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Old 08-11-2012, 08:56 AM   #1
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Just wondering what the new diesels are getting for MPG? I hear the new Cummins are about 13 MPG empty, we are going to start looking for another truck.
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Old 08-11-2012, 09:22 AM   #2
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Mileage depends on how you drive it.... the new ones do get worse mileage but 13??? I get 22 solo but then mine is not new.. and I plan to keep her...
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:30 AM   #3
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I have only had thus truck for a few months, but have been watching my fuel economy, right now I am averaging...

Towing 12
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Empty highway 18
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My lifetime average with my '11 Duramax is 15mpg hand calculated. I do a fair amount of city driving and also use my remote start often in the winter. If I am solo driving on the highway I have seen as high as 20mpg over a 500+ mile drive if I keep the speed at 70 or under. When towing, my average is 12.5mpg no matter how light or heavy I seem to pack.
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:15 PM   #5
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Just wondering what the new diesels are getting for MPG? I hear the new Cummins are about 13 MPG empty, we are going to start looking for another truck.
My dodge isnt new but then a 2008 isnt real old either.

I get 15 mpg just driving around empty

18 to 19 mpg highway empty

9 mpg towing the 5er across country

I have to say though the 5er weighs 14,500 pounds when loaded and I had a smaller and lighter 5er that only weighed 10,900 and I got 11 1/2 mpg so weight and wind resistance has a lot to do with what mpg you are going to get
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I have only had thus truck for a few months, but have been watching my fuel economy, right now I am averaging...

Towing 12
Empty town 15
Empty highway 18
That is about the same I get except for the Towing, our Pinnacle is heavy, we only get 10.5 to 11 towing
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I can live with 18 empty 12 towing our trailer is 7500lb GVW we will keep looking no rush yet. I drive about 35 miles to work and 30 is hwy. We have a 3 person carpool so I only drive that 35 miles every third week otherwise it is a 1 mile drive to our meeting point.
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Our Dodge has the newer engine and transmission and is a 07.5. Hiway, 18-19 General driving in town 15-16 and towing 10-13. I hand calculate as the computer mileage is off about 1mpg.
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Our Dodge has the newer engine and transmission and is a 07.5. Hiway, 18-19 General driving in town 15-16 and towing 10-13. I hand calculate as the computer mileage is off about 1mpg.
The 6.7 cummins is what we are looking at so this info is helpful
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The 6.7 cummins is what we are looking at so this info is helpful
Thats what we have.
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