2008 Dodge Charger Photo
/ 10
On Styling
$4,900 - $21,895
On Styling
The 2008 Dodge Charger isn’t a direct descendant of the original muscle car by the same name—but it’s a sharp-looking sedan nonetheless.
8.0 out of 10
Browse Dodge Charger inventory in your area.


STYLING | 8 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

front end tilts forward as if it's leaning into the wind

kangaroo hips'... and a grille that doesn't so earnestly mimic Jay Leno's chin
Car and Driver

muscular styling

Styling cues are borrowed particularly from the '68 Charger
Motor Trend

Baby boomers with fond memories of the quintessential "muscle cars" of the late 1960s and early 1970s may find some real nostalgic appeal in the 2008 Dodge Charger.

Cars.com notes that with the Charger, Dodge tries to blend “modern coupe styling with four-door functionality.” The Charger, they add, “has a bold crossbar front end and a short deck. There are minimal wheel flares, and a long bodyside crease meets another crease at the rear doors.”

Like its ancestor of 40 years ago, the 2008 Dodge Charger has a raised rear (the "kangaroo hips" mentioned by Car and Driver) and a spoiler (available with the Daytona Package, according to ForbesAutos). It really does bear a family resemblance, recalling what Automotive refers to as the "pre-aero-age styling of its muscle car era namesake." Edmunds says it has “attitude.”

Most sources examined by TheCarConnection.com acknowledge the styling influence of the vintage 1970 Charger. According to Car and Driver--which pretty much pans the 2008 Dodge Charger—2008’s version bears almost no resemblance at all. Kelley Blue Book nonetheless considers the 2008 Dodge Charger unique--"unlike so many of today's derivative designs...[it] shows almost no resemblance to any other car on the road."

Inside, Edmunds thinks the 2008 Charger’s “interior is more attractive.” Motor Trend suggests that the 2008 Dodge Charger’s "interior provides the feeling of a sophisticated fighter plane cockpit," right down to the instrument cluster and shifter knob that "resembles a fighter pilot's joystick."

TheCarConnection.com has experienced many different flavors of the Charger. The 2008 Dodge Charger keeps its effortlessly cool shape, a reincarnation of muscle-car hotness that plays well in four-door form. In the Charger, Dodge’s dash materials have been upgraded, and the center console has been redesigned. This addresses an area the experts at TheCarConnection.com have contended needed work since the car's introduction. The cup holders have LED lighting, and the seats wear new cloth. Also, the poorly located cruise control stalk has been repositioned to the four o'clock place behind the steering wheel.


The 2008 Dodge Charger isn’t a direct descendant of the original muscle car by the same name—but it’s a sharp-looking sedan nonetheless.

« Prev: Overall Review Next: Performance »
Other Choices Read More
/ 10
TCC Rating
/ 10
TCC Rating
/ 10
TCC Rating
/ 10
TCC Rating
Used Cars
Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area

How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

© 2016 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by Internet Brands Automotive Group. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Read Our Cookie Policy.