2001 F350, how come the diesel have lower listed mpg than V10??

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  1. Jerboy

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    From autotrader.com:

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    Fuel Economy (city/hwy)

    Engine, Triton 5.4L 8 Cylinder 260 hp Gas
    Transmission, 5 Speed Manual OD H/D 13/18
    Transmission, 4 Speed Electronically Controlled Automatic OD 13/17

    Engine, Power Stroke 7.3L 8 Cylinder 275 hp Turbo Diesel
    Transmission, 6 Speed Manual OD H/D 12/16
    Transmission, 4 Speed Elect. Controlled Automatic OD H/D 11/15


    Engine, 6.8L 10 Cylinder 310 hp Gas
    Transmission, 5 Speed Manual OD H/D 12/17
    Transmission, 4 Speed Electronically Controlled Automatic OD 12/16
     
  2. Big_Luke

    Big_Luke serious as dick cancer

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    That's about right. They burn up alot of gas. It's a large Turbo Diesel that produces ALOT or torqe.

    It's not like a Golf TDI with a small motor and no torqe. It's a heavy ass truck.
     
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    I believe that some owners get better mileage than that
     
  4. Jerboy

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    Even the Golf TDI has more torque and better mpg than its gasoline counterparts.

    Same should hold true about gas mileage on F-350 Diesel too
     
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    My dad used to have a '97 4x4 4 door Powerstroke with 5 speed and 3:55 gears. He got 19-21 mpg but he drives like an old lady so that probably makes up for some of it.
     
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    a buddy of mine has a 2000 with the powerstroke, gets like 19 city on it with a 6SPD.
     
  7. taco

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    you can't got by that. Who knows where they got those numbers. The EPA doesn't rate heavy duty trucks and the v-10 and diesel only come in heavy duty trucks.

    Someone probably just pulled these numbers out of their head. The v-10 gets horrible mileage and the diesel will get much better mileage under the same conditions than the v-10.
     

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