Fuel Economy Update for August — Squeaks Ahead of EPA Rating for First Time - 2007 Dodge Charger SRT8 Long-Term Road Test

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2007 Dodge Charger SRT8: Fuel Economy Update for August — Squeaks Ahead of EPA Rating for First Time

By Philip Reed, Senior Consumer Advice Editor on September 17, 2015

2007 Dodge Charger SRT8

Our 2007 Dodge Charger apparently wants to be considered the Most Interesting Car in the World because its motto is, "Stay thirsty, my friends." The SRT8 is indeed a thirsty beast, but in August it finally surpassed the EPA's combined estimate of 15 mpg by a whisker, climbing to 15.3 mpg. Prior to August, the Charger had been sitting at 14.8 mpg.

What I find interesting is that one of our August tanks yielded 19.9 mpg, exceeding the EPA's highway prediction of 18 mpg. So the Charger can deliver reasonable gas mileage if the driver can just stay off the go pedal.

We didn't have a large data sample for August however, driving just 767 miles (but pretty fun miles at that).

Worst Fill MPG: 11.7
Best Fill MPG: 20.0
Average Lifetime MPG: 15.3
EPA MPG Rating: 15 Combined (13 City/18 Highway Combined)
Best Range: 289.9 miles
Current Odometer: 71,091

Philip Reed, Senior Consumer Advice Editor

 

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