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Old 01-28-2014, 10:26 AM
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Default 2011 Ram only averaged 15.3 mpg on highway trip?

I've got a 2011 Ram Laramie 5.7 Hemi 4x4 with 17k on it. I've owned it since new, but this was the first time I've taken it on a road trip of any distance. To my surprise I only got 15.3 mpg on the interstate according to the display on the dash. Did the speed limit all the way, which averaged between 60/70 mph, Two adults. I do have a regular tools box, but isn't super heavy.
I thought this truck is suppose to get around 19 mpg on the highway? I'll admit I was running Walmart gas with 10% ethanol, but 15.3 mpg seems way off, and I'd think it would get better mileage than this. Any suggestions how to improve this? I've always kept it serviced at the dealership.

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Default 2011 Ram only averaged 15.3 mpg on highway trip?

ive got 3.92 gears in my 2011 2wd and take road trips all the time going 75mph on average and usually turn 17mpg at worst. Is it very hilly where you were driving?
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I use to get 17 mpg in town and 19 mpg on the highway with my 2011 Hemi 4x4. Then i installed 35" tires now 15 mpg and had my computer remaped. Sorry I dont have any other info.
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My 2011 4x4 with 3.92 has averaged 16 mpg over the 140,000 kms I've owned it. The best I've ever gotten was 18 on a couple road trips but day to day its 16 or less.
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My 2011 4x4 with 3.92 has averaged 16 mpg over the 140,000 kms I've owned it. The best I've ever gotten was 18 on a couple road trips but day to day its 16 or less.
I have the exact same truck with only 26k on it. I am planning a trip East this summer. What are the highway speeds you travel at?
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2012 1500 QC 3.55 gears w/ Hemi, AVG of about 70 - 75mph I see 14-15mpg, If I drop to set 60 to 65 mph I can get up there to 18 to 20mpg on good day, but never above. My friend has same truck close to same driving style with 3.92 gears and see on average 1mpg better and he has seen 23mpg once on a flat trip with wind at his tail whole way.
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jack rabbit starts to 70? we all love to do them, but it does take a toll on our mpg. check tire pressure and maybe a different brand of gas.
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