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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon SE
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon SE 17 24 $20,743 $22,520
4-Door Wagon SXT 16 23 $25,380 $27,730
4-Door SE FWD
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door FWD SE 17 24 $26,842 $28,550
4-Door FWD SEL 17 24 $29,991 $32,325
4-Door AWD SEL 16 22 $31,674 $34,175
4-Door FWD Limited 17 24 $32,389 $34,960
4-Door AWD Limited 16 22 $34,072 $36,810
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,743
$26,842
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,520
$28,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$375 / month
$476 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan is loaded with practical features that families on the go will use and appreciate, but it’s not the most luxurious minivan out there. The 2009 Ford Flex is one of the most stylish new crossovers, with great passenger room and more features than some minivans.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 17 mpg 17 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Minivans 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in) - TBD - 41.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 64.7 58.1
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6 40.8
Third Head Room (in) 37.9 38.7
Front Hip Room (in) 57.0 55.4
Third Shoulder Room (in) 62.0 50.8
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 44.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 41.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 163.4 118.0
Second Hip Room (in) 64.8 55.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 63.0 58.4
Third Leg Room (in) 37.6 33.3
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 40.5
Passenger Capacity 7 7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 65.5 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 202.5 201.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 68.9 68.0
Liftover Height (in) 24.8 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.8 65.4
Wheelbase (in) 121.2 117.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 88.5 75.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 143.8 83.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 32.3 20.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 82.6 43.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0 19.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.4 41.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 17
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code TUG NA
Spare Tire Order Code TBK NA
Rear Tire Size P225/65R16 P235/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code TUG NA
Front Tire Size P225/65R16 P235/60R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4217 4498
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 18 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 18 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 205 @ 4000 248 @ 4500
Engine Order Code EGV 99C
Displacement 3.3L/202 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 175 @ 5600 262 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 19
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.37 4.48
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.84
Trans Type 4 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.87
Trans Order Code DFF 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.43 3.16
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Ext WB 4 Door
Vehicle Name Dodge Grand Caravan Ford Flex
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.26
Suspension Type - Rear Semi-Independent - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 5
 
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