Originally Posted by speeddemon86
This thread isn't meant for bashing either engine I'm just having a hard time deciding on getting a 2012 xlt 5.0 or waiting until 2013 so I can get the 6.2 in an xlt. Can anyone help with the pros and cons of each motor? I'm the type I like more power the better but I also know the 5.0 has lots of power ad no doubt better milage. There's good deals on 2012's right now so I don't know if i should pull the trigger now or wait and pay probably a lot more for a '13. Thanks guys
I have the 5.0 in my 2012 Super Crew, and I think it's a great engine. Gobs of power for a small V8. I have never driven a 6.2, but a neighbor has a 2012 Harley Davidson Edition with the 6.2 and he says it's quite the powerhouse. He, like me, bought a truck not necessarily to haul or tow, but as a Town Truck/Highway Cruiser. He said it never runs out of breath, and feels like the back tires are always trying to pass the front ones! LOL!
As far as fuel economy goes, he doesn't really know what it is and it's not a concern for him. Must be nice to have that kind of disposable income, eh? I won't even guess what mileage would be like because like I said, it would only be speculation.
That said, I can attest to the efficiency of the 5.0. The very first tankful yielded 18.5 mpg average. Now consider this, the very first tank in a new truck:
1. All the short trips around town to show it off
2. Tickling the throttle to hear that awesome sound!
3. Idling while setting up all my radio stations and Sync set up
I think that's pretty awesome for an engine with 360hp/380lb/ft!
I bought it in April and it has around 2400kms on her, and she's on her third tank. The second tank yielded 19.7mpg average. Unreal. On a recent trip to Edmonton from Red Deer, I reset the fuel economy guage once I got on the highway. It settled out on 11.4 l/100kms for the whole trip. That's just under 25mpg! At 120 km/h!
I don't know what kind of driving you do, but I can say with conviction that you would not be unhappy with the 5.0!