Compare 2009 Kia Sedona vs 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan

2009 Kia Sedona
2008 Dodge Grand Caravan
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4-Door SWB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door SWB 16 23 $20,430 $21,245
4-Door LWB LX 16 23 $22,885 $24,245
4-Door LWB EX 16 23 $25,710 $27,745
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,430
$20,743
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,245
$22,520
Monthly Payment Estimate
$354 / month
$375 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Of the available minivans, the 2009 Kia Sedona is one of the most affordable, but it doesn't skimp on what counts for families. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Minivan 2WD Minivans
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
36.4 37.9
Front Hip Room (in)
59.2 57.0
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 62.0
Second Leg Room (in)
37.0 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.9 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
161.6 163.4
Second Hip Room (in)
65.8 64.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.2 63.0
Third Leg Room (in)
33.9 37.6
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 39.2
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
49.3 - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.3 64.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 40.6
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
189.4 202.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.3 68.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 24.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.3 64.8
Wheelbase (in)
113.8 121.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.1 88.5
Track Width, Front (in)
66.3 65.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.6 5.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
12.9 32.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
61.8 82.6
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)
121.3 143.8
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)
11.7 x - 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)
11.9 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 20.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.2 39.4
Steering Type
Speed Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBK
Rear Tire Size
P225/70R16 P225/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TUG
Front Tire Size
P225/70R16 P225/65R16
Spare Tire Size
Temporary Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TUG
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4365 4217
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Temporary Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
253 @ 3500 205 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA EGV
Displacement
3.8L/231 3.3L/202
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 6000 175 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 - TBD -
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Sportmatic shifter NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.81 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA DFF
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.43
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.79 2.37
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Sedona Dodge Grand Caravan
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Ext WB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Semi-Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link NA

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