Respect the power. 29 mpg when driving from Virginia to PA when I was bringing it home from the dealership.I couldn't believe it.This car will always put a smile on any drivers face, ask anyone who owns one.Very comfortable ,plenty of room front and rear of the interior and lots of room in the trunk. This car is very quick,and powerful. A person who never had experience driving muscle cars could very easily let this get away from them. Again you must respect the power! Great, fun car to drive.My HELLCAT is the 8 speed auto, which shifts fantastic. Any person who is thinking of buying one don't think any longer. Go get one. You won,t regret it. You only live once!!! ---------My new review after owning this vehicle for 1 year is still a great review. This vehicle is awesome. It's unbelievable the performance of a car this large and comfortable, even on long trips with plenty of trunk space. I've gotten up to 30 mpg in eco mode going from Sunbury PA to Lancaster PA.This vehicle still puts a smile on my face overtime I drive it!
These cars were a blast! With the 6.2L V8 there is definitely no shortage of power. Check out this video that we made with ours! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dClhLaJjFTQ Needless to say, we recommend getting a couple extra sets of tires with this car.
Well I upgraded my rental car while on vacation in California, had it for a week, put 1400 miles on it, going from Sacramento to Santa Cruz, Yosemite and Monterey bay, and San Francisco. Got it for a bit more money, because I always wanted to test drive one of these beautiful cars. Was disappointed that it was only a V6 at first, but let me say this car was a blast.I it was surprisingly quick and i accelerate quickly as a rule, and the fuel economy was unreal. Averaged 31 mpg over 1400 miles, better then rated. mix of hwy trips (often 80mph on crazy cali highways) and even going up over 7000 feet at yosemite still was 30 that day. I was shocked made me want to trade my kia sorrento which i previously loved and just purchased. I would be more then happy with the v6 model and I have always felt that a car like this belongs with a v8, but with that wonderful 8 speed tranny, its not much of a performance downgrade over the previous years 5.7 hemi with 5 speed tranny and it gets much better fuel economy.
I special Ordered this unit and it came in with cloth seats next to Zero Options and I paid top Dollar and I am very, very Disappointed. So much as if I wish I never purchased it yes it has 700 HP but that's it! Big , Hard to Handle , Ugly. Not much of finishes or paint Burns Gas like you have a hole in the tank, Even if you tried a HUMMER is like a econo car compared to this one, So far 155 MPH it can do 200 if you have the Balls ! I'm staying with Chevy My SS can run rings around this Beast and its fun to drive the Hellcat is like driving a Truck Yep that's it like driving a truck. The dealer was in Larchmont NY they were nice until I signed the paper then it was get lost. My Chevy Dealer in Waterbury CT Vin is the best and treats you right. DODGE is
The Dodge Challenger Hellcat is a very enjoyable vehicle to drive. It has everything a car enthusiast could want. Amazing performance, great styling, superb sound system and comfort. It is equipt with all the newest forms of technology, including a day at the track recorder. Heated seats and steering wheel. All these features come as standard equipment. It will put a smile on your face everytime you drive it !!
"Traction-limited acceleration" has never been demonstrated as well as in this car. With traction control disabled and only 275-width rear tires (same as fronts) on untreated asphalt, it's virtually impossible to press the pedal all the way to the floor in 1st gear without time-gobbling (and now-notorious) wheelspin. Naturally, the best run was using the programmable Launch Control feature, which could maintain stuttering staccato wheelspin without either spinning the tires or bogging down. I easily programmed 3,250 and 3,500 rpm as the launch rpm because the tires began to heat up and I found some pavement with slightly better grip. In the end, I was pretty surprised I needed to go to 4th gear to complete the quarter-mile and I expected higher trap speeds at the end -- given the horsepower. Also, I was pleased I could come within 0.1 second of matching the Launch Control runs; however, I had many more aborted attempts than I care to divulge. Also, the manual shifter requires excessively long throws between gears and it was reluctant to be shifted quickly from 1st to 2nd gear with all the load going through it (plus the engine/transmission shifting on their mounts).
No matter what suspension mode (Track, Sport, Street), nosedive was minimal and the resulting stopping distances were essentially identical across four simulated panic stops from 60 mph. Pedal is medium-firm, remained so throughout the test, and there was virtually no fading measured or in the feel/odor of the brakes. Very good results that show SRT didn't simply build an engine.
Perhaps the most welcome surprise of the track experience was the handling exercises. Excellent seats hold the driver in place, the electronic stability control (ESC) Track mode is extremely lenient with tires sliding sideways and throttle-induced wheelspin, but how SRT got the front end to turn in so crisply and confidently is amazing. The road feel through the steering wheel itself is a little lacking, but its accuracy is remarkable. Eventually, I found the limit of the front tires' grip and they started to "push" slightly. However, I also found I could rotate the car and slide the rear tires to compensate for the understeer at the front. These tires offer progressive breakaway characteristics that allow a skilled driver to probe and fine-tune his technique without the threat of something unexpected or disastrous. It's a rare thing that ESC allows a drift through the exit timers, but this one, in Track mode, does. It's also worth noting that we achieved nearly the same results with the ESC in default, On mode -- albeit less entertaining and with obvious (but short-lived) brake and throttle intervention. Don't get me wrong. Despite the numbers that would indicate otherwise and elicit comparisons, this is no sports car, but an extremely well-sorted (rather heavy) muscle car that has more talent and tricks than going fast in a straight line. This is a complete package that deserves huge praise for how well it does a number of seemingly implausible feats.