2008 Dodge Grand Caravan  -  $23,290


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $23,290
Base Invoice: $21,513
Destination Charge: $770
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Wgn SE
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 17 | Hwy: 24
Body Style: 4dr Wgn SE
Transmission: 4-speed automatic VLP transmission w/OD
Engine: 3.3L OHV V6 engine

Model Highlights

Two Grand Caravan models are offered for 2008, SE and SXT. The SE is powered by a 3.3L V6 that makes 175 horsepower and 205 pound-feet of torque and is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission, while the SE comes with a 3.8L V6 making 197 horsepower and 230 lb-ft. At the top of the engine range is the 4.0L V6, making 251 horsepower and 259 lb-ft.

The 3.3L engine can also run on blends of ethanol and gasoline up to E85, which is 85 percent ethanol. The optional 4.0L engine, new for 2008, is made of aluminum and is quite efficient at 16 mpg city, 23 mpg highway.

Stow 'n Go seating, which allows both the second- and third-row seats to fold completely into the floor, is included with the SXT model. SE models get a standard second-row bench seat with fold-into-the-floor third row.

Making its debut for 2008 is a new arrangement, the so-called Swivel 'n Go, which brings the capability to turn the second row seats 180 degrees, so they're facing the third-row occupants. There's also a removable table that installs between the two rows, to make a small "living room." The arrangement also brings additional storage. It's available as an option on both models.

The Grand Caravan continues to offer one of the most useful interiors for stowing and storing small items. All models get dual gloveboxes, the front console slides rearward 21 inches to reach rear passengers, and there's a total of up to 13 cup and bottle holders.

The new Grand Caravan has improved aerodynamics, helping to reduce wind noise, while noise, vibration, and harshness levels have been reduced overall due to the use of more high-strength steel and a new suspension geometry.

Supplemental side curtain air bags, now with added rollover protection, covering all rows, are standard, along with the ESP stability control system, and anti-lock brakes with brake assist.

Grand Caravan SE models come with quite a bit of standard equipment, including air conditioning, keyless entry, and an MP3-compatible CD sound system with four speakers. SXT models upgrade to a tri-zone climate system with rear air conditioning, stain-resistant upholstery, cruise control, heated exterior mirrors, fog lamps, illuminated cup holders, ambient lighting, power-adjustable pedals, power rear quarter vent windows, steering-wheel mounted audio controls, a universal garage door opener, a removable/rechargeable flashlight system, swiveling reading lamps, and a six-speaker sound system.

There are several innovative entertainment options available. The new Sirius Backseat TV brings streaming video, and the DVD system is capable of playing different media at the same time. There's also a new MyGig Multimedia Infotainment System that brings a navigation system with real-time traffic info and six gigabytes of music storage space good for about 1,200 MP3 songs. The top surround sound system audio system now has nine speakers and 506 watts, a subwoofer, and Sirius satellite radio.

Other available options--many of them arranged in packages--include heated first- and second-row seats, retractable sunshades, a power third-row folding seat, a rear backup camera, and remote start. An available Trailer Towing Group includes a host of heavy-duty components and allows a tow capacity of 3,600 pounds.


Value Writeup

As before, the Dodge Grand Caravan--along with the mechanically identical but cosmetically different Chrysler Town & Country--continues to have some of the most innovative features, and the all-new 2008 model stands out for its rethought interior and the new Swivel 'n Go arrangement. Chrysler claims that its minivans are still the only ones to offer a seating system like its Stow 'n Go, which allows both the second- and third-row seats to fold fully into the floor. The automaker also says that the available DVD entertainment system, which can play different media at the same time, is a minivan first. Many of the other features now available on the Grand Caravan, including ambient lighting, heated second-row seats, and sunshades, are yet unavailable on much of the competition.


Pros

Innovative Swivel 'n Go interior arrangement; interior versatility; available convenience features; available entertainment systems.


Model News

For 2008, the shorter-length Dodge Caravan has been dropped from the lineup, leaving the longer Grand Caravan model, which has been completely redesigned for 2008. The Grand Caravan has an all-new look inside and out, more powerful engines, an innovative Swivel 'n Go seating system, and new entertainment features.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
24 MPG

Cruising Range - City
340.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
17 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
480.00 mi

Engine Order Code
EGV

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.3L/202

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 5600

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
205 @ 4000

Trans Order Code
DFF

Trans Type
4

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.43

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140

EPA Classification
2WD Minivans

Passenger Capacity
7

Passenger Volume
163.4 ft³

Front Head Room
39.8 in

Front Leg Room
40.6 in

Front Shoulder Room
63.0 in

Front Hip Room
57.0 in

Second Head Room
39.2 in

Second Leg Room
36.4 in

Second Shoulder Room
64.7 in

Second Hip Room
64.8 in

Third Head Room
37.9 in

Third Leg Room
37.6 in

Third Shoulder Room
62.0 in

Wheelbase
121.2 in

Length, Overall
202.5 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
88.5 in

Height, Overall
68.9 in

Track Width, Front
65.5 in

Track Width, Rear
64.8 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.5 in

Liftover Height
24.8 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
143.8 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
82.6 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
32.3 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4217 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-Independent

Front Tire Order Code
TUG

Rear Tire Order Code
TUG

Spare Tire Order Code
TBK

Front Tire Size
P225/65R16

Rear Tire Size
P225/65R16

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39.4 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
20.0 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
Unlimited

Drivetrain Miles/km
Unlimited

Corrosion Years
3

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Emissions Years
2

Emissions Miles/km
24,000

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V611000

Mfg's Report Date
NOV 07, 2010

Component
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:AIR CONDITIONER

Potential Number of Units Affected
367350

Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY AND DODGE GRAND CARAVAN VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A WATER LEAK AT THE HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONER (HVAC) DRAIN GROMMET WHICH CAN LEAD TO ILLUMINATION OF AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT AND A POTENTIAL INADVERTENT AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT.

Consequence
AN INADVERTENT AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT COULD RESULT IN INJURY TO THE SEAT OCCUPANT IN FRONT OF THE DEPLOYING AIRBAG AND/OR A VEHICLE CRASH.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE HVAC DRAIN GROMMET FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

CHRYSLER SAFETY DEFECT REPORT K25. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
09V351000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 11, 2009

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected
82

Summary
ELDORADO NATIONAL IS RECALLING MODEL YEAR 2008-2009 AMERIVAN MOBILITY VEHICLES BUILT ON CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY AND DODGE GRAND CARAVAN PLATFORMS VEHICLES. THE REAR BRAKE LINES MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY ROUTED AND NOT SECURED PROPERLY DURING THE ALTERATION. IF NOT ROUTED AND SECURED PROPERLY, THE BRAKE LINES COULD RUB AGAINST THE VEHICLE CAUSING A BRAKE FLUID LEAK.

Consequence
A BRAKE FLUID LEAK COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF BRAKING ABILITY, POSSIBLY CAUSING A CRASH.

ELDORADO NATIONAL AMERIVAN DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE VEHICLES AND IF THE BRAKE LINES WERE IMPROPERLY ROUTED THEY WILL BE CORRECTLY REINSTALLED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ELDORADO NATIONAL AT 1-800-955-9086. THIS RECALL IS NOT BEING CONDUCTED BY CHRYSLER GROUP LLC AND WILL NOT BE PERFORMED AT NO COST BY DODGE OR CHRYSLER DEALERS UNLESS THEY ARE ALSO AN ELDORADO NATIONAL DEALER.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V235000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 01, 2010

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

Potential Number of Units Affected
284831

Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008 AND 2009 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN AND CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM FEBRUARY THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2007. SOME OF THE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH AN IMPROPERLY ROUTED WIRE HARNESS THAT MAY HAVE A CONDITION WHERE THE LOWER SLIDING DOOR HINGE BRACKET CAN MAKE CONTACT AND WEAR THROUGH THE WIRE INSULATION.

Consequence
A SHORT CIRCUIT COULD OCCUR INSIDE THE SLIDING DOOR, OVERHEATING THE LATCH, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A FIRE.

CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-853-1403.

CHRYSLER'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS K14. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
11V394000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 03, 2011

Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

Potential Number of Units Affected
299,718

Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008 CHRYSLER GRAND VOYAGER, TOWN AND COUNTRY AND DODGE GRAND CARAVAN VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 24, 2007, THROUGH JULY 30, 2008. THESE VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONER (HVAC) CONDENSATE LEAK FROM THE HVAC DRAIN GROMMET ONTO THE OCCUPANT RESTRAINT CONTROL (ORC) MODULE, WHICH CAN LEAD TO THE ILLUMINATION OF THE AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT AND A POTENTIAL INADVERTENT AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT WITHOUT WARNING.

Consequence
AN INADVERTENT AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT COULD RESULT IN INJURY TO THE SEAT OCCUPANT IN FRONT OF THE DEPLOYING AIRBAG AND/OR A VEHICLE CRASH.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE AFFECTED AIR BAG MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

CHRYSLER SAFETY RECALL NO. L01. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V148000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 09, 2010

Component
STRUCTURE:BODY

Potential Number of Units Affected
843

Summary
THE BRAUN CORPORATION IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008 THROUGH 2010 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY AND DODGE CARAVAN COMMERCIAL ENTERVANS WHICH WERE ALTERED BY BRAUN BETWEEN JANUARY 21, 2009 AND MARCH 19, 2010. DURING CONVERSION, THE CHASSIS WAS RAISED AND THE FLOOR WAS LOWERED TO ACCOMMODATE WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES. IN RAISING THE CHASSIS, THE FUEL FILL PIPE COMES INTO CLOSER PROXIMITY TO THE LEFT REAR TIRE. IN ROUGH OR AGGRESSIVE DRIVING SITUATIONS, THE TIRE MAY INTERMITTENTLY CONTACT THE FUEL FILL PIPE.

Consequence
CONTACT BETWEEN THE TIRE AND FUEL FILL PIPE MAY WEAR A HOLE IN ONE OR THE OTHER COMPONENTS OVER TIME. THIS MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL IN THE EVENT OF TIRE PRESSURE LOSS, OR A VEHICLE FIRE IN THE EVENT THE FUEL PIPE IS COMPROMISED.

BRAUN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPAIR THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BRAUN TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-488-0359.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V373000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 26, 2014

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
525,206

Summary
This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 Dodge Journey vehicles manufactured June 29, 2007, to June 17, 2010, and 2008-2010 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country vehicles manufactured January 26, 2007, to June 17, 2010. Road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine.

Consequence
If the ignition key inadvertently moves into the OFF or ACCESSORY position, the engine will turn off, which will then depower various key safety systems including but not limited to air bags, power steering, and power braking. Loss of functionality of these systems may increase the risk of crash and/or increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will modify the ignition switch, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is L25. Note: This is an expansion of recall 11V-139.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

3.3L OHV V6 engine

4-speed automatic VLP transmission w/OD

Brake/park interlock

Electronic stability program

Front wheel drive

600-amp maintenance-free battery

140-amp alternator

P225/65R16 all-season BSW tires

16" x 6.5" steel wheels w/wheel covers

Compact spare tire

Pwr rack & pinion steering

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes w/brake assist

Body-color fascias w/rear scuff pad

Front air dam

Body-color bodyside moldings

Belt moldings

Black grille

Halogen headlamps w/time-delay off

Fold-away heated pwr mirrors

Tinted glass

Variable intermittent windshield wiper

Rear window wiper/washer

Black license plate brow

Dual sliding doors

Body-color door handles

Driver door protection block

Front cloth bucket seats w/manual adjust

2nd row bench seat

3rd row 60/40 split fold-in-floor bench seat

Floor console w/cupholder

Carpet flooring

Black sill applique

Tilt steering wheel

White face instrument panel

Lower instrument panel cubby bin

Tire pressure monitor

Pwr windows w/driver one-touch

Pwr locks

Keyless entry w/immobilizer

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player

(4) speakers

Fixed long mast antenna

Air conditioning

Rear window defroster

Dual glove boxes

12V auxiliary pwr outlet

12V DC front & rear pwr outlets

Highline door trim panel

Driver door sill storage bin

Overhead console

Observation mirror

Dual visors w/mirrors

Assist handles

Front courtesy/map lamps, rear dome lamp

Illuminated entry

Liftgate flood lamp

Rear seatback grocery bag hooks

LH rear quarter storage bin

City 17/hwy 24 (3.3L engine/4-speed auto trans)

City 17/hwy 24 (3.3L FlexFuel engine/4-speed auto trans w/gas)

City 11/hwy 17 (3.3L FlexFuel engine/4-speed auto trans w/E85 gas/eth mix)

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes w/brake assist

Advanced multi-stage front air bags

Side curtain air bags for all rows

LATCH ready child seat anchor system

Electronic stability program

Brake/park interlock

Dual note electric horn

 
NATIONAL REGION
$0

 
CALIFORNIA REGION
$0

 
FLORIDA REGION
$0

 
NORTHEAST REGION
$0

 
SOUTHEAST/SOUTHWEST REGION
$0

 
NATIONAL DELIVERY
$0

 
HAWAII DELIVERY
$50

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
FEDERAL EMISSIONS
$0

 
BORDER STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
EMISSION CONTROL WAIVER
$0

 
3.3L OHV V6 ENGINE
$0

 
3.3L OHV V6 FFV ENGINE
$0

 
4-SPEED AUTOMATIC VLP TRANSMISSION W/OD
$0

 
24F CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
24G CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$1,750

 
24H CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$3,690

 
P225/65R16 ALL-SEASON BSW TIRES
$0

 
2ND ROW BENCH SEAT W/(2) CHILD SEATS
$0

 
2ND ROW FOLD-IN-FLOOR BUCKET SEATS
$945

 
STOW'N GO SEATING DISCOUNT
$-945

 
2ND ROW SWIVELING BUCKETS
$0

 
2ND ROW BENCH SEAT
$0

 
2ND ROW SWIVELING BUCKETS W/BOOSTERS
$225

 
CLOTH LOW-BACK BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
CLOTH LOW-BACK BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
MONOTONE PAINT
$0

 
EXTRA COST PAINT
$150

 
PREMIUM COST PAINT
$225

 
16" x 6.5" STEEL WHEELS W/WHEEL COVERS
$0

 
16" x 6.5" ALUMINUM WHEELS
$0

 
DARK SLATE SEATS
$0

 
MEDIUM SLATE SEATS
$0

 
MYGIG MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM
$725

 
BLACK SIDE RAILS W/CROSSBARS
$250

 
FRONT & REAR EASY CLEAN FLOOR MATS
$55

 
INTEGRATED CHILD BENCH SEATS
$400

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$35

 
ENTERTAINMENT GROUP 1
$2,120

 
FLEXIBLE SEATING GROUP
$1,440

 
MANUFACTURER STATEMENT OF ORIGIN
$0

 
MOPAR EXTERIOR APPEARANCE GROUP
$937

 
PWR & REMOTE ENTRY GROUP
$2,300

 
SPECIAL APPEARANCE GROUP
$995

 
DEALER INSTALLED MOPAR PROTECTION GROUP
$0

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