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Thread: MPG on 2005 2500HD 6.0L V8
01-13-2012, 12:02 PM #1
MPG on 2005 2500HD 6.0L V8
On my first calculation, I got 10.8 MPG. This is 75% city with auto transmission, 4.10 rear end. no towing.
Does this sound about right?
01-13-2012, 02:55 PM #2
sounds about right! I have a 2011 and get 12 MPG (US Gallon). I say US as I am a Canuck! This is off my Iphone app. I can drive with a real soft right foot, keeping it under 2000rpms and do a lot better.
The fuel mileage is directly related to my right foot.
01-13-2012, 03:44 PM #3
Sounds spot on.-2001 Suburban 2500 LT 8.1
-2000 Silverado 1500 LT Z71
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01-13-2012, 03:48 PM #4
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i have same setup with 265/75/16 tires. i get 11.5 around town and 14 on a trip.
01-13-2012, 03:52 PM #5
01-13-2012, 04:46 PM #6
sounds about right for in town drivingDavid
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01-14-2012, 04:52 PM #7
So we are in a cold snap weather is @ -12C and getting a bit worse mileage, Not huge difference but I have noticed it. About 0.5 mpg worse
01-14-2012, 05:00 PM #8
Wow that MPG scares me...... I am looking at a 2500 and I was debating on the 6.0L gas or the 6.6 Turbo Diesel....... if thats what people are getting in the 6.0L gas then I am going to avoid that all together when I make my 2500 purchase. ( I mean I know its not going to be a prius ) but 10-12 is really bad.
01-14-2012, 05:46 PM #9
I Can't disagree with you nakranj. But !
So to be totally upfront It was cold and it was all city driving. What I got a few weeks ago all highway driving with cruise set, 60-65mph and just wife and I was almost 17mpg. I'm not really upset with the mileage I'm getting, as I stated before, it is directly related to the right foot pressure.
When I had my 09 with the 5.3 it seemed a bit more forgiving with the right foot. If one needs a 2500hd one needs it and your choices are Diesel or Gas. Yes I agree that it uses more than I want but the trade off for me is SAFELY pulling my 9000# Travel Trailer. I also use it back and forth to work about 15 miles a day.
I just hope the juice doesn't hit 10$ a gallon!
01-14-2012, 06:21 PM #10
I here ya.
When I bought the 1500, I could get premium for $0.89 per gallon... I could fill up 24-27 gallons for under $30. In comparison...... (percentage wise) My parents 1998 4cyl. toyota camrey cost them under $15 to fill up in 2000, now it is $45 ( shock to them ). I guess with a truck we expect to pay more. I think if it does go much higher than it is now, there will be a breaking point when allot of gas stations will fold cause no one will be going to them.
I will work from home as much as possible..... unless I get a gas allowance/ or a large pay raise, you won't see me in the office much.
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