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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2009 Chevrolet Traverse LS2009 Chevrolet Traverse
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2008 Ford Taurus X 4-door Wagon Limited AWD Angular Rear Exterior View2008 Ford Taurus X
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2007 Subaru Legacy Wagon Outback R LL Bean2007 Subaru Legacy Wagon
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Quick Specs

The 2008 Dodge Magnum still is a much better alternative than the SUVs and crossovers most people choose over it.
The 2009 Chevrolet Traverse is an Acadia/Enclave/Outlook wearing different duds.
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   
Gas Mileage   
13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
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
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
Wagon4 Door4 Door4 Door Wagon
Detailed Spec Comparison
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