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Challenger R/T or R/T ScatPack?

I can’t decide between the challenger R/T or R/T ScatPack. Why is one better than the other? Which one has better gas mileage? I want the R/T but I like how fast the Scatpack is.
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The r/t is the 5.7 engine and the r/t scat is 6.4 liter.
Other than that I'm not sure.

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Get the 6.4 liter Scat Pack Wide Body. The Scat Pack Wide Body is much better. It has better handling and more horsepower. I just received my Scat Pack Wide Body today. I love the car very much. It's very responsive with its 485 horsepower/475 ft. lbs. of torque. It grips the road and it has excellent handling. The Scat Pack Wide Body is like night and day when compared to the 5.7 liter R/T and to the regular Scat Pack. The regular Scat Pack has the same 6.4 liter engine as the Scat Pack Wide Body. However, the Wide Body has better suspension and handling because it has the Hellcat wheels, brakes, tires and suspension as well as the beautiful wide body fender flares. The Wide Body Scat Pack grips the road much better than the regular Scat Pack and 5.7 liter R/T.

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Having owned an R/T, IMO the Scat is miles better. BUT, it’s all in how you drive and intend to use it. I love the low end power on tap that my R/T didn’t give me, but some are perfectly happy and love their R/T’s. I suggest test driving both and do some real thinking about how your driving style is.
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The Scat Pack is better in pretty much every way other than gas mileage. And even then, it’s not that much worse. It costs a little more, but you won’t find better bang for your buck than the Scat Pack.
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Go test drive both.
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Test drive them and compare for yourself. The money saved on the R/T could go towards some appearance mods to make it really stand out in a crowd. If I were in the market today I would be looking for a T/A personally, at least it justifies having that AAR 'Cuda hood, and I have only saw 2 of them, an orange 392 and a green 5.7l. Personally I love my R/T plus.
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We have the 2018 RT+, wife liked the car. I'm disappointed for being a RT+ that it lacks many of the small options that our Charger V6 had. Go with the 392 - my opinion a better handling car. If concerned about milage - get a 6. The 392 & or 5.7 aren't bad considering the power. READ the options package if getting new.
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I can’t decide between the challenger R/T or R/T ScatPack. Why is one better than the other? Which one has better gas mileage? I want the R/T but I like how fast the Scatpack is.
MPG difference is negligible, and the only reason to buy an R/T over the Scat Pack is because the Scat Pack is not in your budget and you really want a V8.

Get a Scat Pack.

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Yes, Scat Pack all day long if the extra cost is not a big deal.

Now: '15 R/T Scat Pack A8 Pitch Black, Appearance Group, Leather, SG II [email protected] DA 6500([email protected] corrected)
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Former: '12 Challenger SRT8 Pitch Black 6-speed, stripe delete [email protected] DA 7100(
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