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Dodge Grand Caravan

Price $30,945 – $45,945
Fuel consumption 9.4 – 13.7 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 68%(view ratings)
Despite the arrival of another minivan (the Chrysler Pacifica) in FCA dealerships, the Dodge Grand Caravan is pursuing its career without major changes. There’s just one available engine, a 3.6L V6 paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Among the Grand Caravan’s best-liked features are the Stow ‘n Go seats that magically disappear into the floor. It’s hard to find a more versatile vehicle out there.

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Blog2014 Best Buys: Minivans
Loathed by some, loved by others, minivans simply aren’t as popular as they once were. And yet, what could be more versatile than a minivan? Fortunately, some manufacturers continue to make them. And good ones, too. Like the 2014 Honda Odyssey , whose ride is almost sporty. It offers an …
Test Drives2013 Dodge Grand Caravan: The Embodiment of Versatility
Launched in the early 80s, minivans were an instant hit and sold like hotcakes. Chrysler was the first to offer this type of vehicle and, given its popularity, most competitors quickly followed suit. Initially, General Motors and Ford adopted rear-wheel drive vehicles while the Japanese manufacturers opted for front-wheel drives.
Test DrivesThe 2012 Dodge Caravan Crew: Commodious, Comfortable... Convincing?
When you’re the paltry age of 26, unmarried, and without even so much as the threat of children on the horizon, there’s a certain tactic that’s oftentimes employed after you’ve finished parking a minivan at the local supermarket. It’s called running. Away. Because much like the Edward Scissorhands-style suburban life …
First Drives2011 Dodge Grand Caravan: Many more to come
For a lot of people, myself included, a car’s style and driving pleasure are much more important that its practical aspects. This is proved by the fact that, despite having two young kids, I owned a MINI Cooper for four years. That’s right, I managed to chauffeur my kids around …
Comparative TestsDodge Grand Caravan vs. Mazda5: With sliding doors
For years, people have been saying that crossovers will soon outnumber minivans. Yes, crossovers are gaining ground, but in Canada they are still very, very far behind the Dodge Grand Caravan and the Mazda5. Not only that, but other large minivans, such as the more exclusive Honda Odyssey and Toyota …
Test Drives2009 Dodge Grand Caravan, always the same
My wife and I are the kind of folks that recoil at the thought of having a minivan parked in the driveway. It’s not the vehicle’s image that turns me off; it’s the absence of any semblance of driving pleasure or style. While some people have created a false necessity …

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NewsThe Dodge Grand Caravan still available in 2017
With the arrival of the new Chrysler Pacifica minivan, we were sure the Dodge Grand Caravan would be retired at the same time as its cousin, the Chrysler Town & Country. However, the high MSRP of the Pacifica, $43,995 before freight and delivery charges, likely disoriented families on a budget …
NewsThe Dodge Grand Caravan Refuses To Die
In an effort to change the image of its brands, FCA announced last year that the Dodge brand would now focus on sports cars. Therefore, Chrysler wanted to end production of the famous Grand Caravan , a vehicle absolutely not sporty. Van production would have consisted exclusively of the Chrysler …
RecallsIgnition Problems for… Chrysler?
There seems to be a problem with the ignition switch of an American car manufacturer: if the vehicle is jarred during driving (for example, when hitting one of our enormous potholes), the key may switch from the ON to the OFF position. This will not only cause the engine to …
RecallsChrysler/Dodge Minivans Targeted by Another Recall
One of the most touted features of the Chrysler Town & Country/Dodge Grand Caravan was the third row electric-opening side windows. At the touch of a button installed in the driver’s armrest, those glass panes would pop out, a feature very useful for getting hot air (and wet dog smell) …
News2014 Chrysler Town & Country 30th Anniversary Edition
In 1983, Chrysler created a niche with a few new models which would be the precursor of a class of family-oriented vehicles called minivans. In November 1983, the first Chrysler minivan came out of the assembly plant in Windsor, Ontario. It wasn’t long before all the other manufacturers came to …
NewsChrysler Cuts Hours At Ontario Minivan Assembly Plant
Canadian autoworkers were given a bit of a holiday this week - but not the fun-in-the-sun kind. Instead, Chrysler cut the hours worked at its three-shift minivan plant in half, dropping each one to four hours in a bid to reduce inventory of the Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town …

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