This is a discussion on Hemi fuel consumption within the RAM 1500 General Discussion (Non Diesel) forums, part of the RAM 1500 (NON DIESEL) category; Originally Posted by Ramzaq City driving is a whole different ball of wax. The Hemi is like a cowboy in New York City, they don't ...
My father has a '14 CC longbox laramie 4x4 with a hemi & 8 speed. Best ever highway mileage: 22MPG. His actual average MPG: 17.
My '14 Ecodiesel, CC, longbox laramie 4x4 best ever highway MPG: 29.5 (hand calculated). Average MPG: just shy of 24 according to fuelly records (towing & winter drag me down from the 26+ I average in the warm months).
Look at fuelly.com and see what real people are getting; you can filter by engine type, year, and all that good stuff.
What do you need the truck to do and are you basing your purchase on needs or wants. If your decision is based only on cost and you don't need to tow a lot the pentestar is a great little motor and will probably be your lowest cost option. My uncle has one in a quad cab and he pulls about a 4k lb boat with it. The boat is a load for it, but it does the job fine and he doesn't tow it often.
I was thinking of getting the Pentastar as I'm just using the truck to drive up north to the cottage, but the salesman was saying that I'd prefer the Hemi, as it would go down to four cylinders on the hwy and get almost equal fuel efficiency. I was sceptical that's why I asked here.
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