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So fellas I have the v6 motor and drive it in around town in Irvine, CA doing mostly city driving - stop and go. Got 2,500 miles on my truck and getting only 12 to 14 mgp on a good week. Kinda upset with the results.
 

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So fellas I have the v6 motor and drive it in around town in Irvine, CA doing mostly city driving - stop and go. Got 2,500 miles on my truck and getting only 12 to 14 mgp on a good week. Kinda upset with the results.
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The V6 doesn't get that much better gas mileage on paper than the V8. A few trucks back I had a 4.6 litre F-150. It got worse fuel economy than the 5.4 litre version because it had to work harder to move the truck. Put a trailer on each truck and the 4.6 goes for ****.

Again, as I've said before, if you want fuel economy buying a full size lifted truck is not a good choice. If you are buying this kind of vehicle for the LCF (Look Cool Factor) than so be it but don't expect to save at the pump.

People who worry about fuel economy would pass out if you knew how many litres I put into a tractor trailer or an excavator after a day's work.

Also, the engine needs to break in before you should really be worried about fuel economy. I know my 5.0 litre 2014 FX-4 woke up and got much better milage after it hit around the 5000 km mark. You still are not going to see good fuel economy in a lifted full size truck because physics.
 

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Yes I understand. I had an 05 f150 lariat v8 and full economy was not great and when i raised it and stacked it with wheels as we have on our Rebels. The mpg when south real fast. I was hitting 9 mpg so i can understand that, however, RAM is advertising different numbers with this setup and I am not seeing it so that is what i find confusing. Perhaps the motor still needs to break-in. Let us see what happens.
 

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I was averaging 15.7 my first 3k miles. I'm now averaging 17.8. Went up a bit. I live on the edge of a small town, some town and some country driving.

I did a road trip this week. Got 21mpg on country roads with semi-frequent stops and avg speed limits of 45.
 

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I was averaging 15.7 my first 3k miles. I'm now averaging 17.8. Went up a bit. I live on the edge of a small town, some town and some country driving.

I did a road trip this week. Got 21mpg on country roads with semi-frequent stops and avg speed limits of 45.
Not bad. I know there is definitely a break-in period on these trucks. It was the same with my 08 Daytona.. I am at 4000km and still getting just 14L/100km (16.8mpg).. I have swapped my PCM and installed a diablosport tune.. so that 14L/100km is on 87 octane fuel though.. I expect that once break-in is completed I will see somewhere around 12L/100km (~ 20mpg)..
 

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My 2015 with the he V6 started over 21mpg then began to drop. My dealer flashed the computer .....with out troubleshooting the issue......the next two visits they did look deeper.... The bottom line is when it was 10 months old I traded it in while it was getting 16.5 mile to the gallon the issue was never resolved while I owned it


Btw. LOVE. The Rebel. I am very happy I made the trade
 

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I have a 2016 Rebel with the Hemi! Just got 17.3 mpg on my last tank of gas! I drive about 18 mile one way to work and home in western Pa. That is just around town and to work! Can't complain on mileage in my case!
 

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Yes I understand. I had an 05 f150 lariat v8 and full economy was not great and when i raised it and stacked it with wheels as we have on our Rebels. The mpg when south real fast. I was hitting 9 mpg so i can understand that, however, RAM is advertising different numbers with this setup and I am not seeing it so that is what i find confusing. Perhaps the motor still needs to break-in. Let us see what happens.
It's not about mpgs, it's about getting the advertised mpgs, as you said. The mpgs on the V8 Rebels are generally lower than the other 1500s despite the same advertised range, and for obvious reasons (LT tires, lift). Plenty of threads about this, but not much anyone can do.

If you had the V8, I'd say get over it and just enjoy the power, like I did. But the main reason for the V6 is mpgs, so I'd tell the dealer to figure it out (knowing they probably can't) or get you a Hemi.
 
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