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#6 of 25 mpg accuracy
Oct 22, 2006 (3:39 pm)
I've been pretty lazy about doing a proper 'full to full' MPG check with our 2001 4.7L Durango so the following numbers are based on the trip computer: We average around 14 mpg for my wife's soccer-mom driving style (50/50 highway/city) driving. If I drive like an MPG freak I can hit 18 MPG on the highway.
Does anyone know how accurate the trip computer is for MPG?
#7 of 25 2006 5.7 Hemi
Dec 02, 2006 (9:40 am)
I'm getting 14 mpg in town (lead foot)
19 mpg hwy 60 mph
17 mpg 75mph
This truck only has about 2K miles on it, so it is really not fully broke in. I hope to improve some.
Dec 13, 2006 (12:12 pm)
We just purchased an 06 Durango SLT 5.7 Hemi. I have heard that the Gas mileage will improve once the engine is broken in, and from viewing your posts, I would have to agree because we are certainly not getting that kind of gas mileage. It is equipped with the MDS, so can anyone please give me a general idea of when we should expect to have reasonable gas mileage?
#9 of 25 Fuel Milage Computer
Dec 21, 2006 (10:47 am)
The computer is a farce. It tells you what milage your are getting at the time you look at it, not an overall milage. Usually when you look at the computer it is during ideal conditions, down hill, or some other condition. You need to have an overall milage check. The computer can not do that. That is why all these great fuel milages are reported. It's not a true milage evaluation.
#10 of 25 mpg questions
Dec 30, 2006 (10:14 am)
I odnt understand how people are acheving 18 mpg, i average about 14.7 or 14. mpg, i know that the hemi engine is more capabile of acheving better mpg, but i dont know how to.. Can anyone give me some tips? I have a 250 mile trip ahead of me in two weeks, and i would like to know how to get better mpg. Thnanks for your help...btw i have a 2006 dodge durango limited 4x4 hemi, with the 3.92 gears.
#11 of 25 Re: mpg questions [farzien]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Dec 30, 2006 (1:13 pm)
There's a bunch of tips linked on our Fuel Economy page.
#12 of 25 Fuel Mileage
Mar 26, 2007 (6:45 am)
I don't know if this anyone can calculate accurately but I am getting about 13 mpg in a 2000 Durango ( mostly city driving). Now with that said I have truck tires with aggressive treads, 4 wheel drive, limited slip, and tow package gearing if all that makes a difference.
#13 of 25 Fuel mileage when new
Apr 07, 2007 (7:04 pm)
Have had an '07 SLT, Hemi, just over a week. Made a 600 mile round trip, got between 18-20 at 75 mph on the x-way, but around 12 around town. Satisfied with the highway mileage, but hoping the city mileage improves. Ride, however, was great.
#14 of 25 Re: Fuel mileage when new [ballcoach]
Apr 26, 2007 (6:54 pm)
I have an 04 Hemi and my mileage has varied. I used to use it for my sales job and got 17mpg city and highway combined. Now, I drive to and from work and get 13mpg city only. When I tow my 5000lbs boat I get about 11mpg. Highway only I average around 19-21 depending on my speed.
#15 of 25 Re: Fuel mileage when new [jchappel]
May 11, 2007 (7:01 am)
How does your 04 Hemi tow? any problems with tongue weight and the coil springs?