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Old 09-19-2012, 11:49 AM
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its all how you drive it i can get 14.5 around town if i use cruise control all of the time on 30 and 35mph roads and i get about 18.5 highway with cruise contol set at 75mph ... i also get 10.5 around town when i have fun on a tank and 14.5 on the highway when having fun you should have got a mid size truck if your concern was gas mileage
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I think you just love your Hemi and drive it like a normal commuter. That is the reason for your 13.7mpg. I run the baby to daycare, commute for coffee and head to work and have babied my truck during the work week to average 16.7mpg everytime. Now when I tow my boat of 3000lbs with a passenger for about 20miles to the lake, I have reset my trip to figure out a 14.2mpg average city/hwy mix with the Tow/Haul and ERS in 5th. Once again, easing on and off the throttle, coasting to the stoplights. But when I am feeling heavy footed and playing some 70's and 80's rock and roll, my economy drops to about 13.5mpg average city. On the highway for an hour and a half, cruise set at 72mph, my average was 20mpg. And that's a no shitter! It aint a miracle; it's called conservative pedal manipulation on level highway commutes. These trucks can put up the numbers when you put down the levels of testosterone. BUTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT! That's a hard thing to do in our Hemi's brother!
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I average 15.5 in mine but the EVIC says anywhere from 16.0-16.5. My Charger SRT8 averaged 18 so overall I can't complain.
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I have hand calculated my mileage since I bought my RAM. My average over the entire time is 16.2 liters/100km or 14.5 US MPG. I have seen it as low as 10.5 liters / 100km on the highway. I really did not expect great mileage from a full size HEMI powered pick-up so overall I can't complain.
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This tank right now, I'm averaging 11.1. Of course, I'm only two tanks into mt magnaflow and CAI install, so I get on it pretty heavy pretty often.
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Not expecting to get Dodge Dart economy, but when I see posts of guys getting 18+ mpg. It makes me wonder why I only get less than 14. Don`t be a smartass!
I wouldn't sweat it man. There is so much that affects mpg's it isn't even worth trying to compare with what others get. Altitude, gas stations differences, driving habits, driving conditions, etc, etc, etc. people averaging in the upper teens, low 20's are just not very believable IMO. Maybe they drive downhill everywhere they go...lol.

What really cracks me up are claims of 1 to 3 mpg increase from simple bolt on mods. I laugh every time i read those. Im sure mods give you increased mpg, but not what most claim. Based off what my truck says I average 13 to 15 at the very best and I have an extremely free flowing exhaust and CAI.

I saw a show the other night that they are in the process of developing hybrid technology where you'll be able to easily convert any gas vehicle into a hybrid with this bolt on system. Maybe when this product hits the street in the coming years you can install and get 40 mpg's. Until then youll just have to deal with the fact you own a big ass gas hog.
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Is the MPG claims in the OP hand calculated or based on the instrument cluster readout?
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I have an '11 Quad cab with the 4.7 In Pittsburgh it's impossible to get decent mileage since there are tons of hills but with every up hill, there's a long downhill that one can coast to increase mpg.s
I average 15-15.8 according to the EVIC. I run 87 octane and if I add a small highway trip for some reason it can go up over 16mpg. If I really get into the 310 horses, it goes down to the 13-14 mpg. I didn't get a truck for the MPGs, its not much worse than my '10 Acura TSX that was only getting 20 in the city..
Maybe try those new Ecopia tires, they have a lower rolling resistance but for the $150+ a piece, it'll be awhile before you notice any savings.
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Bighert3rd said it best! So many different factors when it comes to comparing each individuals fuel economy. Out in most parts of central Texas, zero elevation or flat lands. But you get stuck in parking lot traffic, say goodbye to economy. I don't doubt one bit that owners are getting the mileage per gallon stated. The window sticker that comes on the Rams, according to the EPA states in the city; 11-17mpg / hwy= 16-24mpg. So if you throw yourself into either category, we are all spot on with the ratings. Good habit, bad habit; the biggest factor that affects your fuel average is, "The Fun Factor"! Most people drive like they stole it, and then most others drive it to help save a couple bucks now and again. Some people daily drive it and others only use it for work and play. Again, too many factors.
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The 87 octane will hurt you also. Try 89 and you should see a little more. I drive 21 miles to work one way each day and see 19.6 on the overhead and 19.2 calculated. Mine is a 2wd Sport Crew so I'm sure that makes some difference also.
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