Poor mpg for 2022 1500

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I have a 2022 Ram 1500 with 5.7 Hemi - not the etorque engine- I get 16 mpg-
Is there anything that can be done to increase gas mileage?
Jim
Is that city or Hwy mileage? Also what gears does the truck have 3.92's, out side of better control of your right foot keep your Hwy speeds around 68-70 MPH and use Cruise control as much as possible on flat land...
 

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I have a 2022 Ram 1500 with 5.7 Hemi - not the etorque engine- I get 16 mpg-
Is there anything that can be done to increase gas mileage?
Jim
Hi Jim, u want to talk ****** gas milage? I have the 287- 4.7 V8 ram, thinking I'd get better gas milage compared to the hemi -Not. With all the emissions crap on these trucks not to mention the over-sized fuel injectors dodge used. Get this- my 4.7 is a 2011. I also still have my 1995 dodge, gen 2 going on 256,482 miles. Other than a small tick in the 318cc 5.2lt, I get way better gas milage with my 95 then my 2011. I have a good friend that drives a 2011 Ford -F150, I swear he gets over 22 gallons per mile, (Highway miles) Me, I'm lucky to get 16 gpm on the highway, (worse in town) If I travel more than 20 miles, I have to refuel. I noticed that I can get 2 to 5 miles better gas mileage if I keep the throttle body clean. Taking off my throttle body every 10,000 miles and cleaning the carbon deposits. I really hate to say this but I'm ready to trade in my 2011 for something with better gas milage. My friend keeps telling me to buy a Ford. I'm not a Ford fan,
Just my 2 cents.
 

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I agree that you can have your cake and eat it too. I disagree that you get that with a normally aspirated motor that was introduced in 2003 with an update/revision in 2009.

The 5th gen RAM was the only truck I liked when I was shopping around. Comfort, personality, and personal taste overrode the need for fuel economy for my purchase. I was buying a truck because I wanted to, not because I needed to.

If I was buying a truck with fuel economy at the top of my list I would have been in an F-150 with an EB.
Exactly...we all choose based on our individual priorities. And yes, I agree with you that the Hemi is not the best choice if MPG is the top priority, however it is certainly not the worst by any measure. Give the daily comfort, handling, features, towing, etc this is a great truck for me. I was definitely considering both the F-150 EB's and the Rams, and when I was buying I shopped hard, wide and far (just as the pandemic was starting) and found the Fords were getting a roughly $5K premium. That 5K buys a lot of fuel plus at that time the EB's were still pretty troublesome...just turned 100K and I'm still pretty damn happy.
 

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I sold a 2013 F150 EB to buy my 2020 Ram 1500. The gas mileage isn't much different with the truck alone or towing my 12' trailer
 

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Is it a 4x4 and if so what’s the weight mine is 6600 lbs,double my fully tuned Audi that gets 32 highway so I grudgingly accept it.
6600 how is it 1000 + more than a classic CCSB
 

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Hi Jim, u want to talk ****** gas milage? I have the 287- 4.7 V8 ram, thinking I'd get better gas milage compared to the hemi -Not. With all the emissions crap on these trucks not to mention the over-sized fuel injectors dodge used. Get this- my 4.7 is a 2011. I also still have my 1995 dodge, gen 2 going on 256,482 miles. Other than a small tick in the 318cc 5.2lt, I get way better gas milage with my 95 then my 2011. I have a good friend that drives a 2011 Ford -F150, I swear he gets over 22 gallons per mile, (Highway miles) Me, I'm lucky to get 16 gpm on the highway, (worse in town) If I travel more than 20 miles, I have to refuel. I noticed that I can get 2 to 5 miles better gas mileage if I keep the throttle body clean. Taking off my throttle body every 10,000 miles and cleaning the carbon deposits. I really hate to say this but I'm ready to trade in my 2011 for something with better gas milage. My friend keeps telling me to buy a Ford. I'm not a Ford fan,
Just my 2 cents.
I had a 01 grand Cherokee limited with the 4.7L & Quadra drive, she drank, but was real fun to drive especially in the winter and in the mud.
 

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That not curb weight, that’s the total weight the vehicle can transport inside safely, what kind of ram is it that it is a 1/2 ton built in Mexico?
It is a 19 1500 classic 4x4 tradesman 2dr 8’ bed but thanks,I did look at a few videos and lazy me,I’m wrong.5842lbs?AAB84838-7A96-43E0-8B4A-568390C54CC5.jpegC9EF107F-12DF-427D-B544-625B44A920EC.jpeg8DC1A3CB-064B-4441-A6B6-53FDF66015C6.jpeg0249B15A-F855-4F00-AD91-737A0A4E7435.jpeg
 
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I may be confused about my truck’s weight but ask me about boosting a 5.7 changing the MAF injectors PCM pinning the crank and changing the plugs ect. and I’m in.
 

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It is a 19 1500 classic 4x4 tradesman 2dr 8’ bed but thanks,I did look at a few videos and lazy me,I’m wrong.5842lbs?View attachment 519524View attachment 519525View attachment 519527View attachment 519528
That weight does not seam right. For reference, my 2022 classic, short bed 4x4 came in at 5060 total. GVWR on the door states 6350 giving me 1290 in payload. Take your GVWR minus payload will provide a weight. My 2500 weighs in at 6700 giving me a payload of 3300. 10000 GVWR.

The 2500 6.4 nets me in average 11.5 to 12 mpg. Not great. The half ton stays around 16. On highway it nudges up a bit but that’s what we get. Not fuel efficient vehicles.
 

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That weight does not seam right. For reference, my 2022 classic, short bed 4x4 came in at 5060 total. GVWR on the door states 6350 giving me 1290 in payload. Take your GVWR minus payload will provide a weight. My 2500 weighs in at 6700 giving me a payload of 3300. 10000 GVWR.

The 2500 6.4 nets me in average 11.5 to 12 mpg. Not great. The half ton stays around 16. On highway it nudges up a bit but that’s what we get. Not fuel efficient vehicles.
Ok thanks. I wish my wife would have kept the scales recepits from my numerous trips to the dump. My only regrets with the ram is listening to my wife.I stood alongside a 1T Cummins same body configuration as my 1500 and the wife whined about it being too tall now after a 4” it’s about the same but a lightweight
 

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Ok thanks. I wish my wife would have kept the scales recepits from my numerous trips to the dump. My only regrets with the ram is listening to my wife.I stood alongside a 1T Cummins same body configuration as my 1500 and the wife whined about it being too tall now after a 4” it’s about the same but a lightweight
Now I may be incorrect but believe the rating takes into account a 200lb driver. Don’t quote me on that. Weight adds up quick when you factor in gear and passenger. Factor in a 10-15% tong weight from a trailer, these trucks max quickly of what the rating indicates.
 

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Now I may be incorrect but believe the rating takes into account a 200lb driver. Don’t quote me on that. Weight adds up quick when you factor in gear and passenger. Factor in a 10-15% tong weight from a trailer, these trucks max quickly of what the rating indicates.

From the link I posted above in post #31.

GVWR stands for Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, and it refers to the maximum amount of weight that your vehicle can safely carry, including its own weight, all of the people riding in the vehicle and all cargo that you will be carrying.

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From the link I posted above in post #31.

GVWR stands for Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, and it refers to the maximum amount of weight that your vehicle can safely carry, including its own weight, all of the people riding in the vehicle and all cargo that you will be carrying.

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Correct! Did find this on wiki. Our friends across the pod sometimes include the driver. Don’t know where I read my comment above but I maybe right…. Maybe. In any case, rams are heavy vs gvwr.
 

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YES...............but it costs far to much just to gain 2-3mpg. Replace the ECM and install a new one with no MDS, then replace all of the MDS lifters and regular hydraulic lifters with SOLID LIFTERS. 16mpg is the average for a 6500/7000lbs 1500 RAM with a 5.7 Hemi. My 2007 RAM 1500 Quad Cab's Door Stickers says it's weight is 7700lbs. I married a DIABLO TUNER to my trucks system and turned off the MDS and and now I get around 19mpg on the highway. However when pulling the wifes horse trailer, I only get around 9-10mpg.
 
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