Dodge Grand Caravan Will Be Still Offered For 2018


Grand Caravan hauling its history since the 2008, when the fifth generation of the model came out. Despite 2014 update, when new trims come out, along with an updated equipment and appearance, the car is almost ten years old. However, FCA somehow decided to continue the sale of 2018 Dodge Grand caravan without any major changes. So is there anything in this minivan to prefer it against all-new all-cool Chrysler Pacifica or any other competitor?

Bargain Price

One of the main reason to consider buying Grand Caravan in 2018 – a bargain price. Really, you could purchase the van from just around $27,000. That’s a perfect price for a reasonably-equipped 7-seat family shuttle. If you want a full luxury, you could spend around $39,000 – still almost ten grand less than for fully equipped Pacifica or Sedona. You could save even more, up to $20K if choose medium trim levels.

Changes for 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan and Trim Levels

Speaking about trim levels of 2018, the car available in 4 trim levels. The only change for 2018 model year is the introduction of a new color: IndiGo Blue.

SE, starting from $25,995, have foldable second row seats, 3-zone manual climate control, tinted glass, body color door handles, 17-inch rims, front row power windows, simple radio.

Second trim called SE Plus adding some sporty accents, like carbon-fiber trimmed grille, black cloth seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, Uconnect 6-speaker multimedia (6.5-inch touchscreen) with Bluetooth connectivity and satellite radio power windows for the second and third row. All this starting from $28,695.

SXT starting from $31,395 MSRP, features power sliding doors, super console, integrated roof rack system, suede-leather seats, fog lights.

2018 Dodge Grand Caravan price

Top-trim GT has advanced sound system with 9 speakers and subwoofer, all-leather seats, 3-zone automatic climate control, retuned suspension for better performance, rear view camera, remote start, keyless entry, heated seats for first and second row (with power adjustment for the first row), navigation system, window shades for 2nd and 3rd row, heated steering wheel. Such a load of equipment costs $34,395.

Design of Interior and Exterior

We cannot say much about the exterior design of Dodge – it is a typical exterior for a family minivan, but outdated almost by a decade – Grand Caravan features all styling of Chrysler/Dodge cars from the early 2000s – straight lines, boxy shapes. Only GT trim car looks more modern, thanks to headlights with different fitting.

As for the interior, 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan doesn’t bring something new. It is outdated as well, along with a cheap plastic used – hasn’t changed since 2008. That’s a pity, but it is still practical, and you won’t be upset if your dog leave marks all over it. By the way, the idea of easy foldable seats is still original and useful.

2018 Dodge Grand Caravan Technical Specs

There is nothing new here as well. Just like rival minivans from Toyota and Kia, the Dodge has the one and only choice for the powertrain – naturally-aspirated V6 (optimal in terms of power/efficiency balance) and 6-speed automatic gearbox.

The 3.6L unit is familar – used in a variety of FCA models, producing 283 horsepower. The transmission layout is only front-wheel drive, and gearbox is slow while shifts – that makes a negative afford to 0-60 acceleration – 7.8 seconds. Therefore the fuel economy are not spectacular either – EPA estimates 17 MPG in city, 25 in highway and 20 combined. It’s 2-3 MPG less than major rivals.
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