Dodge Challenger MPG
The Dodge Challenger is a performance muscle car which can truly roar, and provide a thrilling driving experience. As you drive the roads of Chicago and Skokie, perhaps you’ve considered doing it behind the wheel of a car like the Challenger.
Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram knows one of the things Park Ridge and Forest Park drivers always consider when buying a car is miles per gallon. With different engines and performance factors offered in the Challenger, each model is capable of offering certain fuel economy. We’ll take a closer look at the engines and how efficient each one is.
Challenger Engines and Performance
There are 15 different Challenger models available in the 2018 model year, but many of them are similar, when it comes to the engine. The 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 engine comes with dual camshafts, along with intake and exhaust ports, and produces 305-horsepower and 268 lb-ft of torque.
From there, things get more powerful, thanks to the 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine. This gets up to 375-horsepower and produces 410 lb-ft of torque. The 392 HEMI® V8 engine shakes the pavement with 485-horsepower, 475 lb-ft of torque, and the ability to go from 0 to 60 MPH in the low 4-second range. The supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® SRT Hellcat V8 engine offers the most muscle, with 707-horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque.
The available active exhaust system makes an incredible and unmistakable muscle car sound. It comes standard with all three V8 engines.
Dodge Challenger Miles Per Gallon
With the base engine, the V6, efficiency and power go hand-in-hand. The 305-horsepower V6 engine receives 19 MPG in the city and 30 MPG on the highway, with a 550-mile total driving range. The 5.7-liter V8 engine provides drivers an EPA-estimated 15 MPG in the city and 23 MPG highway when mated to the manual transmission.
The 6.4-liter engine, meanwhile, checks in at 14 MPG in the city and 23 MPG on the highway. Lastly, the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine, with all its power, offers an EPA-estimated 13 MPG city/22 MPG highway.
Drivers will enjoy the available 8-speed automatic transmission when it’s mated to the 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine. The Fuel Saver Technology is able to automatically deactivate four of the cylinders when they aren’t needed, which means gas is being saved.
Keeping Your Challenger Running Strong
As you’re behind the wheel of a powerful muscle car like the Dodge Challenger, you might be wondering what can be done to protect that power to ensure this car runs for a long time. Vehicle maintenance goes a long way. You’ll want to stay up to date with oil changes, which can ensure the car is providing the best possible engine performance and efficiency.
Tire rotations and alignments also need to be performed. If tires are not aligned and rotated often, it can cause the car to work harder, and decrease fuel economy in the process.
Discover the Dodge Challenger
We hope this closer look at Dodge Challenger MPG offers a better sense of vehicle performance and how often you’ll have to go to the pump in Chicago or Skokie.
This muscle car is a joy to own in Park Ridge and Forest Park. We invite you to visit Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram for a test drive today.