Dodge Magnum RT Saugerties 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

Sawyer Motors
(845) 246-4560
Ulster Ave
Saugerties, NY
Sun Pontiac
(516) 797-9243
4410 Sunrise Hwy
Massapequa, NY
Saturn of Binghamton
(607) 797-7000
3733 Vestal Rd
Vestal, NY
Autobahn Motors
(718) 677-0005
2318 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Dorschel Automotive Group the
(585) 321-2400
3820 W Henrietta Rd
Rochester, NY
Sawyer Chrysler Dodge Plymouth Inc
(845) 246-3412
166 Ulster Ave
Saugerties, NY
Gerald E Cushman and Sons Trucking
(607) 336-5388
493 County Road 10A
Norwich, NY
Al Scala's Nissan Suzuki
(845) 374-1140
Route 17M
New Hampton, NY
S & K Auto Sales
(718) 366-1995
7911 Cypress Ave
Ridgewood, NY
Able Ford
(516) 766-0700

Rockville Centre, 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 Slipping Saugerties NY
Need some transmission advice from an honest mechanic? You’ve come to the right place because this Q&A is deals with another car owner’s transmission issues. Here you’ll find a discussion on whether the car owner’s mechanic made mistakes putting the transmission back in the car after fixing a main seal leak.
- Ford Mustang GT Saugerties NY
- Automatic Transmission Problem Saugerties NY
- Automatic Transmission Jerks Saugerties NY
- Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe Saugerties NY
- Dodge Charger R/T Saugerties NY
- Ford GT Saugerties NY