Dodge Magnum RT Rye NY

Even though some people might describe the Magnum as a "station wagon," that term doesn't come up in any of the Dodge literature, and for good reason. The Magnum is described by Dodge's alliterative Craig Love of the Product Team as a car that "offers the right formula of proportion, packaging and performance that sets it apart from the competition."

Local Companies

Georgetown Dodge
(203) 845-8040
300 Westport Ave
Norwalk, CT
Dodge Authorized Dealer
(203) 845-8040
300 Westport Ave
Norwalk, CT
Boss Dodge
(718) 386-8282
12 Northwood Ct
Woodbury, NY
Chrysler Dodge & Jeep Of Croton
(914) 271-5100
Rt 9a & 129
Croton On Hudson, NY
Garden City Jeep Chrysler Dodge
(516) 292-4020
229 N Franklin St
Hempstead, NY
Chrysler Jeep Dodge Of Stamford
(203) 326-7800
140 Ledge Rd
Darien, CT
Jeep Chrysler Dodge City
(203) 531-0505
631 W Putnam Ave
Greenwich, CT
Grand Dodge Of Englewood
(201) 541-4144
315 E State Rt 4
Paramus, NJ
Bridge Chrysler Jeep Dodge Service
(516) 483-2700
PO Box 641
Hempstead, NY
Dodge City Service
(845) 623-0810
60 Route 304
Nanuet, NY

Provided by:

Even though some people might describe the Magnum as a "station wagon," that term doesn't come up in any of the Dodge literature, and for good reason. The Magnum is described by Dodge's alliterative Craig Love of the Product Team as a car that "offers the right formula of proportion, packaging and performance that sets it apart from the competition."

Around the Road & Track office, we went ahead and used the station wagon term anyway: "Finally, a station wagon with an attitude… a car that can haul stuff and haul ass at the same time," said Design Director Richard M. Baron. He went on to predict that a lot of sport-utility-vehicle owners probably would look favorably upon the Magnum and climb down from their oversize trucks. Senior Editor Andrew Bornhop tossed in his opinion: "Chrysler has succeeded on the look of the car, somehow incorporating a bold truck-influenced nose on a wagon-shaped body with a decidedly hot-rod attitude." Others on the staff bandied about terms like "industrial-strength styling," and "looks long, low, powerful and a bit menacing."

Along with its great looks, the Magnum also boasts an excellent drivetrain, starting with the heavily promoted and now again-famous Hemi moniker on the 5.7-liter V-8. This engine produces an abundance of horsepower (340 bhp at 5000 rpm) and all-important torque (390 lb.-ft. at 4000). Considering that the curb weight is 4200 lb., all this power is needed to provide the performance Dodge wanted to offer and buyers demanded. In our track testing, we were delighted to find that the Magnum RT charged from 0-60 mph in a very quick 6.1 seconds, and ran the quarter mile in 14.6 sec. at 97.4 mph. The Hemi has a pleasant rumble to its exhaust note, and it's an engine that hustles up through the rev range with a linear delivery of power.

For full Road Test click here

For more Road Tests click here

Related Articles
- Automatic Transmission Jerks Rye NY
I have a 2001 Chevy 1500 extended cab with small v 8 4.6 I think with a automatic transmission it does fine until you get to 41 mph where it shifts to overdrive I guess. Find out more about this car owner’s transmission issue and what you can do if you are ever facing such a problem with your vehicle.
- Automatic Transmission Problem Rye NY
- Ford Mustang GT Rye NY
- Ford GT Rye NY
- Dodge Charger R/T Rye NY
- Automatic Transmission Slipping Rye NY
- Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe Rye NY