Re: ** Whats your HEMI mpg **
We recently did a 6000 mile trip across the US. On the way out, when trying to make time and driving @80+ MPH we averaged about 13.9MPG. On the return trip we routinely achieved 16-18 MPG by slowing down and using the cruise control. Living in San Diego, we never, ever used the cruise control. We were fully loaded with a 18 cubic foot carrier on top.
At one point during the trip leaving Carlsbad Caverns N.M. we screwed up and thought we had enough gas but did not. We backtracked to an alternate route to get to the nearest gas station which was 44 miles away. At this time the gas light was on, EVIC read 0 to empty which typically means you have 2 to 2.5 gallons left. Using cruise control @ 55, turning off AC and any electrical devices we started with 23.2 MPG and ended with 20.7 mpg. When we pulled into the gas station we only had .4 gallons left. Far too little with 2 kids, the wife, 100 degree heat in a desolate area.
Cruise control @ 83- 14mpg
Cruise control @ 78- 16mpg
Cruise control @ 73- 17mpg
Cruise control @ 65- 18mpg
It was great trip. My little "pepe" was outstanding and comfortable and felt very safe even running through a hellacious thunderstorm in Texas.
On the Southern Border. 06 Steel Blue Limited Hemi
"A problem defined is a problem half solved"
Last edited by SDBaja; 09-01-2007 at 12:01 PM.