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Over time, the Grand Caravan has lost some features, like all-wheel drive and manual transmissions and turbocharging, while it's gained others, such as fold-away seats and dual sliding side doors.
It's also lost a couple of stablemates: both the Plymouth Voyager and later the Chrysler Voyager, and now the Chrysler Town & Country, have passed into the history books.
Today's Grand Caravan remains one of the most flexible, and most affordable, family haulers available though its safety scores have sagged.
Today's Dodge Grand Caravan
In 2008, Chrysler updated the minivans with more upright styling, which seemed to be more appropriate for the Dodge Grand Caravan. A flex-fuel version that could run on E85 fuel was added, and a new Swivel 'N Go option added a picnic table and rotating seats to the popular minivan-though that option proved unpopular and was later dropped. The short-wheelbase Caravan disappeared with the new generation-replaced by the crossover-like Dodge Journey instead-and the new vans were saddled with a plasticky, inexpensive-looking interior as Chrysler struggled to avoid bankruptcy. Stability control became standard, along with curtain airbags; options included satellite radio and TV, provided by Sirius. Three V-6 engines made up the engine lineup, and a new six-speed automatic joined the powertrain roster.
For the 2011 model year, the Dodge Grand Caravan continued to resonate with families on the go, more than 25 years after the minivan first rolled out of showrooms. Chrysler's new owner Fiat gave it a new interior with much nicer finishes than that of the 2008-2010 models, plus a new 283-horsepower V-6 coupled to a six-speed automatic—which became the only powertrain. Safety features and flexible seating continued to lead the class of minivans, and it was awarded almost perfect crash-test scores. Mild handling and sheet metal updates were less dramatic. Fuel economy approached best in class, at 17 mpg city, 25 mpg highway.
Through the 2012 model year, Chrysler built a version of the Dodge minivan for VW, which sold it as the Routan. The Routan was basically a rebadged Grand Caravan with mid-level equipment but no Stow n' Go second-row seating. It's since been discontinued.
The Grand Caravan was largely unchanged from 2011 to 2015. In 2013, the Grand Caravan added an optional entertainment system with Blu-Ray compatibility and with two separate screens that let rear-seat passengers watch two different video programs. The 2015 model year brought only a few minor packaging changes with value in mind.
Chrysler introduced its new minivan at the 2016 Detroit auto show as the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. For 2017, the Dodge Grand Caravan remains on sale as a lower-priced alternative, offered in four basic configurations. It is expected to end its long run after the 2017 model year.
Grand Caravan history
First conceived for Ford as early as the 1970s, the original Voyager and Caravan were moved across town to Chrysler and unveiled as 1984 models. Those two short-wheelbase vans would be considered compact cars today, based as they were on front-wheel-drive K-Car underpinnings, but a car-sized vehicle with the practicality and volume of a traditional van proved an instant hit with consumers—especially those with families. Early models were powered by four-cylinder engines, with the powertrain lineup soon expanding to turbo fours and V-6s as well. They came mostly with three- and four-speed automatic transmissions, though some of those early Caravans were built with four- and five-speed manual gearboxes.
Despite what now seems incredibly primitive equipment—no airbags, no anti-lock brakes, no rear-seat entertainment, no power doors or hatch— the first minivans offered three rows of seating for up to seven occupants, and a single sliding door on the passenger side that made access to back-seat kids easier for parents in parking lots. A long-wheelbase Grand Caravan variant joined the range in 1987, and a small number of cargo-panel bodies were sold as Ram commercial vans as well.What does uc next to 5g mean? What does static mean in java? What does the term marketing meaning? Raw tips how to use? What is symbiosis? When did tips become a standard? What does rofl stand for? 92 tips and tricks on how to talk to anyone? What is my address? What state is ga? How to do tricks in musically? What does ching chong mean? What is the meaning of resides? What is the meaning of a four-firm concentration ratio of 60 percent? What does que mean in english? what happened to hamburger helper How to do shadow work? How do you do tricks in skylanders superchargers? What is the meaning of where is the love? What does anr mean? How to do finger tricks on a rubik's cube? What does poquito mean in spanish? Pearson vue tricks said exam result on hold what does it mean? What wrist does a woman wear a watch? Movie where group of friends at school play tricks on each other thriller older movie? how to get rid of notification helper popup What is the meaning of gasolina by daddy yankee? How to view text messages on icloud? Tips on how to play nova? what is the hebrew name for god us my helper How to stop fire alarm from beeping? Mom who tricks their son into getting them pregnant? How to kill weeds naturally? What is meaning of white roses? How to talk to a girl? What does open ground mean? What is an uncle tom? how do i make sure the service facility is filled in therapist helper How long does it take for herpes to show up? How to watch usa basketball? How to pop a blister? What is the meaning behind tlc waterfalls? What does kremlin mean? What are female cats called? How to survive game tips and tricks? how to view my helper bee profile online What does viable mean? What does beseech mean? joomla component how to add a helper What is the meaning of the latin word fetus? What does leave of absence mean? What is the meaning of sheeeesh? What does pmo stand for? What does the calvin cycle produce? What does heathen mean? What does a broker do? How do the ice float in the text create meaning? What does venue mean? what is recursive helper method? What does shares outstanding mean? How to store data harddisk folder formatting tips? What is meaning of bound? What makes you a good fit for this job meaning? How to alphabetize in excel? Doctor who the doctor tricks rose gif? What does intuitive mean? Who was the father of dirty tricks in american politics? What is blue day meaning? What does musty mean? How do uber tips work? Where to buy filter tips? What does bmw stand for? How to make arrow tips in runescape? What is duloxetine? What are 5 tips for writing a resume? What is the meaning of the name fred? What does fair trade mean? What is rakuten? How to apply thermal paste? How to blow up a pipeline? How to remove watermark in word? How to win friends and influence people summary? What does envy mean? How to prevent pregnancy? How do i determine tips for wedding vendors? What is the meaning of cagr? How to find protons? What time is the superbowl? How to roast a chicken? What time does edc start? What is the meaning of the irish claddagh? How long to bake chicken thighs at 350? How to add resume to linkedin? What does te amo mean in spanish? What does eli mean? how to find the origin helper folder youtube What does it mean if you die in your dream? How to do magic tricks with card? what to do if fight with husband and need external helper
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