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EMT56

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Jul 28, 2013
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With the current 2013 being around 25 MPG as reported by Ram, what realistic numbers can we see from the half ton diesel motor?

30+?
 

BoostN

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I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that is obtainable. Seeing how well these 3/4 tons can achieve 20 MPG in a 8000lb + truck along with a larger rotating assembly, brakes, frame, etc a lighter more efficient engine should be able to see those kind of numbers.
 

RamDiesel4

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I would say 27+ would be expected from a half ton diesel. It must be considerable higher than the gas motor for consumers to justify the cost.
 

DieselDude

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I agree RamDiesel. Coming from my 5.7 Hemi I would hope I could see a significant improvement for the price difference.
 

Bigfoot

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As always the actual mpg will depend on driving style, conditions and maintenance. The EcoDiesel is likely to best the Hemi by 6 to 8 mpg in most situations. Open highway cruising has been reported to be over 30. The EPA rating will probably be less as is often the case with diesels.
 

FireGuy

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MPG is the key drive for selling these, so it must do a lot better than the Hemi for customers to buy in.