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2007 Dodge Charger SRT8: Fuel Economy Update for October — Record Month

by Ronald Montoya, Senior Consumer Advice Editor on November 6, 2015

2007 Dodge Charger SRT8

It was a month of highs and lows for our 2007 Dodge Charger SRT8. We drove it the most miles in a month (2,051) since we've had it. In those miles, we achieved its worst fill, followed by some of the best.

We filled the Charger's tank nine times in October. The worst fill to date — 10.7 mpg — occurred early in the month. It was a small fill-up where we covered just 54 miles before topping off. This low point was set by Reese Counts, our new vehicle testing assistant, but he quickly redeemed himself.

Reese took a trip to Arizona for a few days and not only did he achieve three fills better than 20 mpg (20.1, 20.8, 20.3), but he also set the record for longest range at 317.4 miles. He said he wasn't really trying to hyper-mile it, just kept it between 70-75 mph on the highway.

Later that month, Brent Romans said our Charger was one of his favorite cars in our fleet. His high praise must've inspired the Charger to return its best-ever fill of 22.2 mpg on a tank that covered about 164 miles. We averaged about 17.4 mpg for the month, which helped raise our lifetime mpg from 14.9 to 15.6 mpg.

It was a banner month for our Charger. Now let's see if we can keep the average up.

Worst Fill MPG: 10.7
Best Fill MPG: 22.2 Average Lifetime
MPG: 15.6 EPA MPG Rating: 15 combined (13 City/18 Highway)
Best Range: 317.4
Current Odometer: 74,240

Ronald Montoya, Senior Consumer Advice Editor @ 74,240 miles

 

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