Flex Muscle and Save (some) at the Pump in the New Challenger Hellcat

If you're expecting a muscle car to deliver hybrid-levels of fuel economy, you may be in for a rude awakening. However that isn't to say that muscle cars are completely devoid of any thought for the customer at the gas pump. Case in point, the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.

When we first heard that the Hellcat V8 was going to make the Challenger the most powerful muscle car on the market, there was some trepidation as to whether or not Dodge could deliver. We quickly ate our words when the numbers started rolling out. With 707 horsepower, the power is certainly on full display.

But in today's savings-savvy society, shelling out money at the pump for a return of less than 10 mpg is becoming more and more unheard of. Dodge has gone above and beyond this call, and as of September 18th we know what the fuel economy of the Challenger is going to look like. That is, 22 mpg highway and 13 city when using the 8-speed automatic transmission, and 21 mpg highway and 13 city if you go with the 6-speed manual transmission.

While these numbers aren’t going to redefine muscle cars, they do denote an upward trend for muscle car economy and any step like that is a step in the right direction. To get a quick sight of the Hellcat in action, check out this video:

Excited? So are we, come to Olivia Chrysler Center at 1407 West Lincoln Ave, Olivia, MN and share in the excitement.

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