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Old 10-06-2012, 09:14 PM
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The trip to work is 26 miles each way, 15 miles highway (between 65 & 70 MPH) the remainder is 45 & 55 MPH speed limit roads with about 12 traffic lights. Gas mileage is checked on EVIC and reset every fill up. Normally average is 19.2 - 19.4 which was best until a K&N air filter was installed 3 fill ups ago. Last 3 fill ups have been 19.6, 19.6, & 19.7. ( That was an unexpected surprise). Have seen 18.6 when the fill up included more city driving or small amount of enclosed trailer towing. 2 900 mile trips to upstate NY & back have averaged 18,5 to 20.1 traveling at 70 to 80 MPH.

I use 89 octane with 10% ethanol. Tried pure 89 octane gas which gave 5% increase in mileage but cost 10% more. Have not tried 87 octane.

Cruise control is used for half to 2/3rds of miles driven. The EVIC is a great tool to understand how even a slight grade or small throttle pressure can have a large affect on gas consumption. Bumper to bumper city traffic = well under 10. Even an almost un-noticeable grade will drop mileage below 15 while a steep grade will drop it below 10. A half throttle acceleration on a highway entrance ramp will drop it down to 1 or 2. Put the hammer down to listen to the Hemi sing and EVIC will barley register.

All in all I'm very happy that a heavy 390 HP luxury truck will average over 19 MPG.
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