Compare 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan vs 2008 Honda Odyssey

2009 Dodge Grand Caravan
2008 Honda Odyssey
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4-Door Wgn SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Grand Caravan 4-Door Wgn SE 17 24 $22,101 $23,890
Grand Caravan 4-Door Wgn SXT 16 23 $26,394 $28,660
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5-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Odyssey 5-Door EX 16 23 $26,244 $28,960
Odyssey 5-Door EX-L 17 25 $29,181 $32,210
Odyssey 5-Door EX-L w/RES 17 25 $30,626 $33,810
Odyssey 5-Door EX-L w/RES & Navi 17 25 $32,434 $35,810
Odyssey 5-Door LX 16 23 $23,442 $25,860
Odyssey 5-Door Touring 17 25 $36,229 $40,010
Odyssey 5-Door Touring w/PAX 17 25 $36,771 $40,610
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,101
$26,244
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,890
$28,960
Monthly Payment Estimate
$398 / month
$483 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2008 Honda Odyssey melds everyday practicality with fun-to-drive.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Minivans 2WD Minivan
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 48.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
64.7 63.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 40.8
Third Head Room (in)
37.9 38.4
Front Hip Room (in)
57.0 57.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
163.5 171.4
Third Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 61.2
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 40.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 40.9
Second Hip Room (in)
64.8 64.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.0 63.5
Passenger Capacity
7 8
Third Leg Room (in)
37.6 41.1
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 40.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
202.5 202.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.9 70.0
Liftover Height (in)
24.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.8 66.8
Wheelbase (in)
121.2 118.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.9 77.1
Track Width, Front (in)
65.5 66.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
143.8 147.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
32.3 38.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
82.6 91.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.5 21.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.44
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.0 36.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TUG NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBK NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65R16 P235/6T5R16
Rear Tire Order Code
TUG NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65R16 P235/65TR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4321 4473
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
205 @ 4000 240 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
EGV NA
Displacement
3.3L/202 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 5600 244 @ 5750
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.70
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.07
Trans Type
4 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.54
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.61
Trans Order Code
DFF NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.43 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Grand Caravan Honda Odyssey
Body Style
4 Door Ext WB 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - .91
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-Independent Double Wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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