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Dodge Magnum

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Overview of the Dodge Magnum

Learn about the Dodge Magnum

Summary

With its spacious interior and powerful engine, the Dodge Magnum will please those who value performance and comfort. Though some have said that the V6 engine's performance leaves something to be desired, upgrading to the V8 should satisfy most drivers. The Dodge Magnum has a practical side to it, as well: Base-level trims across all years sport high safety ratings as well as surprisingly good fuel economy for the engine size. Depending on which terrains you take on, you can choose between rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive (AWD).

Safety

Drivers are generally impressed with the wide range of safety features available in the Dodge Magnum. The 2005 model up until its last 2008 model come standard with driver and passenger airbags as well as a passenger side on/off switch to accommodate children. Additional features across model years were available by upgrading to the SRT or RT trim levels. They include:

  • Electronic stability control, traction control and an anti-lock braking system (ABS) to prevent skidding and maintain control
  • Brake assist to help you stop at a moment's notice
  • Enhanced Accident Response System to increase safety after an accident has taken place

Interior

Drivers love the simplicity of the Dodge Magnum’s interior, with a well laid out dash and control panel. Standard leather seating and silver accents add some sportiness to the design. Power steering, cruise control, air conditioning and a four-speaker stereo system combine to make for an enjoyable drive. Some may find that the seating feels cheap while others love its soft touch and durability. Opting for a 2008 model gives you higher-quality interior materials. 

Technology

Though the Dodge Magnum was discontinued in 2008, buyers don’t have to deal with outdated tech. Going with the SRT or RT trim levels, no matter which model year, gives you a ton of available features, including: 

  • Navigation system, keeping you on track in unfamiliar areas
  • XM satellite radio, giving you a wide selection of music and talk radio to chose from
  • CD changer compatible with MP3

Space

The Dodge Magnum has plenty of space for passengers and their gear. All models come with 27.2 cubic feet of space when the rear seats are up and 71.6 cubic feet when they're folded down. This comes in handy for carrying larger items, like a stroller or a small bike. The bilevel cargo floor is an additional under-floor cargo space lets you store precious cargo safely and securely. 

Comfort

Fully upgraded, the Dodge Magnum can pack some serious punch. The available 5.7 L V8 engine isn't just adequate—it will sometimes make you feel more like you're driving a muscle car over a station wagon. If you choose to go with the smaller V6 option, be aware that some drivers have complained its acceleration can be sluggish. This is especially true when you're carrying added weight. The base model Dodge Magnum has decent handling and suspension, but upgrading to sport suspension will lead to a noticeable difference in the smoothness of your ride.

Pros and cons of the Dodge Magnum

  • Distinctive station wagon design
  • Choice of rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive
  • SRT8 performance model available
  • Ceased production in 2008
  • Base V6 engine lacks power
  • Limited rear visibility due to sloping roofline
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Specifications of the Dodge Magnum

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption11.3 - 16.5 L/100km
  • Highway consumption7.7 - 10.9 L/100km
  • Width1881 - 1882 mm
  • Length5021 - 5022 mm
  • Trunk space770 - 773 L
  • Cargo space2027 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Dodge Magnum

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Dodge Magnum 2005 - 2008 is available in 5 trims:

Basic trim features and specs

Available with the Basic trim:
  • Electrically adjustable front seats (optional)
  • Emergency wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Power steering
Available with the Basic trim:
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • Medium wheel base
  • Steel wheels
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
Available with the Basic trim:
  • Side airbag (optional)
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Side curtain airbag (optional)
  • Stability control
Available with the Basic trim:
  • CD player
  • MP3-CD player
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • Cruise control
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Satellite radio (optional)
1 engine is available with the Basic trim:
2.7 L - Gas - 190 hp
City consumption:11.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:701 km

SE trim features and specs

Available with the SE trim:
  • Electrically adjustable front seats (optional)
  • Emergency wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Power steering
Available with the SE trim:
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • Roof bars (optional)
  • Roof rails (optional)
  • Steel wheels
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Side curtain airbag (optional)
  • Stability control
Available with the SE trim:
  • CD player
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • Cruise control
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Satellite radio (optional)
1 engine is available with the SE trim:
2.7 L - Gas - 190 hp
City consumption:11.4 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:-

SXT trim features and specs

Available with the SXT trim:
  • 2 climate zones (optional)
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Power steering
Available with the SXT trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Medium wheel base
  • Roof bars (optional)
  • Roof rails (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
Available with the SXT trim:
  • Dusk sensor (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Side airbag (optional)
  • Tire pressure indicator (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Side curtain airbag (optional)
  • Stability control
Available with the SXT trim:
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • Cruise control
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Satellite radio (optional)
1 engine is available with the SXT trim:
3.5 L - Gas - 250 hp
City consumption:12.2 - 13.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.1 - 9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:615 - 653 km

SRT8 trim features and specs

Available with the SRT8 trim:
  • 2 climate zones (optional)
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Sport seats in the front (optional)
  • Tire repair kit
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Power steering
Available with the SRT8 trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Medium wheel base
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • Xenon headlights (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
Available with the SRT8 trim:
  • Dusk sensor (optional)
  • Side airbag (optional)
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Side curtain airbag (optional)
  • Stability control
Available with the SRT8 trim:
  • CD disc changer
  • CD player (optional)
  • Computer
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • Cruise control
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Satellite radio (optional)
1 engine is available with the SRT8 trim:
6.1 L - Gas - 425 hp
City consumption:16.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:10.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:514 km

R/T trim features and specs

Available with the R/T trim:
  • 2 climate zones (optional)
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel (optional)
  • Sport seats in the front (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Power steering
Available with the R/T trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Medium wheel base
  • Roof bars (optional)
  • Roof rails (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • Xenon headlights (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
Available with the R/T trim:
  • Dusk sensor
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Side airbag (optional)
  • Tire pressure indicator (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Side curtain airbag (optional)
  • Stability control
Available with the R/T trim:
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player (optional)
  • Computer (optional)
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • Cruise control
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Satellite radio (optional)
1 engine is available with the R/T trim:
5.7 L - Gas - 340 hp
City consumption:13.6 - 13.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.6 - 9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:626 - 631 km

Frequently asked questions about the Dodge Magnum

The Dodge Magnum does not have third-row seating. Instead, Dodge has used the vehicle's spacious interior to provide extra cargo space and legroom for rear passengers.

Rear-wheel drive comes as standard in all Dodge Magnums across all model years. All-wheel drive became an option with higher trim levels beginning in 2005, for those looking for additional traction.

STX is a trim level available for the Dodge Magnum that offers a few additional features over the base-model. "SXT" means "Standard Extra."

When the Dodge Magnum was reintroduced to the market in 2004, it featured a new bold and modern design. This look was the brainchild of Ralph Gilles and Freeman Thomas, two famous automobile designers.

Because it was discontinued in 2008, this vehicle cannot be purchased new. Buyers looking for a pre-owned Dodge Magnum can expect to pay between $4,000 and $10,000, depending on its model year, trim level and condition.