So I rented this(Ram 1500, CC 4wd Hemi)...
...yesterday after I brought my Colorado into the shop, and,
Firstly, I have a habit of needing to see the mileage indicator at all times, so I pulled it up and reset it.
My whole trip home-on the freeway- the **** thing got 30MPG!!
Secondly, while I didn't get into it at all on the way home, I had to go to the store in the middle of the night to get my daughter some anti-nausea med, and of course the road is completely empty at that time of night..
..SOOOOOO I stomped on the thing and it responded with a speed that neither my '12 Ecoboost F150, nor ANY of my 2500/3500HDs(all with programmers, and 35" tires) ever did!
The two biggest differences were, right off idle the thing LAUNCHED, where the other vehicles I mentioned would have to clear their throats, and it literally DIDN'T stop GOING! The others would of course peter out on top,but this thing pulled like a freaking track car. I looked up it's 'rated' power, and Dodge claims like 390hp. It's quite obvious to me, like manufacturers did in the '60s Dodge under-rated the power this thing has, 'cuz my Ecoboost and all of the HDs had over 400hp, and while the HDs were obviously a lot heavier than this Dodge, the F150 sure as heck isn't. My point being, although my butt dyno isn't calibrated as sensitive as it used to be, this thing pulled so much harder than any other truck I've owned you could have a numb ass and still see this.
Fast-forward to this afternoon after I've been romping on the thing every chance I get, and the **** thing is still getting over 18mpg! And I might add that it's achieving this mileage with NO cylinder deactivation or stop-start technology.
Don't get me wrong, I had enough negative experiences with Dodge(Heep) service departments to basically turn me off from ever purchasing another Chrysler product again(but I may change my mind if the new Wrangler doesn't end up being neutered, AND has a dessel option), and one of, if not THE last vehicle on earth I'd ever think I'd be impressed by is a fricken Ram 1500, but I am, and thoroughly.