Big Cars - Dodge Charger
Big Cars - Dodge Charger

With its gaping grill and sneering facade, the 2013 Dodge Charger certainly doesn't look fuel efficient. But, at 31 miles per gallon, the Charger, along with its close relative, the Chrysler 300, gets the best highway fuel economy of any car in its class. In terms of overall fuel economy -- city and highway combined -- the Chrysler cousins tie the Hyundai Azera and Toyota Avalon for the top spot.

A big reason is Chrysler's new 8-speed transmission. That's attached to an efficient V6 engine to provide very respectable performance without using lots of fuel. Given that the Charger and 300 are two of Chrysler Group's most popular cars, the fuel savings will add up.

By Peter Valdes-Dapena @PeterDrives - Last updated March 14 2012: 4:59 PM ET
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