I do a good bit of highway driving for sure, still driving one of my kids to sports. It’s what attracted me to the v6 Ram. I drive between 60 and 70. I’ve also been trying some things out, watching Current mpg. I noticed an improvement being behind someone in traffic versus open road. I also tried not filling the tank all the way, fuel is a good bit of weight and get plenty of range on 3/4 tank. These hybrids are much more sensitive to these changes than the v8s. Also Notice a small decline in night driving due to halogen bulbs I think. May go find some LED to draw less juice.Nice! How much highway driving is that and what avg speed?
Understand completely, I don’t do much hauling or towing right now and kid in college so money savings (truck price and gas) is a priority at the moment.Also prepare for the laissez-faire'rs, like me, who never bother to look at the fuel economy because it's a bigass truck and I just accept that it burns a lot of gas
years ago a friend got a new corvette I asked him what kind of MPG it got. his answer was "if you are worried about gas mileage you can't afford the car"Also prepare for the laissez-faire'rs, like me, who never bother to look at the fuel economy because it's a bigass truck and I just accept that it burns a lot of gas
I know what you mean. I can get 25 at 55/60 loafing along on a steady diet of freeways, but around home I get 15/16 in a rural area.I went for a drive out through the country last weekend with my wife. I kept to reasonable speeds cruising back roads and got up to 15! Back to blazing down the highway at 80 to go to work and it is back to the normal 14.3. It's what I bought, built and expected. I just didn't see the cost doubling to fill the 33 gallon tank. Let's Go Brandon!
When I accelerate, I usually give about 1/2 throttle and get to my desired speed quickly, then set the cruise.
I find this gives me the best mpg.
Accelerating like a grandpa makes it worse because I’ll make 5 instant mpg for 30 seconds, rather than 3 mpg for 5 seconds on a quick accel