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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon RWD 18 26 $21,843 $23,420
4-Door Wagon RWD SXT 17 24 $25,268 $27,225
4-Door Wagon AWD SXT 15 22 $27,635 $29,855
4-Door Wagon RWD R/T 15 23 $29,367 $31,780
4-Door Wagon AWD R/T 15 22 $31,257 $33,880
4-Door Wagon RWD SRT8 13 18 $35,495 $38,105
4-Door Wagon SEL FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon FWD SEL 16 24 $24,942 $27,030
4-Door Wagon AWD SEL 15 22 $26,607 $28,880
4-Door Wagon FWD Eddie Bauer 16 24 $27,408 $29,770
4-Door Wagon FWD Limited 16 24 $28,291 $30,750
4-Door Wagon AWD Eddie Bauer 15 22 $29,073 $31,620
4-Door Wagon AWD Limited 15 22 $29,955 $32,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,843
$24,942
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,420
$27,030
Monthly Payment Estimate
$390 / month
$451 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line
The 2008 Dodge Magnum still is a much better alternative than the SUVs and crossovers most people choose over it.
Don't look to the 2008 Ford Taurus X for driving excitement, but otherwise, it's darn near the most perfect family wagon there is.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Mid-Size Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 40.2 40.4
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 105.9 146.2
Second Hip Room (in) 55.5 56.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 58.5
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 39.7
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.6 58.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 40.8
Front Hip Room (in) 56.2 55.5
Third Shoulder Room (in) - 50.8
Third Leg Room (in) - 33.4
Third Hip Room (in) - 46.9
Third Head Room (in) - 38.6
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.1 74.9
Track Width, Front (in) 63.0 64.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 197.7 200.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 58.3 67.6
Liftover Height (in) 29.6 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.1 65.0
Wheelbase (in) 120.0 112.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 27.2 47.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 71.6 85.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 20.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x 1.1 12.4 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x 0.4 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 19.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.75 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.9 40.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/65R17 P215/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code TW1 NA
Front Tire Size P215/65R17 P215/65R17
Spare Tire Size Compact T135/90D17
Front Tire Order Code TW1 NA
Spare Tire Order Code TBC NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3752 4033
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.75 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 625 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 2.7L/167 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 186 @ 6400 263 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 191 @ 4000 249 @ 4500
Engine Order Code EER 99W
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.84
Trans Type 4 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.21 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 2.87
Trans Order Code DGV 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 4.48
Summary
Vehicle Name Dodge Magnum Ford Taurus X
Body Style Wagon 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
 
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