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Old 08-04-2013, 06:55 PM
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Trim Level: sport
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Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
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I had a 2012 fx4 scab and traded fo a 2013 sport crew. I couldnt be happier. However, the eco was faster on the low end but for me, looks, options, comfort, I made the right decesion. One of my issues with the eco was mileage. On the Ford forum like here you here mileage anywhere from 12 to 23. Honestly, the hemi is a bit better on mileage (8 speed) but it is close by maybe 0.5 mpg driving the same route to work. I only have 600 miles on the ram so that will improve a bit. I babied the eco trying to get every last mpg I could and that made the truck less than fun to drive. I dont baby the ram and love the hemi sound. The 8 speed is smooth as silk and if mileage is important the active grill louvers will improve the engine and transmission warm up time in the winter. Other things I like about the ram is the higher quality of the leather, sport looks, touch display, headlights, im happy. Glad I went back to mopar even if I did get killed on trade $'s.
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