I am looking at buying a dodge dakota, a new one, and I was just woundering, how big is the difference in fuel economy between the v8 and v6? The reason fuel economy is somewhat important is because I am only 19 and will be going to school fora year, with not so much income, if I thought I could afford it i would go buy a brand new full size lol. But I cant, any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks. Jon
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I own a 2007 Dakota quad cab with a 4.7 V8 and I am getting between 15.4 and 16.6 mpgin town and on the highway I am getting between 18.6 and 21.5 mpg. Alot of this depends on your own driving habits.I used to have a 3.7 V6 and I can tell you that it takes alot more effort to pass another auto with the V6 and that there really is not that much difference in the mpg!
yea if i were you honestly i would go with the v8... i have a v6 and i get ****ty gas mileage, its a 22 gallon tank and i get an average of 275 to 300 miles to a tank. i used to have a 06 V8 F-150 and i wish i had it back bc I'm getting worse MPG in my dakota and way less power. The V6 dakota is only 210 hp so it does take a lot more effort to pass and accelerate!
the v8 has more power, also if your looking to mod it later when you do have money, the after market for a newer v8 compared to the v6 is greater, so get the v8 fuel economy is about the same, and the v8 has that extra power.