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SAFETY | 9 out of 10
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As good as they get
New York Newsday (via Cars.com)
The 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan is nearly at the top of its class in terms of safety.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has tested the new Chrysler minivan, and it awarded the 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan five stars for both frontal and side impacts, in addition to a rollover resistance rating of five stars.
Cars.com reports that in the 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan, anti-lock brakes and an electronic stability system are both included as standard equipment, as well as front, side, and curtain airbags. According to Motor Trend, the curtain airbags protect all three rows of passengers.
An integrated booster seat is offered in Swivel 'n Go versions, Cars.com reports. Also on the safety options list: “a sonar ParkSense audible system and the ParkView rearview camera,” they add. Autoblog tested a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan with the backup camera, and “using it was worse than trying to watch football on one of those 6-inch TVs sold at drug stores,” they wrote.
You'll be hard-pressed to find a safer vehicle than the 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan.