Okay, it obvious, this Ram is not going to give you great gas mileage. But to be honest this vehicle is not giving me much less than my 1999 Ford Windstar! I sold my 2006 Mazda5 to get this Ram (the M5 was too small for us and the gas mileage was eved worse!) This model seems to turn heads! Many people think it looks great. I have to agree. When I purchased this truck in late October 2006, my mechanic noted that there were no big problems. Not bad considering the mileage! There's more than enough room in our Sport model to take the the kids and their instruments to lessons.