I decided to do some comparisons, using Edmund's True Cost to Own feature, and here is what I found:
- The average fuel cost per year of the 3.7L V6 is $1904.50 (5 year average, assuming 15,000 miles per year).
- The average fuel cost per year for the 4.7L V8 and the 5.7L Hemi V8 it is $2064.00 (exactly the same for both).
So, if the cost of the car is not an issue and you enjoy a more powerful ride, by all means go with the Hemi, and don't let common misconceptions about gas prices influence your decision. Also, I don't know why anybody would opt for the 4.7L V8, unless they are into flex fuel engines.
Just my 2 cents...
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