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Old 12-06-2011, 06:36 PM   #1
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Talking Best mpg 1/2 ton truck?

I drive 600-1000 miles a week and it might be necessary to get a truck. Whats the best 1/2 ton pickup as far as mpg?
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:42 PM   #2
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Company just bought me a new F150 ecoboost. Just about 5000 miles on it and Im getting 18.6 and goes up a little each week. Pulled one trailer load of window frames with it so far and it did pretty good. Sure beat the 3/4ton van I use to drive.
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:43 PM   #3
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If i was you, I would certainly look into the Ford Ecoboost. From what I've heard, you will not be disappointed in mpg or in power.
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:55 PM   #4
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I have an ecoboost and love it. If you get one pay attention to what gears are in it. Mine has 373 and is 4wd. Going to the lease I can get nineteen. Around home and back and forth to work is more like 16.5- 17.
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:04 PM   #5
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I have a dodge single cab 2010 with the 4.7 and I get about 22 average
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:11 PM   #6
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As said above, I have heard great things about the ecoboost, power of a v8 with economy of a v6.
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:12 PM   #7
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04 ram with Hemi, and I get 18.5 on highway, 16.5 in town. Won't trade the power for another 5 mpg.
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:28 PM   #8
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The ecoboot will actually outrun the Hemi.
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:31 PM   #9
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The ecoboot will actually outrun the Hemi.
I would have to personally see this to believe it.

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Old 12-06-2011, 07:39 PM   #10
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:51 PM   #11
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I have an 04 hemi and I get 13.5 mpg going down hill in neutral with tailwind. Lol
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:53 PM   #12
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On the highway best I've got in my ecoboost was 22. It's a 4x4. In town if you stay out of it I average 17-18
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:56 PM   #13
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At 65, my 08 Dodge gts 21-22 mpg.
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:59 PM   #14
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Ford f150 ecoboost (they ain't cheap)
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:03 PM   #15
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I'm getting 18 Hwy/16 City in my 2011 4x4 Chevy and my wife gets 20 Hwy/18 City in her 2011 Chevy. Both are 5.3 liters.
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:06 PM   #16
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:07 PM   #17
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my 5.3 chevy gets 20 mpg
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:11 PM   #18
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my 5.3 chevy gets 20 mpg
Mine too!
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:56 PM   #19
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I must be doing something wrong. I have a 2007 gmc crew cab z71 and struggle to get much more than 17 highway mpg. I have the 5.3 also.
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:13 PM   #20
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my 5.3 chevy gets 20 mpg
So does my wife's, but mine only gets 14.5. But, mine is the old 4 speed and 4wd and hers has the new 6 speed transmission and is 2wd. I love the combo of the 5.3 and the 6 speed automatic.

YOu may also want to concider the warranty on each vehicle. The EcoBoost may be a great engine, but its also relatively new technology compared to the Vortec 5.3 and the Hemi 5.7. Also, GM and Ram both offera 100K mile powertrain warranty whereas Ford only offers a 75K mile.

Other things to think about is cab configuration, axel gearing, 2wd or 4wd, etc. Different combinations may be more efficient in different configurations. It all depends on what options each manufacturer offers in conjuction to one another.

Just something to think about.
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