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Which gets the best mileage?

I'm in the market for a brandy new 3/4 ton pick up, and would like to get a diesel. I was origonally drawn to Ford, but began reading that the Powerstroke only gets like 14mpg. But from what I also read, the Duramax and Cummins both get much better then that.

I can justify to the woman getting a diesel that gets 20mpg, but there is no way I can swing a diesel that gets the same mileage as my Hemi, for a buck more a gallon.

So of the big three (Duramax, Powerstroke, Cummins), who gets the best MPG?

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None of the them(at least Ford/Dodge) will get great mpg without mods. The new emissions stuff is killing the economy. But if that stuff is ditched they can be pretty good. My suggestion would be to drive them all and decide which one you like the best, then buy.
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if you want the best mpg 94 to 98 will give you that. like EB says none of the new ones are going to get that good of mpg without mods. but with the rights mods i think that the cummins will get the best mpg

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None of the them(at least Ford/Dodge) will get great mpg without mods. The new emissions stuff is killing the economy. But if that stuff is ditched they can be pretty good. My suggestion would be to drive them all and decide which one you like the best, then buy.
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