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Old 03-10-2012, 04:16 PM
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I have had my Ram for 4500 miles now. Around town which is 95% of my driving I was getting 11mpg. I now get 11.2 very disappointed!
Some people estimates when they post their fuel mileage makes me wonder. I have 13800 on my 2011 which is almost a year old now. I put regular or mid grade into it. Doesn't seem to make a difference in fuel consumption. I have a AiRaid intake and a Maganaflow muffler, with a Magnaflow y-pipe on it. My trip to work work is 9 miles highway and 12 miles city driving. When I turn on cruise control on the highway at 70 my Evic reads about 14.3 MPH, it gets slightly better when it is warm.

If I drive in the city it drops to about 13. Hand calculated is about the same. Warming up the car will lower your evic calculations since it is not moving. I've never driven the truck more than 40 miles in one trip so I can't say what long term gains are. If I drove constantly in the city, I would be somewhere around 12. Your seems about accurate. Keep in mind elevation, road conditions, wind, temperature, 4 wheel vs 2 wheel, and accessories on the truck will make a slight difference. Those step bars on mine probably don't help.

These things are guzzlers for sure, we will see how Chicago gas prices affect my love for the truck.
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Ok, a quick update...After filling up yesterday I drove 48 miles in town and on the highway. I totally altered my driving style to be efficient, slow starts, coast to the red lights and drive exactly the posted limit. What do you know....15.7 mpg average for the trip. I guess the truck is capable of a lot better mileage than I am. Not a surprise as I have a heavy foot. But good to know the big truck can do it if needed.
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Get rid of that stock exhaust folks, let it flow!
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Mileage is so dependent on driving conditions, its hard to tell someone else what to expect.

I drove my new Ram home from the dealership; 46 miles, almost all highway and a relatively level trip. 22mpg, a figure I would be happy with in my traded-in SUV.

Since then, I've gotten from as little as 13.7 to 16.8; almost all in city driving. The one constant I've noticed is, when I get it up to speed quickly then drive at a consistent speed, it gets better mileage. Yep, gunning it then cruising. I thought the low slow approach would get better mileage, but the truck doesn't seem to like it gas mileage wise. Very odd.
Next weekend, I get to drive it with a trailer for the first time, so I'll post what happens.
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I'm not buying the high milage cool aid you guys are selling!!
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im getting 14.5 for all city driving.. wouldn't expect any better out an 8 cyl truck. im pleased
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I've found the same to be true, gunning it to desired speed, then cruising... better mileage for me as well vs. slow starts.


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Mileage is so dependent on driving conditions, its hard to tell someone else what to expect.

I drove my new Ram home from the dealership; 46 miles, almost all highway and a relatively level trip. 22mpg, a figure I would be happy with in my traded-in SUV.

Since then, I've gotten from as little as 13.7 to 16.8; almost all in city driving. The one constant I've noticed is, when I get it up to speed quickly then drive at a consistent speed, it gets better mileage. Yep, gunning it then cruising. I thought the low slow approach would get better mileage, but the truck doesn't seem to like it gas mileage wise. Very odd.
Next weekend, I get to drive it with a trailer for the first time, so I'll post what happens.
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Some people estimates when they post their fuel mileage makes me wonder. I have 13800 on my 2011 which is almost a year old now. I put regular or mid grade into it. Doesn't seem to make a difference in fuel consumption. I have a AiRaid intake and a Maganaflow muffler, with a Magnaflow y-pipe on it. My trip to work work is 9 miles highway and 12 miles city driving. When I turn on cruise control on the highway at 70 my Evic reads about 14.3 MPH, it gets slightly better when it is warm.

If I drive in the city it drops to about 13. Hand calculated is about the same. Warming up the car will lower your evic calculations since it is not moving. I've never driven the truck more than 40 miles in one trip so I can't say what long term gains are. If I drove constantly in the city, I would be somewhere around 12. Your seems about accurate. Keep in mind elevation, road conditions, wind, temperature, 4 wheel vs 2 wheel, and accessories on the truck will make a slight difference. Those step bars on mine probably don't help.

These things are guzzlers for sure, we will see how Chicago gas prices affect my love for the truck.
wonder no more, mine 11 rcsb 4x4, on winter fuel, on far from level roads, mpg i avg around 16,5, on my one 150 mile hwy trip at 70 mph, avg 20.7 mpg on cruise. filled up just before hwy and again when i got off. both are hand calc. remember my truck is lighter than crew cabs. this being said, due to a mva, i sat in extreme stop and go on 2 lane hwy and evic dropped to 7.9 mpg. also, 3.55 rear. now my dayghters mpg when "steals my truck drops the ave mpg to the numbers posted by op.
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Yep, I was getting 12 mpg no matter how much highway driving I would do (up to about 50%) the first 3000 miles. Now I get 13-13.5 in town and 15.5 mixed. Not bad, but I'll be driving the Challenger a lot more and the Ram a lot less until
A: gas prices go down
B: I start making more money
C: It snows again

I love my truck and we can afford the gas, but there's just no point unless I need to haul something. Plus, as cool as the Rams are, I still think my Challenger is cooler
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Yep, I was getting 12 mpg no matter how much highway driving I would do (up to about 50%) the first 3000 miles. Now I get 13-13.5 in town and 15.5 mixed. Not bad, but I'll be driving the Challenger a lot more and the Ram a lot less until
A: gas prices go down
B: I start making more money
C: It snows again

I love my truck and we can afford the gas, but there's just no point unless I need to haul something. Plus, as cool as the Rams are, I still think my Challenger is cooler
I agree!! Its nice to have both.
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