I was just curious if anyone else has a new Dodge/Cummins and what kind of mileage they are getting.
I have an ongoing battle with my brother in Dodge vs. Chevy. He's been a diehard Dodge fan and I a Chevy for the past 10 years. Well we both just upgraded our pickups this year and he got the new Cummins 5.9L 325hp 610 ft. lbs of torque. I got the new Duramax 6.6L 365hp 605 ft. lbs of torque. Of course the ribbing continued until he started getting his gas bill. He's been consistently getting 12.5-13, and on a recent long trip pulling a smaller enclosed trailer (20ft) he got an average of 7.5 mpg over 1000 miles. OUCH. Has anyone else out there experience this type of performance with this truck? I've been getting on average 15.5-17.5 and have seen as high as 21 when I stay out of the throttle.
BTW...he's right now working on a deal to trade the Ram for a Durmax....I WIN! :)