Jeep Brand May Have to Cut Weight on their Iconic Wrangler Model

The Jeep Wrangler is a widely popular model both here in our Mankato, MN area and throughout the rest of our beautiful country. People love the fact that you can remove the top, and take the model off-road right off of a dealer lot. But the model may need an update or two heading into the future, as government regulations become more and more stringent in terms of mileage per gallon.

By the year 2025, the government will enforce CAFÉ  Standards (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) on all automakers to have a corporate average fuel economy rating of 54.5 miles per gallon, meaning that number will have to be the average MPG of their entire model fleet. What this means for Jeep is that they will have to employ a number of tactics to bring their fleet's MPG level upward.

Currently, the Wrangler acquires about 21 miles per gallon, which is competitive for its segment, but as with all models, will have to be raised as new government regulations come into enforcement.

Dave Sullivan, an analyst with AutoPacific Inc., explains, "There's nothing that's going to be immune from the wrath of CAFE as we move forward. The Wrangler is a very high volume vehicle so it's definitely going to have an [e]ffect on CAFE. They're going to wait as long as possible before they have to make those changes, but that being said they have a whole arsenal of things they can do."1

For now though, these are just rumors. Come see the exciting new Jeep model lineup soon!


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