Fuel Economy Update for June - Thirsty Muscle Pulls Very Close to EPA Rating - 2007 Dodge Charger SRT8 Long-Term Road Test

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2007 Dodge Charger SRT8: Fuel Economy Update for June - Thirsty Muscle Pulls Very Close to EPA Rating

July 15, 2015

2007 Dodge Charger SRT8

Our long-term 2007 Dodge Charger SRT8, which is powered by a 425-horsepower, 6.1-liter V8, traveled about 1,640 miles in June. Those miles were a mix of highway and city driving, with the longest trip being a drive to the California high desert for a photo shoot.

The Charger had eight fill-ups in June. It calls for premium fuel and it sure was thirsty, but we knew that going in. I plugged the numbers into Fuelly.com - just like we did for the departed Lexus ES300 - and in the process, became the first, and only, person on Fuelly to track fuel costs on an SRT8.

The average for June was 14.2 mpg, which is just shy of the EPA's combined estimate of 15 mpg. The best fill to date was 20 mpg, set in late May by yours truly, covering my drive back from the dealership in San Diego and some light driving that weekend.

The worst fill was 11.7 mpg, set by Mike "Pedal Masher" Monticello. I'm not sure if I should high-five him for driving the car as Dodge intended or give him a disapproving glare for wasting fuel.

The average price per fuel-up in the Charger is about $52.37, with premium costing us about $3.95 a gallon. Total spend for June was $420. It's almost like having a second car payment. Definitely something to keep in mind if you're looking to buy one of these cars.

Worst Fill MPG: 11.7
Best Fill MPG: 20.0
Average Lifetime MPG: 14.8
EPA MPG Rating: 15 Combined (13 City/18 Highway) 
Best Range: 251.9
Current Odometer: 68,205

Ronald Montoya, Consumer Advice Editor @ 68,205 miles

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