Does a Dodge 5.7 HEMI Engine Burn a Lot of Oil?


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A Dodge 5.7 HEMI V8 engine burns a lot of oil. It is a high-performance engine with a displacement capacity of 5.7 liters. As such, its fuel economy is poorer when compared to smaller engines.

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The exact mileage an engine runs on depends on the vehicle, weather conditions and driver behavior. Dodge claims a gas mileage of 15 miles per gallon in cities and 22 mpg on highways for the eight-cylinder 5.7-Liter HEMI engine when it's in a Dodge Ram. These numbers are likely to increase in cold weather. The U.S. Department of Energy reports that gas mileage drops by about 12 percent from 77 degrees Fahrenheit to 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

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