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2007 Dodge Grand Caravan Passenger

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2007 Dodge Grand Caravan Passenger Review

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If you have a big family, but your pocket book says "no" to a big SUV, the Grand Caravan might be your next-best choice. Although still referred to as a minivan by the EPA, the Grand Caravan has long since outgrown any description with the word "mini" in it. This sizable people hauler can seat up to seven passengers and features Dodge's innovative Stow 'n Go seating, which allows the second and third-row seats to be folded flush into convenient floor wells. The Grand Caravan has a long list of standard and optional equipment, but its aging design lags behind newer minivans in offering such features as roll-down sliding-door windows, and it's also behind the competition in horsepower and torque.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you have a big family and are always on the go, the Grand Caravan is a great way to get around. The second-row captain's-chair seating and DVD entertainment system will keep the kids away from each other when they get bored, and the Stow `n Go seating lets you convert your family hauler into a cargo carrier with minimal effort.

You May Not Like This Car If...

The Grand Caravan falls short on horsepower when compared to the Honda Odyssey, Nissan Quest and Toyota Sienna. Features such as power windows on the sliding side-doors and all-wheel drive are not available on the Grand Caravan. Some may find the Stow `n Go seats on the firm side.

What's Significant About This Car?

No major changes for 2007.

Driving the Grand Caravan Passenger

Driving Impressions The base Grand Caravan is powered by a tepid 3.3-liter V6. Horsepower and torque are adequate when lightly loaded, but fill the Grand Caravan with people and cargo and this...

engine feels the strain. The SXT performs better thanks to its more powerful engine. The 3.8-liter is one of the best V6's Chrysler has ever produced, with terrific low-end torque and a smoothness of operation not commonly associated with minivans.

As for handling, the Grand Caravan delivers an exceptionally smooth ride, but its steering and braking earn only an acceptable rating from our testing staff, as the Toyota Sienna and Honda Odyssey have set a higher standard in this area.

Power Rear Liftgate
The power rear liftgate opens with a press of the key fob.

Stow `n Go Seating
Stow `n Go seating proves amazingly versatile without any loss of interior headroom.

2007 Dodge Grand Caravan Passenger Details
Interior

The Grand Caravan is surprisingly plush inside with standard cloth-covered seats, full carpeting and a long list of standard and optional features. Grand Caravan models have room for up to seven passengers, and models equipped with Stow `n Go seating provide additional storage areas beneath the floor when the seats are not folded.

Exterior
2007 Dodge Grand Caravan Passenger photo

Like the Chrysler Town & Country, the Grand Caravan has a smooth exterior that is slightly rounded and handsomely detailed with such features as flush side glass and Dodge's signature crossbar grille. It's a design that is decidedly sporty (as far as minivans go) and when outfitted with the 16-inch, five spoke alloy wheels, can look downright attractive. We like the way the sliding door track is hid just below the rear side glass.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The Grand Caravan SE has a 3.3-liter V6, four-speed automatic transmission, tilt-steering wheel, cruise control, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), rear wiper/washer, driver's side-knee airbag, air conditioning, second-row bench seat, AM/FM stereo with CD and 15-inch wheel covers. The SXT adds a 3.8-liter V6, Stow `n Go seating, power sliding doors, three-zone air conditioning, power windows, power locks, dual heated power mirrors, eight-way power driver's seat, overhead console, remote keyless entry, cassette player and 16-inch alloy wheels.

Optional Equipment

Options include power sliding-side doors, power-operated rear liftgate, three-row side-curtain airbags, front side-impact airbags, keyless entry (SE models), rear-seat DVD entertainment system, Park Sense rear back-up warning system, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Infinity sound system, power adjustable pedals, heated leather seats, trailer tow package with level control and a power glass sunroof.

Under the Hood

The 3.3-liter engine is not the best choice for the big Grand Caravan. Unfortunately, to get the better 3.8-liter V6, you have to move up to the more expensive SXT trim.

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

3.8-liter V6
200 horsepower @ 5200 rpm
235 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/25

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2007 Dodge Grand Caravan Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.5
Out of 10

Based on 757 Ratings for the 2001 - 2007 models.

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  • Value
    7.9/10
    Quality
    7.7/10
  • Reliability
    8.0/10
    Performance
    8.0/10
  • Comfort
    8.5/10
    Styling
    8.3/10

best vehicle ever..going to buy a new one

By on Friday, September 26, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 106,000

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
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great on gas"

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

"There are many added extras to this van...folding table and ice bin for the trunk, removable console for the front for extra storage space and a place to hold your cell phone/charge your cell phone, rain guards, mud flaps, and an electrical hitch."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Great vehicle

By on Saturday, September 13, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 50,000

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
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "It is actually fun to drive this vehicle."

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

"I purchased this van new in 2004. It has been very dependable and comfortable. We have only replaced batteries, tires and one door motor which was covered by warranty. I cannot say anything negative about this mini van. If you need a 7 passenger, this is the one. We have the 2 bucket seats in the back and we love it."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

No van better

By on Friday, September 05, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 83,500

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
6/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Great price, great ride, reliable,"

Cons: "Gas mileage"

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

"This is my second Grand Caravan. My first one was in a accident. Have has absoutly no issues with it. I would say my drving style is spirted. The only thing i wish they would have done better with is the gas mileage, I average 20 mpg. Love my Caravan, its the only brand I will ever buy. Great ride, reliabe, cheap and easy to work on. Best van hands down, no competion from any other brand!!!!"

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Great van for passengers and cargo.

By on Thursday, September 04, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 84,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"I would recommend buying this van. It is very family friendly and comfortable to drive. / The van came with a 3-year, 30,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty. This was helpful because the rear air conditioner (compressor) failed at about 20,000 miles. This would have cost $600 + to repair. The dealership replaced it for free. / The middle and back seats go inside the floor. This is what is called 'Stow & Go' seating. This is very useful because the cargo area is 4 feet wide x 8 feet long (enough to haul a 4 x 8 sheet of dry wall)."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

I love this vehicle. Third one we have owned.

By on Thursday, September 04, 2014

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
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

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

"We love our van. We have now outgrown it but for 5 years it has served my family of 7 very well. We do several long trips a year and it has never let us down. Keep it serviced and it will do well. Only issue really was with one of the sliding side doors. Overall, great vehicle. We have owned 2 Dodge vans prior. This one had 50k on it when we bought it and it how has over 150k. I would defintely buy another one."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Will never buy this car again

By on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 110,000

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
2/10
Reliability
2/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Cons: "Low Quality"

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

"If you are looking to spend $1000-$2000 a year on repairs, then this is the right car for you. I have replaced the steering rack twice ($700 repair), the alternator, the rear A/C, some sensors, etc. A total piece of junk."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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