2017 Dodge Grand Caravan

Pros: Passenger and cargo versatility; 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: The Dodge Grand Caravan returns for 2017. With the introduction of the Chrysler Pacifica minivan, FCA dropped the Chrysler Town & Country. However, Caravan production continues for at least another year as a low-cost alternative to the more modern and luxurious Pacifica. Grand Caravan’s durable interior materials and low pricing are appealing in their own rights. Grand Caravan still has excellent cargo flexibility. 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 and low price should earn it a spot on your shopping list.

The Facts
Class Minivan
Body Style(s) Minivan
Passenger Count 7
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Dodge
Nation of Manufacture Canada
Base Prices SE: $24,495
SE Plus: $27,695
SXT: $30,395
GT: $33,395

Base Engine
3.6-liter V6
Horsepower
283
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
17
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25