Asking about which mode would be best for a long trip

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I have only had my Sahara Unlimited 4xe about three weeks and don't know which mode would be best on a 1500+ mile interstate highway road trip. Gas is close to $5.00 a gallon and I am trying to save what I can.
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Hybrid mode, and drive a bit conservatively if you want to save gas just as you normally would. On the highway you'll get a longer coast is max regen is off; if you have long downhills you'll recapture charge with max regen on.
The only exception is if you have a lot of charge and want to hold it back to use in electric at your destination, then you'll want e-save.
We found that just leaving it in hybrid worked well for our Ohio to Utah trip.
 

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Other threads talk about putting it in manual mode and getting better distance millage. Like you I’m too lazy to search for the link to put here for you. Lol
 
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I saw that post but it sounded like it just changed the way the vehicle calculated the milage readout.
 

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I saw that post but it sounded like it just changed the way the vehicle calculated the milage readout.
That’s not accurate. Putting the jeep in manual mode allows you to keep it in 8th gear on the highway instead of letting the auto transmission change gears during slight acceleration. This will help save you gas on the highway.

I did a 3500 mile road trip in my Sahara 4xe last summer and after playing with all of the different modes, hybrid with manual gear selection seemed to net me the best fuel efficiency.
 
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Thanks. I will give that a try and see how I do. What kind of milage did you achieve?
 

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I did a quick Mother's Day weekend 1500-mile round trip and ran Hybrid mode 99% of the time, Max Regen OFF. Tank-fill measure method 22.3mpg overall, almost all just interstate ("The Big Suck" known as I-65).

The 1% consisted of the 2 cold starts at begin/end of the trip running M-mode for gentle warmup. Travel speeds were 65-75mph for a majority of the trip with a few more than a few full-snort-balls-out passing events each way.

The winds were from the side both days so relatively not a huge factor.
 

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For my last trip i was able to Manual shift to 8th gear and then go back into drive and it would hold onto 8th gear if i was holding steady on the throttle.

This weekend i went through a full tank coming out to 326 miles and 23.4 MPG on the dash. Had 2 full charges before my 2 trips. Haven't filled back up yet so wasnt able to hand calculate mileage yet.

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I did a quick Mother's Day weekend 1500-mile round trip and ran Hybrid mode 99% of the time, Max Regen OFF. Tank-fill measure method 22.3mpg overall, almost all just interstate ("The Big Suck" known as I-65).

The 1% consisted of the 2 cold starts at begin/end of the trip running M-mode for gentle warmup. Travel speeds were 65-75mph for a majority of the trip with a few more than a few full-snort-balls-out passing events each way.

The winds were from the side both days so relatively not a huge factor.
Thank you!! I'm making my trip next week and running I-75 and I-81 heading north first. Hoping for at least that much fuel mileage. I won't be in a hurry so we'll see if I can control myself and keep the speed down at the limit. Yeah, right!!

 

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