Dodge Challenger Fuel Efficiency & Gas Mileage

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The Dodge Challenger MPG is immensely impressive. No longer does a muscle car demand single-digit MPGs just for a hit of V-8 fun, and the Challenger leads the way when it comes to giving its owners more. From its standard V-6 engine to the ferocity of its Hellcat models, you’ll find power outputs and fuel economy figures that dominate the competition.

Learn more about Dodge Challenger fuel efficiency, compare it to other muscle cars, and discover how you can get extra MPGs from your Challenger below. Once you’ve seen it all, swing by Frisco CDJR to experience the adrenaline-pumping performance with a test drive.

Dodge Challenger Fuel Economy Specs

A Dodge Challenger offers an all-encompassing menu of engines, with RWD and AWD layouts to choose from and a six-speed manual transmission or eight-speed automatic transmission to enjoy. With each option, the estimated Dodge Challenger MPG figures will vary. So, let’s take a look at the Challenger MPG estimates:

Dodge Challenger MPG With the 3.6-Liter V-6 Engine

Making a hearty 303 horsepower, the standard engine for SXT and GT trims combines daily driving smoothness and efficiency with weekend thrills. Choose this engine and the standard RWD layout, and your Dodge Challenger can deliver an EPA-estimated 19/30 MPG (city/highway).1 This Challenger engine is also the only one available with AWD; you’ll get an EPA-estimated 18/27 MPG (city/highway).2

Dodge Challenger MPG With the 5.7-Liter HEMI V-8 Engine

Roaring to life as the standard R/T trim engine, getting the roar of a HEMI V-8 doesn’t have to mean sacrificing great MPG figures. You’ll get a wicked 375 horsepower output, the option of either manual or automatic transmissions, and an awesome soundtrack for your commute without compromising. With the automatic transmission and this engine, Challenger gas mileage comes in with an EPA-estimated 16/25 MPG (city/highway),3 while manual models get an EPA-estimated 15/23 MPG (city/highway).4

Dodge Challenger MPG With the 6.4-Liter HEMI V-8 Engine

Launching off the line in R/T Scat Pack and R/T Scat Pack Widebody models, a new Dodge Challenger with the 392-cube (6.4-liter) HEMI V-8 engine let loose 485 horsepower and a symphony of high-octane aggression. Despite the monstrous power, models equipped with this engine and an automatic transmission get an EPA-estimated 15/24 MPG (city/highway),5 while the manual transmission lets it deliver an EPA-estimated 14/23 MPG (city/highway).6

Dodge Challenger MPG With the 6.2-Liter Supercharged HEMI V-8 Engine

The beast known as the Dodge Challenger Hellcat is vicious when placed against competitors, but the Dodge Challenger Hellcat MPG is easier on your wallet. Screaming up to speed in record times, the incredible 717 horsepower output can only be commanded with an automatic transmission; it’ll deliver an EPA-estimated 13/22 MPG (city/highway).7

Challenger MPG vs. the Competition

New Challenger specials are your way to shatter personal-best quarter-mile times and outrun competing muscle car drivers. However, you’ll outperform them for efficiency, too.

For example, the Chevy Camaro also offers a 3.6-liter V-6 engine. However, it’ll deliver up to an EPA-estimated 18/29 MPG (city/highway),8 while the 3.6-liter V-6 engine boosts the Dodge Challenger MPG to victory with an EPA-estimated 19/30 MPG (city/highway).1

The Camaro tries again with a 650 horsepower 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 engine. It makes 67 fewer horsepower than the Challenger Hellcat and delivers 13/21 MPG (city/highway).9 In contrast, the Challenger Hellcat steps up with an EPA-estimated 13/22 MPG (city/highway).7

The Ford Mustang is up next with its 5.0-liter V-8 engine, making 450 horsepower and delivering an EPA-estimated 15/24 MPG (city/highway).10 On the V-8 Challenger side of things, the R/T Scat Pack dominates with 485 horsepower and an EPA-estimated 15/24 MPG (city/highway).5

How To Improve Your Challenger Gas Mileage

You can reach the fullest potential of your Dodge Challenger MPG with a few tricks. Naturally, you can ignore all this when looking to maximize performance, but during calm stretches of your commute, use the following tips to help your Challenger deliver some extra efficiency:

  • Coast to a stop instead of aggressively pressing the brakes
  • Engage cruise control when appropriate
  • Accelerate from a stop gently
  • Upshift at lower RPMs (with a manual transmission)

Find Your Next Dodge Challenger at Frisco CDJR

If you’re ready to take command of a Challenger — whether from our new or pre-owned inventory — our team will make driving home your dream muscle car easier than ever. Visit today for a test drive.


1EPA estimated 19 city / 30 hwy MPG with 3.6-liter V-6, RWD, and Eight-speed automatic transmission. Actual mileage may vary.

2EPA estimated 18 city / 27 hwy MPG with 3.6-liter V-6, AWD, and Eight-speed automatic transmission. Actual mileage may vary.

3EPA estimated 16 city / 25 hwy MPG with 5.7-liter V-8 and Eight-speed automatic transmission. Actual mileage may vary.

4EPA estimated 15 city / 23 hwy MPG with 5.7-liter V-8 and Six-speed manual transmission. Actual mileage may vary.

5EPA estimated 15 city / 24 hwy MPG with 6.4-liter V-8 and Eight-speed automatic transmission. Actual mileage may vary.

6EPA estimated 14 city / 23 hwy MPG with 6.4-liter V-8 and Six-speed manual transmission. Actual mileage may vary.

7EPA estimated 13 city / 22 hwy MPG with 6.4-liter V-8 and Six-speed manual transmission. Actual mileage may vary.

8EPA estimated 18 city / 29 hwy MPG for 2022 Chevrolet Camaro with 3.6-liter V-6 and 10-speed automatic transmission. Actual mileage may vary.

9EPA estimated 13 city / 21 hwy MPG for 2022 Chevrolet Camaro with 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 and 10-speed automatic transmission. Actual mileage may vary.

10EPA estimated 15 city / 24 hwy MPG for 2022 Ford Mustang with 5.0-liter V-8 and 10-speed automatic transmission. Actual mileage may vary.

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