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Challenger Hellcat Will Return 22 MPG HWY

When you’ve got a vehicle that promises 707 horsepower and promises the potential to burn through 1.5 gallons of gasoline every minute that you run it at full throttle, it’s reasonable to stand back from all that information and guess that you’re probably not going to be getting very good gas mileage.

Good news if you’re one such individual crazy enough to think they can handle the madness that is the Challenger Hellcat: it’s actually not that bad on fuel economy, returning 21 mpg hwy with the six-speed manual transmission and 22 mpg hwy with the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic.

“The new 2015 Dodge Challenger is the perfect street / strip muscle car,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO, Dodge and SRT Brands. “As the fastest muscle car ever, the Challenger Hellcat can run 10-second ETs at the track, and then get 22 miles per gallon on the drive home. With a starting price of $59,995, there’s nothing else that even comes close.”

Truer words were never spoken. In comparison: the Lamborghini Aventador will set you back $425,845, generate 700 horsepower, and return 18 mpg highway.

What does that tell us? If you’ve got the money to buy an Aventador, then you should just buy seven Challenger Hellcats. While we might not be able to get you seven of them, come talk to our sales specialists at Corwin Dodge to see how you can go about making the Hellcat yours. Trust us: don’t think that you can control it, because you can only hope to contain it.

Dodge Durango Fuel Economy Improves in 2014

There’s really no areas in which the Dodge Durango isn’t vastly improved for 2014, including the Dodge Durango fuel economy numbers. With a 24 mpg rating on highway and 17 mpg in the city, the Durango posts high-class numbers for a seven passenger SUV. But, take it from us here at Corwin Dodge, the new Durango is impressive for many more reasons as well.

2014 Dodge Durango Fuel Economy Improved
Get behind the wheel of the 2014 Dodge Durango to experience its improved fuel economy.
Photo contributed by The News Wheel

Let’s start with the powertrain options—Dodge offers a 3.6L Pentastar engine, a six-cylinder beast, standard on the Durango. The engine revs up to 290 horsepower and makes use of an eight-speed automatic transmission to keep a good grip on the roads while maxing out its power. However, you can feel free to upgrade to a 5.7L engine, a real behemoth that delivers huge numbers and huge loads of performance.

One of our favorite features of the 2014 Durango is the spacious interior. (And, no, despite how Ron Burgundy may try to pitch the Durango, we’re not talking about the glove compartment’s gum-holding potential.) Many vehicles can claim to seat up to seven people comfortably, but few follow through on that claim as completely as the Durango. From its aggressive exterior to its spacious interior to its balance of power and efficiency, the Durango is the perfect SUV for your whole family.