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 is offered with a commemorative trim package that includes badging, special paint, and unique 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 Town & Country 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.