2010 Dodge Grand Caravan vs. Its Competition

2010 Dodge Grand Caravan
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan has tough competition in the minivan class, even before factoring in the ritzier Chrysler Town & Country.

First, there's a not-minivan to consider, the Ford Flex.

With its MINI-esque styling and seven-passenger interior, it's a minivan in all but name and the action of its doors (they're hinged, not sliders).

For value, there's the Kia Sedona and Hyundai Entourage, near-identical twins that lack the flexible seating options of the Dodge but offer nicely equipped interiors and similar performance for a bit less cash.

The Toyota Sienna's getting a bit long in the tooth, but has fold-flat third-row seats and a richer interior to its credit.

The Honda Odyssey is the best minivan for those who don't want to leave driving feel behind; the steering is tops in minivans, the seats offer some folding and flipping options, and fuel economy and reliability history are good.

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Quick Specs
8.2
The 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan puts its money on its flexible interior and entertaining features, but its performance is matched and styling bettered by newer competition.
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.
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You'll find the 2008 Hyundai Entourage at the intersection of Practical St. and Value Ave.
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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    
$23,660$28,550$25,860$23,995$24,440
Gas Mileage    
16 MPG City / 25 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 V6Gas V6
EPA Class    
2WD Minivans2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Minivan2WD Minivan2WD Minivans
Style Name    
4-Door Wagon SE4-Door SE FWD5-Door LX4-Door Wagon GLS5-Door 7-Pass Van CE FWD (SE)
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
77777
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
4 Door Ext WB4 Door4 Door5 Door Minivan5 Door Reg WB
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan vs. 2009 Ford Flex2010 Dodge Grand Caravan vs. 2008 Honda Odyssey2010 Dodge Grand Caravan vs. 2008 Hyundai Entourage2010 Dodge Grand Caravan vs. 2008 Toyota Sienna