the fuel economy numbers for RAM are 18/25 with an average of 21.5mpg with the V6 and 8 speeds. The Hemi has not been rated yet with 8 speeds, and is currently at 14/20 with an average of 17mpg. The hwy rating will go up a bit, but I don’t expect the city to budge much, so I expect to see 15/23 with an average of 19mpg. That sounds about right.
The Ford will benefit all the way around, especially performance.
So the current EcoBoost truck has 16/22mpg with a 6 speed, already far better than the Hemi.
Take away at least 700lbs, add several gears(ready at launch or not), and with the 20% improvement on next EcoBoost, will easily best the 8 speed hemi, and will probably come close to the V6 Ram……but with far more power. And performance, due to all those benefits.
I am guessing 19/26, when all is said and done.
Far better than a base V6 Ram.
I wouldn't exactly call the RAM V6, and the Ecoboost V6 a very good comparrison. Base V6 to base V6 would be a better comparrison. That really is the # to beat at this point since in each case that is the highest MPG
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I'm not a truck guy but... WOW, this thing kicks @$$! If I had some extra play money, I'd buy this! Well done Ford... of course this is just a concept vehicle...albiet a very production ready looking concept vehicle.
I mean more as far as EPA #'s are concerned. I have been able to get 23 MPG on HWY of my 2009 STX 4.6 @ 65 and it's only rated 19. It was on a stretch of about 110 miles of very flat hwy.
That's very possible. Drop 700#, add 3-4 more gears, use the v6 & standard rear (instead of my 5.0 & 3.55's) and 27 should be easy for Ford. I get 25-26 now at 60 mph, without optimal conditions.
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