We all knew it would be bad. I mean, the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is a 6.2-liter V-8 pickup that delivers 702 horsepower compressors. Every part of this implies terrible fuel economy. But even with all these previous numbers published today, they are surprisingly awful.
The official fuel economy is not yet on the EPA’s fuel economy website. But as we noted in our first review of driving, Ram already has official numbers: 10 miles per gallon in the city and 14 on the highway for a total of 12 miles per gallon. Christ is alive.
These figures come from the official EPA drive cycle, which is quite charitable. In the real world, most vehicles ̵
For reference, Ford F-150 Raptor with 450 hp. gets a score of 15 mpg city and 18 mpg highway for a combined figure of 16 mpg. It’s not great, but remember that the scale is not linear. As you get lower fuel economy ratings, the differences between each mile per gallon are larger. So a truck that gets 5 miles per gallon will cost twice as much fuel as a truck that gets 10 miles per gallon, but a truck with 25 miles per gallon will save you only 25 percent compared to a truck with 20 miles per gallon . So these extra lost mpgs hurt, especially considering the kicker: TRX requires premium gas.
The sacrifices we make for 702 hp.
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