Pros: Unmatched passenger and cargo versatility; decent range of trim levels and optional features; affordable base prices
Cons: Lackluster handling and road holding; interior trimmings aren’t as upscale as competitive minivans; large turning radius hampers close-quarter maneuverability
CG Says: In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan offers a commemorative trim package that includes badging, special paint, and black interior trim. The Dodge Grand Caravan and related Chrysler Town & Country continue to set the class standard for cargo flexibility. Grand Caravan doesn’t have the luxury bent of its sibling, but its durable interior materials and lower pricing are appealing in their own rights. It might not have the outstanding ride/handling combination of the Honda Odyssey or the Toyota Sienna’s available all-wheel drive, but Grand Caravan might have the best overall balance of the primary attributes that are most attractive to minivan shoppers. Its overall excellence should earn it a top spot on your shopping list.