Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Half Ton MPG Actual vs Advertised Test
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Tow Vehicles

Open Roads Forum  >  Tow Vehicles

 > Half Ton MPG Actual vs Advertised Test

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 3  
Next
FishOnOne

The Great State of Texas

Senior Member

Joined: 02/12/2011

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 12/01/18 10:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

TFL Trucks did a fuel economy test on a Chevy Trail Boss, Ford Raptor, and Ram Rebel with E Torque and compared the actual fuel economy to the advertised fuel economy.

Brand____Actual___Advertised___Delta
Chevy____19.3_____20___________.7
Ford_____17.29____18___________.71
Ram_____17.9_____22___________4.1


Link


'12 Ford Super Duty FX4 ELD CC 6.7 PSD 400HP 800ft/lbs
"Built Ford Proud"
'16 Sprinter 319MKS "Wide Body"


ShinerBock

SATX

Senior Member

Joined: 02/22/2015

View Profile



Posted: 12/01/18 10:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dang, the Raptor and Rebel highway mileage is about the same as my combined mileage.

azdryheat

Tucson, AZ

Senior Member

Joined: 03/02/2012

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 12/01/18 11:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Smells fishy at Ram.


2013 Chevy 3500HD CC dually
2014 Voltage 3600 toy hauler
2011 Harley Ultra Limited
2016 RZR 900


ib516

Canada

Senior Member

Joined: 04/18/2003

View Profile



Posted: 12/01/18 01:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you watch the video, they say the Ram is basically new with only a couple hundred miles on it, where the other trucks have a few thousand. They also mention that Ram does not have the EPA do a different MPG estimate for the Rebel version of the Ram 1500 4x4. The Rebel is an inch higher, has the knobby tires, and IIRC, no air dam in the front. Those will all lower highway mpg, so they should. They mention that for those types of reasons, Chevy has the EPA do a different mpg number for the Trailboss version of the Silverado. Lastly, E-Torque will have little to no benefit at highway speeds.


Prev: 2010 Cougar 322QBS (junk)
02 Dodge 2500 4x4 5.9L CTD 3.55
07 Dodge 3500 4x4 SRW Mega 5.9L CTD 3.73
14 Ram 2500 4x4 Crew 6.4L Hemi 4.10
06 Chevy 1500 4x4 E-Cab 3.73 5.3L
All above are sold
Current: 07 Dodge 1500 5.7L Hemi 3.55 / 2010 Jayco 17z


mich800

Pontiac, MI

Senior Member

Joined: 05/30/2004

View Profile



Posted: 12/01/18 02:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"They also mention that Ram does not have the EPA do a different MPG estimate for the Rebel version of the Ram 1500 4x4"

If true that is not the consumers problem. This is a Ram problem. What is the point of the EPA estimates if they are not required to reflect the vehicle the sticker is attached to.

Hopefully once the break-in tune expires the mpg will be more accurately reflected in their tests.

camp-n-family

London, Ontario

Senior Member

Joined: 07/26/2009

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 12/01/18 04:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do people actually buy trucks based on their mileage rating? I think most purchases are based on price, brand, looks etc. They’re trucks, they all suck, literally.


'17 Ram 2500 Crewcab Laramie CTD
'13 Keystone Bullet Premier 310BHPR
Hitched by Hensley


KD4UPL

Swoope, VA

Senior Member

Joined: 03/16/2008

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 12/01/18 04:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I agree. I couldn't care less what the MPG of a truck is. I need a truck to work hard day in and day out and not break down. I always buy heavy duty trucks which have no EPA estimates anyway so I tend to forget that even exists.

mich800

Pontiac, MI

Senior Member

Joined: 05/30/2004

View Profile



Posted: 12/01/18 05:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

[emoticon] yet how many posts and treads about people wanting better fuel economy over power of the new 3/4+ ton diesels.

I am sure those uninterested in the inaccurate mpg would be up in arms if the dealer tacked on a 20% convenience fee in the total price after they negotiated the price.

ShinerBock

SATX

Senior Member

Joined: 02/22/2015

View Profile



Posted: 12/01/18 05:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I wonder if you will ever recoupe the money of the off road package. [emoticon]

mich800

Pontiac, MI

Senior Member

Joined: 05/30/2004

View Profile



Posted: 12/01/18 06:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ShinerBock wrote:

I wonder if you will ever recoupe the money of the off road package. [emoticon]


Yes because you get twice the resale on the backend. [emoticon]

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 3  
Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Tow Vehicles

 > Half Ton MPG Actual vs Advertised Test
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Tow Vehicles


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2020 CWI, Inc. © 2020 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.