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Old 11-18-2012, 05:14 PM
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what trucks get good mpg

Im looking to wither get a gmc 3500 box truck with a 6.0 8 cylinder engine or a 2005 Isuzu NQR turbo diesel 4 cylinder. I was wondering your all's suggestions and what kind of gas mileage they get.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:29 PM
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Hate to say it but if you're looking to get a 1 ton, don't be concerned about gas mileage... you'll have ranges from 6-12MPG or maybe better with the NPR.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:38 PM
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I'm not sure about the NQR but I used a NPR last winter to go to Dallas and back, got around 7.5 mpg.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:13 PM
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Cummins get the best fuel mileage pulling trailers.. but fuel / gas economy all comes down to the throttle and foot control haha
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:53 AM
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I'm pretty sure the new Terra Star's are getting over 9 MPG hauling/towing.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:28 PM
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that chevy can't get more than 6 in the city, 8-9 highway. The 4 cylinder diesel should do much better, up around 10-15mpg would be my guess.

My 06 chevy 2500hd crew cab 6' bed get's 10mpg with the same engine, with the truck unloaded.

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Old 11-21-2012, 08:39 PM
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I get 11.8mpg in 2004 isuzu npr hd 4cyl turbo diesel 20ft box . But I'm sure it needs valve set, so that may help.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:26 PM
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I have a 1996 Cummins 12 valve ram 2500 and get 16-17mpg with winter diesel blend and get around 18-19.5 with summer blend diesel.

Can't speak for the ones your interested in but I can tell you a 1 ton you won't get that good of fuel economy.
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:30 PM
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2002 toyota tundra V8 4.7L dual exhaust, volant air intake getting about 15 at best in suburbs w/ no trailer.
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:29 PM
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The nqr would probably use half the fuel as the gas 6 liter. i have a chevy 3500 with 6.5 diesel, it uses very little fuel compared to other trucks.
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