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Summarization of Dodge Grand Caravan:

Dodge Grand Caravan have different modifications of doors quantity. 3 doors in modification SE 3dr Minivan AWD (1991), and 4 doors in modification Crew 4dr Minivan (4.0L 6cyl 6A) (2010)
Minimum width of this car is 72.0 mm. in SE 3dr Minivan AWD (1991), and maximum is 78.7 in SXT 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A) (2012)
Option 3dr Cargo Minivan AWD (1991) have min height 64.7. Option Crew 4dr Minivan (4.0L 6cyl 6A) (2010) have max height 71.4mm.
Length min of Dodge Grand Caravan:190.5 in SE 3dr Minivan AWD (1991). Max length: 202.8.
Years production:1990 - 2013
Price deppend on modification from 19995$ (American Value Package 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A) (2013)) to 35390$ (ES AWD 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A) (2003))
Minimum cylinders in Dodge Grand Caravan: 4 and maximum: 6 equipped by Crew 4dr Minivan (4.0L 6cyl 6A) (2010)
Min clearance: in option C/V 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A) (2010) (5.1), max: in option Crew 4dr Minivan (4.0L 6cyl 6A) (2010)(6.1)

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Dodge Grand Caravan information:

Introduction

 The Dodge Caravan is a minivan produced by the Chrysler Corporation through its Dodge division from 1983 to present. It was released along with the Plymouth Voyager the name plate variant and the long wheel base model was called the Dodge Grand Caravan and the short wheel base version was known as Caravan. Grand Caravan was introduced in 1987 and marketed along with the SWB caravan. After model year 2007 the short wheelbase version was discarded and only the Grand Caravan name plate was marketed since the 2008 model.

Models & Features

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Other variants of the Caravan included the Chrysler Voyager, introduced in 1988, the top of the heap Chrysler Town & Country of 1989, both are still in production and the Chrysler Grand Voyager known as the Lancia in the European market and also the VW Routan which was halted in 2012. The minivans are manufactured and marketed worldwide by Chrysler and it ranks 13th in the list of best selling minivans along with its variants.

The first generation Caravans were built on the S platform of Chrysler, which it shared with Dodge Aries, K-cars and Plymouth Reliant. The initial caravans were available in three trims, the base, SE of mainstream and the high ranked LE. The Dodge Caravan figured in the 1985 Best List of the Car and Driver Magazine. The longer bodies’ version was known as the Grand Caravan and the minivan had more luggage space behind the backseat. The interior decorations were derived from K-car and gave the feel and impression of being inside a car.   The instrumentation and the controls were very much like the ones found in the K-car. The front wheel design also enabled the van to have low floor which made the caravan look spacious and gave the impression of being a station wagon. This is a huge attraction for many buyers whom would not have found the van comfortable to drive otherwise.

Technical specifications

Let us look at the specifications of the 2012 Grand Caravan. It is a 7-pasenger 5-door wagon offered with front engine layout and front –wheel-drive. It used the DOHC 3.6 L 24-valve engine with port fuel injection, and aluminium block and heads.  The engine disbursed 283hp at 6400 rpm and 260lb-ft torque at 4400 rpm. A six speed automatic with manual shifting was coupled to the engine. Its wheelbase was measured at 121.2 inches, length 202.8 inches, width 78.7 inches and height 67.9 inches.  Curb weight of the minivan was measured at 4694lb.

The CD results offered a timing of 7.9 seconds for the short sprint of 0-60mph and the 0-100mph was breached at 22.4 seconds. The vehicle was able to reach top gear in 4.1 seconds between 30-50mph and the quarter mile at 16.2 seconds speeding at 86mph. the Grand Caravan was able to reach a governor restricted speed of 113mph peak. Braking was at 189 feet coming down from 70-0mph. fuel economy for the Grand Caravan 17mpg on city and 25mpg on highway. The observed results for fuel economy however measured at 20mpg. The base price started from $30,830.

Options & Packages

The 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T is classified as a minivan but it had the distinction of being an R/T which puts it in the exclusive group of Road and Track performance fraternity of Chrysler. When it was released at the Chicago Auto show it was politely greeted by critics with doubts in their minds. It was also described as a man van by Chrysler which made the critics laugh with more gusto. But they soon saw the point and understood why it is called as a Man Van. When a family grows to a certain size the SUVs cannot accommodate the entire lot and only the minivans are left to ferry them around. The Grand Caravan suits the description well. The cosmetics offered to the Man Van aptly confirmed its masculinity. There were the exclusive 17/6.5 inches aluminium wheels and the grill and the side moldings in body color on the outside and there was also the new front spoiler to add. It was all macho with black shade in side which was aptly highlighted by stitching in red. Perforated leather decorated the power adjustable front seats which were supportive and comfortable. It also went to the steering wheel and the gear shifter sprouting from the dash.

The base model 2012 model starts from $23,830 but the R/T is rated at a base price of $30,830. The one that was tested had the $1360 media center, the $795 Entertainment Group and the $795 Driver Convenience Group making it a cumulative of $33,780.  It is a real bargain in the sphere of minivans. Only one trim level from the Honda Odyssey costs less than the base price of the Grand Caravan.

Fuel Economy

The 2014 model year Grand Caravan belongs to the fifth generation and was in production since 2008. This one is just offered with one body style and it has front-wheel-drive drivertrain. A Chrysler made 3.6 L Pentastar V-6 powers the minivan and its generates a meaty 283hp and 260 lb-ft torque that is distributed to the wheels via the six-speed automatic gearbox with manual shifting mode. The fuel economy has been rendered decent by this and you get an acceptable 17mpg in city roads and 25mpg on the highways. When a four way contest among the minivans was held the Chrysler Town & Country, the posh cousin of Grand Caravan displayed impressive dynamics though the Honda Odyssey beat it to the first place.

Safety

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Mechanically the grand caravans are identical thought the R/T has slightly enhanced features to the suspension to offer better drivability and the cosmetic renewals to lure the male customers. However it fails to add more power to the engine and the handling benefits offered by the rigid suspension is negated by the wimpy tires. The SE and SXT modes of the 2014 is available in the 30th anniversary edition package which has exclusive cabin treatment in black, Bluetooth, suede and leather on the SXTs, 30th anniversary badges etc and the Blacktop package also include mirror, headlamp bezels, unique wheels and grille treatment in black. The 2014 Dodge Grand caravan has been given a “Good” crashworthiness rating by the IIHS.

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Dodge Grand Caravan modifications:

All Dodge Grand Caravan years
modification price cylinder wheels doors width x length x height clearance

SE 3dr Minivan (1990 - 1997)

0$ 4 front wheel drive 3 76.8 x 199.6 x 68.5 5.4

3dr Minivan (1992 - 1997)

0$ 4 front wheel drive 3 76.8 x 199.6 x 68.5 5.4

ES 3dr Minivan (1992 - 1996)

0$ 6 front wheel drive 3 75.6 x 199.6 x 68.5 5.3

LE 3dr Minivan (1990 - 1996)

0$ 6 front wheel drive 3 75.6 x 199.6 x 68.5 5.3

LE 4dr Minivan AWD (1997 - 2000)

0$ 6 all wheel drive 4 76.8 x 199.6 x 68.5 5.4

SE 4dr Minivan AWD (1998 - 1999)

0$ 6 all wheel drive 4 76.8 x 199.6 x 68.7 5.4

4dr Minivan (1998 - 2000)

0$ 6 front wheel drive 4 76.8 x 199.6 x 68.5 5.4

LE 4dr Minivan (1997 - 2000)

0$ 6 front wheel drive 4 76.8 x 199.6 x 68.5 5.4

ES 4dr Minivan (1997 - 2000)

0$ 6 front wheel drive 4 76.8 x 199.6 x 68.5 5.4

ES 4dr Minivan AWD (1997 - 2000)

0$ 6 all wheel drive 4 76.8 x 199.6 x 68.5 5.4

SE 4dr Minivan (1998 - 2000)

0$ 6 front wheel drive 4 76.8 x 199.6 x 68.5 5.4

SE 3dr Minivan AWD (1991 - 1997)

0$ 6 all wheel drive 3 76.8 x 199.6 x 68.7 5.4

LE 3dr Minivan AWD (1991 - 1995)

0$ 6 all wheel drive 3 72.0 x 192.8 x 67.8 5.6

3dr Cargo Minivan (1990 - 1995)

0$ 6 front wheel drive 3 72.0 x 192.8 x 66.7 5.6

ES 3dr Minivan AWD (1992 - 1995)

0$ 6 all wheel drive 3 72.0 x 192.8 x 67.8

R/T 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A) (2011 - 2013)

29,995$ 6 front wheel drive 4 78.7 x 202.8 x 67.9 5.6

Mainstreet 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A) (2011)

25,845$ 6 front wheel drive 4 78.7 x 202.8 x 67.9 5.6

Crew 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A) (2011 - 2013)

28,795$ 6 front wheel drive 4 78.7 x 202.8 x 67.9 5.6

C/V 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A) (2011)

21,800$ 6 front wheel drive 4 78.7 x 202.8 x 67.9 5.6

Express 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A) (2011)

23,995$ 6 front wheel drive 4 78.7 x 202.8 x 67.9 5.6

Turbo 3dr Cargo Minivan (1990)

0$ 4 front wheel drive 3 72.2 x 190.5 x 64.7

American Value Package 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A) (2012 - 2013)

19,995$ 6 front wheel drive 4 78.7 x 202.8 x 67.9 5.6

SXT 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A) (2012 - 2013)

26,695$ 6 front wheel drive 4 78.7 x 202.8 x 67.9 5.6

ES Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A) (2001)

29,110$ 6 front wheel drive 4 76.6 x 200.5 x 68.9

EX Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A) (2001 - 2003)

25,840$ 6 front wheel drive 4 78.6 x 200.5 x 68.9 5.6

SE Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A) (2001 - 2003)

23,045$ 6 front wheel drive 4 78.6 x 200.5 x 68.9 5.6

ES AWD 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A) (2001 - 2003)

35,390$ 6 all wheel drive 4 78.6 x 200.5 x 68.9 5.6

Sport AWD 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A) (2001 - 2003)

31,995$ 6 all wheel drive 4 78.6 x 200.5 x 68.9 5.6

Sport Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A) (2001 - 2003)

28,195$ 6 front wheel drive 4 78.6 x 200.5 x 68.9 5.6

SXT 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 6A) (2009 - 2010)

27,160$ 6 front wheel drive 4 76.9 x 202.5 x 71.4 6.1

SE 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A) (2009 - 2010)

23,660$ 6 front wheel drive 4 76.9 x 202.5 x 68.9 6.1

C/V 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A) (2009 - 2010)

21,800$ 6 front wheel drive 4 76.9 x 202.5 x 68.9 5.1

C/V Fleet 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A) (2008)

21,880$ 6 front wheel drive 4 78.6 x 200.5 x 5.5

SXT 4dr Ext Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 6A) (2008)

27,730$ 6 front wheel drive 4 76.9 x 202.5 x 68.9 5.1

SE 4dr Ext Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A) (2005 - 2008)

22,520$ 6 front wheel drive 4 76.9 x 202.5 x 68.9 5.1

SXT 4dr Ext Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A) (2005 - 2007)

27,775$ 6 front wheel drive 4 78.6 x 200.5 x 68.9 5.5

C/V 4dr Ext Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A) (2006 - 2007)

21,240$ 6 front wheel drive 4 78.6 x 200.5 x 68.9 5.5

CV 4dr Ext Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A) (2005)

20,520$ 6 front wheel drive 4 78.6 x 200.5 x 68.8 5.4

Sport 4dr Minivan AWD (2000)

0$ 6 all wheel drive 4 76.8 x 199.6 x 68.5 5.4

eL Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A) (2002 - 2003)

23,865$ 6 front wheel drive 4 78.6 x 200.5 x 68.9 5.6

eL Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A) (2003)

24,200$ 6 front wheel drive 4 78.6 x 200.5 x 68.9 5.6

ES Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A) (2002 - 2003)

33,490$ 6 front wheel drive 4 78.6 x 200.5 x 68.9 5.6

CV Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A) (2003)

22,495$ 6 front wheel drive 4 78.6 x 200.5 x 68.9 5.6

3dr Cargo Minivan AWD (1991 - 1992)

0$ 6 all wheel drive 3 72.0 x 192.8 x 67.3

eX Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A) (2002)

26,210$ 6 front wheel drive 4 78.6 x 200.5 x 68.9 5.6

SXT AWD 4dr Ext Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A) (2004)

31,980$ 6 all wheel drive 4 78.6 x 200.5 x 68.9 5.6

SXT Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A) (2004)

29,655$ 6 front wheel drive 4 78.6 x 200.5 x 68.9 5.6

EX Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A) (2004)

26,545$ 6 front wheel drive 4 78.6 x 200.5 x 68.9 5.6

SXT Anniversary Edition Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A) (2004)

33,265$ 6 front wheel drive 4 78.6 x 200.5 x 68.9 5.6

CV Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A) (2004)

22,790$ 6 front wheel drive 4 78.6 x 200.5 x 68.9 5.6

SE Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A) (2004)

24,295$ 6 front wheel drive 4 78.6 x 200.5 x 68.9 5.6

Hero 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 6A) (2010)

25,160$ 6 front wheel drive 4 76.9 x 202.5 x 71.4 6.1

Crew 4dr Minivan (4.0L 6cyl 6A) (2010)

28,360$ 6 front wheel drive 4 76.9 x 202.5 x 71.4 6.1