2008 Dodge Charger

    (19 Reviews)




    MSRP
    $22,510 - $37,215
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    2008 Dodge Charger Review Summaries

    What reviewers liked most about the Dodge Charger

    • The Charger seems just the right size for a big car - the 200.1-inch length and 74.5-inch width makes for a roomy interior, a usable back seat and a big trunk, but it still feels maneuverable in the city.

      - Cars.com
    • The new Charger is straight-ahead, old-school interior design: big white gauges, rotary-knob climate controls and a straightforward audio stack - no theatrical pin spots of accent lighting, no controls on the steering wheel. It's a little spare for me, but I appreciate the restraint.

      - Los Angeles Times
    • Smooth and supple, with a vacuum-packed solidity that forbids rattles and squeaks, the car has a light, predictable feel with great grip for a 2-ton car and surprisingly civil cornering behavior.

      - Los Angeles Times
    • The chassis is well balanced, and the power available allows you to hang the rear end out when the stability control is switched off, stepping out in a predictable and linear fashion. Simply lift the throttle and the back end tucks in neatly.

      - Road & Track
    • The V-6's agreeable performance means that you can buy an inexpensive Charger and get the cool looks and full-size accommodations without feeling as if the car won't get out of its own way.

      - USA Today
    • The Hemi's response to vigorous throttle application is sudden, sensual and satisfying. The car leaps forward, even if you're already at highway speed. The exhaust growl becomes a scary howl. The Charger shoots into clean air and clear road in little more than a blink.

      - USA Today

    What reviewers liked least about the Dodge Charger

    • From the side, the semi-fastback roofline and glasshouse look more grafted onto the somewhat fulsome body than a natural extension of the overall styling theme, very much as if the designer were trying to make a sedan look like a coupe. Oh, well.

      - New Car Test Drive
    • A-pillars [the posts between the windshield and front side windows] designed to meet roll-over standards are thick, which makes checking for pedestrians and crossing traffic ... more difficult.

      - New Car Test Drive
    • Generally, the steering is competent with good on-center feel. It's only when moving the wheel off center at speed that there comes a hint of vagueness, as if the system is a bit overboosted.

      - Road & Track
    • [Regarding the brakes] it's hard to judge how firmly to push to get the desired result. Result: inelegant, imprecise stopping.

      - USA Today

    Dodge Charger Comparisons

    • It's not really in the same league as smaller sport sedans, but the Charger is a cut above traditional family sedans in terms of performance capabilities.

      - Cars.com
    • Where the outside only suggests other Chrysler and Dodge cars, the inside looks as if it's been lifted, locks, steering column and bucket seats from the Magnum, with a fixture and feature here and there brought over from a Dakota or a Durango.

      - New Car Test Drive
    • The taller greenhouse of the Charger also makes the cabin feel a bit less claustrophobic than in either the 300C or the Magnum.

      - Road & Track
    • It responds almost crisply to driver commands for a car its size, can be a pleasant back-road mount but is no threat to BMW.

      - USA Today

    Best one-liner about the Dodge Charger

    • Anyone suggesting the car has a retro theme has succumbed to Dodge's powerful psy-ops hallucinogens.

      - Los Angeles Times

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