What Does It Cost to Fill Up the 2018 Jeep Cherokee?

2018 Jeep Cherokee

As the Fourth of July approaches, it's easy to have America on the mind as you shop for a car - and not just for the deals. The 2018 Jeep Cherokee is fresh off topping our 2018 American-Made Index as the most American car. And much as we the people love our SUVs, so too do SUVs love their gas. Luckily, that costs a little less this week than last.

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Pump prices continued to fall over the past week along with oil prices, and the grim prospect of a national average of $3 for regular gasoline has faded away. The AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report said Thursday that the national average for regular was $2.87, down 4 cents from a week ago and around 6 cents less than three weeks ago, when prices started falling. Premium gas lost 3 cents to a national average of $3.42, and diesel fuel was off 2 cents to $3.18.

Here is what it costs to fill the 2018 Cherokee's 15.8-gallon tank at today's prices.

  • Using the national average of $2.87 for regular, filling from empty would cost $45.35.
  • In Hawaii, where the average price of regular was the highest in the country at $3.73, the cost would be $58.93. South Carolina had the lowest price, $2.53, and filling the tank there would run $39.97.
  • The biggest declines over the past week were 6 cents in Florida and 9 cents in Ohio.
  • Pump prices have declined three weeks in a row, yet the average price of regular remained above $3 in 12 states and in the District of Columbia.
  • AAA said regular and premium gas on Thursday were 59 cents higher than a year ago, and diesel was 71 cents higher. For someone who uses 10 gallons of gas per week, that amounts to an extra $5.90 out of pocket or around $300 more per year.

The 2018 Cherokee is available with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine or a 3.2-liter V-6, and all models come with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy varies by the number of drive wheels and four-wheel-drive system. The EPA combined city/highway ratings range from 25 mpg to 21 mpg. That kind of difference can mean big savings over the course of a year even with dropping gas prices.

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