The guy on this ford website, "stdan" is the name he goes by on here says he's lucky if he gets 9-10 mpg with 6500 pounds with the ecoboost, and its a ford website, gaurentee a hemi is far ahead of that
Re: New Ram V6 in reply to G1355, 03-16-2013 19:58:41
Do you understand the point of the ecoboost? It's not to get better mileage while towing. The point is to be able to get the mileage of a naturally aspirated 3.5 and have to power of a V-8 when under full boost. Not only that, but being able to run ultra-lean because of the direct injection while in a low-load situation. The Hemi MAY do a bit better than 9-10 mpg while towing 6500lbs, but not much better. I have managed about 12mpg(10mpgU.S) towing some where in that weight range with a 5.0L Chevy. All trucks get about the same mileage, except diesels. On a good day a 1995-2006 diesel(minus the 6.5) could probably get around 14-15 mpg towing up to around 5000lbs. A gas will never touch those numbers.
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