Detroit 2007 marked the world premiere of the new fifth generation full-sized minivan Dodge Grand Caravan, which has radically changed compared with its predecessor inside and out, and also lost the standard version. In 2011, Dodge renewed their offspring – refreshed exterior, completely redesigned interior, radically revised power range and thoroughly reconfigured all suspension components. Van production extended for 2017 and you can expect a facelift.
2017 Dodge Caravan release date
Dodge intend to stop the production of the current model at the end of 2016, this should mean that the new 2017 model will actually hit the showrooms in the early part of 2017.
Release date: early 2017
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2017 Dodge Grand Caravan price
Prices are expected to remain about the same, this means that the base model will start around $22,095.
2017 Dodge Grand Caravan redesign
Externally, the Dodge Grand Caravan looks attractive and solid, aided by the “family” style of the American brand.
This large minivan is just that – large!
The front end will get modern headlights, but the side profile is unmistakably Grand Caravan, and you can see that the shape is all Dodge; huge front end and gigantic rear.
2017 Dodge Grand Caravan dimensions
The Grand Caravan is big: its length is 202.4” (5,142 mm), width – 76.8” (1,953 mm), height – 68.8” (1,750 mm), the wheelbase is 121.1” (3,078 mm), and its ground clearance is set at around 5.5” (140 mm). Weight (average) is 4305 lbs (1953 kg).
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2017 Dodge Caravan interior
The fifth generation Grand Caravan interior is good; quality materials and modern styling. A three spoke multi-function steering wheel, HUD (Heads Up Display), color screen media system and decent climate control, all surrounded by quality materials and decent build quality.
A 7-seat layout, with separate seats in the first and second rows, and all seats (aside from the front row) fold flat into the floor (although this process isn’t exactly what you’d call easy), the Grand Caravan can accommodate anywhere between 748 – 4551 liters of luggage.
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2017 Dodge Grand Caravan engine
Under the hood of the Grand Caravan is a naturally aspirated V6 Pentastar engine, 24 valves and multipoint fuel injection means 283 BHP and 260 lb/ft of torque at 4400 RPM.
The transmission is a 6-speed auto, and the whole behemoth can accelerate to 60 MPH in 10.2 seconds, going on to reach a top speed of 115 MPH, all with a combined gas mileage figure of 21.4 MPG.
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2017 Dodge Caravan equipment
The Grand Caravan fifth generation is based upon the Chrysler RT platform, it has independent suspension (McPherson strut at the front, multi-link layout at the rear), hydraulic PAS and disc brakes all round, of course it also has ABS and EBD.
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