2007 Dodge Charger SRT8: Fuel Econ Update for February — A New Record!
by Carlos Lago, Road Test Editor on March 9, 2016
Our long-term 2007 Dodge Charger SRT8 traveled just over 1,000 miles this month and consumed 66.4 gallons of fuel, giving a result of 14.5 mpg. Though that's on the lower side, Josh Sadlier's gingerly foot managed to extract the best tank of gas we've seen yet: 25.9 mpg.
Even though the month's fuel economy result was low, the lifetime average only dipped one-tenth, to 15.3 mpg. That means our Charger is still hitting its EPA rating of 15 mpg combined with ease — and the occasional burnout.
While it didn't put on a lot of miles, it was a busy month for the Charger. It sometimes hesitated to start, and the battery in the key fob died. On the interminable exhaust drone front, we discovered a temporary workaround. Then we tried to fix the drone the way an owner might (it didn't work). On the upside, we discovered some interesting stuff in the trunk. On the downside, the quality of our aftermarket stereo install remains poor.
Carlos Lago, Road Test Editor @ 78,583 miles