I realize that to even ask a question about "Gas Mileage" for this type of truck is pretty immaterial as to it's purpose. However, I am still curious as to what I should really expect to obtain when it comes to mpg.
Currently, in town driving, I am averaging 5.6 mpg. When I take this hunting in the fall and tow a trailer, I can probably expect a little improvement since a lot of it would be Hwy miles but I would expect an little better rating. Seems beyond inefficient, it seems VERY inefficient and not indicative of the technology. I imagine this is why GM won't offer this motor in 2007 or so I'm told.
This Mileage does indeed suck, literally, but I wouldn't trade it for a Duramax that obtains 20 mpg . . . I love the 8.1 and what it can do. However, since there was no mpg rating on the sticker, I have nothing to base my actaul mpg on as to whether or not it should be better. Does 5.6 mpg sound right? Can anyone else with the similar Truck give me a comparrison?
Edited by mark97213, 16 August 2006 - 10:13 PM.