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Old 11-17-2011, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Goliath442 View Post
hey everyone. i have a 2009 dodge ram quad cab with the 5.7 hemi in it. i was wondering what everyone gets for gas mileage??? i am only getting 11-12 M/gallon.. is this normal or is something out of wack??? the truck has about 57000km's on it already..
Our four 2009 5.7s, depending on the driver, get around 10 to 13 city and 14 to 20 highway. The only way I see more on highway is cruise on, level ground, max 60MPH and then I get 21 maybe 22 highway. Our 4.7s do better city 14 to 17 and 18 to 21 highway same drivers.
All are loaded the same, about 300 to 400 pounds of tools and parts. We use the Hemi's to tow and plow. Then watch the mileages drop. But the trucks serve us real well. We all prefer the Rams to what we used to have.

Some people claim they get a lot more, but I do not really believe it. Maybe coasting out of gear, downhill, with a good tailwind.

We have (4) 2009 5.7s and 5 2009 4.7s in the fleet. EPA posted mileages are measured under prime conditions. Some mods can get you 1 or 2 MPG more, but it is really driver habits that give poor or better mileages if the vehicles are well maintained.

You got a heavy foot, you get way less.

That's my 2 Cents.
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