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With all of the spy shots, leaked covers and embargoed images of the 2008 Dodge Challenger on the web already, we're not sure how Chrysler feels about any more information getting out on its modern muscle car. Some information, however, is public access, like fuel economy ratings and other specs that are posted by the EPA on its website, fueleconomy.gov. The 2008 Dodge Challenger has already been added to the site and is reported to get 13 mpg city and 18 mpg on the highway. Since the 2008 MY Challenger will be just the SRT8 model with the five-speed automatic, these figures are for the familiar 6.1L HEMI V8 used in other SRT products like the Dodge Charger SRT8 and Chrysler 300 SRT8, both of which also achieve the same fuel economy numbers. According to the EPA, driving the Challenger SRT8 a distance of 25 miles will cost you around $5.50, and you'll be spending around $3,302 per year on gas.
The fueleconomy.gov page for the 2008 Dodge Challenger also reveals that its interior volume will be 94 cubic feet and that the trunk will swallow 16 cubic feet of air. Just for comparison's sake, the 2007 Ford Mustang has 85 cubic feet of space in its passenger compartment and 13 cubic feet in the trunk. If you're on the fence about these two pony cars, this information might make a difference. Thanks for the tip, Mohamed!