As one of the first minivans in the United States, the Dodge Caravan has had over 30 years of experience on American highways and neighborhood streets. The Caravan has a long history of innovations such as the first minivan with driver’s side airbags (1991) and dual front airbags (1994). It was the first minivan to ever meet the 1998 U.S. federal safety standards back in 1994. Later models include a driver’s side sliding door, all-wheel drive, and, in the most recent models, foldable Stow ‘N Go second and third-row seats that allow for maximum storage space and seating configuration options. This offers excellent versatility whether your cargo is human, dog, or from the hardware store (but don't put the dog in the storage bins.
The current Grand Caravan comes in four different models, with an MSRP starting at $19,995. If technology and extras excite you then the Grand Caravan is eager to please. It comes equipped with power windows and exterior mirrors, power door locks with remote keyless entry, LED tailgates, audio jack input for mobile devices, and steering wheel mounted audio controls. Some current models include technology upgrades like triple-zone automatic climate control, rear privacy glass, floor console with cup holders (tailgate seating), and an upgraded sound system. Need something more? Select models also feature a dual-screen Blu-ray or DVD-based system with 9-inch VGA dual video screens, two wireless infrared headphones, a remote control, an HDMI connection, and two rear USB ports to ensure that even the fussiest of passengers can remain entertained no matter how long the ride. Add a 238-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission, and you may be surprised to find that what is under the hood is just as exciting as what is in the cabin, ensuring every member of the family can enjoy the ride.
Other features include delay-off headlights, front reading lights, outside temperature display, trip computer, rear window defroster, and low tire pressure warning.
Dodge Grand Caravan Safety Ratings
The Grand Caravan’s source of pride lies with over 55 standard and available security, technology, and safety features, including 7 standard airbags. For peace of mind for even your littlest passengers, the Grand Caravan features child seat anchors, a child protection door lock system, and an observation mirror so all of their antics can be within view whenever you need them to be. Blind spot monitors and a rear camera to help you see when parking or backing up are also available as options.
Other safety features include 4-wheel disc brakes, panic alarm, traction control, perimeter approach lights, and anti-whiplash front head restraints. In addition to its long history of piling up awards, more recently the Grand Caravan was awarded the Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in 2013.