Dodge Magnum Used Car Buyers Guide: 2006
For the 2006 model year, fog lights came standard on the SXT, that trim also got the option of 18-inch wheels. Its four-speed transmission was replaced with a five-speed. Further, a rear seat DVD-based video entertainment system was offered as an option for SXT and R/T.
The big news for 2006 was the introduction of the SRT-8 Magnum. Packing a 425 hp, 6.1L V8, the 2006 Dodge Magnum SRT-8 was easily the most powerful station wagon at its price point. Further, its combination of performance and cargo capability made it rather unique in its category.
Outfitted largely the same as the Magnum R/T, the SRT-8 came with 20-inch alloy wheels, Brembo high-performance brakes, a set of performance tires, a rear spoiler, and a leather and suede interior treatment. Both the driver and the passenger seats were height adjustable and power operated. The SRT-8 also featured adjustable pedals and an electrochromatic inside rearview mirror. Its audio system used a 376 W amplifier and and a six-disc CD player with CD MP3 capability.
Navigation, Bluetooth, and the DVD video-based rear-seat entertainment system were optional.
The Dodge Magnum SRT-8 safety package was identical to the Magnum R/T's.