2011 Dodge Grand Caravan
Review, Prices, Comparisons, Pictures
Major design changes in the construction of the car body has resulted in a much quieter, less creaky riding experience. The 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan has a much improved handling quality over its predecessors, and can be considered for daily commuting. The new 3.6L engine is markedly better in both acceleration and fuel economy. And there is now a softer, passenger-friendly interior as well as a revamped central console that is easy to navigate.
The Grand Caravan is available in four distinct trim levels, from the Base Cargo version to the upgrade Express and Mainstreet Passenger styles, and the luxurious Crew Passenger trim. All deliver a very respectable 17mpg city and 25mpg highway fuel efficiency. A 5-year, 100,000 mile engine and power train warranty is included with all Grand Caravans.
Many of the features remain unchanged from 2010; the body style is essentially the same, as are the dimensions of the vehicle. The interior, although constructed of some new materials, has approximately the same volume. The second row seating now folds directly into the floor for added cargo room. The uplevel trims have a greater number of optional equipment, as well as larger wheels; 16-inch on the Express, 16-inch aluminum on the Mainstreet, and 17-inch aluminum wheels on the Crew Passenger. The Grand Caravan has a base sticker price of about $21,800, and this figure ranges upward to approximately $34,000 for a fully loaded Crew Passenger trim.
As minivans go, the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan is not only affordable when considering all of the installed standard features, but contains a level of luxuriousness and comfort absent in years past. With its new engine, better handling, and smooth acceleration, the 2011 model can easily be placed into a new category of vehicle; a mixture of style and power usually reserved for the more expensive competitors.