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Old 10-10-2011, 09:17 AM
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Realistically, the new hemi with mds gets the same highway mpg as the 4.7L (give or take)...the 4.7L probably should get a few points better in the city though. There's a lot of factors though... I just averaged my worst tank this weekend since I've had the truck (nearly a year). I got right about 16mpg average. Half tank of normal to and from work city driving, and half tank of city driving/idling as I was helping someone move this weekend and left the truck running for the wife sitting in the cab (it was raining all weekend while we were moving). I usually average about 18mpg. 17-18 city, 20-23 hwy depending on speed. Probably 95% of my driving is city driving.

The only thing I don't agree with in your statement is the oil change duration, if you're willing to go 8k miles on the 4.7L, why not the 5.7L?
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