2009 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 4.0

2009 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 4.0

I don't feel any huge improvement in the suspension of this 2009 Caravan compared with our Four Seasons 2008 Town & Country. Sure, it is slightly more buttoned-down over crests and cambers in the road, but it still lacks body control. I also find the lack of traction strange. Even the slightest squeeze of the throttle results in the stability control working hard to control wheel spin. Torque steer regularly rears its ugly head, too.

I still love the functionality and features of the Chrysler minivans. The option of two different types of second-row seating is nice. I'm also impressed that Chrysler added the blind-spot detection system. Still, the chassis and the driving experience need a full rethink before I can recommend the Chrysler products over a Honda Odyssey.

Marc Noordeloos, Road Test Editor

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