Vehicle Spotlight on Dodge Van Caravan

More and more families are in the market for a minivan. You can find a large selection of minivans at Car Credit’s four Tampa Bay locations. Be sure to shop Car Credit first for your new family vehicle.

If you need a vehicle with maximum versatility, space, and room to grow, the modern minivan—particularly the Dodge Van Caravan—is challenging to beat. This hardworking minivan, designed to ride like a car while consuming less fuel, easily handles various family duties and other needs, and it has more room than most crossovers.

Dodge Van Caravan Offers Attractive Features

This minivan has a genuinely impressive list of standard features you won’t find on the average base model. You get the whole package, from the advanced capability to entertainment, comfort, and convenience features.

  • Capability

The Dodge Grand Caravan American Value Package includes a standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine with 283 horsepower and 25 highway miles per gallon. You also get a six-speed automatic transmission with Autostick, a 20-gallon fuel tank, and a towing capacity of up to 3,600 pounds.

  • Entertainment

Steering-wheel audio controls for the Uconnect entertainment system help you keep your focus on driving, and optional features like SiriusXM Satellite Radio and Uconnect Web by Mopar will improve on an already excellent experience.

  • Comfort

Low-back bucket seats keep you comfortable, and the 2nd-row bench and 3rd-row 60/40 Stow’n Go Bench make it simple to configure your space for whatever you need to bring with you. Dual-zone temperature control makes it simple to create a pleasant environment in the cabin.

  • Convenience

12-volt DC front and rear power outlets, a convenient overhead console, power windows with a driver’s one-touch down feature, tinted windows, and a rearview day/night mirror are among the convenience features.

  • Safety

Safety features include electronic stability control (especially useful in the winter when paired with snow tires), advanced multistage front airbags, sliding door alert warning, speed control, and trailer sway damping when towing.

How good is it?

If sales figures are any indication, it appears to be very good. The Dodge Grand Caravan has been around for decades, refined for each generation, and it is, by far, the best-selling minivan.

The vehicle’s size, space, features, and adaptability are its main selling points. Recent-model Grand Caravans will also include a 3.6-liter V6 engine, remote start, power sliding doors, a motorized tailgate, a heated steering wheel, a sunroof, rear-seat entertainment consoles, premium audio systems, multi-zone climate control (on some models), and enough storage bins, compartments, cup holders, power outlets, and media hookups to keep the whole family organized, connected, and charged up on the go. It’s hard to imagine a more family-friendly vehicle.

The Stow ‘n Go seats can flip, fold into the floor, or exit the vehicle entirely, transforming it from a people mover to a cargo carrier in an instant. Besides family transportation, many owners use their Grand Caravan as a work truck, delivery vehicle, pet hauler, camping headquarters, mobile office, and other things. Even pack rats will find a place to keep everything.

How does it operate?

The long wheelbase of the Grand Caravan adds smoothness and stability while stretching out the cabin to make room for three rows of seats. Its suspension and ride are well-suited to long-distance driving, but it also performs well on rougher roads. Drivers can anticipate a commanding driving position with a beautiful forward view—a vantage point that inspires confidence without towering over the road.

Adaptive cruise control, a backup camera, stability control, automatic high beams, and a pre-collision warning system are among the advanced safety features available on the minivan. If equipped, Rear Cross Path Detection warns drivers of approaching vehicles as they reverse out of a parking space or into a laneway. When younger drivers begin to borrow the family vehicle, features like these give parents confidence and peace of mind.

The Appealing Exterior

This Dodge minivan is designed for utility but has a friendly, appealing exterior design. It’s designed to transport you, your gear, and your family wherever you need to go in the city, but it’s also tough enough to work in the country or anywhere in between.

The Stow N Place® roof rack system provides additional storage if the spacious interior isn’t enough, allowing your camping gear or canoe to be stored without interfering with passengers. If you need to get in and out of the car quickly, a one-button power sliding side-door system makes it simple to open doors without putting down the items you’re carrying. For the elderly or others with mobility issues, this means no more struggling to swing a door open and then have to slam it shut.

The same convenience extends to the rear door, where a one-touch power liftgate allows you to easily access the rear storage without struggling or setting things down. This handy storage aid can avoid getting your hands dirty or leaving fingerprints on your door.

Technological Progress

The Dodge Grand Caravan also includes the modern technology that people expect. A super console has outlets for charging devices and easy access to drinks. A multimedia center is built with infotainment options on a 6.5″ touchscreen, radio and navigation options, and more advanced features such as an optional SiriusXM satellite radio subscription and a hard drive with 28 GB storage capacity.

There’s also an overhead screen that can show a movie that’s being played to keep rear passengers entertained, or for more advanced entertainment, HDMI outputs to plug in devices—like game machines—and play on the go.

An Award-Winning Car From a Great Dealership

For the past 35 years, the Dodge Grand Caravan has won numerous awards, most notably for its engine.

The 3.6L Pentastar VVT V6 Engine powering the Dodge Grand Caravan has won the coveted Wards Auto Top 10 Engine award three times. Other awards for cost efficiency have been given, such as the Kelly Blue Book 5-Year Cost To Own award, which is given to the vehicle with the lowest projected ownership costs after purchase.

If you’re looking for a vehicle that can accommodate many passengers and a large amount of storage, look no farther than the Dodge Grand Caravan.

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