The family utility (Honda Ridgeline) is in for service so the dealer got us hooked up with a rental. For whatever reason, the rental place only had sub-compacts and large trucks on Saturday and we need the room for the kids, stuff, and other things to haul about, so the sub-compact was not going to do. They gave us a '09 RAM 1500 4X4 Laramie Quad cab., 20" wheels, the 5.7L Hemi...you get the picture. What a beast. With mild HM techniques the best I've been able to squeeze out of it around town has been 12.9MPG. The freeway allows over 20, sustained, but our chores and errands don't really allow for use of the pitiful excuse for a freeway that Vegas has. Admittedly, it is nicer inside than my '99 F350 SuperDuty, but that is to be expected given it is 'newer'. The big 7.3L diesel in the F350 can easily squeeze out over 16mpg in city driving and it has a 6" skyjacker lift and a Banks power kit. The 1500 is supposed to have cylinder deactivation as well, but no dash indicator (at least that I can see) to tell me when it is engaged). Anyone with a 5.7L Ram 1500 have any commentary?