The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat has received an EPA fuel economy rating of 13 miles per gallon in the city and a fairly impressive 22 miles per gallon on the highway. That city figure isn’t shocking, but getting over 20 on the highway is pretty solid. Especially when you remember that the car has an oh-so-thirsty 707-horspeower, 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 engine under its hood.
Now, if we’re being completely honest here, hitting those fuel economy numbers would take a level of restraint even Gandhi would find impressive. That’s because the noise emanating from the exhaust outlets is intoxicating, the whine from the supercharger is more addictive than high-fructose corn syrup, and the velocity one is able to generate while piloting a sedan is the best kind of laughable.
Yes, it may grow old for some eventually. A cruise down the highway with a light foot could easily return fuel economy over that 20 mile per gallon mark. That’s not what the car is for though, and you should instead be out measuring your Hellcat mileage in tires burned, smoke produced, or maybe even speeding tickets procured.