Sorry for the late reply but, I definitely understand where you are coming from. I had a 1991 Montero and the best I ever saw was 17mpg on the open road. The Gen I's were terrible on fuel economy. The 1997-2000 Montero excelled at returning excellent fuel economy and 24 mpg on the open road is very attainable with stock tires. They had a 4.2 rear end, a very efficient engine and improved arrow dynamics over the previous generation. I also understand that a lot of MPG has to do with the actual driver. For instance I also have a Mercedes G500 and I will get 18-19 MPG in mixed driving, while others only get 13 mpg with the same vehicle. Maybe I am way more conservative than the average driver, but to me I feel like I just drive like everyone else. I hope this helps.
Originally Posted by Martinjmpr
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