2009 Dodge Grand Caravan

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12 reviews
Available Price Range $4,241-$15,369 Trims3 Combined MPG 19-20 Seats 2-7

Our Take on the 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan

Our Take

The Grand Caravan and Town & Country twins are the last remaining minivans offered by an American automaker. Unlike GM and Ford, minivan-originator Dodge has held its own against the competitiv... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Noisy suspension on rough roads
  • Small Stow 'n Go seats (second row)
  • Cramped driving position for tall drivers

Notable Features

  • Standard electronic stability system
  • Available Swivel 'n Go seating
  • Available power-folding third row
  • Available Sirius Backseat TV
  • Available blind-spot and rear cross-path warning


Our Expert Reviews

Some drivers seek comfort and reliability, while others crave a sporty suspension paired with a powerful engine. As a mom, I want all of the above. Call me demanding or even ridiculous, but I want a car that's both fun to drive and family friendly, with space for all of our necessities. While the Dodge Caravan remains a standout with its features aimed at families, it misses the mark by a ... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.0 out of 5

Based on 12 reviews

2009 Grand Caravan SXT

by Van Man from Iowa on August 26, 2009

Love this van so far. Very comfy and the 4.0 has some real power. The ride is smooth and the braking system is very nice. The handling is good with the suspension package that comes with the 4.0 liter... 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 5 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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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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