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Old 07-10-2013, 08:11 AM
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Dodge's light duty small diesel carries the $2,850 premium price on TOP OF the cost of the Hemi 5.7 option. Remember, this is a light duty diesel and not to be even remotely confused with the mighty Cummins engine.
Diesel fuel cost on average 11% to 12% more per gallon plus the cost of urea. Don't forget to add in the more expensive oil and filter changes. Finally, driving a diesel forces you to develop a good deal of patience due to the relative lack of performance of the package.
If mpg is your major goal, the Pentastar engine is a far better economical choice. If towing is your objective, the Cummins is the clear choice. With the new 8 speed tranny, the 5.7 Hemi offers a valid balance of satisfying power, versatility and moderate economy plus the ever important fun factor.
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