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Old 05-18-2014, 09:20 PM
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There are a lot of threads about this so why not do one more.
Over the last 400 miles I have done some extreme documenting on how good (or bad) of mileage I get.

Freeway - 237 miles @ 65-79MPH favoring the 75-79 side

Around town - 155 miles 63 starts from stop lights/signs (easy starts at that) no speed above 45MPH

Off Road - 7 miles 4wd and 4low just screwing around no speed above 25MPG

This was on the bastard gas 85 octane that the dealer filled me up with and for the record I have the 32G tank.

I thought I might post pictures because there is 2 things guys lie about religiously. There fuel mileage and the size of there.... well ya you get it.

Total Miles 399
Total Gallons 26.664
Total dollars $100.18
Price Per Gallon for 91 $3.75

Now here was my choice, 85,87,91 all ethanol free.
Price per gallon / price @ 26.664 gallons/ Difference in cost vrs the 91
85 - $3.57 / $95.19 / $-4.99
87 - $3.66 / $97.59 / $-2.59
91 - $3.75 / $100.18

I went with the 91 and plan to see if there is a MPG difference.
As we all know the MFG. recommends 89 the only ethanol free place in town carries what you see above, so instead of going down to 87 I went up to 91.

Now for the big moment.....

EVIC MPG - 15.3
Hand MPG - 14.963



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Those are very good numbers as the window stickers guestimate 13/19 for us 6speed 4x4's. I have been averaging 16.5 EVIC, city/hwy mix, 16.0 Hand calculated and am now just at 2170 miles on my 2014 4x4 Regular Cab, 8ft bed Hemi 6speed w/3.55's. Strictly highway, averaging 72mph for 80 miles one way, my EVIC showed 22.4, which came to 21.9 hand calc. But my driving style is conservative and I disable my MDS most of the time.
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I disable my MDS most of the time.
How is that done?
And the ECO light on top of the EVIC what does that represent?
It comes off and on randomly.

I just found this tell me if I am correct.
"To access all six available gears, you must use the
Electronic Range Select (ERS) shift control, described
below."
So that means I only have a 5 speed in Drive and have to use the +/- to shift into 6th??
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I finally got a chance to test the highway gas mileage of my new Ram. 2014 Ram Big Horn QC, 5.7 Hemi, 8 speed tranny, 3.21 gears, ~ 4000 miles on her when I left. Chicago to Cleveland, 427 miles, used 23.1 gals of mid grade for mpg of 18.47 calculated, 18.4 EVIC. Return trip 410 miles, used 23.4 gals of mid grade for mpg of 17.5 calculated, 19.4 EVIC.

I was really surprised at how close the EVIC was on the way over and how far off it was on the way back. Since the trip, I have been averaging ~17.0 - 17.4 around town which is a combination of surface street and highway driving. Although you could argue that the highway driving is really more akin to the surface streets considering the traffic around these parts.
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The "ECO" that comes on and off is your engine shutting down to 4 cylinders when all 8 aren't needed. I don't have much stop and go in town and have been able to average 19 while setting my cruise at 45-50 when traffic allows me to do so. Will post a pic of MPG when I take my next trip on freeway.
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3.6 engine with 3:21 of the last 3 fillups and calculated with a pencil I have averaged 19.85 mpg. The computer is really close to that. It seems to do as well around town as on the road, of course here in north Arkansas we don't have freeways. Also, not much of a town
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First tank of gas on Express Quad Cab, Hemi, 3.92 gears, 8 speed transmission. Averaged 19.8 MPG but had it as high as 20.5 until I had to do a bunch of city driving at the end of tank. Hand calculated came out pretty much spot on as well. I do mostly back roads that can by hilly and some highway.

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How is that done?
And the ECO light on top of the EVIC what does that represent?
It comes off and on randomly.

I just found this tell me if I am correct.
"To access all six available gears, you must use the
Electronic Range Select (ERS) shift control, described
below."
So that means I only have a 5 speed in Drive and have to use the +/- to shift into 6th??
The "6 speed" transmission is the exact same transmission as the "5 speed" transmission. The only thing the ERS gives you access to is the kickdown gear. In "D" the truck basically shifts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6. The ERS gives you access to 3rd gear.
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Spring has finally allowed me to push the numbers higher on mine.

Steady state speed of 55 mph, with a couple of annoying traffic lights thrown in to get on my nerves. Somewhat hilly terrain with little "net" elevation change between home and destination.

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