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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.

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
7.2
Out of 10

Based on 369 Ratings for the 2001 - 2008 models.

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  • Value
    7.5/10
    Quality
    7.4/10
  • Reliability
    7.9/10
    Performance
    7.6/10
  • Comfort
    8.1/10
    Styling
    7.8/10

Enjoyed having/driving this van great for family

By on Wednesday, July 01, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 91,800

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "easy to drive , cup holders at all doors/seats."

Cons: "no GPS"

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

"Van was purchased new, one owner, driven 6 months after new tires were installed. Mr. in the family could no longer drive due to eye disease. Mrs. has her own car. Mostly long distance driving for vacations. AC works very well. slider doors open on both sides. Middle bucket seats and rear seats, divides into two seats and all 4 can be removed. Mrs. usual removed seats for packing for vacations, were heavy but could handle them. A new battery has been installed."

7 people out of 11 found this review helpful

cashed on1-5

By on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
7/10

Cons: "life saver"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"this van was totaled with my hole family in it on 1-5 by a drunck driver was not my favorite car but with held the cash a total loss at 80mph freeway crash my family walked away with only bruses i have a new respect for dodge mini vans i will be on a hunt for a new one thank you for the car that saved my family"

10 people out of 14 found this review helpful

Great van that is versatile and reliable

By on Sunday, March 08, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 161,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Good value for the price with little maintenance"

Cons: "Engine light comes on frequently but no problem"

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

"I have been pleased with the versatility of the van to use for transporting firewood and construction materials. I have used to camp in by putting an air mattress in the back. It has been very reliable and have no major problems. It is a great car to travel long distances in."

17 people out of 20 found this review helpful

Comfortable, reliable, practical and versitle

By on Wednesday, November 26, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 220,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great value for the money"

Cons: "Can't think of any"

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

"This van has 220,000 miles on it and still runs and looks like new. It has a lot more usable interior space than any SUV the same size and can be used for anything from a seven passenger family vehicle to a two seat camper or hauler of furniture, building supplies or whatever (with the back seats removed) and everything in between."

17 people out of 22 found this review helpful

Love this car

By on Sunday, November 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 157,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Really good on gas and long distance driving"

Cons: "rear upholstry is bad"

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

"I love my car....it drives so quiet, air conditioner works great as does the heater. I can load it up with a couch and chair and other stuff and still have room to put more. The seats fold down into the floor. I don't drive hardly any more and am thinking about selling the car."

5 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Many uses

By on Thursday, November 06, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 168,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Practical and convenient"

Cons: "You'll forever be dubbed "soccer-mom" kids or not."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"My minivan has been used for all kinds of events, hauling people, things, plants, animals, you name it! I don't even have kids yet and my minivan has still come in handy! Wanna go on a road trip? Let's take the van! Need to move tables and chairs in the rain? I have a van! Going out for a night on the town with the girls? No problem, my van can take us all and my husband will drive! Planning a garage sale? I'll pick stuff up in the van! It is unquestionably the one of the most convenient vehicles I've owned, next to my station wagon, which is basically the same design. However, if you are a young 20-something (which I am) with no kids (none here!) it's not exactly the "cool" vehicle to show up in. Practicality, YES! Totally hip not-at-all-mom-like, absolutely not, it says soccer mom all over it. Either way, I still love it."

7 people out of 11 found this review helpful

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