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Old 09-30-2019, 09:22 PM
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I need to put my 2012 Ram out to pasture and would like to get a 4 door crew cab 4wd P/U. I need to get north of 20 mpg on the highway, on a gas engine is this even realistic? I am brand neutral just want the best price value and MPG.,
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It if helps you, I have a 2018 Z71 crew 4X4, 5.3 engine. Last month took a 1500 mile road trip with it and was able to achieve an average of 23 mpg with it. This betters my previous 2011 model which I was only able to get 20 mpg out of.
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Silverado/Sierra, 5.3, no lift, stock tires, keep it under 80 & it'll get 20+ easy.
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I own several trucks at work. 1 F150 four by four 12.7 MPG average. Several F250 and F350 Diesel four by four 12.4 MPG. I've driven them all and that's the best you're going to get. I'm not buying any of this crap I hear on the internet PS I don't care about gas mileage with the truck
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2.7 ecoboost in a F150. Do you have any other requirements such as towing or payload?
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I leased a 2019 F-150 4 x 4 2.7 eco-boost super crew in June. 3 months in I am averaging 21 MPH in my all around driving. My weekday drive to and from work is 21 miles each way about 50/50 between expressway and secondary roads. I've yet to take it on just a highway trip anywhere therefore my combined number of 21 MPG.
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Originally Posted by Lorne Greene View Post
2.7 ecoboost in a F150. Do you have any other requirements such as towing or payload?
Not really just need to pull my boat (25 blackfin combi) up the ramp. I am less than a mile from the ramp
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Easy, 2.7 EB F150.
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2014+ 5.3 will do it easy, as should the 2.7 ecoboost. not sure about the 3.5
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2019 f150 4x4 3.5 ecoboost here. Get 20-22 on highway going about 80 mph. 65 mph gets u close to 25.
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That 25 Blackfin is heavy. Not sure the 2.7 can handle it but the 3.5EB certainly could.
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My Dad has a 2019 F150 4 door 4x4 king ranch with the 3.0 litre diesel and he gets around 25mpg average. he does not tow anything so thats unloaded unless you count his golf clubs in the back seat
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Originally Posted by HatchieLuvr View Post
Silverado/Sierra, 5.3, no lift, stock tires, keep it under 80 & it'll get 20+ easy.
I'm gonna buck the trend and say Ram with the v6 and 8spd. It's a great combo that gets decent mpg. Yeah, it'll complain when towing heavy, but that's what gear selection is for. Put it in 4low and it'll pull the Blackfin up the ramp as long as you have traction.

if you hafta have a v8, then go with the Chevy. Unloaded, the 5.3 Chevy is not as responsive as the Ram v6 unless you really tromp on it, in which case you won't get north of 20. Towing, the 5.3 will have the advantage. You just have to weigh how often you tow with how often you run unloaded.
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Just did 1000 mile trip with my 2017 Ram Crew with 5.7. I saw 21 mpg overall, mostly hwy. Overall I'm at 18.5-19.5. I had a 2015 Ram with 3.6 V6 and it was only 1 mpg better. V6 was 3.55, V8 was 3.92. My buddy has the Ecodiesel and gets 25+, but diesel cost more and he is always fixing something. The GM 5.3 I had got great mpg (24) but what does that matter since the piece of shit was always in the shop.

But, if I needed best mpg, I would look at F150 with 2.7. I has
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For the first 7k on my 2019 F150 Crew Cab 4x4 3.5EB I'm averaging around 20 MPG mix of driving. On the highway it will get 3-5 mpg or better depending on speed.
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Last trip I averaged 23.6 with avg speed of 75. This is a 6.2 Denali crew with 4wd. Worst I have seen averaging over 80 is around 21-22.
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2019 f150 4x4 3.5 ecoboost here. Get 20-22 on highway going about 80 mph. 65 mph gets u close to 25.
I’m not saying your wrong but I have own two f150 fx4 screws with 2.7 ecoboost 2015 and 2016. I put over 50k miles one and 36k on the other in a year and never averaged over 18-19mpg. Pulling my 22ft pioneer from Greenville to Marathon I averaged 9mpg. I currently have a 2017 fx4 3.5 eco and it averages about 16 over the last 40k miles. Pulling boat to keys with it I also get about 9mpg. All trucks had a level with 285/65/20 nitto terra grapers so maybe that’s killing my mileage.
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I’m not saying your wrong but I have own two f150 fx4 screws with 2.7 ecoboost 2015 and 2016. I put over 50k miles one and 36k on the other in a year and never averaged over 18-19mpg. Pulling my 22ft pioneer from Greenville to Marathon I averaged 9mpg. I currently have a 2017 fx4 3.5 eco and it averages about 16 over the last 40k miles. Pulling boat to keys with it I also get about 9mpg. All trucks had a level with 285/65/20 nitto terra grapers so maybe that’s killing my mileage.
bigger tires and leveling kits definitely kill mileage.

the other thing that needs to be taken into account is gear ratios. With GM, there are only 2 ratios available with the 5.3. Ford offers a lot more variety that can swing mileage by a great deal.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post


bigger tires and leveling kits definitely kill mileage.

the other thing that needs to be taken into account is gear ratios. With GM, there are only 2 ratios available with the 5.3. Ford offers a lot more variety that can swing mileage by a great deal.
This I leveled and went up 1 tire size on stock rims and lost around 3-4 mpg. They have these trucks dialed in to be as efficient as possible, you change a variable and you pay for it.

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the direct injected 5.3's and 6.2 gm/chevy's will do it easily. our 2017 sierra slt with the 6.2 and 32.5" at's gets 22-23 easy on backroads/freeway. the ford's will do it too. I'd be in a 6.2 with the 10 speed personally with a custom tune

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