2015 Dodge Grand Caravan


The 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan has been added with value-focused trim levels i.e. SXT plus and SE plus. 16 inches wheels are replaced by the 17 inches wheels and offered as standard. Power adjustable pedals have been removed from the vehicle. If we look around we see vehicles being manufactured to be family oriented but then again if you have a large family and huge cargo to move from one place to another on regular basis, then it is almost impossible for crossovers to beat the minivans. Moreover when it is about minivans, then it is almost impossible to beat the originator of this segment i.e. Dodge’s Grand Caravan offering all things to all people.

Long ago people used to have a confusing concept about the minivans offered by the Dodge and Chrysler but today buying a minivan is simpler nowadays as a lineup of each brand has been pared to be a single model. For Dodge, 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan is a combination of everything that people mostly expect of the minivans. No doubt these vehicles have proven them to be powerful family haulers. Chrysler still is capable of offering high fuel efficient and powerful vehicles to the market with its great engineering considerations.

Refinement is missing in the vehicle and this is no doubt, unfortunately, people usually look up to. For most of the drivers, where all they need to carry day to day activities like picking and dropping kids to school; this shortcoming is not an issue at all. But when it is about longer trips, then the vehicle does not look like to offer a smooth and comfortable drive to the people as compared to its Japanese competitors. The engine is not silent and it irritates the passengers. There are a little more car road and wind noises and all this is higher on the highway than it is in town. Also, the finishing of the 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan cabin is not up to the mark as compared to the rivals in the market.

The rivals of the 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan in the market include the 2015 Toyota Sienna and Odyssey. Both of these vehicles have fine engines with well-equipped cabins and attracted road manners. The Sienna can carry eight passengers while the 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan carries seven passengers. Another rival is 2015 Nissan Quest and looking at this vehicle you do not need to look upon 2015 Sedona and redesigned Kia.

All these names show that 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan has tough competition and several rivals in the market. It is worth looking each of these options before buying a vehicle.

Performance of the 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan:

All the versions of 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan have been equipped with a single engine. It is 3.6-liter V6 engine producing 283 horsepower and torque i.e. 260 pound-feet of torque. Front wheels are offered power with the help of six-speed automatic transmission.  The vehicle reached from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 8 seconds. This is the average time for a minivan. Estimated fuel economy values for the 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan include 20 miles per gallon combined i.e. 17 miles per gallon within the city and 25 miles per gallon on the highway.

Well, combined rating offered by the competitors is better as compared to 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan. For instance, the Honda Odyssey offers 22 miles per gallon combined while Toyota Sienna offers 21 miles per gallon combined rating.

Safety features offered by the 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan:  

Safety features offered by the 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan are as follows:

Stability control
Antilock disc brakes
Active front head restraints
A driver knee airbag
Front seat side airbags
Full-length side curtain airbags
Other optional safety features include:
Safety sphere group
Blind spot monitoring
Rear parking
Cross traffic sensors
Rearview camera

In a brake test, the 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan, was stopped from 60 miles per hour in 130 feet. It is a longer than average.

In a crash test, the 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan scored overall four out of five stars, among which four were given for the frontal impacts and five stars for the side star impacts.

Special features of the 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan:

For taller drivers, the position of the seat seems to be awkward but for normal-sighted people, the vision is good from front seat position.  Gauges are simple and user-friendly. Cabin material is attractive and of high quality with cloth seat upholstery.

Driving Impressions of the 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan:

The 3.6-liter V6 engine offers a satisfying acceleration to the 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan. It is worth stating that automatic transmission is not as smooth as it could have been. In short, there are several shortcomings in the 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan but yet it is worth considering when one wants to purchase a minivan.