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mich800

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Posted: 12/02/18 10:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

joshuajim wrote:

mich800 wrote:

joshuajim wrote:

4x4ord wrote:

I burn about $5500 worth of fuel per year in my truck. If I knew a Ram could do 10% better it could save me about $11,000 over a 20 year period. With inflation that might more like $20,000.


Yeah, but in the real world, the Ram still got 3.5% better mileage than the Ford!


You are missing the point. The Ford driver knows what the mpg will be when they purchase the vehicle. The Ram driver maybe, maybe not.

The question is not who got the best mpg? But based on the info provided by the manufacturer who got the vehicle they researched?

I am holding out judgement until they get a few more miles as maybe it is running rich on the break-in tune.


No, the point is that the Ram got better mileage. No one actually believes the EPA mileage. By the way, I own a Ford EcoBust that gets terrible mileage.


I guess you didn’t even watch the video. How many “trucks” could they have included with even better mpg? That would make your point even better.[emoticon]

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joshuajim wrote:

By the way, I own a Ford EcoBust that gets terrible mileage.


I recently got 20.2mpg(not towing) on a 400 mile RT trip, in my 2014 3.5 SCREW Ecoboost F150. It was a mix of freeway, country roads and some stop and go city driving.
And since it was in Washington, there wasn't much flat driving.

i get usually average 10-11mpg towing.

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bikendan wrote:

joshuajim wrote:

By the way, I own a Ford EcoBust that gets terrible mileage.


I recently got 20.2mpg on a 400 mile RT trip, in my 2014 3.5 SCREW Ecoboost F150. It was a mix of freeway, country roads and some stop and go city driving.
And since it was in Washington, there wasn't much flat driving.


I recently got 20 in my 16 3500 Cummins on a 1500 mile trip to Florida and back loaded going down.


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transamz9 wrote:

bikendan wrote:

joshuajim wrote:

By the way, I own a Ford EcoBust that gets terrible mileage.


I recently got 20.2mpg on a 400 mile RT trip, in my 2014 3.5 SCREW Ecoboost F150. It was a mix of freeway, country roads and some stop and go city driving.
And since it was in Washington, there wasn't much flat driving.


I recently got 20 in my 16 3500 Cummins on a 1500 mile trip to Florida and back loaded going down.


I rented a 2019 F150 crew cab 4x4 2.7EB to haul some marketing stuff from Houston to Dallas and back. That truck made a solid 24mpg round trip. Probably would have been 25mpg without a load.

If this was a truck I purchased I would have been very satisfied with it's fuel economy and performance.


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