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View Poll Results: What's your best Ram 1500 Hemi, 6-speed MPG?
Less than 12 mpg 13 3.49%
12 to 13 mpg 37 9.92%
14 to 15 mpg 76 20.38%
16 to 17 mpg 79 21.18%
18 to 19 mpg 76 20.38%
20 to 21 mpg 53 14.21%
22 to 23 mpg 32 8.58%
24 to 25 mpg 7 1.88%
more than 25 mpg 0 0%
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Old 11-07-2013, 10:12 AM
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My Ram couldnt get 20mpg if it was pushed and pulled by a Pirius. wife gets avg 15.8 driving daily to Wichita and back 66mi, i get about 13.4 because of my handicap [LEAD FOOT] Here i Ks we travel about everywhere at 70-80 speedlimits and the trucks hardly ever see MDS. I run mine in tow/haul and mpg isnt that different. I have just instl Diablo so will see if things change.
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Best I have seen is 17 MPG with some formidable mountains involved, travelling at 60 MPH.
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What the hell am I doing wrong. I set cruise at 76mph and I can't get over 15MPG. I love everything about this truck except I can't get better fuel mileage than my 05 Silvy 5.3 and it had 35" tires. I drive conservative, I haven't roasted the tires since the test drive.
You do have a higher displacement engine now. Also I never use cruise control, I get better mileage without it. Not that that's the reason I don't use it-I just don't like it-but its something I've noticed.
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My CC LB 2500 4X4 sitting at 8700lbs gets around 13 running at 75-80mph, 14-16 at 65mph on the hwy. around town i get about 11 alot of stop and go around Chicago. plus I have a heavy right foot!

Its a vast improvement over My F350 6.4
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My Ram couldnt get 20mpg if it was pushed and pulled by a Pirius. wife gets avg 15.8 driving daily to Wichita and back 66mi, i get about 13.4 because of my handicap [LEAD FOOT] Here i Ks we travel about everywhere at 70-80 speedlimits and the trucks hardly ever see MDS. I run mine in tow/haul and mpg isnt that different. I have just instl Diablo so will see if things change.
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My short trips kill my mileage. Truck is avging. 12mpg city which is 7-10 min drives.

It's decent cruising between 55-70 but really suffers over 70.

Lucky I didn't buy it for the mileage.
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Only 950 miles on my 5.7 1500. Mostly in town...14.3 EVIC hand calc 14.2
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I'm mostly an in-town driver, which is why I marked 12-13mpg. On the highway, averaging about 70-73mph, I manage to eek out about 18, although my best is 19.1.

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I normally average around 13-14 due to a lot of around town driving and leaving the truck idle with the dog inside if it's too warm outside.

The other day I was taking one of my usual trips to a buddy's in San Diego from Orange County and wasn't in a hurry so I decided to try and get some good MPG numbers.

On the way down and back I did between 55-60 mph and averaged 25.2 going down and on the way back up it was 24.3. This an R/T with about 12K miles and VERY easy driving. Traffic was moving pretty well also, with out any stop and go which really helped. I was pretty amazed!

With my normal driving down and back it will see just over 20 MPG averaging around 70mph. It seems the MDS is good for about 1-ish MPG when I use it. I'm very happy with the truck.

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At 50-60, secondary roads 20.5-21.2 mpg. At 70, hilly highway 17.5-19 mpg. Around town and local 25 mph to 45 mph, 14.1-16.5 mpg. 4x4 crew with tonneau. 3.55.

All drops when the temp is below 35.
Fresh off a 200 mile highway trip 31-35 deg F. 70-71 mph, cruise used and hilly. 16.1-16.6. 2600 miles on truck.

The previous better highway numbers were 55-60 deg F and the exact same highway run. Truck had 400 miles.

Guess if I wanted economy, I should have bought a Prius.
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Its not good I can tell you that but most of those miles are written off because of self employ so it could get 1 mph and I wouldn't care. I think the last time I looked at the readout it was 11.7.......always has one of my trailers connected however and very little hwy involved.
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