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Gas mileage

I'm thinking about instead of getting a Hemi Summit, I would just get the SRT 8.. How bad is the fuel economy in real world terms? It will be my daily driver and I do about 90% stop and go inner city driving.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:45 PM
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I'm thinking about instead of getting a Hemi Summit, I would just get the SRT 8.. How bad is the fuel economy in real world terms? It will be my daily driver and I do about 90% stop and go inner city driving.
if that is how you drive and you are worried about mpg, then this is not the vehicle for you you will likely be in single digits
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Re: Gas mileage

I drive a Cayenne S so I'm used to 9-10 MPG for straight city driving and 17-18 for straight highway, I just didn't want to go any lower. It's not a $ issue it is a political issue of not wanting to send any more money than I have to to the middle east. I'm stuck because I am an SUV kind of guy, so a Volt is out of the question!
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Re: Gas mileage

I am getting between 12-15 city/highway mix.....If you are doing 90% stop and go inner city..then stay away if mileage is really important.
I dont drive it hard and I am very nice with my cars even though this thing is a beast and begs to be driven hard.
I dont see this hitting anywhere 18 miles/ gal even if I do 100% freeway @ 70-75 mph.
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Re: Gas mileage

Long range cruising, its pretty good on cruise control high teens even low 20's but I'm averaging 11 to 12 MPG this week mixed highway mostly city now that I've been paying a bit more attention.
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Re: Gas mileage

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I drive a Cayenne S so I'm used to 9-10 MPG for straight city driving and 17-18 for straight highway, I just didn't want to go any lower. It's not a $ issue it is a political issue of not wanting to send any more money than I have to to the middle east. I'm stuck because I am an SUV kind of guy, so a Volt is out of the question!
You'll be fine if you are use to these numbers. I got 7,000 miles in my WK2 so I'm familiar with the milage in various settings with my travels.
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I drive a Cayenne S so I'm used to 9-10 MPG for straight city driving and 17-18 for straight highway, I just didn't want to go any lower. It's not a $ issue it is a political issue of not wanting to send any more money than I have to to the middle east. I'm stuck because I am an SUV kind of guy, so a Volt is out of the question!
Do what i do and stick with sunoco gas....... 100% american oil
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Re: Gas mileage

I'm getting 19 mi per gallon HWY @ 75MPH these rigs are not much worse than Trucks and other larger SUV's.

I did a calculation comparing a Range Rover Evoque 4cyl Turbo VS Jeep SRT8.

Rover=28-30 MPG
SRT8 = 18/19 MPG

For every 5 Full Tanks of gas you'ld get 1 free with the Range Rover is how it calculated or @ 20-25.00 more per tank in the Jeep.

For all the extra HP & TQ the looks and stopping power and so on it's worth it for me.

Jeep SRT8 / Charger / Challey / CHY 300 the SRT8 Cars in general are made for fun and the driving experience.

You want HP/GO FAST it's always going to cost more, comparing these vehicles to others in a buying decision as gas mileage for a deciding factor is stupid to begin with.
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Get the SRT8!
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On a 500mi trip i got roughly 18.5mpg highway. Cruisin around 79mph, not too bad.
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Re: Gas mileage

I have put in almost 500 miles on my SRT8 and I am getting around 13.0 - 14.7 mpg with 'rural' city driving. With my '06 4x4 Commander, I was getting around 13.2 - 13.9 mpg so the SRT8 can get better mileage.

I do use the remote start and idle the car so I can get in and drive which draws down the MPG a lot.
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