• (3.8) 44 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,880$11,248
  • Body Style: Passenger Van
  • Combined MPG: 19-20
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 2-7
  • Cargo Space: 144.3 cu.ft.
2008 Dodge Grand Caravan

Our Take on the 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan

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 fifth-generation Grand Caravan. Unlike GM and Ford, minivan-originator Dodge — along with Chry... 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

2008 Dodge Grand Caravan Reviews

Cars.com 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 for the 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan

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It's a minivan

by dinkum thinkum from Texas on January 7, 2012

I have had 2008 GC SE for about 3 1/2 years. I was shopping for various brands, but eventually got Dodge because it was the best deal at the time. Initially the van, manufactured in Canada, showed mul... Read Full Review

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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 10 recalls for this car.

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

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


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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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