I am getting around 12mpg at freeway speeds with this load. It absolutely has no power left. Any of the three available engines will provide swift acceleration for a full-size 1-ton truck, that is and ample towing power, but the diesel V8 is probably the best choice for those who tow heavy loads -- especially the more powerful 2006 Duramax. We had been running a fuel economy poll in our online for quite some time. You can read more about fuel economy being delivered by the newest Duramax engines in our bulletin board. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter. That latter year also saw a regular rear axle become available to supplement the dual rear-wheel setup.
Trucks equipped with either the Duramax 6600 or 6. Fuel consumption for this rather small vehicle was 15. Those voting in this poll were asked to round their fuel economy results to the nearest whole number. Actual purchase terms may vary. Tow mileage is terrible and the truck is at its maximum performance on the interstate at 70mph. Fuel mileage non towing is not bad for a ton dually at 13 mpg. We have a horse ranch and haul 12,000 to 15,000 trailers.
This should be factored into the overall vehicle maintenance costs if you are the type who owns a vehicle past 100,000 miles. Updates were made to exterior styling and the interior for 2003, with further exterior tweaks for 2005. Leading a hard life of towing or other demanding use shortens the lifespan of any engine, but will impact a gasoline engine more than it will a diesel. Was told how great the car was. I had an '01 F350 which was a great truck, but had some reliabilty problems and the brakes were not up to the task. ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter. Good luck to anyone who buys from this place.
Without pulling, I get between 21 and 25 miles per Gallon. Odds are that the owner is selling the truck at least partly because of the looming warranty expiration. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. The above graphs reflect what truck owners voting in each category were seeing for fuel economy. The cabin noise level is lower than most of the cars that I have owned in the last 15 years. In light duty use, these gas engines will deliver fuel mileage somewhat close to what you'll get with a finely tuned diesel, but the diesel will still maintain a 10-30% fuel mileage advantage in identically geared trucks.
It was a reasonably comfortable truck for everyday use, but don't expect the plush ride of its light-duty siblings. Neither Ford nor Dodge can touch it. I tow 10 to 13K pound loads on a daily basis. When calculating overall fuel cost comparisons, you should take into account the difference in price between gasoline and diesel fuel as well as fuel economy differences. I have a 37' 5th wheel, which when loaded is right at 16300 lbs and it pulls it great. Strengths of these trucks include strong, durable powertrains, while weaknesses center on sketchy build quality and materials within the cabin. The trailer towed for this test was a 21' Coachmen Futura that weighed 4,331 lbs.
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User Reviews: Showing 1 through 10 of 32. Payment calculations are sourced by EveryAuto. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. It was known as the Sierra 3500 Classic for 1999 and 2000. First, don't make the classic mistake of comparing the economics of gas versus diesel by looking only at the cost differences between the engine options and fuel economy. Keep in mind that the diesel engine option will add value to your trade-in.
There were two optional engines: an 8. She'll be paid for in a couple of months, and I plan to keep her for a long time. In addition to the engine and fuel injection system, the new warranty covers all aspects of the powertrain, including the transmission, transfer case and rear differential. Now I'm not going to tell you that I don't know the 5th wheel is back there, but this truck is a joy to drive while pulling. In addition, if you're buying an out of warranty truck or one nearing its warranty expiration, try to negotiate some fuel system maintenance into the final sale price.
Again Deep Low Weight Information Curb Weight - Rear lbs 2179 Gross Combined Wt Rating lbs 15,000 Gross Combined Wt Rating lbs 15,000 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap lbs 9000 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap lbs 10,000 Curb Weight - Front lbs 2691 Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear lbs 6084 Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear lbs 7500 Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front lbs 3600 Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front lbs 3800 Gross Combined Wt Rating lbs 13,500 Gross Combined Wt Rating lbs 14,500 Gross Combined Wt Rating lbs 17,000 Gross Combined Wt Rating lbs 19,000 Wheels Front Wheel Size in 16 x 6. NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter. These cost comparisons represent the estimated differences in fuel economy between a Duramax 6600 and a 6. All of the Duramax powered trucks are equipped with 3. I almost went for the Ford again because of this.
The above images are self explanatory, but demonstrate the fuel economy currently being experienced by hundreds of Duramax 6600 owners. I traded a Powerstroke in and I am pleased that I did. They stopped half way through the inspection and refunded me. Told the owner Boris when I returned from the inspection. FuelTypeFilter selectedFuelTypeList, null ; fuelTypeFilter. Some would argue that the savings in fuel economy are offset by the higher maintenance costs associated with a diesel engine. SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter.