2008 Dodge Caravan Good Up Front, Can't Take It In The Rear

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) today released their interpretation of what happens after crashing the new Dodge Caravan a few times. The results? The newer Caravan gets a "good" for both frontal offset and side impact tests, an improvement over "average" and "poor" performances for the older models. But unlike the new Kia/Hyundai minivans and the new Honda Odyssey, the Caravan only received a "marginal" grade for the rear crash test, the second lowest score. This means that, if you're running around in a new Grand Caravan you should keep your eyes on the rearview mirror. [IIHS via KickingTires]