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Dodge Charger, Dodge Charger SRT-8, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#6 of 35 2006 Charger R/T
Feb 01, 2006 (10:33 am)
Hello Charger fans:
I've been driving my R/T since July of 2005. I live in a snow area and the charger has handled everything well so far. It has 10,204 miles on it. I did install the K&N filter and get about 18.4 mpg most of the time. It has seen snow and gone by new Mustangs on hilly areas without a fishtail. I'veowned (2) Corvettes and this car by far would eat them alive. If you love the feel of being king of the road try one. I may upgrage to the SRT8 or at least think about.
#7 of 35 MPG-K&N vs Stock
May 30, 2006 (5:30 pm)
On my last tankfull of gas with the K&N is got 18 mpg.I put
my stock filter on my last fill up and got 20 mpg,all city
driving,and driving normal on this tank full.Plus I lost
performance with the K&N.
#8 of 35 Re: MPG-K&N vs Stock [xtec]
Jul 15, 2006 (7:01 am)
What am I doing wrong? I can't get the mpg past 13-14. Most of it is city driving but it's not stop and go city driving. I have the RT and am using 87 octane gas. How much would my mileage improve if I switched to 89?
#9 of 35 Real World MPG
Jul 18, 2006 (1:49 pm)
SRT8 BETWEEN 15.8 - 16.0 MOSTLY FREEWAY DRIVING WITH 2662MI. IT SEEMS TO GET BETTER WITH THE MORE MILES I PUT ON. ILL TRY IT WITH OUT THE K/N AIR AND SEE IF IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE. ALSO HEARD THAT THERES A TRANNY FLASH THATS SUPPOSE TO HELP
#10 of 35 Make Me Laugh
Jul 18, 2006 (5:53 pm)
How can anyone buying a 350hp (RT) or 425hp (srt8) say anything about bad gas milage. If you bought your car worrying about gas then you should have bought an economy car. Anyone who buys an SRT8 which carries a gas guzzler tax and even looks to see how many mpg they are getting should sell it immediately because you cant afford it. Yes my SRT8 is a gas guzzling freak ..yes i spend alot of time pumping premium into her ...and yes gas is going higher....BUT WHO CARES !!! Give me 425hp that i can drive daily and "pin you to the seat" acceleration and the smile on your face and the rush of adrenaline justifies it all.
#11 of 35 Re: Real World MPG [ubersrt8]
Jul 24, 2006 (6:02 pm)
Uber i would be interested in knowing what you think of the K&N Air. Also what is a "tranny flash"? I have an SRT8 Charger and have been considering several mods. Did you do the exhaust yet?
#12 of 35 Re: MPG-K&N vs Stock [flwolve]
Aug 01, 2006 (12:02 pm)
I failed to mention that my Charger is a SXT with the 3.5.
If I had a R/T I would run the 89,thats what I run in mine,and its recommended in yours.Don't hot rod it,check your tire pressure,get rid of dead weight in your car,thats the best way to get mileage.With a R/T its hard to drive without getting into it.If you want good MPGs you have to drive like theres a egg under your gas pedal.Good Luck
Aug 22, 2006 (2:07 pm)
My 1st tank was around town and highway and I got 17.4 mpg.
Last weekend took my daughter off to college, which was 175 miles each way. Went 65/70 on the way down and got 24.5 mpg. Went 70+ on the way back and got 21.5. I think you could get 25+ at 65 if you went easy on the gas pedal-no two lane passing.
#14 of 35 I didn't buy Top Banana 3137 for mileage!
Nov 11, 2006 (7:42 am)
But I do know that with gas prices well over $2 per gallon it's very important to many people. Someone asked if it would help mileage to go up in octane levels. QuickTrip has answered your question: The Premium Myth
As for me I only have 300 miles on my car and probably won't have over 3000 for another year so my 12.67 mpg figure shouldn't affect anyone's factoring!
#15 of 35 Re: Dodge Charger: Real World MPG [KarenS]
Jul 29, 2007 (6:15 pm)
I rented a 2007 Charger SXT and drove it round trip from Indianapolis to Minneapolis, and back. The distance between cities is approximately 600 miles. Driving between 65 and 75 mph, the car returned 28 miles per gallon. This car had the 3.5 V6 (250 hp) and the 5-speed auto-stick. Not bad for a big Dodge! My first car was a '67 Chrysler with a 270 hp V8. It got 12 MPG on a good day with a tailwind. Technology is a beautiful thing!