I have read many gas threads.
I have a teenager that is about to start driving. I know I will hear "Dad I need gas money" so Im coming off a 2012 Ram Crew cab. I get 10-13 around town and 18-20 on the highway. It costs me about 95 bucks to fill up. As you can see I get close to the MFG rating, but any push of the engine whether city or highway and the mileage is effected. I towed my camper (which is also on the chopping block) across the country to Yellowstone and only got 8 mpgs. Expensive trip.
I want to ask one simple question. Will this move save me money in gas ? Its hard for me to believe that going from the big 8 to a 4 cyl wont save me some bucks. But this is really only a question that existing owners can answer ..
The second question is related to gear ratio ..
Again the truck is a 2013 Access cab 4x4 4cyl auto. Below is a line from the brochure. In all the gas thread Ive read, I do not see any mention of the gear ratio. What Im getting at is - if you are running 4.10s around town, the gas mileage will suck !!! The forth column refers to my flavor of truck.
4x4 transfer case (high/low) 1.00/2.57 1.00/2.57 1.00/2.57 1.00/2.57
Axle (manual transmission) (4-cylinder) 3.31 4.10 3.31 /4.10 / /
Axle (automatic transmission) (4-cylinder) 3.58 4.10 3.58 3.58/4.10 3.58 3.58/ 3.58/
Axle (manual transmission) (V6) /3.73 3.15 /3.73 /3.73
Axle (automatic transmission) (V6) 3.73/3.73 3.73/3.73 3.73/3.73
Thanks a lot ahead of time for the input !!