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Re: Any ideas what fuel economy will be for this pig?

I just traded in my 2010 SRT8 because of the mpg... I expected it to be bad 12mpg city and 16mpg hwy, but I was hoping that was something that hwy driving would be slightly better as 90% of my driving is such. Owned it for 1 yr almost to the day and but 21,104 miles on her. Total gas bill is over $4,300 for said miles. I only saw 16mpg 3x during the year and ONCE in New Jersey I saw 17mpg. My gas is taxed back to me since my job requires me to be on the road all the time but it was annoying to have to fill the tank every 200-250 miles. I drove from CT to TX (2500 miles) and the total bill was over $700. Until we get an 8spd trans (hopefully), I will wait for the 2013/2014 SRT8. The Cayennes are now all over 20+mpg including the turbos.... But for now, I am loving my 2011 GC Limited w/ 5.7 and 2wd....
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:27 PM
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Re: Any ideas what fuel economy will be for this pig?

Well.... I currently have a 4.7 WJ. In town I get 12mpg. On the highway at 75mph I get 18mpg. I highly doubt the new SRT8 will get worse mileage than that. But as you mentioned there are other options to do get better mileage.

I wonder what the future will bring for mileage and resale values of gas drinking hogs.
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I see this thing has MDS - when this "feature" first came out it was horrible...did they ever get this resolved. The surging on the 5.7?
I have an '05 R/T with a Hemi and MDS. I am very active in the LX Forums. I cant ever remember anyone complaining about surging. The transition is seamless. The only time most people notice is what they have a fairly loud aftermarket exhaust system. They can hear it drop to 4 cylinders. I have a Borla 112 and have never heard it in 90K miles.
Where did you hear this?
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Re: Any ideas what fuel economy will be for this pig?

Inlaws had the 5.7 Wk - it was awful with the surging at highway speeds - you could hear it and feel it.

I was so relieved to here the 6.1 didnt have it - I would not have purchased.
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Re: Any ideas what fuel economy will be for this pig?

Mine Surges at at specific speeds between 110 and 120, if it does it, I just increase or decrease my speed a little bit and it's fine. I can only hear it (barely) because of an ongoing exhaust issue I have

The 2012 srt8 GC will get something like 16-17 highway (max) and 6-8 city.
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Wow, that sucks! I guess it's not the vehicle for you if you're driving 30,000 miles every year. I'm still going to buy it because I don't drive a ton, but I'm not sure I've seen MPG that low in any car?
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Re: Any ideas what fuel economy will be for this pig?

Funny Milous...

I too am in the "concerned" category about the fuel economy of the new Grand Cherokee SRT8. I've decided to wait until the 2013 model to see if they drop the 8-speed in it. I'd be kicking myself everyday if I bought the 5-speed version the first model year and then the rest of the years of the 2nd gen SRT8 had the 8-speed. You know the deal with the low MPG's going into the purchase, but if I can get the same performance with even slightly better gas mileage a year later, I'll save my money up and be ready to roll next year. Let's face it; these rigs have such poor fuel economy that even a 1-2 MPG improvement yields some pretty significant savings that can be used for other things (upgrades, etc.).
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Re: Any ideas what fuel economy will be for this pig?

^ how could it only get that kind of mileage? My X5M get so much better and my old srt8 jeep got alot better then that
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He's kidding guys... they probably won't have the official fuel economy ratings until close to when the cars hits the lots.
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He's kidding guys... they probably won't have the official fuel economy ratings until close to when the cars hits the lots.

I didn't see any smiley faces there!
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