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clatla 04-01-2013 07:47 PM

2500 MPG Question
 
So I am looking to getting a 2500 instead of my 1500. My question is to any of you that own a 3/4 ton w/Hemi and are HONEST. I don't want anyone who typically stretches the truth to make them selves look better to answer. I only want facts good or bad.

I have a 10' 1500 w/Hemi and 3.92 gears. I get about 17-18 mpg on a good day driving 60 mph on the highway. I get 13-14 mpg around town and back and forth to work. Pulling my 7x23' enclosed snowmobile trailer at 70 mph I get 10 mpg.

I just want to know what my mpg's will be if I get a 3/4 ton. I do not want this to turn into a gas vs diesel argument so please save those comments. I only drive 2.5 miles to work so a diesel is out of the question.

Thanks in advance.

Pettyrocks 04-15-2013 11:52 PM

The first 500 miles on my truck it said 9.5 MPG, but that was mainly city and short trips with more than a few hills during stop and go.

I just got back from a 500 mile round trip with my 2500 megacab Gasser and I averaged 13 MPG with a little city driving mixed in. My truck only has 1100 miles on the motor so I expect it to get a little better. I was going 80 on the freeway, b/c the ride is a little better. Road was fairly flat(NortherN ND) and my tank had 91 octane with no ethynol. 3.73 gears.

Since my trip I have reset a few times and it seems going 60 I could possibly get 17mpg, and also possibly rear ended:4-dontknow:

I too did not need a Cummings and am happy with my gasser!

HorseMan 04-16-2013 12:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Pettyrocks (Post 1070989)
The first 500 miles on my truck it said 9.5 MPG, but that was mainly city and short trips with more than a few hills during stop and go.

I just got back from a 500 mile round trip with my 2500 megacab Gasser and I averaged 13 MPG with a little city driving mixed in. My truck only has 1100 miles on the motor so I expect it to get a little better. I was going 80 on the freeway, b/c the ride is a little better. Road was fairly flat(NortherN ND) and my tank had 91 octane with no ethynol. 3.73 gears.

Since my trip I have reset a few times and it seems going 60 I could possibly get 17mpg, and also possibly rear ended:4-dontknow:

I too did not need a Cummings and am happy with my gasser!

Same boat here...don't need diesel. Curious how the ride is in your 2500.

Pettyrocks 04-20-2013 12:30 AM

Took some getting used to! I drove a Chev S-10 Blazer for the last 10 years, last 5 being on a new suspension I had put in.

Down the freeway it isn't too bad, but in town you will feel the bumps in the road.

ridgerunnerseoinc 04-20-2013 09:22 AM

Overall I get between 10 and 14mpg. Mine's a 2500 quad cab, long bed. Ride is on the rough side but what do U expect with a 3/4 ton truck with a solid front axle....I wouldn't have it any other way IMO. Independent front suspension, traction control, and other nannies are for sissies!

ves18 04-29-2013 11:14 PM

Around town I get around 10 to 14 also. I haven't done much highway driving but I will avg next time I do.

drp6982 06-29-2013 12:28 AM

I know im late to the party, but my 2500 Hemi gets about 15-16.5 MPG doing 70 on the highway and about 10-11 in the city

knucklebuster27 06-30-2013 06:38 PM

2007 2500 quad cab 5.7 hemi 3:72 gears 35" tires

9.5-10.5 no matter what I do


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