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I'm looking at gmc 1500 sierras w/ the 5.3 active fuel motor. ext cab 4x4.
wondering from the guys here that have them what you are really seeing for mileage?
 

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Respectfully... if you are worried about the mileage maybe you can't afford the truck? The word around here is the Chevy gets the best mileage.

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02 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4x4
4 door gas guzzler.
11 MPG highway

4 sale make offer.
 

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No, I can swing it no problem just trying to justify driving it 60 miles/day round trip to work.

11mpg out of that dodge???????????
i assume its the 5.7 hemi.
 

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The Hemi was not available in 02, It's the 360 which has since been discontinued due to poor fuel economy.

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traded a 06 gmc..4x4 crew cab short bed...was gettin 19 plus on the highway..4.8

07 gmc 5.3 active fuel..z71 crewcab..aint checked the mileage yet
 

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I have an 07 classic 1500 Z71. I get 18-19.5 on the highway and 15-16 around town.
Now, if you run E85, you are going to lose 30 percent of the mileage. I just ran two tanks to try it and got 12 on Ethanol.
I love my truck. I was not ready for the new body yet, Kinda wish I had waited for the newSilverado cause I like the rear doors on the extended cab.
I still think the Chevy has the better looks. There are rebeates on right now until the end of the month.
~!Awesome!
 

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17.6 mpg

I have just over 14K on my '07 Chevy Silverado - getting 17.6mpg
I have a 38 mile round-trip commute to work in town.
32 miles of it is low-traffic 2 lane.

I have another truck too - a '04 Chevy Silverado 2500 with the 6.0 liter motor.
It gets 11mpg regardless of where I am going and whether its full, empty or pulling a trailer.

So when I'm getting 17+ in my new one I feel like I'm saving the planet.
 

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the last 1500 i had got 17 average...19.5 highway...

my wife's '04 Tahoe gets 20 all highway...16.5/17.5 around town

the '06 HD2500 i have gets 13...the '01 & '03 i had got 14.5...
 

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Those of you posting that you have an 07, can you please say whether it's the new model or the classic. The new model is supposed to get slightly better gas mileage. We are currently shopping for one ourselves.
 

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Mine is a classic body Z71 4wd. Changed the wheels to 20 inch Avalanche spokes. Did help the mileage about .2
Love my ride.

Against my RK, it becomes ebony and ivory
 
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