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Hey guys,Like the title says I might be getting a new 6.2 here soon.
I'd be getting crew cab short bed 4x4 with 4:30's.I won't be towing much and the truck would be unloaded 99% of the time and would be used as a daily driver.
My question too you guys is,Could I expect to get 13 MAYBE MAYBE 14 MPG in the city and say 16-17 MPG Highway?Or am I asking to much?
And yes,I know,Gas mileage and superduty shouldn't be used in the same sentence!!!!But I asked....So enlighten me please!!!
With the 4.3's and 4x4? Subtract at least 2 across the board, I only had 3.73's on a regular cab and I could hit those lower number's on a good day. Also, highway mileage on this truck is 55-60 mph, any faster you lose mpg's usually.
Diesel fuel costs more, the engine is a $7800 upgrade and the maintenance costs more. But the MPG are higher. And there is more torque.
You probably want to break out the calculator and see if the diesel makes sense based on how many miles you drive a year, the maintenance costs, fuel costs, etc.
Before I ordered my 2012, I thought about a 2011 leftover diesel since the rebates were huge. My truck is mostly a daily driver like yours will be, and a gas version is already overkill. Getting the diesel without needing it to pull significant weight frequently was one of the reasons why I skipped it. Also, the emissions stuff, the additives, and some of the stories I've heard also made me go with the 6.2.
Also, keep in mind, diesels need to come up to operating temp....short trips and idling are not ideal.
2012 F350 XLT 6.2L CC LB FX4: Line-x, Bilstein 5100 shocks and stabilizer, OEM 20" wheels, Recon smoked cab and mirror lights
2005 F250 CC King Ranch (Gone but not forgotten)
"It's better to have too much and not need it than not have enough"
My.02, you'll never see those numbers. But you won't care once you get it, lots of fun to drive.
I'm averaging 10mpgs city, 13/14 hwy.
Agree with this 100%. They are a lot of fun to drive, and with a tuner you can have even more. But the MPG's just are not there, at least not what you are looking for. Good luck with you purchase.
2011 F-250 CC, 6.2 Gas, 3.73, 4x4 w/FX4, Tuxedo Black, Steel Cloth interior,Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac's, Air Aid Intake, Bilstein 5100 shocks, Hellwig adjustable sway bar, 5 Star Tuned, Line X bed liner, X Tang Tri-Fold bed cover.
I was at the dealer get the oil changed for the last time on my 6.0. I told the service guy this was the last time I was paying $90 for an oil change because my new 6.2 would be here in a month. He laughed and said you think that's bad, the new diesel is almost $200 for an oil change.
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