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The Ram MPG test video. Wasn't expecting that big a difference.


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I see the problem. At 14.46 the rear wheels are turning the wrong direction.
That's got to hurt mileage some.


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Not surprised on the Rams results with the HO engine


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I honestly wouldn't care about any trucks fuel efficiency during the short times I'm climbing a mountain.
I'd rather see mileage results for a 100~200 mile run on a normal stretch highway.

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ScottG wrote:

I honestly wouldn't care about any trucks fuel efficiency during the short times I'm climbing a mountain.
I'd rather see mileage results for a 100~200 mile run on a normal stretch highway.


But then the grumpy ole men of the world would have less fodder to argue and complain about....

I'm with you, and I either buy a vehicle for fuel efficiency, or for another purpose. The minutia of this one gets 1.20357 mpg better or worse than the other is of diminishing returns.


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ScottG wrote:

I honestly wouldn't care about any trucks fuel efficiency during the short times I'm climbing a mountain.
I'd rather see mileage results for a 100~200 mile run on a normal stretch highway.


Thats what this test is .... not 100 miles but a 66 mile loop of regular highway driving. I actually would consider a Ram if I thought it would get better fuel economy than the Ford. I'm pretty sure the Ram can display the DPF level so it is very unlikely that the Ram did a burn but maybe? If the Ford will actually go 30% further on a gallon of fuel than the Ram I can't see anyone buying a Ram over a Ford. On the other hand I can't help being somewhat sceptical of these results.


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ScottG wrote:

I see the problem. At 14.46 the rear wheels are turning the wrong direction.
That's got to hurt mileage some.


Hehe .... maybe that's what skewed the results.

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That is horrible fuel mileage. Hopefully next time they can test these trucks the same day because many variables like wind and temp can effect mpg. However, it is what it is.

ScottG wrote:

I honestly wouldn't care about any trucks fuel efficiency during the short times I'm climbing a mountain.
I'd rather see mileage results for a 100~200 mile run on a normal stretch highway.


I am more interested in the millions of real world tank to tank fuel miles logged on sites like Fuelly. I feel that is more realistic instead of these tests.

* This post was edited 03/03/20 01:51pm by ShinerBock *

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Hauling a track hoe is not so easy. Extreme test for mileage.
My record for an empty F-350 with 7.3 engine is 23.8 mpg.
That is over 300 miles using cruise control.

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I have not watched yet. I’m guessing the RAM didn’t do well. I have said it before fill em to the TOP not this BS click squeeze fill.


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