2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Gets 22 MPG on Highway | Edmunds

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Gets 22 MPG on Highway


Just the Facts:
  • The 707-horsepower 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat delivers 22 mpg on the highway when equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
  • The 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat with a six-speed manual transmission delivers 21 mpg on the highway.
  • "Ratings surpass those of many lesser-powered sports cars," Chrysler said.

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan The 707-horsepower 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat delivers 22 mpg on the highway when equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission, Chrysler said on Wednesday.

The 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat with a six-speed manual transmission delivers 21 mpg on the highway.

"Ratings surpass those of many lesser-powered sports cars," Chrysler said.

Chrysler did not post fuel economy numbers for the Challenger SRT Hellcat in city driving.

As if to drive home the car's green credentials, Chrysler posted a picture of the Challenger SRT Hellcat decked out in Sublime Green Pearl exterior paint to go along with its fuel economy press release.

The EPA has not posted official fuel economy numbers on the Challenger Hellcat, which is equipped with a 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi Hellcat V8 engine.

"If value is defined by the combination of price, performance and fuel economy, no car beats the Challenger SRT Hellcat," said Bob Lee, Chrysler vice president and head of engine, powertrain and electrified propulsion systems engineering, in a statement.

Chrysler said the Challenger SRT Hellcat turns in a better highway fuel economy rating than the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, Aston Martin Vanquish and Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT.

It did not mention the 2015 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, a key domestic competitor. The 2015 Camaro ZL1 with a 580-hp 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine and either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission returns 14 mpg in city driving and 19 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.

Word of the Challenger SRT Hellcat's fuel economy numbers comes at a time when AAA said gas prices are declining. The AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report on Thursday pegged the average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline at $3.36 versus $3.50 a year ago.

Edmunds says: The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat continues to turn in impressive numbers, whether on the track or at the fuel pump.

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