Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Florida's Emerald Coast
How Many 4 Banger owners We Have Here?
Just curious of the number of owners we have who purchased the 4 cylinder engine in your truck? What was you reason for purchasing the 4 cylinder? Any regrets? Likes or dislikes?
I'll start... I purchased the 4 cylinder for a couple reasons, first off, the initial price of the truck was very reasonable compared to the other options. Second, I don't tow much, needed something that would fit large bulky items, but still wanted decent fuel economy. I believe I got all that with this truck. I have owned mini trucks with 4 cylinder engines in the past, so my expectations on performance were not that high to begin with, but, even though this truck is by far larger than any of the past mini trucksI have owned, it's certainly holds it's own.
I love the fact that under most conditions, I can get between 23 to 24 mpg around town. In my experience, I get better gas mileage around town than I do on the the highway. That may be because where I live the around town speed averages between 45 - 60 mph, audit's very level,and I can go some pretty good distances between stop lights. On the highway, I have to drive around 75 mph so I don't feel like I'm impeding traffic flow! I seem I get my optimum mpg around 55 mph.
It is a bit sluggish off the line, a little more throttle response would be nice. Torque actually seem pretty decent. I purchased a new zero turn mower and brought it home on a trailer. The trailer probably weighed around 1000 lbs, and the mower was 600 lbs, no where near the towing capacity of the truck, but it had no problem getting up to speed and keeping with the flow of traffic. In the short 20 mile trip from the mower shop to home and back, I did see my gas mileage drop about 2 mpg, but that was expected with the added load. The V6 probably wouldn't have seen as much of a drop, and the diesel's gas mileage may have improved under load, but for me, this configuration works!
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