'08 Ram 5.7 Hemi vs '08 Ram 4.7
I registered on this forum tonight to ask for some help in making a decision. Hope you don't mind.
I'm considering purchasing a new '08 Dodge. The dealer here has two '08 QC 4x4 trucks - one has the 5.7L Hemi and the other has the 4.7L. Other than that they are pretty much the same truck (same color, too). They have priced them both to me at the same price ($25,300). The Hemi truck has step bars, tube rails on the bed, and a chrome bug sheild. That's about the only other difference.
I occasionally pull a trailer load of wood, but for the most part this will be a daily driver. The 4.7 is rated on the sticker to avg 13-19mpg (up to 20) and the 5.7 is rated 14-20 (up to 23) - I think I'm remembering that right... but maybe not. I do know the Hemi had a higher expected mileage rating (up to 23) on the highway.
I think I understood that the Hemi has a design that allows it to run on 4 cyls on the highway, but admittedly don't know much about this. I assume that is where the extra mileage comes from. I don't think the 4.7 has this design.
Both trucks have 3.55 gears in the rear end.
Looking for any recommendations, suggestions, things to consider, whatever. Anything you can offer would be appreciated to help me make a decision.