Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Blacktop Review

Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Blacktop Review - Feel sorry for the picture of the Caravan Man. Always mocked and demonized, minivan responsibility for has about turned into a punch line, as though being in their nearness or being compelled to *gasp* drive one is something to be looked downward on. Ideally that tide will begin streaming the other route in short request – all things considered, the social contentions typically made against minivans can likewise be utilized at the to some degree trendier hybrids that moved into fill their domain. How about we go down the rundown – for the most part possessed and driven by females, check. Regularly populated with crowds of children and all their rubbish, check and check. Styled like a case, check. In view of a mid-to-full size car stage, check. Am I depicting a minivan or a hybrid? Precisely.

Dodge Grand Caravan

Dodge Grand Caravan



Shy of being out of form, there's nothing inalienably amiss with the Grand Caravan SXT envisioned here. There is bounty appropriate with it – a capable motor, stable and auto like taking care of, scads of room, stockpiling canisters, cubbyholes and seating setups, a not too bad stereo and a smooth, calm ride with a charging perspective of the street ahead. What's more, obviously, the cost $32,505 as tried. That is OK coin for any white collar class family, however it's as yet a ton less expensive than a correspondingly prepared Grand Cherokee, Durango, Explorer or Traverse.


Dodge Grand Caravan

Dodge Grand Caravan



All things considered, the $32 thousand spent toward this specific Caravan will get you touchscreen route through Chrysler's 430N headunit (in spite of the fact that, it must be stated, this specific unit is getting somewhat long in the tooth – the amazing 8.4" touchscreen discovered somewhere else in Chrysler's lineup can't come soon enough), a Blu-Ray framework with two screens, control sliding side entryways and back liftgate, Stow and Go seating, remote begin and different amenities.


Dodge Grand Caravan

Dodge Grand Caravan


The PentaStar 3.6-liter V6 and 6-speed auto pull twofold obligation here, easily wringing out 283 drive and 260 lb-ft with nary an indication of torque guide. It'll be fascinating to check whether one of the 8-or 9-speed automatics that Chrysler has begun dropping into some of its models advances toward the Caravan later on, since the 6-speed, while equipped for conveying a 25 mpg rating on the interstate, can get stumbled up now and again and winds up conveying your rigging change with an unceremonious thump.


Dodge Grand Caravan

While its style cred might be questionable to a few and nonexistent to others, the Grand Caravan's useful abilities are unchallenged. The vanishing demonstration Stow and Go seating is as yet the best in the business, giving a space sufficiently huge to live in when all seats are under floor (which I really endeavored two or three years back, there's a review on this site for those intrigued). Maybe if the hybrid pattern ever begins to melt away, individuals will understand that Dodge has been building the better mousetrap from the start.


2014 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 


Base cost: $27,690 

Cost as tried: $32,505 

Alternatives on test auto: Blacktop Package ($595), UConnect Hands-Free Group ($540), Security Group ($395), Dual Rear Screen DVD/Blu-Ray Player ($2,490), UConnect 430N Navigation System ($795) 

Powertrain: 3.6-liter V6 motor, 6-speed programmed transmission – 283 hp/260 lb-ft torque 

S:S:L-watched efficiency: 22.0 mpg

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