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Re: New Ram V6

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Rick Kr

03-16-2013 15:32:44

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Dodge achieves that mileage with a short box 2wd work truck, no options. That way the truck is as light as possible. The truck also has a new 8 speed automatic transmission which helps a lot.

Remember this line... "EPA estimated mileage" This is very important. Automotive manufacturers cannot technically self certify their mileage, but can use their own estimates by running the EPA test. The EPA has went back and make OEMs correct their OPTIMISTIC mileage predictions. Hyundia/Kia are in a class action lawsuit right now because of their erronous claims.

To your question, I bet that Ram truck is pretty close. Another thing to remember, most people dont drive like the EPA test so dont expect 25mpg unless you baby it.

My truck stickers 21mpg on the highway. I can get 19+ with it. This is driving very easy at 65mph. crew cab 4x4, 5.3 Chevy. It use to get almost 21mpg before some dummy put a lift kit and bigger tires on it. I look at the dummy every morning in the mirror.

My two cents.

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03-16-2013 18:19:11

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 Re: New Ram V6 in reply to Rick Kr, 03-16-2013 15:32:44  
I had an 07 Silverado classic (left-over 06 model) 4x4 half ton v6. Don"t know what the rating was but if I ran tow mode and and could hold a steady 60-63 MPH I could get 21-22, one tank I hit 23+, over 4 days of driving.

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03-17-2013 07:20:13

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 Re: New Ram V6 in reply to scotc, 03-16-2013 18:19:11  
I don't believe you can get an accurate estimate for one tank of gas. Just when the pump shuts off make a big difference. Last winter I drove my 08 Silverado to Florida and back (from MI). 3,500 miles in all different conditions (mostly hwy.). Averaged 17.9 mpg. I think that is a better estimate. That said, you can have your Ram and parts that are twice that for Ford or Chevy. And yes, you WILL NEED parts.

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Jon Hagen

03-16-2013 17:51:26

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 Re: New Ram V6 in reply to Rick Kr, 03-16-2013 15:32:44  
Yes, remember the EPA test cycle uses very conservative driving.
The highway cycle uses 75 F summer blend fuel, acceleration not to exceed 3.3 mph per second (about 18 seconds 0-60). Top speed must not exceed 60 mpg, cycle average speed about 48 mph.

If you accelerate faster or drive faster, your mpg will be less.

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