Compare 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan vs 2009 Ford Flex

2010 Dodge Grand Caravan
2009 Ford Flex
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4-Door Wgn Crew
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Grand Caravan 4-Door Wgn Crew 17 25 $26,913 $28,360
Grand Caravan 4-Door Wgn Hero 16 23 $24,001 $25,160
Grand Caravan 4-Door Wgn SE 17 24 $22,636 $23,660
Grand Caravan 4-Door Wgn SXT 16 23 $25,821 $27,160
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4-Door Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD 16 22 $34,072 $36,810
Flex 4-Door Limited FWD 17 24 $32,389 $34,960
Flex 4-Door SE FWD 17 24 $26,842 $28,550
Flex 4-Door SEL AWD 16 22 $31,674 $34,175
Flex 4-Door SEL FWD 17 24 $29,991 $32,325
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,913
$34,072
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,360
$36,810
Monthly Payment Estimate
$473 / month
$614 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2009 Ford Flex is one of the most stylish new crossovers, with great passenger room and more features than some minivans.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Minivans 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 50.8
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 44.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 41.8
Second Hip Room (in)
64.8 55.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.0 58.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
163.5 118.0
Third Leg Room (in)
31.8 33.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 40.5
Third Hip Room (in)
48.7 41.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
64.7 58.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 40.8
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Head Room (in)
37.9 38.7
Front Hip Room (in)
57.0 55.4
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.9 68.0
Liftover Height (in)
24.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.8 65.4
Wheelbase (in)
121.2 117.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.9 75.9
Track Width, Front (in)
65.5 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
202.5 201.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
83.7 43.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
48.6 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
140.1 83.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
32.3 20.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.0 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.1 - TBD -
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)
12.0 x 0.5 - TBD -
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 19.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.14 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 17
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.1 41.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/65R17 P235/55R19
Rear Tire Order Code
TVK NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65R17 P235/55R19
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
TVK NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBK NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4483 4661
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 19 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 19 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
259 @ 4100 248 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
EGQ 99C
Displacement
4.0L/241 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
251 @ 6000 262 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.13 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.28 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.21 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.87
Trans Order Code
DG2 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.39
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Grand Caravan Ford Flex
Body Style
4 Door Ext WB 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.26
Suspension Type - Rear
Twist-beam axle - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4

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