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Old 02-08-2011, 12:26 AM
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Hi everyone, after driving my Hemi 5.7 for 3 days now, 215 miles. I am on love with it.

Drove 215 miles my MPG AVG is 18.9 combined city and highway.

Most of my driving is on post Fort Hood TX (I am military), and I am so happy with that MPG AVG, on my 06 F150 which was a trade for this nice RAM was around 11 - 13 MPG, I had a 8' bed heavy duty F150.

Buying a Hemi was a best decision so far, the truck is strong and the new interior is very well done. thanks dodge.
Question for the RAM owners since this is my first Dodge, is this a normal MPG for this truck?

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The mileage is supposed to improve after 5k-7.5K, so keep it up! Welcome aboard!!

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I think your mpg will decrease in time. My mpg was high when I first got it. I was told it takes a while for the mpg computer to gather enough info to be accurate. I went from 17 mpg to 13.5 city and 17 hw. I'm okay with my mpg cause it's a hemi!
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I have 6,500 miles on mine and I just got my highest MPG on a full tank ever.....it was 14.7 .....and that was mostly highway with the cruise set between 65-70.
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I drive almost all highway miles and run 75-80 most of the time with lots of hills. I average anywhere from 14.5-15.5. If i slowed down then I figure I could easily get 16 or more. Too bad I cant keep my dang foot off that gas pedal.
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i noticed a higher MPG after i hit 20,000 miles at 30,000 i changed my air filter & now i am at 38,000 & the normal every day mileage is higher than ever

I have 1,000 pounds of work items in my trucks bed all the time, so getting 17.5 MPG highway for me is a good thing
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Welcome aboard!! First let me say I am disgusted by the temperature it was reading LMAO!!! JK...I am completely jealous.
that is really good MPG's hopefully it doesn't drop much past that...but hey it's a Hemi right? I think even if it drops a bit it won't be down to what your F150 was.
I changed my filter as well I only have 12000(kms) on it...but I changed the air filter to a K&N drop in filter (mod pics later) and it seems to be doing better, but it's only been 3 days LOL
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A lot of factors come into play when you talk about gas mileage. One member was getting 23 MPG but keep in mind he lives where the terrain is all flat, he has a 2WD with 3.21 gears, and doesn't get on it very often.
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Congrats on the new truck! They're neat aren't they? I would be really pleased with that mileage or a mpg less. I'm at 600 miles and 13.2 average. It's very hilly here and winter too, so hoping for improvement this spring.
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2011 QC Big Horn 2WD... I only have 250 miles on mine. 50/50 highway/city 15.3mpg at the moment. This is better than the 13.1mpg I was getting on my 2007 Ram regular cab. Both with the HEMI.
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