Only thing: I read somewhere, one of those professional drivers getting eleventy-billion MPG in a pickup, said that getting up to speed smoothly yet quickly is better than babying it up to speed. There's a smooth spot between tramping and lollygagging. I can't find itYeah, instant economy is just as low starting off the line. eTorque gets you moving and starts the engine, but its application is brief and the engine takes the load.
If I'm aggressive and launch at the intersection, I can kill the mileage (which is easy to do). When I trade fun for mileage, I don't complain about the mileage.
The more stops and starts you have, the worse your mpg is likely to be. The stops aren't a penalty due to eTorque stop/start. Accelerating that much mass from a stop, and depending on how quickly you get there, is the killer.
I've been picking routes that tend to keep moving, even if they're longer. I find my drive time is pretty much the same.
I'm also finding as the truck breaks in that I'm in MDS much more often. I was actually surprised yesterday as I was climbing a hill and the truck stayed in ECO. The truck rolls very easily on the Michelin Defender LTX tires and doesn't require much throttle to maintain speed.
2019 Ram 1500 Bighorn | 5.7L eTorque | 3.92 R.A.R.