A hammer may not be the most elegant tool, but it was designed with the utmost purpose and gets the job done time and again. The same can be said of the 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan. It forgoes the over-stylized designs of its rivals in favor of a clean, boxy exterior that prioritizes function over form—and that's what families value most.
Although the minivan is no longer a novel concept, the Grand Caravan still shines as it packs an incredible amount of utility into a powerful, affordable, and safe package. The seven-seat Grand Caravan is available in four trim levels with a starting price of $25,995.* The entry-level SE model includes such standard features as tri-zone climate control, Stow 'n Go® Seating and Storage System, and six-speaker audio system with a 6.5-inch touchscreen display.
Moving up to the SE Plus, SXT, and top-of-the-line GT trims considerably expands the Grand Caravan’s list of convenience and technology features with the Uconnect® system, remote engine start, eight-way power driver and front-row passenger seating, navigation, and more.
The Perfect Ride for…
Families, church groups, garage bands, and anybody else who needs to transport a large group at a great price. The Grand Caravan remains an affordable proposition even at its most handsomely equipped, and even base models deliver a surprisingly robust features list—especially with the addition of a standard touchscreen and rearview camera for 2018. The practical but comfortable interior also ensures that you and your passengers will enjoy the ride in this popular people-mover.
Drive & Handling
Dodge keeps things simple with a single Grand Caravan powertrain option. Buyers get a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, which produces 283 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. It drives the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission.
A naturally aspirated V6 may seem out of place in today’s world of tiny turbocharged four-cylinder engines, but the Grand Caravan proves pretty fuel efficient with an EPA rating of 20 mpg combined (17 mpg city, 25 mpg highway).**
In addition to its capable engine and impressive fuel economy, the 2018 Grand Caravan can tow up to 3,600 pounds when properly equipped. Hauling a trailer or a pair of water toys to the lake just got a lot easier.
Intelligent Storage Options
The Grand Caravan makes it easy to transport all your gear along with your crew. With the Stow 'n Go® seating folded flat, there’s more than 140 cubic feet of storage space. Available Super Stow 'n Go® provides an additional 12 cubic feet of hidden storage space, while the available overhead bin offers convenient storage for passengers. An optional Super Console is also available, offering four cup holders, two power outlets, and covered storage.
Available Uconnect® Navigation
Enjoy peace of mind on your next adventure. The Uconnect® system offers convenient turn-by-turn voice directions and touchscreen menus to get you to your destination with ease.
If a full-sized minivan isn’t the right fit, there’s the 2018 Dodge Journey. A handsome and practical family crossover, the 2018 Journey comes with an optional third row if you’re looking to haul around the kids and all their friends. Alternatively, the 2018 Dodge Durango is a more aggressive take on the family SUV, channeling some of the spirit of Dodge’s muscle cars and, (in the form of an available HEMI® V8), some of their substance. Learn more about Dodge’s crossover, SUV, and minivan options at Parkway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram today.
*MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.
**EPA-estimated mpg. Actual mileage may vary.
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