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Factory Spec: 3.6-liter V6 engine - 305 horsepower, 265 lb-ft of torque.


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Old 04-09-2014, 11:07 AM
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I don't put much stock in manufacturers claims of gas mileage. They hire professional drivers and every detail in their testing environment is "ideal". It has nothing to do with real life driving. jmho
This is certainly true, but more significantly,
the "cycle" that is tested is VERY conservative in both speeds and acceleration.

If you drove 'the cycle' then you should actually get *better* than the Label FE
(25 mpg highway for 2WD US 3.6 8-spd 1500)
since the actual test data is reduced 22% to calculate the 'Label' FE.

but the highway cycle is averaging only 48mph with a top speed of 60mph,
so you have to modify your driving habits

more info on the US EPA test cycles here
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FTP-75

also EVERY OPTION you add to your truck (besides 8-spd, 3.21 axle, and tonneau cover) will REDUCE your fuel economy.

the big hitters are 3.55 & 3.92 (ouch!) axles, the extra 500# for a crew cab, the off-road tires... of course 4x4 ..
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but i want those options!!!!! you have to pay to play.
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I don't get the appeal of the 3.92 axle. Yes, the tow ratings go up significantly between the 3.21 and the 3.55, but hardly at all between 3.55 and 3.92. If it's just because you want to accelerate fast, guys get yourself a motorcycle.

Perhaps it is for impressing the gals. That makes some sense, and is always going to cost a lot of money in any case.
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Soooo no idea on what this eco mode is for??? I have the same on my 2014 V6...
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I was under the impression that it isn't a "mode" but rather to let you know that you are in "optimum" fuel efficiency range based upon engine load, RPMs, etc.

Or at least that is exactly what it is in my wife's 2013 Durango.
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The Phoenix V-6 they mentioned was not for dodge, it is the engine for Nissan models.

I believe the eco mode does not shut down to 3 or 4
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I was playing with my settings the other day and found an eco monitor. I turned it to on and now I get a green ECO light in on the guage cluster I guess when I am driving the most fuel efficient. This doesn't mean its in V4 Mode? or is it just telling me I am driving in the optimum range for MPG?
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