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2012 Dodge Grand Caravan RT Cargo Van

2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Review

(0 Stars)  The minivan that started it all.

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Overview
Other manufacturers have quit the segment, but the Grand Caravan will stay around for at least another two years, when it is slated to be replaced by a crossover. Last year, Dodge brought out a face-lifted Grand Caravan with a standard 3.6-liter flex-fuel 283-hp V-6, making it the most powerful minivan on the market. For 2012, Dodge aims to make the Grand Caravan the most affordable minivan as well, with the American Value Package model that gives the seven-passenger vehicle a starting price of less than $22,000. The Grand Caravan comes with power windows, locks, and mirrors; air-conditioning; antilock brakes; electronic stability control; seven air bags; second-row Stow 'n Go seating; second- and third-row Stow 'n Go storage; remote keyless entry; and cruise control. The SXT model includes dual power-sliding doors, a power liftgate, and power-adjustable pedals. The Crew adds features like seventeen-inch aluminum wheels, chrome exterior accents, a 6.5-inch touch-screen media center, a backup camera, an eight-way power driver's seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, and SiriusXM satellite radio. The Grand Caravan is a family machine, not an enthusiast's dream, but there is a sportier R/T model available. It has a black leather interior with red accent stitching, nine speakers with an amplifier and subwoofer, and a suspension with retuned shocks and higher spring rates. All of this means that the Grand Caravan is determined to take a back seat to no other people mover.

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2012 Grand Caravan R/T Cargo Minivan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.6L Pentastar V 6 DOHC with variable valve timing
E85 / unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline:, 12 MPG city, 18 MPG highway, 14 MPG combined and 280 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
20.0gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 283 hp @ 6,400 rpm; 260 ft lb of torque @ 4,400 rpm
Secondary fuel economy:

'12 Dodge RT Cargo Van Reviews

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'12 Dodge RT Cargo Van Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
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Rear Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Trip Computer
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Vehicle Information Center
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Adjustable Pedals
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Knee Air Bag
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Rear View Camera
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Dual Power Seats
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Leather Seats
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Third row seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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DVD Entertainment
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Satellite Radio
  Suspension  
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Sport Suspension
  Technology  
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
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