• Innovative technology
  • Lots of kid-friendly features
  • Low starting price
  • Bland exterior styling
  • Only one powertrain
SUM UP The minivan that started it all.

By Automobile Magazine

What's New for Grand Caravan in 2013

Dodge started selling the American Value Package model last year. This year, it has decided to reduce the AVP’s price to just under $21,000. A dual-screen Blu-ray DVD system is available on Crew and R/T models...more


Other manufacturers have quit the minivan segment altogether, but the Grand Caravan is sticking around. According to Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, the Grand Caravan’s sibling, the Chrysler Town & Country, will eventually be replaced by a crossover, leaving the Grand Caravan to carry the company’s minivan mantle. Freshened in 2011 with a standard 3.6-liter 283-hp V-6, the Grand Caravan became the most powerful minivan on the market. It’s the most affordable, too, with the AVP (American Value Package) model starting at less than $21,000. The Grand Caravan comes with power windows, locks, and mirrors; A/C; seven air bags; second-row Stow ’n Go seating; and much more. The SXT includes dual power-sliding doors, a power liftgate, and power-adjustable pedals. The Crew adds features like seventeen-inch wheels, chrome exterior accents, a 6.5-inch touchscreen, a backup camera, an eight-way power driver’s seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, and 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. The Grand Caravan is determined to take a back seat to no other people mover.


Front, knee, side, and side curtain air bags; stability and traction control; and a tire-pressure monitoring system are standard. Rear park assist, a rear backup camera, blind-spot monitoring, and a rear cross-path detection system are available.

Key Competitors For The 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan

  • Chrysler Town & Country
  • Honda Odyssey
  • Kia Sedona
  • Toyota Sienna

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2013 Grand Caravan Standard Equipment

Braking and Handling

  • Four Wheel ABS

Climate Control

  • Front Air Conditioning


  • Auto On Headlights
  • Power Locks
  • Power Windows
  • Steering Wheel Scope


  • Brake Assist
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
  • Heated Outside Mirrors
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Stability Control


  • Third row seat

Sound and Entertainment

  • Compact Disc MP3 Capable


  • GPS/Satellite Communication

Tires and Wheels

  • Wheel Covers
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