2008 Dodge Grand Caravan

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37 reviews
Available Price Range $3,622-$12,042 Trims3 Combined MPG 19-20 Seats 2-7

Our Take on the 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan

Our Take

Shortly after GM canceled plans to revamp its minivans — and just days after Ford unexpectedly stopped building its Freestar and Mercury Montego for good — Dodge took the wraps off its ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Noisy suspension on rough roads
  • Ominous transmission clunk (six-speed)
  • Small Stow 'n Go seats (second row)
  • Cramped driving position for tall drivers

Notable Features

  • Standard stability system
  • Available Swivel 'n Go seating
  • Available power-folding third row
  • Available Sirius Backseat TV
  • Available remote start


Our Expert Reviews

The minivan refuses to die, at least at Chrysler.Ford and General Motors have bailed out, but Chrysler continues to turn out the people mover/cargo hauler created by Lee Iacocca in 1984. The 5th generation has arrived for 2008 with a new design and 35 new or improved features, including engine and transmission, power folding third-row seats, a place to hide a purse and 13 cup and/or bottle hold... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

3.6 out of 5

Based on 37 reviews

Was happy with Caravans till now

by not happy from Albany NY on December 10, 2010

Bad ad bad-I feel let down, Ive been driving Dodge vans since I was 18 and am 50 now. My 2008 grand caravan has all the peoblems listed above before I hit 44K mi. Now the key transmitter is shot...and... Read Full Review

3 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 8 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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