Best Bet
(4.5) 52 reviews
MSRP: $2,281$11,525
Body Style: Station Wagon
Combined MPG: 20-24
Engine: 340-hp, 5.7-liter V-8 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
2005 Dodge Magnum

Our Take on the 2005 Dodge Magnum

Our Take

Plenty of observers were surprised when Dodge introduced its Magnum at the 2004 North American International Auto Show. Instead of a front-wheel-drive four-door sedan like its Dodge Intrepid predecessor, the Magnum is a rear-wheel-drive wagon.In addition to a choice of two V-6 engines, the Magnum... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Over-the-shoulder visibility
  • Liftgate position
  • Winter traction of SE model without ESP
  • Intrusive, but valuable, ESP

Notable Features

  • RWD layout
  • Three engine choices
  • Available Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • 17- or 18-inch wheels


Our Expert Reviews

There's no argument in this household about the 2005 Dodge Magnum RT with all-wheel drive.This full-size, five-passenger wagon is a hands-down five-star vehicle. In fact, there's nothing quite like it on the market, in terms of a classic family hauler that provides a sexy image, a Schwarzenegger-like Hemi V-8 and the ability to chew through just about anything a Michigan winter can of... Read full review for the 2005 Dodge Magnum

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Consumer Reviews


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Magnum RT

by Steve from NY on August 29, 2010

Purchased a used 2005 Magnum RT with about 60k from a dealer that had just gotten it from an auction, so it was missing a lot of little things (fuse box cover, jack, manual, flood light surrounds, GPS... Read Full Review

4 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 7 recalls for this car.

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

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