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One time I had a 10.4 l/100 at 90kmh for 300 km on highway with my 11 sierra with the crappy 4.8L and 4 speed trans . I guess that's possible to go below 10 with the 5.7 even with the 6 speed trans.

It may be possible to get better with the 8 speed and the diesel or any engine.
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I was never able to get really good mileage out of my '12 sport hemi 6spd. Best ever was 11.9l/100km doing like 63mpg, flat, at night, alone in the truck. That's 19.7 mpg on the highway at steady speed with zero traffic, for a 500km drive. Boring as hell and slow as molasses. '12 CC, Hemi, 4x4, 20"
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As soon as I saw this title I figured the OP would be Canadian and this thread would be about imperial MPG.

My friend has one of those Hyundais that overestimated the MPG on the sticker so every so many miles they send him a check.

I have seen 23MPG in my Hemi, so 34 may be possible with a diesel. We will see.
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The latest ad is claiming 40mpg for the V-6 Eco-diesal with the 8 sp.
I didn't see anything about gears in the fine print of the ad,just the V-6 and 8sp.
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The ratings are different not just because of the gallon size, imperial vs U.S.A. but also as a result of the testing procedures. Prior to 2008 the U.S.A. was using the same testing that Canada is presently using. In 2008 the U.S.A. switched to more realistic testing incorporating; there are 5 tests in the U.S.A: a high speed test, an air conditioning test, and a cold temperature test as well as the previous City course and highway course - with differences.

In Canada, at least until 2015 (talks of changing to U.S.A. model) there are only the two tests, city and highway: The first course the dynamometer mirrors is the city course, which runs for 12 km in 23 minutes of stop-and-go driving at an average speed of 32 km/h. The trip includes 18 stops, with 4 minutes spent idling, and a cold start. The highway course starts on a hot engine and runs for 16 km in 13 minutes, at an average of 77km/h with no stops. The top speed reached is 97 km/h. After the mileage is calculated based on those drive cycles, it is decreased by 10-15% to a more realistic estimate.

In the U.S.A that was the test prior to 2008, however the maximum speed is now 126 km/hr as opposed to 97 km/hr. I can not find the maximum for city driving at this time.

So after 2015 or is it the 2015 model year the mileage claims will change, hopefully.

For the present one should just take the U.S.A. EPA ratings and convert them to Canadian. This is as easy as taking the actual mileage and converting to actual litres. For example 23 mpg is 10.23 L/100 kms. Here is a link for that:

http://calculator-converter.com/l_10...per_100_km.php
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my 99 ram 1500 4x4 gets a little over 300 miles per tankful

my tank holds 26 gallons

I have the 5.9 litre with 4 speed auto tranny with stock 265 x 75 x 16 tires

a little over 13 mpg.
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As the warm weather rolled in, my mpg is much better. I was able to see the average down to 10.1l/100km for a 600km trip. I never reset that average gauge. Thats 23.2 mpg or 27 impg. Still with the offroad tires on
There is a stretch of road between 2 gas stations for 200km - 125m exactly, I filled up 19.6l 5.17 gallons, this is less than 10l/100km - 23.5 mpg; not bad for this baby.
I will get normal tires soon, it will only get better
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