2007 Dodge Charger SRT8: Still Thirsty - Good Thing Gas Is Cheap
August 6, 2015
Our 2007 Dodge Charger SRT8 is going to test our creativity for writing the monthly fuel economy updates. Pretty much every month is going to be some version of: "It guzzled gas like Moses finding an Orange Julius after emerging from the desert."
As consolation though (to our gas budget, if not necessarily the planet), gas is cheap right now.
We added about 1,200 miles to our Charger in July and averaged a lofty 15.2 mpg. Yet that 15.2 mpg backs up what we observed last month, which is that we're essentially matching the EPA's combined fuel economy estimate. In fact, our fuel economy report for July even included some track time at Willow Springs Raceway. Few of our long-term cars ever match EPA combined, I've observed.
Under-promise and over-deliver? Works for me.
Worst Fill MPG: 11.7
Best Fill MPG: 20.0
Average Lifetime MPG: 14.8
EPA MPG Rating: 15 Combined (13 City/18 Highway Combined)
Best Range: 251.9 miles
Current Odometer: 69,348 miles
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 69,348miles