2018 Dodge Grand Caravan Van

City L/100 km:
13.7
Highway L/100 km:
9.4

Actual rating will vary with options, driving conditions, habits and vehicle condition.

2018 Dodge Grand Caravan Van Overview

The standard features of the Dodge Grand Caravan CVP/SXT include Pentastar 3.6L V-6 283hp engine, 6-speed multi-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st, 2nd and 3rd row overhead airbag, driver knee airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, air conditioning, 17" steel wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, electronic stability.

2018 Dodge
Grand Caravan Van

Starting at: $30,945

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Specifications

  • Air conditioning
  • Front dual zone A/C
  • Speed control
  • Power windows
  • 1-touch down
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Illuminated entry
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Telescoping steering wheel
  • Driver vanity mirror
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Front beverage holders
  • Rear beverage holders
  • Overhead console
  • Driver door bin
  • Passenger door bin
  • Approach angle - 13 deg
  • Departure angle - 18 deg
  • Ground clearance (min) - 142mm (5.6")
  • Ramp breakover angle - 14 deg
  • AM/FM radio
  • CD player
  • MP3 decoder
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Speakers - 4
  • Basic warranty - 36 months/60,000km
  • Powertrain warranty - 60 months/100,000km
  • Corrosion perforation warranty - 60 months/160,000km
  • Roadside assistance coverage - 60 months/100,000km
  • Max seating capacity - 7
  • Front seats - bucket
  • Driver seat mounted armrest
  • Passenger seat mounted armrest
  • Rear seats - bench
  • 3rd row seats - split-bench
  • Reclining 3rd row seat
  • Engine displacement - 3.6 L
  • Engine horsepower - 283hp @ 6,400RPM
  • Engine torque - 260 lb.-ft. @ 4,400RPM
  • Engine bore x stroke - 96.0mm x 83.0mm (3.78" x 3.27")
  • Compression ratio - 10.20 to 1
  • Curb weight - 2,050kg (4,519lbs)
  • GVWR - 2,744kg (6,049lbs)
  • Towing capacity - 1,633kg (3,600lbs)
  • Exterior length - 5,151mm (202.8")
  • Exterior body width - 1,998mm (78.7")
  • Exterior height - 1,725mm (67.9")
  • Wheelbase - 3,078mm (121.2")
  • Turning radius - 6.0m (19.6')
  • Front legroom - 1,034mm (40.7")
  • Rear legroom - 941mm (37.1")
  • 3rd row legroom - 959mm (37.7")
  • Front headroom - 1,012mm (39.8")
  • Rear headroom - 939mm (36.9")
  • 3rd row headroom - 963mm (37.9")
  • Front hiproom - 1,485mm (58.5")
  • Rear hiproom - 1,646mm (64.8")
  • 3rd row hiproom - 1,238mm (48.7")
  • Front shoulder room - 1,619mm (63.7")
  • Rear shoulder room - 1,643mm (64.7")
  • 3rd row shoulder room - 1,575mm (62.0")
  • Passenger volume - 4,630L (163.5 cu.ft.)
  • Interior cargo volume - 934 L (33 cu.ft.)
  • Interior maximum cargo volume - 4,072 L (144 cu.ft.)
  • Rear cargo - liftgate
  • Power door mirrors
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Spoiler
  • Bumpers - body-colour
  • Bodyside mouldings
  • Trailer sway control
  • Engine litres - 3.6
  • Cylinder configuration - V-6
  • Horsepower - 283hp @ 6,400RPM
  • Torque - 260 lb.-ft. @ 4,400RPM
  • Number of valves - 24
  • Variable valve control
  • Sequential multi-point fuel injection
  • Engine location - front
  • Recommended fuel - Regular Unleaded
  • Block heater
  • Transmission - multi-speed automatic
  • Mode select transmission
  • Manual-shift auto - AUTOSTICK
  • Drive type - front-wheel
  • Fuel economy combined - 11.8L/100 km
  • Fuel tank capacity - 75.0L
  • Fuel economy city - 13.7L/100 km
  • Fuel economy highway - 9.4L/100 km
  • 4 wheel disc brakes
  • ABS brakes
  • Brake assist
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Dual front side impact airbags
  • Overhead airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Occupant sensing airbag
  • Panic alarm
  • Perimeter/approach lights
  • Ignition disable
  • Electronic stability
  • Traction control
  • Anti-whiplash front head restraints
  • Adjustable head restraints - driver and passenger w/tilt
  • Front wheel independent suspension
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Power steering
  • Front tires - 225/65HR17.0
  • Rear tires - 225/65HR17.0
  • Wheel size - 17"
  • Delay-off headlights
  • Variably intermittent wipers
  • Rear window wiper
  • Rear window defroster
  • Front reading lights
  • Display - analog
  • Tachometer
  • Outside temperature display
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Trip computer

Trims

  MSRP Engine Transmission City/Hwy L/100 km
CVP/SXT 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan Van CVP/SXT Search New $30,945   283-hp 3.6L 6-cyl  multi-speed auto  14 / 9  
Crew 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan Van Crew Search New $40,745   283-hp 3.6L 6-cyl  multi-speed auto  14 / 9  
GT 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan Van GT Search New $45,945   283-hp 3.6L 6-cyl  multi-speed auto  14 / 9  

Reviews

Driving Impression

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Acceleration from the strong V6 engine is admirable, sufficient to propel the Grand Caravan with a sense of authority. The 6-speed automatic shifts promptly, not often impeded by annoying gear-hunting. The engine is well-muted, as if it’s actually some distance away from the minivan occupants. At times, hard acceleration can cause the steering wheel to pull toward one side.

Unfortunately, that impressive powertrain cannot overcome the Grand Caravan’s lumpy ride quality, stemming from its firm suspension and a weak overall structure.

The firm ride seems to transmit pavement flaws right into the cabin’s trim pieces. Don’t be surprised to hear a periodic rattle from interior fittings. On the other hand, even when traversing rough terrain, sounds from the outside world are commendably subdued.

Grand Caravan fuel economy is beaten by newer designs such as the Chrysler Pacifica and Honda Odyssey. Grand Caravan is EPA-rated at 17/25 mpg City/Highway, or 20 mpg Combined.

Walk Around

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A relic, the Grand Caravan has been around in its current form for a decade. Only a glanced is needed to realize that basic fact. Rounded corners and mild curves cannot conceal the basic slab-sided design.

Although Dodge’s elder minivan looks somewhat narrow, it’s almost 79 inches wide. As a result, it doesn’t exactly qualify as lithe in urban driving. Steel wheels on the base SE trim level look especially dreary. On other trim levels, aluminum wheels come in a trio of possible colors.

Interior Overview

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Not only does the cabin appear humdrum, lacking in imaginative design, its materials tend to look and feel cheap, if not tawdry. Soft-touch plastic elements are fitted onto door tops and the dashboard. Just about everywhere else, the interior comes across as thoroughly low-budget.

Most controls are grouped within a tall center stack, which includes several pockets. From the front seat, outward visibility is good, and occupants can choose from a variety of seat-adjustment positions.

The Stow ‘n Go seats are a standout feature, available for the second and third rows. As their name suggests, they stow away neatly when not needed, providing impressively flexible space.

Both second- and third-row seats are overly firm. Only SE trim level comes equipped with a second-row bench. The otherwise-standard captain’s chairs are thinly padded, not ideal for long journeys.

In the third row, a three-place bench can be tumbled right into the cargo floor, which is admirably flat, long, and wide. The tracks from the third row can poke and damage some cargoes, but this can be addressed by putting floor mats on tope of them.

Summary

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Despite its demerits, including weak safety scores, the Grand Caravan does offer quite a bit for its value-focused price. Discounted prices shouldn’t be hard to find. Still, topping the Grand Caravan in spaciousness, the far more modern Pacifica also earns greater safety scores and is substantially better-equipped. Especially in base trim, the Grand Caravan has quite a meager standard-equipment list.

Driving impressions by Andrew Ganz, The Car Connection. James M. Flammang contributed to this report.

Model Lineup

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Grand Caravan SE ($25,995) comes with seven-passenger seating, three-row power windows, keyless entry, heated power mirrors, Stow ‘n Go third-row seat, a rearview camera, a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and 17-inch steel wheels. Bluetooth connectivity is part of a Uconnect Handsfree option package. All Grand Caravans can get rear-seat DVD entertainment with a 9.0-inch screen. SE Plus ($28,695) includes the Handsfree package, premium cloth upholstery, second-row Stow ‘n Go seating, alloy wheels, and a Blacktop appearance package. Captain’s chairs substitute for a bench in the second row.

Grand Caravan SXT ($31,395) adds leather upholstery, a power driver’s seat, automatic headlights, foglamps, power sliding doors, remote start, a roof rack, and gray alloy wheels. Options include heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and Garmin in-dash navigation.

Grand Caravan GT ($34,395) features heated leather seats in the first and second rows, nine-speaker audio, three-zone automatic temperature control, navigation, a performance suspension, and monochromatic exterior. Optional only for the GT, a Safety Sphere package includes blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. (Prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge.)

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* Prices in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia represent the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price ("MSRP") minus current incentives and include air conditioning charge, freight ($1,400-$1,595), OMVIC/AMVIC fee, tire levy (where applicable), dealer-installed options, accessories, pre-delivery, administration charges and other retailer charges and exclude taxes, license, insurance and other applicable fees. Prices in Quebec represent the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price minus current incentives and include freight ($1,400-$1,595). Prices in Quebec exclude only license, insurance, duties on new tires ($15) and taxes which will be required at time of purchase and may not include dealer-installed options and accessories. In the rest of Canada, Prices represent the MSRP minus current incentives and exclude air conditioning charge, freight ($1,400-$1,595), taxes, license, insurance and other applicable fees and may not include dealer-installed options, accessories, pre-delivery, administration charges and other retailer charges. Incentives may vary from time to time and may vary considerably by model, trim and engine option selected.

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