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Old 06-17-2012, 10:26 AM
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I have the hemi in a crew cab, the best I have got is 25 mpg (9.3 l/100km), on the highway I average about 22 mpg (10.3 l/100km), in town 17mpg (12l/100km). All numbers from the computer, not hand calculated. I really do drive like a granny, speed limit on the highway (100 km or 60 mph), coast to red lights and accerating slowly (I try to keep the tach under 2000 rpm).
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i get around 11l/100km on the highway and 14l/100 km in city... thats taking my time.... i found that the cold air intake really helped
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I've filled up my tank 5 times since I've had it. The MPG's were as followed - 10.53, 10.65, 9.69, 9.65, 10.30. It would be nice to get what everyone else seems to be getting but I still love the truck!
Thats what I get in the city driving normally, If I drive with mileage in mind I can get 12mpg city if I really try.

I love these trucks but they are not good on gas, no 1/2 tons are (especially 4x4s), I even had a 2011 Ecoboost for a couple days and the mileage wasnt much better. Owned plenty of 5.3/6.0 GM pickups as well.
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I'm sure we all bought the truck knowing gas wouldn't be the best....
But there is such a variance in what people are getting.

Crazy how much difference we all get.
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I'm sure we all bought the truck knowing gas wouldn't be the best....
But there is such a variance in what people are getting.

Crazy how much difference we all get.
Seeing how I had the same optioned 2010 and 2012 and they get the exact same mileage my guess its not the trucks and its the drivers/conditions. My normal driving may seem aggressive to some and wimpy to others. Plus where I live there are a lot of hills/mountains, different ethanol quantity, winter/summer blends, payload etc.

Not to mention someone someone who pays 6.00 a gallon for gas is going to be a lot more mileage-aware than someone paying 3.00 a gallon.

To be honest, as much as I like the hemi power, my wife's AWD Grand Cherokee with the new 3.6 gets FIVE mpg better average than her old Hemi powered Commander. Sure its no hemi but its not bad either, I bet combined with an eight speed the 3.6 wont be a bad option in 2013 if you arent towing or hauling a lot of weight.
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I average 15-16.5 city/highway mix; 18-21mpg all highway at 70mph. I have the 4x4 Crew with the 3.55LSD and when towing my 3000lb bass boat I average 13-14mpg. I also didn't buy my Ram Hemi for the economy BUT! It is nice to see the fuel needle move to the left so much slower than my old 99 Magnum 5.9! I switch between mid grade and supreme on a normal basis depending on the depth of my wallet.
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I drive weekly from south texas to west texas, with the cruise on going 70mph I average 20-23. When driving 75 like the new highway speed limits down here it drops to 17-19. But i get the same in the city around 12-13.

Does anyone have a leveling kit or 33" tires? If so how much did it drop you mpg?
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i get around 11l/100km on the highway and 14l/100 km in city... thats taking my time.... i found that the cold air intake really helped
You said you achieved this when your truck hit 10k?
I want your numbers.
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I have the 2012 Laramie CC, Volant CAI, G2 Flipback bed cover, Magnaflow exhaust. I can squeek out 25 mpg highway with the cruise control set at 60, around town I get 18 mpg. I also disable the MDS by putting the trans in 5th gear around town, yeah I drive slow.
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Since June 1, everybody is putting Summer Blend gasoline in their vehicles, it has less Butane in it & won't go bad as quickly
You should be getting better MPGs then you were 45 days ago

I don't use Drive in town/city driving
I do use Cruise Control as much as possible
i have 1,000 extra pounds of weight in the bed, along with suit cases & tools in the cab
I have 65,000 miles on the odometer
i get 17.4 on the highway, according to the EVIC, until i put my lights on, my sign up, & flags on, then it is like i have air brakes on

Gas is now $3.95 per gallon of Mid Grade in Southern California, when i cross into Arizona, it is .30 cents cheaper a gallon
Some days i put more then $100 USD in the tank & do it again the following day
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