2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT: Well, it is fast
June 06, 2008
After my last post, which focused solely on the shortcomings of our long-term 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT, I thought I would find something nice to say about it. So here goes.
Although we haven't taken our long term van to the track yet (maybe next week), the nearly identical van we tested months ago was and still is the quickest minivan we've ever tested...
Despite the Dodge weighing 40 pounds more than the Honda Odyssey in the same test, it scooted to 60 mph in just 8.2 seconds. That's a full second quicker than the Honda. The Caravan was also quick through the quarter mile with a 16.3 second performance at 85 mph. The Honda runs the quarter in 16.8 seconds at 83 mph.
The 2008 Grand Caravan with the big 4.0-liter V6 is the rocket ship of minivans.And that's good.
Scott Oldham, Inside Line Editor in Chief @ 5,200 miles