2015 Dodge Viper GT: Fuel Economy Update for April and May
by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on June 14, 2016
We've been remiss. We didn't update our long-term 2015 Dodge Viper's fuel economy last month. As an apology, here's a two-month update on the V10 powerhouse that currently sits at the top of our in-house leaderboard for worst MPG.
Between March 31 and June 1, we added 2,000 miles to the Viper's odo. We crossed the 20,000-mile mark, took it to a track day and, much to the satisfaction of Kurt Niebuhr, we lowered the Viper's lifetime average fuel economy from 14.5 mpg to 14.0 mpg.
Also, there's a reporting error to correct. Our previous "worst fill" mpg was listed as 6.2 mpg. While the Viper did achieve that hilariously low number, it was during track testing. Since that includes multiple launches and nothing we'd consider real-world driving, we normally throw that fill out of the equation. Now though, we've corrected our spreadsheet and you'll be happy to know that the worst fill has gone up to a whopping 7.0 mpg.
Worst Fill MPG: 7.0
Best Fill MPG: 27.2
Average Lifetime MPG: 14.0
EPA MPG Rating: 15 Combined (12 City /21 Highway)
Best Range: 294.3 miles
Current Odometer: 20,575
Travis Langness, Automotive Editor @ 20,575 miles