• (4.7) 38 reviews
  • MSRP: $134$19,966
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 15-22
  • Engine: 178-hp, 2.7-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2008 Dodge Charger

Our Take on the 2008 Dodge Charger

Our Take

Dodge brought back a famous model name from its muscle-car past for the 2006 model year with the launch of the Charger. From 1966 to the early 1970s, Charger coupes were among the most potent and most recognized muscle machines on the market. The Charger competes with other revived muscle cars, i... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Lighter steering effort than expected
  • Seatback support
  • Rear headroom
  • Visibility for rear passengers

Notable Features

  • Redesigned instrument panel
  • Optional seat-mounted airbags
  • Available Hemi V-8
  • RWD or AWD
  • Higher-performance Daytona R/T available
  • 425-hp SRT8 version

Reviews

Consumer Reviews

4.7

Average based on 38 reviews

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The 2.7L Six Drives Like a Dream

by beemerowner06 from private on February 1, 2009

I reserved one of these as a rental from Dollar on a weekend trip because I have never had experience with one of these cars before. Mine was Inferno Red. Forget all the negative comments you hear abo... Read Full Review

6 Trim Levels Available

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Our 2008 Dodge Charger trim comparison will help you decide.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 5 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

36mo/36,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

Learn More About Warranties

Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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