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2009 Dodge Charger

2008 Nissan Maxima

  2009 Dodge Charger 2008 Nissan Maxima SL
MSRP
$24,835
$28,630
Invoice $23,235 $26,229
MPG
City/Highway
13/26 19/25
Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 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 The 2008 Nissan Maxima is a bit more aesthetically appealing than a top-of-the-line Altima or Accord, but it doesn’t perform any better. 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:

  • Supportive front seats
  • Steers and handles responsively
  • Very quiet, comfortable cabin

Dislikes:

  • Outside styling doesn’t stand out from the Altima
  • V-6 doesn’t feel sporty with CVT automatic
  • No standard stability control in a top-of-the-line model
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