Used Dodge Grand Caravan
The Dodge Caravan made its debut on the market in 1984 and is now in its fifth generation. This passenger minivan is a great choice for a used vehicle. The caravan has been made with both a short wheelbase and a long wheelbase. The long wheelbase is the Grand Caravan. Since their entrance onto the market, Chrysler minivans have outsold all other minivans on the market. The Dodge Caravan is available in two trims: SE and SXT. It can carry up to seven passengers and has second-row stow n’ go seats. The optional swivel n’ go optional seating system that features second-row seats that can rotate to face the third row. Because of their market presence and continued popularity, a used Dodge Caravan is a great option for a buyer looking to stay within a budget while driving a vehicle of proven quality.
2015-2017 Dodge Grand Caravan
A new Plus Package added enhanced trim and features to certain models of the Dodge Grand Caravan this year. Buyers were still able to choose from AVP, SE, SXT, and R/T packages.
In 2015, there was a small model update in the SE, SE Plus, SXT, and GT models. The 6.5” touchscreen became standard. The 2017 Grand Caravan model gets 17 city/ 25 highway miles with a fuel tank capacity of 20 gallons. The cargo volume is 33 cu ft. and 143.8 cu. Ft. with the seat area. In 2017, the Dodge Grand Caravan still holds strong in a class that it created as it offers excellent versatility, loads of features, and an entry price that other minivans do not come close to.
2014 Dodge Grand Caravan
One of the biggest changes this year was the introduction of three new packages: The American Value Package, The Backtop Package, and The 30th Anniversary Edition. The Blacktop Package came with 17-inch polished aluminum wheels with gloss black pockets, a gloss black grille, black headlamp bezels, an all-black interior, unique black cloth seats and door panels with silver accent stitching, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. There were 6 body colors to choose from: Granite Crystal, Billet Silver, Brilliant Black, Maximum Steel, Redline Red, and Bright White. The “30th Anniversary edition” came equipped with 17-inch polished aluminum wheels with satin carbon pockets, bright chrome roof rack, fog lamps, automatic headlamps, special 30th anniversary badging, power 10-way driver seat, and bright chrome accents throughout. 2014 also saw the introduction of the Safety Group with automatic start and security alarm. At the time, the AVP model was the most affordable minivan on the market.
Dodge Grand Caravan 2012-2013
In 2012, a new trim style called “AVP” was introduced and advanced features that were not previously available for the “SE”, like the touch navigation panel, were now available on that Dodge Grand Caravan Model. The front logo design was also changed this year to match the rest of the Dodge lineup. In 2013, the “AVP” trim starting MSRP was 1,000 lower than it was in 2012.
2011 Dodge Grand Caravan
Mid-cycle the Grand Caravan was refreshed during this year. Major changes were made in both functionality and style. The suspension was re-tuned, and the Grand Caravan got a larger front sway bar and new rear sway bar, increased rear roll center height, adjusted spring rates, a new steering gear, a revived front static camber setting, and a lowered ride height. These changes dramatically improved the handling in the Dodge Grand Caravan. Former engines were replaced by the new Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 with six-speed automatic transmission, which was now the only option for the Grand Caravan. Fuel efficiency was improved with the introduction of a push button Fuel Economizer button that adjusts shift timing for reduced fuel consumption. A reduction in the van’s ride height created lower-rolling-resistance tires and a drag reducing roof spoiler also improved fuel efficiency on the Dodge Grand Caravan. The Grand Caravan also got an exterior upgrade with a new “double-crosshair” grille on the front in addition to a multitude of other exterior upgrades.
In 2011, Dodge rolled out the R/T package option that was targeted towards people who used to drive sports cars before they had children. Interior trim was also updated. Extra sound installation, acoustic glass, new seats, softer-touch surfaces, LED ambient lighting, and halogen projector headlights.
2008-2010 Dodge Grand Caravan
In 2008, minivans made a few advances, one of which was the first six-speed automatic in a minivan. For 2009, Chrysler added blind spot monitoring and rear cross path systems. 2008 also saw a rethought interior and the new swivel n’ go arrangement. In fact, most of the changes that occurred during these years were to the interior-mainly to the seating and comfort areas.
Entertainment features now included a DVD support with a multimedia system to entertain the kids in the back and prevent distracting the driver from the road. The Dodge Grand Caravan also had 35 new features onboard compared to the previous generation models and was available in two models: the SE and SXT. Powertrain choices were limited to only four alternatives, from a 3.3-liter V6 up to a 4-liter V6, all of them with automatic 6-speed transmissions. This generation was not available with an all-wheel-drive system. In 2010, the Dodge Grand Caravan received a five-star (top safety) rating in several categories: front impact driver and passenger, side impact driver, and side impact rear passenger.