Chrysler’s legendary minivan was the first of it’s kind and there’s also one one of the few remaining minivans after many manufacturers switched to crossover platform. Introduced for 1984 the Chrysler minivan lineup consisted of the Dodge Caravan, Plymouth Voyager and Chrysler town and country. The minivan offers room for seven passengers with additional room for cargo. the current fifth generation 2018 Dodge Grand debuted for 2008 model year but has received upgrades for both 2011 and 2014 model years.
The front end begins with manually powered halogen headlamps, they sit on the sides of the iconic four-vented front frill finished with chrome accenting. The front bumper includes a wide center air dam while the side mirrors are finished in color matching caps with black accents they are fully powered, heated and are manually foldable. It feature 17-inch carbon aluminium rims wrapped with 22565 tires and anti-lock heavy-duty discs. At the rear end the taillamps are finished with LED technology and a singe exhaust.
On the inside of the new 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan a ton of safety features are available like dual front airbags, front seat mounted airbags, side curtain airbags and a drivers knee airbag as standard safety equipment. The second row offers room for two persons with a lot of space second row curtain airbags are also included. The third row offers room for three persons third row curtain airbags are also included. Both front seat are coated in cloth an are manually adjustable. It also features a onboard vacuum cleaner which is very good.
Under the bonnet of this superb minivan is a 3.6-liter DOHC 24-valve V-6 with aluminum block and heads which is able to produce 283 horsepower at 6.400 rpm and 260 pound feet of toque at 4400 rpm. This car is available with front-wheel drive only. And with six-speed automatic with manual shifting mode. EPA fuel economy estimates are 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. This minivan can accelerate surprisingly fat from 0 to 60 in 7.9 seconds. Top speed is also good 113 miles per hour.
2018 Dodge Grand Caravan Price
The price of this 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan is starting at $22,790 for the base trim level and goes up to $31,990 for the top trim. This car is ranked sixth in the minivan segment and main competitors are: Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, Chrysler Town & Country, Kia Sedona, Mazda Mazda 5 and Nissan Quest.