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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
7.6
Out of 10

Based on 767 Ratings for the 2001 - 2007 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.9/10
    Quality
    7.8/10
  • Reliability
    8.0/10
    Performance
    8.0/10
  • Comfort
    8.5/10
    Styling
    8.3/10

has ajustable gas peddle

By on Sunday, November 30, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 41,256

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

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

"HAS BEEN GREAT JUST LOVE STORE AND GO SEATING AND i'M SHORT SO GAS PEDDLE THAT CAN BE MOVED IS GREAT"

This was a great car. 240,000 miles of reliability

By on Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Wearing out now.....

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
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Space, great for kids, drives well, reliable."

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

"This car was well-designed, and if you take care of it they will take you a long, long way. 240,000 miles with only a serpentine belt change. I didn't even change the spark plugs. It held up well to the abuse of small children and free range cherios. I love that I can get a full 4x8 sheet of plywoood inside it. The space is used very effeciently, and the gas mileage is great compared to other vehicles this large inside. It also drives well and has plenty of power. I towed trailers with this vehicle regularly. I definately recommend using Mobile 1 oil in it. Hauled 2 canoes on top of it with a modified roof rack."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Quality, reliable transportation

By on Wednesday, November 19, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 148,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "MPG, comfort, DVD System, inexpensive to repair"

Cons: "none to speak of"

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

"Bought this van with 80xxx miles and now selling it with 148xxx. Have done brakes, tires, water pump, radiator and basic tune up items. That is about it. Has been very reliable. Has taken us recently on a 5,000 mile cross country vacation. I was tempted to look for another one in this same year range based on reviews of newer models. I believe it would have ran another 100K if you kept up with maintenance. Very impressed."

13 people out of 15 found this review helpful

Excellent reliable van - same mechanic for years

By on Friday, October 31, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 121,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great price and reliable"

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

"After driving cars for many years and suffering with lower back pain; it was so refreshing to drive this van. My back did not hurt so much. I did not get shaken up when I drove in ruts on the road. This van has lasted much longer than folks told me it would and still drives 80 miles/hr on highways. It served my family and friends, who borrowed it for long distance vacations, well !"

3 people out of 7 found this review helpful

great minivan

By on Thursday, October 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 190,000

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: "easy to drive great sound system."

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

"This is my second Grand Caravan. The first one was an early model, all kinds of problems. This one is a Sport model. 4 captain style seats and a 3rd row bench. Got it from a friend so I knew it ran good and was well maintained. It now has close to 190,000 miles and it runs great and the seat is the most comfortable I ever had on any vehicle. Plenty of power, does 90 mph with no problem. no leaks, never needs oil added between changes. Replaced the radiator, starter and new 800 cca battery, more reserve power than I'll ever need. At 2K, it was a steal. I absolutely love my van. The guy I got it from offered me $500 cash Plus a same year Honda accord ex to buy it back. I turned it down."

9 people out of 16 found this review helpful

Good car, excellent value

By on Friday, October 10, 2014

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

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
9/10

Pros: "Tough, reliable car if well cared for"

Cons: "Comfort is a bit harsh, not plush"

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

"Traded in a 2003 Grand Caravan for the 2005 after a year and half (9K miles) because of the Stow-n-go feature. Got tired of seats in the house. Disappointed in the $$ given for the trade, but my thinking is that I'll keep the 2005 for 20+ years and beat them at their own game. Have serviced the car at the prescribed intervals, and it performs as new. Beware cars that have not been serviced regularly, as the engines have a bad rap. Talked with my service advisor when it went in for its first service, and was told that the ones with engine problems have not been serviced regularly. I have 64K miles on this one and expect that it will reach 300K with no problem with proper service. The only problems encountered since I bought it: both front power seats were replaced, the driver's window motor failed, and the left rear window motor also failed. I'm expecting the CV joints to need replacing sometime in the near future, which will be an expense, but overall this car meets all my requiremments (hauling people and also building materials) and has been an excellent, reliable transportation vehicle."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

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