2008 Dodge Magnum vs. Its Competition

2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

If you're considering a 2008 Dodge Magnum, there are a couple of other near-wagon alternatives worth looking at.

The Ford Taurus X is a crossover (really a tall-roof wagon) built on the same platform as the previous-generation Volvo XC90.

The Taurus X is bigger than the Magnum, but offers none of the Dodge's handling or V-8 performance potential.

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The 2008 Dodge Magnum still is a much better alternative than the SUVs and crossovers most people choose over it.
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The 2009 Chevrolet Traverse is an Acadia/Enclave/Outlook wearing different duds.
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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.
MSRP From   
$23,420$29,215$27,030$21,495
Gas Mileage   
13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas 4-Cyl
EPA Class   
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility VehicleMid-Size WagonMid-Size Station Wagon
Style Name   
4-Door Wagon RWDFWD 4-Door LS4-Door Wagon SEL FWD4-Door H4 MT
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5865
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
Wagon4 Door4 Door4 Door Wagon
Transmission   
AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticManual