The U.S. government has released fuel economy data for the Ram 1500 4x4 with the eight-speed automatic and Hemi V8 engine, presenting a more complete picture of the 2013 Ram’s fuel economy. Drivetrain Hemi V6 4.7 6 speed RWD 14/20 n/a 14/20 8 speed RWD ? 17/25 n/a 6 speed 4x4 13/19 n/a 14/19 8 speed 4x4 15/21 16/23 n/a A high-efficiency V6 Ram (not shown in the chart) easily trumps Ford’s turbocharged V6 models, achieving 18 mpg city, 25 highway. The base V6, though, is nearly as efficient, with 17 mpg city, 25 highway. (Real life usage is likely to show more of a difference.) The Hemi achieves roughly the same mileage as the 4.7 V8, but provides much more power; one may credit the cylinder shutoff feature for some of that. Rumor has the 4.7 finally ceasing production this year. The eight-speed is good for two miles..
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