2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT: Fuel Economy
April 28, 2008
Predictably, fuel economy in the big, old family truckster is improving as we accumulate some miles. So far, the van has really only seen city driving -- a regimen in which the EPA reckons our van with the optional 4.0-liter V6 should be getting around 16 mpg. Our early fill ups returned just above 14 mpg. Our most recent tank yielded 15.6 mpg...
That's still not a whole lot of miles for each gallon of 89 octane that the company recommends for this motor. But considering the utility and the relatively good performance of this package, we probably don't have a whole lot of room to complain.
Next week, we'll be loading on some major highway miles as the van is making its move to Southern California. We'll keep you updated. --Daniel Pund, Senior Editor, Detroit @ 1,375 miles