The 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan defies the normal expectations for drivability in a minivan, while offering excellent entertainment features for families. Its few flaws are the kinds of things you might expect in a minivan.
We were surprised that we found so much to write about on a minivan, and very little of it involves complaining. The Dodge Grand Caravan, updated for 2008, proved very drivable and came loaded with plenty of tech for our entertainment.
The standard engine for the SXT trim level is a 3.8-liter V-6, but for $630 you can option it up to this 4-liter V-6, a much more efficient power plant. The 4-liter puts out 251 horsepower, while the 3.8-liter engine only makes 197 horsepower. Both engines get the same EPA-rated fuel economy.
Our Grand Caravan also came loaded with UConnect, Dodge's hands-free Bluetooth cell phone integration. This voice-controlled system works well, although it doesn't let you access your cell phone's phone book.