Passenger Van, 4 doors, 7 seats, front wheel drive, 83.3 cu.ft. storage, air conditioning,
The limitless functionality of the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan, however, is just about enough to convert even the most vocal anti-minivan protestors among us, including my husband.
Our week with the Grand Caravan started with him joking and jesting relentlessly about how hot I looked driving the kids around in the minivan. But by the end of the week — after he drove it with a load including the two of us, all three of our kids and their tall teenage cousin and grandpa to a birthday dinner — he was eating his words. “How much is this van again?” he was asking sheepishly. “Wow — you get a lot of space for the money. … I could see us having one of these — you know, just as a third car for hauling the whole family.”
The Grand Caravan hasn’t changed much since the 2011 model year, though this year’s base price is a sweet $3,000 lower. Who doesn’t like that? See both model years side by side here. The Grand Caravan I drove was the SXT, but the Grand Caravan also comes in three other trim levels: SE, Crew and R/T. See them all compared here.