Power and Fuel Economy
The Dodge Charger has five engine options to choose from with plenty of power.
The standard engine of the Charger is a 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine that offers 292 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. When combined with standard rear-wheel drive (RWD), you’ll get an EPA-estimated 19 city/30 highway MPG. If you prefer available all-wheel drive, the mileage changes a bit with an EPA-estimated 18 city/27 highway MPG.
The next engine is the available 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine with 370 horsepower and 395 lb-ft of torque. The 5.7L engine has standard MDS Fuel Saver technology to help improve fuel efficiency. Under the Charger’s hood and with RWD, this engine gets an EPA-estimated 16 city/25 highway MPG.
Another engine option is the 392 HEMI® V8 engine, standard on the Charger Scat Pack trim. This engine gets 485 horsepower and an EPA-estimated 15 city/24 highway MPG.
The second-most powerful engine for the Charger is the Supercharged 6.2L HEMI® SRT Hellcat V8 engine that puts out a whopping 717 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. The fuel economy for this engine is an EPA-estimated 12 city/21 highway MPG.
The last engine is also the most powerful. With 797 horsepower, the 6.2L HEMI® High-Output Hellcat Redeye V8 engine has an EPA-estimated 12 city/21 highway MPG.
Many of these Dodge Charger engines work with a TorqueFlite® 8-speed automatic transmission that offers precision and fuel efficiency. You can opt for available steering wheel-mounted paddle shifting with this transmission too.
An option to customize your drives and even improve fuel efficiency is with the available SRT® Drive Modes. There are six modes to choose from: Track, Sport, Auto, Custom, Valet, and Eco modes. Eco mode modifies the vehicle’s engine and transmission settings to help improve fuel efficiency.
Tips to Improve Gas Mileage
You can do small, everyday things to improve any vehicle’s gas mileage, including the Dodge Charger’s.
If you’re someone who spends a lot of time on the highway, one good tip is to use Adaptive Cruise Control. This feature helps you maintain a constant speed, so you’re not accelerating more often and using more gas.
Some other tips to improve gas mileage are:
- Avoid idling your vehicle
- Remove extra weight from your vehicle
- Avoid hauling cargo on your roof and disrupting the aerodynamic shape of your Charger