If high gas prices have got you down, you may be making fuel economy numbers a bigger priority when you’re picking out your next vehicle. Some drivers have even asked us which models tend to be more efficient, our brand new Jeep® SUVs or the used Jeep vehicles on our lot.

There is no easy and fast answer for that, but there are some things that you can look out for when you shop here at Ourisman Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM-Bowie and check out our selection of new and pre-owned vehicles. Here’s what you should keep in mind.

Drivetrains Make a Difference

Did you know that different drivetrains have different weights? This affects how fuel-efficient a vehicle can be. If a vehicle can come equipped with an all-wheel drive system or a front-wheel drive system, the one with the front-wheel drive system is likely to be more fuel-efficient because the FWD system is lighter.

Different Model Year, Different Engines

It’s also important to remember that engine options can change from model year to model year. It’s possible to find a more fuel-efficient engine on an older model sometimes because it has been phased out of production and is no longer an option on the 2022 or 2023 edition of that car.

It pays to check all of your options out thoroughly. You might find that a used car and a new car have different fuel economy numbers to offer.

Out of Production Models

Back when gas prices were lower, the popularity of larger vehicles like crossovers, SUVs, and trucks really took off. That means that some automakers have retired some of their smaller sedan models in recent years. You might be able to find a fuel-efficient used car that’s no longer in production.

If gas mileage is your top priority, our used car dealers are ready to assist you. Visit our Jeep dealership serving Clarksville, MD and find the right vehicle for you and your family today!