2009 Dodge Grand Caravan vs. Its Competition

2009 Dodge Grand Caravan SE

The 2009 Ford Flex is a different take on the traditional minivan.

With its MINI-esque styling and seven-passenger interior, this might be a Ford worth considering if you don't fall in love with the Grand Caravan.

If value is your biggest attractor, check out the Hyundai Entourage.

It does not offer everything the Dodge does, but the Entourage may have enough for you.

If you're not sure you need all the room found in the 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan, check out the Mazda5.

It's sportier and more fun to drive than the Dodge.

Don't even think of asking for Stow 'n Go seats or Sirius TV at a Honda or Toyota dealership.

Dodge's price point is significantly lower than either the Honda's or Toyota's, and the Grand Caravan offers more variety in terms of powertrains and available features than either competitor.

And if you drive the 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan back to back with a Honda Odyssey or Toyota Sienna, you'll likely feel some differences in refinement; the Dodge doesn't quite have the level of polish that the Honda and Toyota do.

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Quick Specs
8.2
The 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan has some innovative features and seating options, but it's no longer at the head of the class in performance or refinement.
9.0
The 2009 Ford Flex is one of the most stylish new crossovers, with great passenger room and more features than some minivans.
8.4
The 2008 Honda Odyssey melds everyday practicality with fun-to-drive.
7.6
You'll find the 2008 Hyundai Entourage at the intersection of Practical St. and Value Ave.
7.0
Provided you don't expect too much of a zoom-zoom feel, the 2008 Mazda Mazda5 is one of the few good choices for buyers looking for minivan spaciousness in a vehicle that's especially fuel-efficient and maneuverable.
7.6
The 2008 Toyota Sienna minivan does almost everything right for the family, with a roomy, functional interior and great ride comfort, but there’s not a lot of personality.
MSRP From     
$23,890$28,550$25,860$23,995$17,995$24,440
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6N/AGas V6
EPA Class     
2WD Minivans2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Minivan2WD MinivanN/A2WD Minivans
Style Name     
4-Door Wagon SE4-Door SE FWD5-Door LX4-Door Wagon GLS4-Door Wagon Manual Sport5-Door 7-Pass Van CE FWD (SE)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
7777N/A7
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
4 Door Ext WB4 Door4 Door5 Door MinivanN/A5 Door Reg WB
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODN/AAutomatic