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Old 10-15-2011, 04:59 AM
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Well got back yesterday from our trip from IL to FL for the Family yearly Disney Cruise. Drove 2387 miles, averaged 74 mph on the interstates. Here are some mileage info and observations:
  • Mileage High 19.4 MPG 412 miles
  • Mileage low 16.7 MPG 287 miles (40 mph headwind)
  • Overall mileage 18.4 MPG
  • I was slightly dissapointed that the cruise control doesn't hold the speed going down hill. It increased up to 5 mph going downhill in the smokies, where my F150 would hold it right on the money up and down. However, this truck has so many other posatives over the F150 it doesn't really matter.
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Thats pretty damn good! how many miles did you have on yours at the time? Was this manually calculated or dic? Were you running 87 or 89 octain?
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Thats pretty damn good! how many miles did you have on yours at the time? Was this manually calculated or dic? Were you running 87 or 89 octain?
  • I had around 2100 miles at the start of the trip.
  • I manually calculated using GPS miles driven and Gallons added to tank.
  • I ran 87 Octane, and all fill-ups were 10% Ethanol
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that is very good, especially with a 4X4
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I have yet to take my Laramie 4x4 on a long trip but hope I get similar results to yours when I do. I have been averaging 14-15 mpg with mostly city driving. Surprisingly, I get 14.1 mpg when I drive aggressively (not irresponsibly, just not afraid to give it WOT when I want) but when I drive as conservatively (slow starts and nothing but speed limits) as possible, it only increases on average to 14.7 mpg. All according to the EVIC, not hand calculations.
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The only trip I've taken was when I had about 900 miles on the clock.. It was 340 miles one way.. On the way there, it made about 17 @ 72mph and on the way back about 16 @ 78mph with a 15mph headwind.. (all hand checked)

I am at about 3200 miles now and am consistently getting 15 mpg around town.. (driving as nicely as I can stand to) and I find that my DIC is always .4-.6 mpg off of my hand calc.
I have read mixed reviews about break-in/mpg, but I'm hoping mine has/will improved some!
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