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Old 07-27-2014, 04:27 PM   #1
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Dodge 2500 6.4 Hemi Gas Mileage ?

Looking at a 2014 Dodge 2500 with the 6.4 hemi in it. Has a rated 12,000 # towing capacity , and just wondering if anyone has any input on gas mileage. Going to be a daily commuter for a few years till retirement.Have a 4.7 Dodge 1500 now and gets about 21 round trip to work (50 miles )

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Old 07-27-2014, 04:34 PM   #2
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I have one and love it. However you are in trouble on the daily driver. I have 1200 miles on mine and so far 11.5 around town and 12.6 on trip pulling Shasta Phoenix 32RE. You will be disappointed with the mileage but totally pleased with the ease of towing and comfort.

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My 25 mile trip to work is 80 percent hwy. 1 year, 2 months and 6 days too retirement !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I have a 2500 Ram as my DD. Allaround town and short fwy the last 300 miles=17.5mpg. But,,, mine is the Cummins. If it's going to be your retirement truck, go for the diesel if you can. The 2014's are awsome. I have read on the Cummins Diesel forum a thread there just for the 6.4 hemi that the highway non towing mpg is around 17. Great trucks either way you go.
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Another matter is the rear diff ratio and the RPMs that are averaged. So not all answers will be the same, but those two things affect it most.
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I'd have to refer you to one of the Ram Owners' forums for accurate mpg numbers.

I watch BBCBoards.net, the big bass fisherman website, and Ram owners with Hemi engines complain often about fuel mileage. They don't complain about the engine otherwise, as it's very strong.

If you have to drive 100 miles round trip, you'd do best to keep driving what you've got for now. Or, go for the Cummins diesel as they're so capable of being driven mega miles.

If you're regularly towing 10K or more, go diesel. Less than 10K, the gas engines will work.

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