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$19,557
BASE MSRP
$20,810
On Green
The HEMI is the most capable, most fun-to-drive engine available in the Ram 1500, and it's just as efficient as the smaller alternatives.
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Ram 1500 3.7-liter V-6: 14/20 mpg. Ram 4.7-liter: 14/19 mpg in 2WD trim; 13/18 mpg in 4WD trim; 9/13 mpg on E85 in 2WD models; 9/12 MPG on E85 in 4WD models. Ram 5.7-liter HEMI: 14/20 mpg with 2WD; 13/18 mpg with 4WD.
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In two-wheel drive guise, the EPA rates the 2011 Ram 1500 at 14 mpg city and 20 mpg highway for both V-6 and HEMI variants, an odd result that reflects the aging design of the smaller engine and the cylinder deactivation of the HEMI. The 4.7-liter engine rates 14/19 mpg, due in part to its flex-fuel capability. Running on E85, the 4.7-liter V-8 rates 9/13 mpg due to ethanol's lower energy content relative to gasoline. Opting for four-wheel drive, available only on V-8 models, knocks 1-2 mpg off the city and highway ratings for a 13/18 mpg rating with either engine.

The lack of fuel savings with the V-6 makes it a non-starter if you can afford the upgrade to the V-8, and choosing between the HEMI and 4.7-liter is again down to purchase price unless you need and can take advantage of the smaller V-8's E85 capability.

Conclusion

The HEMI is the most capable, most fun-to-drive engine available in the Ram 1500, and it's just as efficient as the smaller alternatives.

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