gas prices in the nation at about $3.78 per gallon. To fill up a Grand Wagoneer in Missouri, it’ll cost the owner about $100. That’s still painful, but it could be worse.