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2007 Dodge Caravan Passenger

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2007 Dodge Caravan Passenger Review

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Dodge started the minivan revolution and continues to be a major player in an ever-expanding segment. Though not as large as the newest vans from Hyundai and GM, the Caravan continues to provide a pleasing mixture of family-friendly features and affordability. The Caravan's small wheelbase makes it easier to maneuver and park than its larger sibling, the Grand Caravan, though its standard four-cylinder engine is no match for a good V6. With the demise of the Mazda MPV, the Caravan doesn't face much in the way of direct competition, at least not the four-cylinder model. It does, however, have to contend with the Kia Sedona, a larger and better-equipped minivan that sells for about the same price.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you have a small family or run a small delivery business, the Caravan offers an inexpensive way to get around town. The SXT model comes nicely equipped and offers a V6 engine.

You May Not Like This Car If...

The base four-cylinder engine is rather weak and the all-wheel-drive option has been dropped. For the money, the Kia Sedona EX offers more standard equipment and a better warranty than the Caravan SXT.

What's Significant About This Car?

No major changes for 2007.

Driving the Caravan Passenger

Driving Impressions The base Caravan has a four-cylinder engine that you'll likely find less-than-optimal for pulling the Caravan's weight. The SXT's more potent 3.3-liter V6 offers a much better choice. Though somewhat...

raucous under full throttle, the V6's pick-up is good as long as you are not loaded down with passengers and gear. As for handling, the Caravan has an exceptionally smooth ride, but its steering and braking earn only acceptable ratings from our testing staff when using the Mazda MPV as the standard.
Favorite Features

U-Connect Technology
U-Connect hands-free cell phone technology allows the driver to integrate his cell phone with the vehicle's onboard communications and entertainment system.

Knee Airbag
This feature provides shin and knee protection to the driver in the event of an accident.

2007 Dodge Caravan Passenger Details
2007 Dodge Caravan Passenger photo Interior

Base models include cloth-covered seats, full carpeting, a driver's knee airbag and a host of standard features. The Caravan can seat seven but gives up most of its cargo hold with the third-row bench in place. SXT trims can be nicely outfitted to include U-Connect hands-free phone, rear-seat DVD and three-row side-curtain airbags.

Exterior
2007 Dodge Caravan Passenger photo

Like the Chrysler Town & Country, the Caravan and Grand Caravan have a smooth exterior, slightly rounded and handsomely detailed with such features as sporty alloy wheels and Dodge's signature crossbar grille.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The base Caravan has a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, air conditioning, dual-sliding side doors, AM/FM stereo with CD, rear wiper/washer and full wheel covers. The SXT adds a 3.3-liter V6, power windows, power locks, remote keyless entry, rear defroster, power heated mirrors, cruise control, tilt steering wheel, AM/FM/CD with cassette and six speakers and 16-inch alloy wheels.

Optional Equipment

Options include power adjustable pedals, side-curtain airbags, power windows, power door locks, keyless entry (base models), rear-seat DVD entertainment system and seven-passenger seating.

Under the Hood

Unless you think a 1972 Pinto was really fast, we doubt you'll be happy with the 2.4-liter engine. Minivans hauling families need a V6, so spring for the SXT and avoid a serious case of buyer's remorse.

2.4-liter in-line 4
150 horsepower @ 5100 rpm
165 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 20/26

3.3-liter V6
170 horsepower @ 5000 rpm
200 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/26

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2007 Dodge Caravan Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.1
Out of 10

Based on 347 Ratings for the 2001 - 2008 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.5/10
    Quality
    7.4/10
  • Reliability
    7.8/10
    Performance
    7.6/10
  • Comfort
    8.0/10
    Styling
    7.7/10

Dependable, reliable, no frills van

By on Tuesday, April 22, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 52,634

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "A workhorse with plenty more miles to go."

Cons: "Nothing is power except the steering"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I've owned this van since it was brand new. It has never let me down. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles new models have, but it does a great job getting around town or across country. All the windows and doors are manual. The upholstery needs to be professionally cleaned along with the carpets but there are no tears or burns in them. I've considered this van my workhorse and it only has 52000 miles on it so it has a long way to go before it needs to be put out to pasture. If you want a dependable, hardy no frills ride that can haul people or large objects, and you don't care too much if it gets a little ding here or there, then this is your van."

will buy another

By on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"great car. very little maintenence. 10,000 miles driven in Mexico on every kind of road stow and go is an outstanding feature. comfortable ride"

Love this van but we don't need it any longer.

By on Tuesday, March 25, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 15,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Easy to drive"

Cons: "Seats are removable but is a two person task."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Easy to drive,comfortable to ride in. Able to pack LOTS of stuff in. I would love to keep it but my child needs a smaller car to drive to school."

7 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Good family car

By on Saturday, March 22, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 140

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
4/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"Ran very well until we bought it. This van is dear to my heart because it sure as heck tries to work but overall the inner workings are finicky."

Longest vehicle I've ever had!

By on Friday, January 24, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 164,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Well worth the money I've put into this vehicle!"

Cons: "Power Steering, replaced a couple of times"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I've had this vehicle for a little over 10 years now, paid approx. $18k when it was 2 yrs old, I've well got my money's worth! Although my father hates it because it's Dodge (he's a GM man), this vehicle I think has done me quite well. I've only recently had to start putting more money into it, but for a 10-yr old vehicle, some things are to be expected, nothing major. The main things like the engine & transmission are still going strong with no problems whatsoever, I've put A LOT of highway & city miles on it, one of my jobs required a lot of traveling & it's served me on many road trips. It had approximately 38K miles & now has approximately 169K miles. No complaints from me!! :)"

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

very useful for family

By on Sunday, January 19, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 64,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "my first out of showroom car"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"need to move something take sets out, need to take people places lots of room cold outside the heat kicks butt. AC works great. back windows vent out so air passes through. am/fm cd player for my country music. trailer hich to pull ATV OR WHATEVER. ac/plun ins in back set door for your electric toys"

4 people out of 7 found this review helpful

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