2008 Dodge Magnum Overview


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2008 Dodge Magnum Overview

In response to the Charger cutting into its sales, the 2008 Dodge Magnum adopts some of its stylistic features, particularly for its performance-oriented SRT-8. The hopped-up wagon gets even more aggressive in the front end, with a lowered grille, additional chrome elements, and sleeker, narrower headlamps. The SRT-8 adopts the large hood scoop straight from the Charger.

The powerful exterior's bulk is complemented by one of four powerful engine choices. Base SE models feature a 2.7-liter, 190-hp V6, and as you move up through SXT and R/T, you can choose from a 2.5-liter, 250-hp V6 or a 5.4-liter, 340-hp Hemi V8. The sportiest trim, the SRT-8, hits 0-60 in less than five seconds with its 6.1-liter, 425-hp Hemi V8. This V8 is also the first in North America to feature cylinder deactivation for improved fuel economy. Transmission choices are either a 4-speed automatic or a 5-speed automatic with manual mode. Rear-wheel drive is standard, though AWD is available for the SXT and R/T.

Interior updates for the 2008 Magnum include a restyled dash and extra chrome trim (or more carbon fiber trim in the SRT-8). A new radio sports MyGIG and an optional iPod hookup. Another new option is satellite TV. On the safety side, seat-mounted airbags join the front and front-side ones, and a tire monitor is standard on all trims. Base models start with 17-inch tires, full power features, and a CD player. The SXT adds a power driver's seat and more safety features, such as ABS brakes and traction and stability control. The more performance-oriented R/T offers larger wheels, larger brakes, dual exhaust pipes, and leather seats.

Don't forget that the powerful 2008 Magnum also serves as a functional family wagon, with plenty of interior space, front and rear cupholders, and rear seats that split-fold flat for extra cargo space. The roofline is angled upward so that the rear seats can be placed stadium style, and the cargo area comes with a removable cooler and storage pockets. It represents a nice compromise for parents who need the functionality of a wagon, but crave the performance of the smaller, sportier Charger.


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    2008 Dodge Magnum Won't Start

    My 2008 dodge magnum won't start after turning the key. After the key is turned it does three loud long beeps before it quiet's back down to nothing.. Oh and it has full power..

    84 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
    Greg Guthrie

    2008 Dodge Magnum Won't Start.

    When I turn the key I get no power to radio, windows or anything but the door ajar beeping is on and no lights to dashboard. Where do I start? WIN module? Battery is new as well.

    47 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 months ago)

    I Was Wondering If Anyone Knew The Difference Between The Se, R/t, Sxt And ...

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    Jared Wells

    My Magnum Stops Accelerating While Driving.

    My 2008 Dodge Magnum has been giving me some issues recently. I've had the car for a couple months and since have replaced all the spark plugs and coils, ETC sensor. This morning on the highway th...

    68 views with 2 answers (last answer 10 months ago)
    Marquinn Nereida Bryson

    08 Dodge Magnum

    I have a 2008 Dodge magnun it continues to cut off at stop signs stop lights my check ingine light is on

    3 views with 1 answer (last answer 6 months ago)