2nd Gen CHRYSLER SRT vs. 1st Gen 2006 CHRYSLER SRT8
Published at : 18 Dec 2020
The 6.1-L Hemi in the 2006 model was a pure muscle car engine. The main problem with it was that it lacked cylinder deactivation like the 5.7-L Hemi in it's lesser siblings.
The 6.4-L offers cylinder deactivation, but gas mileage is NO BETTER unless you hypermile the car on highways in "eco" model which cuts off when you pass 40MPH.
I was waiting for the 8-speed in the 2014, but the 8-speed only improves MPG in the Jeep SRT8 (for example) by 1MPG and costs more to finance.
My main disappointment is the seats in the new model. The 2012/2013 have seats with NO lower back support. It feels as if you sit "on" the seat rather than "in" it. If I could have kept my old seats, I'd be as happy as a clam. Unfortunately, the old seats never got ventilation/cooling to supplement the heating.
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