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2009 Dodge Charger

2008 Ford Taurus

  2009 Dodge Charger 2008 Ford Taurus 4-door Sedan SEL FWD Open Doors
MSRP
$24,835
$23,635
Invoice $23,235 $21,801
MPG
City/Highway
13/26 17/28
Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line Though it’s no longer fresh meat, the 2009 Dodge Charger sedan retains its stylish appeal for muscle-car enthusiasts—and the performance to match. Read Full Review A great choice for older drivers, the 2008 Ford Taurus excels on its size, safety gear, and large instrumentation, but falls behind the Honda Accord in driving excitement. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Handles well for such a large car
  • Raucous V-8 authority
  • Muscle-car attitude
  • Straightforward instruments and controls

Dislikes:

  • Thirsty V-8 engines
  • Too-light steering
  • Stiff ride
  • No manual transmission, even for SRT8

Likes:

  • Exceptional interior room
  • Surprisingly adept handling
  • Strong braking performance
  • Huge trunk
  • Available Sync audio controller

Dislikes:

  • Dowdy looks, especially from behind
  • Utter lack of sporting feel
  • Interior trim a step behind in look and feel
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