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Old 01-27-2012, 05:08 PM
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the frame, suspension, brakes, & tires on the 2500 are heavier than a regular 1500

the 1500 with 4 wheel drive is much closer in weight to the 2 wheel drive 2500

the suspension on the 1500 is more like a heavy cars suspension, with coil springs

the suspension on the 2500 has leaf springs, & is made to pull or haul heavier loads

the gas engines are the same, the transmissions are close to the same, differentials on the 2500 is sturdier usually
The sheet metal is the same on both vehicles

So i would think that the 2500 2X4 mileage would be close to the 1500 4X4 mileage


things that affect mileage
vehicle weight
vehicle height, when driving on the highway
tire WIDTH & tire TREAD aggressiveness
&
How heavy your right foot is

So forget mileage & purchase the Ram for what it is going to be USED for
Light or Heavy Duty use

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