Re: V8 eco mode vs V6 sport mode
Originally Posted by Baalic
It has the fuel cutouff also when you are coasting, not sure if the 13's have that feature or not but you can watch your MPG go from 14-20 to 99 as soon as you let off the gas, and playing with this feature, on eco and using extremly passive driving techniques, I was able to get 24-26 mpg average on a short 6 mile trip through town.....though it I never caugt a redlight I could have had around 30 mpg.....and yes this was on the 5.7....IN TOWN
I did the exact same thing with the same results. My wife brought the car home on empty and didn't realize the light had been on. I ended up taking the risk and driving to the gas station and as long as I babied it and continued to get green lights, I was getting mid 20's in the city. By the time I got to the station, the low message indicator turned off and it said I had 33 miles worth of fuel in the tank. I'm sure the V6 can do even better if treated the same, but I was happy to see if I need and allowed to, the V8 can manage fuel consumption very well.
Ordered 02/06/2013: 2014 Overland, Brilliant Black Exterior, Black Interior, 5.7 Hemi, Off-Road Adventure II, Advanced Technology Group
Vehicle Delivered to Dealer 03/25/2013 05:00 PM PDT In my garage!