This was the truck I test drove. I reset it when I drove off the dealers lot. The truck only had 3 or so miles on it when I started. My test drive was on a local 4 lane highway.
Granted it's not much to go on, but it's all I could offer. One things for sure, that new LCD info center offers a lot more data then before.
Which means the Dodge will have high repair costs to spend all that money you saved at the pump on.For the nearly $8,000 initial difference in the price of the gasser engine vs the diesel engine, you can buy alot of gasoline, not to mention the big difference in maintenence costs. Even the Dodge Hemi gasser is claiming 20 mpg highway, but it's a Dodge.
I drove mine over 200 miles today(all flat roads, outside temp 96 degrees) and here's what I came up with. I reset the miles per gallon meter and drove about 65 miles at speeds of 50-60mph. The meter showed 16.5-17.3 the entire way. I then got on the interstate for another 40 miles driving 75mph and the meter showed 14.2 -14.7 for those miles. On the way back I reset it again and it averaged around 15.0 for the entire trip. Of course this is what the truck showed. I will gas up tomorrow and do it the old fashioned way with the next tank. Gallons/miles driven to see what it is. I will continue to post how it does as I drive 35K plus miles a year with about half being highway miles and rarely tow if ever.
I have been getting around 12.4 driving around town.
OK Dudes, here's the 411 on what I have seen so far on my machine. First, I took delivery of my 2011 F-250 SD on 18 June. It is in Lariat Super Cab FX4 trim, 6.2 gasser, 4.30 gears in the rear end. This is my 5th "truck", first Super Duty. All numbers are from actual miles driven and fuel uploaded. I always fill, refilling after passing the 1/4 point on the fuel gauge with 87 octane Shell gasoline. I have refueled the machine 4 times so far. I use the machine mostly local, have towed a 3,600 pound boat twice, (175 total towing milesI've seen a lot of post about the new 6.7liter diesel mpg, but can anyone post what they are getting with their 6.2 gasser and with what gears?
OK Dudes, here's the 411 on what I have seen so far on my machine. First, I took delivery of my 2011 F-250 SD on 18 June. It is in Lariat Super Cab FX4 trim, 6.2 gasser, 4.30 gears in the rear end. This is my 5th "truck", first Super Duty. All numbers are from actual miles driven and fuel uploaded. I always fill, refilling after passing the 1/4 point on the fuel gauge with 87 octane Shell gasoline. I have refueled the machine 4 times so far. I use the machine mostly local, have towed a 3,600 pound boat twice, (175 total towing miles), towing only after the first 1,000 miles. When I ordered the truck I went with the 4.30's instead of the 3.73's because by my calculations, on the type of driving I would be using the machine for that the fuel mileage would not be that much different than with the 3.73's and the towing would be better. I do not drive for hours on limited access highways at a steady cruise speed. In that case the 3.73's would show there merit.
The average speed calculation comes from the engine run clock and the miles driven between fueling. I do not let the engine idle anymore than necessary and get underway within 30 -60 seconds from start up. I drive in a consistent manner and do not zoom away from stop lights, as I see my share of them. Besides, only a fool would drive like a cowboy in a 6,500+ curb weight machine.The average speed is an interesting number because it shows just how slow actual point to point driving in a non-limited access road environment is.
So far I am very impressed with the new 6.2 engine, it's very smooth and powerful. I don't think that the guys with the 3.73 final drive are doing much better with their average fuel mileage.
To Date: 1,632.9 miles on the clock
1st tank of fuel:
engine clock: 12:54:00
average speed: 27.47 m.p.h.
fuel milage: 12.51 m.p.g.
2nd tank of fuel:
engine clock: 13:08:50
average speed: 26.48 m.p.h.
fuel milage: 12.23 m.p.g.
3rd tank of fuel:
engine clock: 10:19:10
average speed: 27.35 m.p.h.
fuel milage: 12.16 m.p.g.
4th tank of fuel:
engine clock: 10:18:50
average speed: 27.59 m.p.h.
fuel milage: 12.39 m.p.g.
The numbers are derived from a spreadsheet I keep, my the trip computer looks pretty accurate, calling out 12.2 -12.5 miles per gallon. What final drive do you guys have in your machines?I have attached a photo of my machine below.
Hi,Your truck is sharp looking, is it sterling gray. I am waiting for my 250 Lariat again, the first one the dealer ordered came in with the wrong color and seats. Thanks