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    Default Fuel Consumption of Mahindra Karoo Expedition Bakkies?

    Good day.

    Any feedback from Mahindra Karoo Expedition Pik Up owners regarding fuel consumption as yet?

    I know it is still early days and there are not a lot of these out there, but feedback will will be appreciated.

    It seems like normal Karoo 4x4 AT S11 is much more fuel efficient.

    I am not getting more than 9km per liter at this stage.
    I also know the off road tyres, front and rear bumpers as well as higher riding height will cause worse fuel figures because of weight etc.

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    Default Re: Fuel Consumption of Mahindra Karoo Expedition Bakkies?

    Autotrader tested the "normal" AT 4x4 S11 at around 9l/100km or 11km/l - this is not that far off your 9km/l - which should likely still improve a bit?
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    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Fuel Consumption of Mahindra Karoo Expedition Bakkies?

    Good day guys,

    Are the any more feedback on this? Was at the local Mahinda today and the sales person claims people are getting 12-13km/l. I doubt it. Maybe on the SC 4X2 with HT tyres and not laden.
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    Default Re: Fuel Consumption of Mahindra Karoo Expedition Bakkies?

    The best I have got so far is 9.4km per litre.

    My Mahindra Karoo Expedition Dawn is now exactly 6 months old with about 6,800km on the odometer.

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    I got 8.5 km/l on the last tank with the Storm. On my S6 a/t I got between 10 and 11km/l.
    I guess the big tyres are not doing the fuel consumption any favours. Also the speedo will also read differently because of the tyres.
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    Default Re: Fuel Consumption of Mahindra Karoo Expedition Bakkies?

    I don't think you should buy a 4x4 with a low range, ladder frame, M/T tyres, under side armour for offroading, and a shape like a brick, if fuel consumption is a major consideration.
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    Thanks guys.
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    Default Re: Fuel Consumption of Mahindra Karoo Expedition Bakkies?

    But I still do enjoy the vehicle a lot.

    Something very different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooly View Post
    I don't think you should buy a 4x4 with a low range, ladder frame, M/T tyres, under side armour for offroading, and a shape like a brick, if fuel consumption is a major consideration.
    Exactly this. I don't see other bakkies with the same mods getting any better.
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    I know this is off the topic but how does the 4x4 system compare to other 4x4 bakkies (latest ones)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1965Landy View Post
    I know this is off the topic but how does the 4x4 system compare to other 4x4 bakkies (latest ones)?
    Its got low range and a auto locking rear diff.
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    Default Re: Fuel Consumption of Mahindra Karoo Expedition Bakkies?

    The S11 DC 4x4 Auto is much more fuel efficient than the Dawn, Storm, Dew and Dusk (Expedition Range) bakkies.

    But I guess with all the extra added weight (Rear and Front Steel Bumpers, EFS Shocks and Off road Suspension, under body steel plates and big off road tires) you are definitely not going to see the same fuel efficiency as on the basic models.

    I am just happy that I am not the only Expedition owner getting these fuel figures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillieJimny View Post
    Its got low range and a auto locking rear diff.
    And what about wheel articulation?
    What happens to the front wheels when one slips?
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    Default Re: Fuel Consumption of Mahindra Karoo Expedition Bakkies?

    I bought a standard S6 4x4 DC. In the beginning, I got about 9L/100Km on average. I have since added a front and rear steel bumper, roof rack, awning, and canopy. I now get about 10L/100Km on average. Average speed 110 km/h. I can only imagine that these numbers will worsen once I get a suspension lift and bigger, more aggressive tires. I think I will lift and get All Terrain tyres, but keep them the same size. Overall, I think that if you decide to kit out a vehicle, you need to find a way to accept the increase in fuel consumption and loss in range. It is tuff, but there is no other way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1965Landy View Post
    And what about wheel articulation?
    What happens to the front wheels when one slips?
    Wheel articulation will be more suspension dependant than vehicle dependant. The special edition has an EFS suspension so I recon it will be like any other vehicle with EFS suspension.
    In the front it has a normal open diff wich recieve 50% of the power when in low range. I have not checked if TC works on the front wheels. I have not been in such a situation yet.
    Ground clearance is very good though.
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    Default Re: Fuel Consumption of Mahindra Karoo Expedition Bakkies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flamand View Post
    I bought a standard S6 4x4 DC. In the beginning, I got about 9L/100Km on average. I have since added a front and rear steel bumper, roof rack, awning, and canopy. I now get about 10L/100Km on average. Average speed 110 km/h. I can only imagine that these numbers will worsen once I get a suspension lift and bigger, more aggressive tires. I think I will lift and get All Terrain tyres, but keep them the same size. Overall, I think that if you decide to kit out a vehicle, you need to find a way to accept the increase in fuel consumption and loss in range. It is tuff, but there is no other way.

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    Default Re: Fuel Consumption of Mahindra Karoo Expedition Bakkies?

    With oversized tyres, all that extra weight and only 320Nm does it not underpowered?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1965Landy View Post
    With oversized tyres, all that extra weight and only 320Nm does it not underpowered?
    To be quite honest, coming from 470nm torque I was prepared for a lot less on the 320nm..

    But I was really impressed and surprised with the performance, power and nippiness of the Mahindra.
    It is really quick off the mark and I doubt whether my 470nm vehicle will keep up to at least 80km/h.
    I don't know whether it has something to do with the great Aisin gearbox that is paired to the Mahindra engine, but somewhere a sweet spot between the engine and gearbox was created.

    I don't know what the standard Mahindra Karoo drives like without the added weight, but with the same engine and gearbox I guess it will be a beast with ample of power.

    I do tow my caravan with the Mahindra as well, however on long, steep.inclines and mountain passes it definitely loses a bit of steam when the caravan is being towed. Sometimes I manually gear back to 4th or even 3rd gear to counter it. But otherwise than that I love the vehicle.

    It tows solid and sturdy. If you are used to drive at 90-100km/h on long, steep uphills, you are not going to do it with this vehicle...more like 70-80km/h.

    If you are not towing a caravan, then you would have ample power and performance.

    Best it to go and test drive a Mahindra Karoo and share your thoughts with us.

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    Default Re: Fuel Consumption of Mahindra Karoo Expedition Bakkies?

    So far getting around 8.5 - 9km/l in my Dawn with 2600km on the clock, seems like this is the norm judging from the responses.
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