Compare 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan vs 2009 Ford Flex

2008 Dodge Grand Caravan
2009 Ford Flex
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4-Door Wagon SE
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
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4-Door FWD SE
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
9.0
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
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Minivans 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
Third Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 41.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
64.7 58.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 40.8
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
65.5 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 19.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 17
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 41.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
TUG NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4217 4498
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
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
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 19
Transmission
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
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Grand Caravan Ford Flex
Body Style
4 Door Ext WB 4 Door
Suspension
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 -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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