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Gas mileage

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by baldy548, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. baldy548

    baldy548 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Just wondering how the gas milage is on the 2011-2012 2500hd with the 6.0 gas motor?
    I am hoping it is better than my 2004 2500hd gasser.
  2. BlizzardBeater

    BlizzardBeater Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    Most of the new 6.0L's are getting better fuel mileage than their earlier predecessors. Either way, it's a large and powerful motor thats main purpose is to get a large load moving in a large truck. Buy it expecting good power and performance and take any gains in MPG's over the old one as an extra gimme! Funny thing about those 6.0L's, I seem to get better fuel mileage when mistreating it a little as opposed to babying and being light. They seem to like to turn and be making power.
  3. Raconteur

    Raconteur Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 138

    I average an around town 9-10 mpg with the 3.73 axle . Empty bed normal driving . I can average 15 mpg highway @60 mph . It isnt great but thats a 3/4 ton truck .
  4. lilpusher

    lilpusher Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 139

    I get better than that and I'm running 37"tires and a supercharger?? In a 2003! I get 10 pulling a 20' trailer.