Compare 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan vs 2009 Nissan Quest

2008 Dodge Grand Caravan
2009 Nissan Quest
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4-Door Wgn SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Grand Caravan 4-Door Wgn SE 17 24 $20,743 $22,520
Grand Caravan 4-Door Wgn SXT 16 23 $25,380 $27,730
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4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Quest 4-Door Base 16 24 $24,049 $25,950
Quest 4-Door S 16 24 $24,697 $26,650
Quest 4-Door SE 16 24 $32,648 $35,650
Quest 4-Door SL 16 24 $27,984 $30,550

Pricing

Invoice Price

$20,743
$24,049

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$22,520
$25,950

Monthly Payment Estimate

$375 / month
$433 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.2
8.2

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. If you like what minivans provide but don’t appreciate the looks of most of them, you might still keep the 2009 Nissan Quest on your shopping list.

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Fuel Economy

City

17 mpg 16 mpg

Highway

24 mpg 24 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

2WD Minivans 2WD Minivans

Interior Dimensions

Third Shoulder Room (in)

62.0 61.2

Second Leg Room (in)

36.4 42.1

Front Head Room (in)

39.8 41.7

Passenger Volume (ft³)

163.4 131.0

Second Hip Room (in)

64.8 67.4

Front Shoulder Room (in)

63.0 63.8

Third Leg Room (in)

37.6 31.6

Second Head Room (in)

39.2 41.7

Passenger Capacity

7 7

Third Hip Room (in)

- TBD - 50.0

Second Shoulder Room (in)

64.7 65.9

Front Leg Room (in)

40.6 41.7

Third Head Room (in)

37.9 37.6

Front Hip Room (in)

57.0 58.5

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

68.9 71.9

Liftover Height (in)

24.8 25.0

Track Width, Rear (in)

64.8 67.3

Wheelbase (in)

121.2 124.0

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

- TBD - NA

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

88.5 77.6

Track Width, Front (in)

65.5 67.3

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.5 5.8

Length, Overall (in)

202.5 204.1

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

- TBD - NA

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

82.6 84.8

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- TBD - 47.7

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- TBD - NA

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- TBD - 148.7

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

143.8 148.1

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)

- TBD - 20.2

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

32.3 32.1

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

- TBD - 47.7

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

- TBD - 11.4 x 1.1

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 - 12.1 x 0.63

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

20.0 20

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - NA

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

- TBD - 17

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

39.4 40.0

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

- TBD - 3.0

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P225/65R16 P225/65R16

Rear Tire Order Code

TUG NA

Front Tire Size

P225/65R16 P225/65R16

Spare Tire Size

Compact T135/80D16

Front Tire Order Code

TUG NA

Spare Tire Order Code

TBK NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

200 350

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

200 NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

2000 3500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

2000 NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4217 4293

Wheels

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)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Rear Wheel Size (in)

16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- TBD - 10.36

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

600 550

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

140 130

Engine

Displacement

3.3L/202 3.5L/- TBD -

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

175 @ 5600 235 @ 5800

Engine Type

Gas V6 Gas V6

Fuel System

SMPI SMPI

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

205 @ 4000 240 @ 4400

Engine Order Code

EGV VQ35

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

17 16

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

24 24

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

- 19

Transmission

Trans Type

4 5

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 1.01

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Reverse Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 5.11

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 3.03

Trans Order Code

DFF NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.43 2.27

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 1.34

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

2.37 4.66

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 1.98

Summary

Vehicle Name

Dodge Grand Caravan Nissan Quest

Body Style

4 Door Ext WB 4 Door Reg WB

Suspension

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

- TBD - 0.87

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - NA

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - 0.91

Suspension Type - Rear

Semi-Independent Multi-link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - NA

Suspension Type - Front

Independent Independent Strut

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

- 5

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