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Old 12-12-2012, 06:18 PM
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I just bought my 2012 Ram Laramie Longhorn with the 5.7 Hemi two weeks ago, I all ready have two thousand miles on it but my Miles per gallon is not all that great. Can anyone tell me if it will get better with time or is 18MPG all the better this truck can do? I feel it should do better because the 2007 that I traded in would get 22-23MPG on the highway.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:26 PM
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a total average of 18 is pretty good if you ask me. my wife has a 2011 ford edge and we get the same mpg as she does...
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:27 PM
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My thought is that it should get a little better after the 5-6k mile mark. That seems to be my experience with the new cars that I have had. Give it a little time and see what happens.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:30 PM
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+1 to breaking it in improving the mpg
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:32 PM
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I am getting about 16-17 and was pretty happy about it. I would take 18 all day.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:34 PM
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I am getting about 16-17 and was pretty happy about it. I would take 18 all day.
Yea i didnt buy a full size pickup looking for good mpg....
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Are you saying 18MPG on the highway or is that total?
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I have found the only way to get close to the rated mpg is to not idle at lights ( shut truck off and then restart) and not to "warm engine " before driving. The rated fuel economy is formulate in a test lab with perfect conditions. Too bad they dont tell you real life mpg. In my humble opinion.
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Winter gas is also a factor.
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I get 15.5 and am happy I get that.
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