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I had a 2012 Crew cab SV that i enjoyed greatly... then came a baby and wife didn't like the small truck so i bought the new 14 Longhorn Laramie EcoDiesel.

Awesome truck. loved it great truck; amazing gas mileage and 0 complaints from me about the truck... but the time came after 3 years to consider refinancing the EcoDiesel or step into something new... nothing in the market really 'sparks' my interest enough to jump into... i really like the new colorado/canyon diesel offering but didnt want to spend the net 10K more than what i spent buying my brand new 2017 Frontier Pro 4X...

plus with the frontier, i know what i'm getting, know i like the ride, drive, fun, ease of care, reliability, and durability... and most of all i'm back into a mid-size tuck which makes parking in the parking garage and navigating city roads a little bit easier... though the full size never really bothered me its just easier to maneuver the mid size into spots around the city.

image uploaded for viewing... looking to do the immediate exhaust, intake, inexpensive power gains and to enjoy the truck to the fullest.
 

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Welcome back! Great looking rig.
 

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congrats! be prepared to visit the pumps more often. My buddy has a ram ecodiesel like you had, he gets 600 mile range with city/commute driving. That thing is well over 700 mile range on the highway! but you're right, the size and price of the Fronty is just right.
 

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Yep... and back to the price swings of Gasoline... I had 3.92 gears in the EcoDiesel which significantly impacts your GM... i was averaging about 20MPG when paying attention... otherwise Fuelly shows the last 3 months around 18.5 ... For highway, the best I got out of the Laramie was 26MPG ... usually averaged about 24MPG... on my frequent runs between Dallas and San Antonio I would average about 20MPG and that was keeing the truck around 75 unless on the 130 Toll around austin and then i would be doing 80-90... Big MPG killer. When trailering, i towed about 5K lbs and averaged 18MPG from San Antonio to Dallas. Which is pretty impressive.

For the trucks with the 2.55 gears... they are easily getting 24-30 MPG depending on speed/driving habits/ etc. ..

In my '12 SV no matter what i did, I got 17MPG in that truck. Since this one is 4x4 I'm kind of expecting 15/16 ... but will see.
 

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my 16' pro4x has been averaging 18mpg with pretty mixed driving during commuting. On a longer highway run recently it was 20mpg. I think thats about what most get on this site.
 

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Yep... and back to the price swings of Gasoline... I had 3.92 gears in the EcoDiesel which significantly impacts your GM... i was averaging about 20MPG when paying attention... otherwise Fuelly shows the last 3 months around 18.5 ... For highway, the best I got out of the Laramie was 26MPG ... usually averaged about 24MPG... on my frequent runs between Dallas and San Antonio I would average about 20MPG and that was keeing the truck around 75 unless on the 130 Toll around austin and then i would be doing 80-90... Big MPG killer. When trailering, i towed about 5K lbs and averaged 18MPG from San Antonio to Dallas. Which is pretty impressive.

For the trucks with the 2.55 gears... they are easily getting 24-30 MPG depending on speed/driving habits/ etc. ..

In my '12 SV no matter what i did, I got 17MPG in that truck. Since this one is 4x4 I'm kind of expecting 15/16 ... but will see.
overall I've been averaging 18 and on highway if I can keep my foot out of it I can reach 20mpg. past weekend I was hauling a load of wood to my father's place and I still managed 19 (close to 1k lbs)
 
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