Used 2008 Dodge Charger Sedan
Dodge Charger Sedan
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2008 Dodge Charger KBB Expert Review
Dodge created the Charger for consumers who need the convenience of four doors but loathe the idea of driving a generic family sedan. Even in base and mid-level forms the Charger's edgy lines and sporty wheels make a bold statement and, for those who can afford the HEMI V8 engine, the vehicle has bold moves to match. Sharing its engine and chassis with the Dodge Magnum wagon and Chrysler 300C, the 2008 Dodge Charger merges American styling and muscle with Mercedes-Benz suspension and transmission technology. The result yields a car that can outrun just about everything in its price class and several others costing tens of thousands more.
You'll Like This Car If...
Whether you're looking for a sedan with a louder bark, a bigger bite or both, the 2008 Dodge Charger might quicken your pulse before you ever turn the key. The fact that underneath the Charger is a practical family sedan shouldn't spoil your fun.
You May Not Like This Car If...
If HEMI horsepower and the resurrection of the Charger name have you hoping for overall performance on par with modern muscle coupes like the Ford Mustang GT or Pontiac GTO, you'll be disappointed.
What's New for 2008
The 2008 Dodge Charger receives a slight interior freshening, with more standard equipment added to the R/T model. Dodge has repositioned the cruise control stalk to the 4 o'clock position and SIRIUS Backseat TV becomes a new option.
Not surprisingly, Dodge's 5.7-liter HEMI V8 is just as smooth and powerful under the Charger's hood as it is in all the other vehicles it graces. But even the 3.5-liter V6 delivers enough power to have a little fun. The Charger also delivers ride and handling equal to that of the surprisingly eager and composed Chrysler 300. However, given the promise of its Charger badge and aggressive styling, some might hope for a more aggressive setup. As it stands, the Charger is sportier than the Chrysler 300 in image only, which will be enough for most.
Comprehensive DVD Entertainment System
The optional rear-seat DVD system features auxiliary inputs, wireless headphones, CD/MP3 compatibility and a seven-inch LCD screen that hides neatly in the front-seat armrest when not in use.
Road/Track Performance Group
Highlights include big-bolstered sport seats, performance suspension and a uniquely-tuned HEMI engine that makes 350 horsepower.
The inside of the 2008 Dodge Charger is marked by attractive, minimalist styling that, by offering nothing terribly interesting to look at, helps reinforce the notion that this car should be driven with a focus on the road ahead. When the road finally does get twisty, however, you might wish for more lateral support from the front seats. Otherwise, front and rear passengers are treated to a roomy cabin with adequately comfortable seating. Likewise, there's plenty of room for cargo in a spacious trunk that offers enhanced flexibility with an optional 60/40-split folding rear seat.
Unlike so many of today's derivative designs, the 2008 Dodge Charger shows almost no resemblance to any other car on the road. Up front, a gaping crosshair grill flanked by scowling headlamps decisively distances the Charger from the more staid large-sedan entries from Toyota, Ford and Buick. From the side, a sloping roof line helps evoke the Charger's coupe heritage, while pronounced rear fenders help to further define the car's performance persona.
Notable Standard Equipment
A base 2008 Dodge Charger SE includes a 2.7-liter V6 engine, four-speed automatic transmission, air conditioning, AM/FM/CD/MP3 sound system with auxiliary input jack, four-way adjustable steering column, power windows/locks/mirrors, outside temperature display, cruise control and 17-inch covered steel wheels. Standard safety features include front airbags, stability and traction control systems, anti-lock brakes (ABS) and brake assist.
Notable Optional Equipment
Some of the more significant options include a 3.5-liter V6 engine, the 5.7-liter HEMI V8, all-wheel drive, leather seats, seven-inch rear-seat DVD entertainment system, SIRIUS Backseat TV, HID headlights, DVD navigation system, AM/FM/six-CD/MP3 sound system, audio upgrade, power sunroof, heated and power-adjustable front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable pedals, seat-mounted side-impact airbags and front and rear side-curtain airbags. Also on the list is an Enhanced Road/Track Performance Group, which includes 20-inch chrome-clad wheels, rear deck-lid spoiler, heated suede performance seats, a performance suspension and more horsepower from the HEMI.
Under the Hood
Either of the two 2008 Dodge Charger's V6 engines might surprise you with how well it moves the nearly two-ton sedan, but once you get a taste of life with the 5.7-liter HEMI under your right foot you'll have a tough time settling for anything less. And while we think a proper five-speed manual would be a natural for this car, the only available transmission is a five-speed automatic with Autostick shifting.
186 horsepower @ 6400 rpm
191 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/26
250 horsepower @ 6400 rpm
250 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3800 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 17/24 (RWD), 15/22 (AWD)
335 horsepower @ 5000 rpm
350 horsepower @ 5000 rpm (Road/Track Performance Package)
375 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 15/23 (RWD), 15/22 (AWD)
The base 2008 Dodge Charger has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $22,000, while the SXT with two-wheel drive is a little over $26,000 and the addition of all-wheel drive bumps it to a little under $29,000. If you want the HEMI, you're looking at an R/T model with a base sticker price over $31,000, which can climb to more than $38,000 with options. As always, be sure to shop and compare using Fair Purchase Prices, which reflect current real-world selling prices. In terms of resale value, we expect the Dodge Charger to hold its value better than most domestic sedans, especially in the near-term.
Dodge Charger Consumer Reviews
December 25, 2018
Fun and worthy car really great family crusin car. Good and stylish comfortable.
May 24, 2018
An Awesome car!!
A nice car with hardly any problems. Over time it has had some problems, but nothing quite serious.
January 26, 2018
2010 CHARGER SRT8 FIRST YEAR OF OWNERSHIP 2018
Purchased it January 2017. Speaking from a BIG GUY point of view 67 tall, 265lbs. Tired of driving med-size cars. This year make and...
September 13, 2017
Nice Car, Great Value
Bought new with 25 miles, now 194,200. Opted for the 3.5L this time, average power, nice mileage. Set up and looks like R/T. only...
July 20, 2017
Has new engine 5,7 with less than 12,000 miles,
heated seats, one owner
June 17, 2017
I have enjoyed owning this Auto for the past 6 years. It has been great fun to drive, and the ride is next to none.
April 16, 2017
Always wanted a Charger since the 2006 body style came out. Was lucky to find a 2010 with only 20,000 miles on it. Weve had it since...
December 01, 2016
Ive owned my Charger 10 yrs- near perfect car!
This car has been totally reliable since the first day i got it, 2006 Dodge Charger R/T. The first 4 years i drove it over a 100 miles...
August 23, 2016
2006 SRT8 Vintage Muscle
This more then any other muscle car I have owned in the last 15yrs takes me back to the hay day of the early 70 muscle cars. The 6.1...
May 16, 2016
I own a charger for the past 10 years, its has over 160k miles and has never given me any problems. The only time I had it repair was...