The all-wheel drive Challenger will be returning 21 miles per gallon in the combined cycle – with the Environmental Protection Agency spilling the beans on the road-hugging new version.
The FuelEconomy.gov website is listing all the fuel economy numbers for the Challenger GT, which is able to deliver 18 miles per gallon in the city and 27 mpg on the highway for a combined 21 mpg. The model will be offered with a 3.6-liter V6 sending the power to all four wheels with the help of an eight-speed automatic transmission. If you like figures we can tell you the rear-wheel drive version of the V6 Challenger is of course less thirsty and gets an extra 2 mpg in the combined cycle.
The rumor mill is telling us the Dodge Challenger GT with AWD will make its official presence known later on this year, maybe during SEMA or later on at the Los Angeles Auto Show. There’s also a Hellcat version with AWD on the horizon, set to arrive sometimes next year and using the beastly supercharged 6.2-liter which is also coming to the Jeep brand inside the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Of course, the AWD Hellcat, while quicker off the line thanks to the added grip, will be less fuel efficient than the RWD brother rated by EPA at 16 mpg in the combined cycle.