Author Topic: Fuel mileage in the new dodge hemi?  (Read 1118 times)

MountainTi

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Fuel mileage in the new dodge hemi?
« on: May 11, 2011, 02:39:19 PM »
Anybody do any checks on the fuel mileage of the new hemis? The '10's and up that shut down 4 cylinders when cruising. Looking for a calculated mileage, not what the console says. Getting tired of diesels and thinking of trying one.

Angus81

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Re: Fuel mileage in the new dodge hemi?
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2011, 04:42:54 PM »
Had an '07. I don't think they have changed the motor since then but it got pretty good mileage, my wife used it to go from Bentley to Red Deer and back for work everyday (95 kms roundtrip), a tank usually lasted a full week. But as soon as we hooked up any kind of trailer it shat the bed, 1/2 tank to get to Rocky, with a 10' trailer with our mule 4010 on it.

Skinnydipper

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Re: Fuel mileage in the new dodge hemi?
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2011, 07:30:54 PM »
I have an 09 1500 that tends to average less than my previous Cummins did. As an average for the 130 liter tank the hemi does 650-800 km whereas my diesels were in the 750-950 zone. The place where the difference really starts to widen is when packing a heavy load.

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Re: Fuel mileage in the new dodge hemi?
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2011, 10:23:03 PM »
I have a 2010 1/2 ton 4x4 with the 5.7 liter hemi. It is very steady at 20 mpg.

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Re: Fuel mileage in the new dodge hemi?
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2011, 11:39:59 PM »
I had a 1500 Dodge 4X4 with a 5.7 Hemi as a rental for about 6 weeks. I don't doubt that it can get some decent mileage,especially on the highway since the engine just jogs along at 1500 RPM. The main problem with mileage is driving it gently! I got crap mileage out of the rental because I drove it like a rental! When something is that fun to drive, it's hard to hold back sometimes.
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