Originally Posted by RollTide Ram
I just recently traded my 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 V8 Hemi 4x2 for a 2013 with the 6 speed transmission. My 2011 with 48k miles was getting 20-21 mpg on the highway, my 2013 was getting around 17.5-18 mpg until my first oil change last Friday at 7200 miles, 800 miles shy of the factory suggested oil change at 8000 miles. I drove 400 miles yesterday 40% on interstate at 75 mph and 60% on state highways at 63 mph and averaged 20.0 mpg. Can I expect to get better fuel mileage as the engine continues to break-in?
To be honest your numbers from your 2011 and for your current 2013 both sound too good to be true with the 6 speed. I never saw numbers like that in my 2010 hemi sport quad cab. It was 4 wheel drive but still the entire time I had it I did 85% highway driving and only averaged 15.5 mpg. I only drive 5 mph over the posted limits and didn't pound on it either. I have a few friends who had the same trucks and they said they got the same mpg as me