10 reviews
2008 Dodge Magnum
2008 Dodge Magnum
Available Price Range $1,677-$14,413 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 15-22 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2008 Dodge Magnum

Our Take

Plenty of observers were surprised when Dodge introduced its Magnum for 2005. Instead of a front-wheel-drive sedan like its Dodge Intrepid predecessor, the Magnum is a rear- or all-wheel-drive wagon. With the same V-6 and Hemi V-8 engine choices as the Chrysler 300, the Magnum also competes with ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Few standard safety features
  • Not as much storage space as some alternatives
  • Rear visibility
  • No parking assist
  • Cabin quality
  • Many luxury features optional, even at top trim levels

Notable Features

  • Redesigned grille
  • Redesigned instrument panel
  • V-6 or Hemi V-8
  • RWD or AWD
  • 425-hp SRT8 edition

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in May 2007 about the 2007 Dodge Magnum. For 2008, the Magnum has a revised face and a mildly updated dashboard. The much-maligned cruise controls have also been moved to a more convenient location. To see what other details are different this year, check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. Those who buy cars for sheer practicality ... Read full review for the 2008 Dodge Magnum

Consumer Reviews

4.3

Average based on 10 reviews

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Sublime! Glad I got the last one.

by Mirada81 from San Francisco on February 22, 2009

This car performs so well, it's totally satisfying each time I drive it. Bought an RT w/road & track pkg. Stamp on the gas and the car just blasts off. And the braking is just as strong. The highway r... Read Full Review

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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

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.

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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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