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There have been two very prominent variations of the Dodge Magnum throughout history. The first being a large coupe produced in 1978 as an alternative to the less aerodynamic Dodge Charger driven by Richard Petty in the NASCAR and the second being an all wheel drive crossover vehicle released in 2005 as a station wagon version of the Chrysler 300C.
The 2006 Dodge Magnum is a full-size American vehicle that was designed for utility, aesthetically modified for style, engineered for safety and powered by a traditional muscle car engine. The car is deemed as a crossover vehicle due to its spacious cargo capacity that rivals most SUV’s and the performance of a sports car.
The base model Magnum is a double overhead cam V6 with 190-hp while the 5.7 liter Hemi R/T boasts of 340-hp. The SRT8 is the top tier version and it lives up to the Magnum name as it is powered by a 6.1-liter, V8 Hemi producing 425-hp and an incredible 420 pound-feet of torque. The SRT8 accelerates from 0-60 in 5 seconds and was named the Best New Modern Muscle Car in the 2006 Canadian Car of the Year contest.
The 2006 Dodge Magnum SE comes with a standard interior which includes premium cloth interior, power windows and locks inclusive of remote entry, AM/FM/CD sound system and a 60/40 split rear seat with a center armrest. If you opt for the SXT model then you have additional cargo cover, tinted glass and an eight-way power driver’s seat. The R/T on the other hand will be accompanied by a full leather interior and a Boston Acoustics six-speaker sound system with an incredible 288-watt amplifier. Last but not least the SRT8 features sport-bolstered front seats and manual air conditioning.
The 2006 Dodge Magnum is essentially a station wagon adaptation of the Chrysler 300C and features its bold, hot rod lines that give it the allure of a modern All-American muscle car.
Despite its sporty exterior and sports engine the Magnum has a better gas mileage than most full-size SUVs. The base model gets 21-28 miles per gallon and the 6.1-liter V8 delivers up to 30 miles per gallon. One of the standout features of the vehicle is the fuel saving technology that shuts down four of the engine’s eight cylinders enabling a steady average of 25 miles per gallon at 60mph.
The 2006 Dodge Magnum was voted one the safest cars in America’s history and was assigned a five-star rating in its safety checks. This is all due to the front-impact airbags, seat-belt pretensioners and state-of-the-art ignition disable device that shuts down the engine if the original manufacturer key is not used.
The Magnum is the epitome of the modern muscle car while still providing enough room to fit five members of the family and have left over space equivalent to a minivan in the trunk. This is truly the embodiment of a crossover vehicle that can provide all your needs without compromise.