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MPG for a 5.7

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by snow game, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. snow game

    snow game Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 255

    Thinking of a new 2500 with a Fisher XLS. What's yhe average mileage are you guys getting? Is the xls too much for this truck?
  2. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    Don't have the 5.7 but I would suggest the diesel. Get double the mpg's while plowing. I have a 9'2" plow on mine and it pushes some snow!
  3. snow game

    snow game Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 255

    I'm curious about the mileage when I'm not working the truck. I put a ton of highway mileage on my truck and I'm trying to stay away from the diesels. I'm in an 06 F-350 w/ the 6.0 diesel right now and 111,000 miles. I only get 14mpg average. I wanted the Chevy 2500hd, (but it can't take the xls or the V blade) because the mileage would only drop to about 12mpg and would still save me money on fuel (gas V diesel). The Fords 5.4 I hear are pigs, as well as their new diesels (gas 5.4 8-10mpg, Diesel 8-12mpg) depending who you talk to.
  4. Snowchief

    Snowchief Member
    Messages: 44

    It's fairly steady on mine:
    14 unloaded on the highway, 60mph
    12-13 unloaded highway, 70-75mph
    10 towing/hauling/working

    That's on a 2008 Ram 2500 with the 5.7 gas + manual transmission.
  5. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    cant compare Fords abortions when t comes to Diesels. My Dodge gets on average 17 MPG. But I dont do much highway driving, And when i do its at 80mph. Ford guys havent been able to talk chit to Dodge guys since 2004 when they totaly did away with the 7.3. Power stokes are not even in the same league as a CTD
  6. Lifted4x4Astro

    Lifted4x4Astro Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    My truck only gets 9 - 10 mpg in the winter as I usually only drive 8 miles to work. Highway I can get 12 - 13 at best. I get 8 - 8.5 towing our camper. If it had the 5 or 6 speed manual and 4.10 gears it would do much better I bet.
  7. lucky13rme

    lucky13rme Member
    Messages: 43

    I usually get around 12-12.5 mpg combo city/hwy. Although in the winter with warming up and the winter blended fuel usually around 10.5

    BTW 04 2500 Hemi QC 4x4 with an auto, 3.73 gears
  8. jomofo

    jomofo Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    I get about 12mpg driving up and down the front range with a moderate load (usually a half cord of wood). That's with the auto and the 3.73..
  9. DHDB

    DHDB Member
    Messages: 94

    2004 QCab Hemi (4.10 gears) added K&N intake for more power

    15-16 highway
    13.5-14 around town
    9.5-11 pushing snow
  10. lake_effect

    lake_effect Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    2005 Quad Cab 5.7 / auto / 20" wheels / LSD / 3.92's

    13-14 Hiway @ 75-80mph
    11-12 around town
    7-10 smoking tires:eek:

    Still better than my 1996 Club Cab 5.2 /auto / 16' wheels / open diff. / 3.55's

    8-12 mpg on a good day.
  11. stillen

    stillen Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    in 2wd just beating arond town, i get 10-12...

    in 4x4 pushing snow, im getting 7-8 OUCH.
  12. bltp203

    bltp203 Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    14 Highway
    11-12 City
    5-6 Plowing

    After you pay the extra $$$$ for the diesel and then $$$ for the fuel, you would have to drive quite a bit before you saw the savings.

    I think you would be happy with the Hemi.
  13. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    resale value of a 04 2500 hemi with plow 10k if your lucky. A lot less at the dealer, because of the plow. 04 ctd with plow about 16k and lots of less complaining about plow. The extra you spend on a ctd you can always get back in resale. Plus you can enjoy the power and better fuel mileage. People that post about price difffernce are just mad they didnt buy the CDT