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2500 hemi MPG

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by jdgreen454, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. jdgreen454

    jdgreen454 Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    I'm still tossing around the idea of a 2500 hemi. For you guys that have one, what kind of mileage are you getting with them empty. Is it realistic to say I could expect at least 14 or 15 city. I'm only getting about 9 or 10 with my 2000 K-2500 5.7
  2. jmbones

    jmbones Senior Member
    from NE PA
    Messages: 242

    Although probably possible, I think that'd be pushing it...
  3. Cover Guy

    Cover Guy Senior Member
    Messages: 224

    My 05 gets around 12-13 in the summer
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    In the summer my 05 (410 rears) runs around 10 reg fuel /11 mid range but it is all short local stop and goes. Right now it reads 5.2 but that is incudling pushing snow.
  5. m3klee

    m3klee Member
    Messages: 62

    summer i average about 10 -11mpg but i also tow alot also, plowing i get about 6mpg
  6. hillbillydeluxe

    hillbillydeluxe Senior Member
    Messages: 145

    my 2007 gets 8-10 in the city... plowing is a whole other story.... 14 best on highway......
  7. RacingZR

    RacingZR Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 400

    Don't expect more than 12 MPG and thats highway. More like 10-11 for me in the winter.
    14 or 15 city???- NEVER.
  8. Rece5.7

    Rece5.7 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    I have an 03 2500 5.7 and live in a rural area. I can get 13-15 (without the plow) if I drive it with any sense. Keep rpm's down, shift at 1700 (hard to do) I try to keep in below 2000rpm between all shifts. You have to be consistent and take your foot out of it. They're thirsty if you have a heavy foot. Also keep caliper slides and pads free and lubed. One stuck slide is like riding the brake pedal. Also a dry/rusted u-joint can add a lot of resistance also negatively affecting fuel mileage.