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2007 Dodge Charger SRT8: Fuel Economy Update for September - Trending Down

by Ronald Montoya, Senior Consumer Advice Editor on October 15, 2015

2007 Dodge Charger SRT8

Our 2007 Dodge Charger SRT8 was busy in September, travelling just more than 1,500 miles. Those were mostly city miles, as the Charger's droning exhaust has discouraged folks from taking it out on the highway or for a weekend cruise. We're working on an exhaust fix, but in the meantime, we did make some substantial tech upgrades to the car. It now has a much improved and more loved infotainment system.

We filled up the Charger's tank seven times in September. We averaged about 13.7 mpg for the month, which in turn brought down our lifetime mpg from 15.3 to 14.9 mpg.

What does that translate to in dollars? We've been using Fuelly to keep track of the fuel costs and have some interesting stats.

An average fill-up in the Charger comes after about 193 miles and costs about $49.63 in premium fuel. This translates to about 26 cents a mile (or if you think mpg is stupid, 6.67 gallons per 100 miles).

The weather is starting to cool down, so we'll be using the air-conditioning less. Time will tell if this has a significant effect on our fuel economy numbers.

Worst Fill MPG: 11.7
Best Fill MPG: 20
Average Lifetime MPG: 14.9
EPA MPG Rating: 15 combined (13 City/18 Highway)
Best Range: 289.9
Current Odometer: 71,925 (at time of writing)

Ronald Montoya, Senior Consumer

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