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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 786 Ratings for the 2001 - 2007 models.

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

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By on Friday, August 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"very reliable, minor repairs, fule pump 12000, all way starts with a good battery, warm. needs good tires, and check oil as it gets older, likes to swollow about a quart, every 6 months, very good handleing, comfortible. sleep in it when we go camping. great on gas. love it and will always drive on while i have 7 passengers."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

This is my 2nd one... I love them.

By on Saturday, August 08, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 96,000

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great for hauling stuff, it is my "truck.""

Cons: "Not comfortable for long trips, could use more cup"

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

"I bought a brand new one in 1994. Replaced the tranny at 83,000 and sold it to my brother who drove until 225,000. I bought a 2005 in 2007 and I am still driving it. I am thinking about an up grade. I have trouble with my back so it is not as comfortable as I would like especially for long trips. It is great for hauling stuff!!!"

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Overall good for a Family

By on Thursday, August 06, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 140,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Value for money"

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

"Overall good for a Family , if want to go for a long trip. Have sufficient space for luggage, smooth drive, good Mileage."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

This is my 4th Caravan. I love the capacity .

By on Wednesday, July 22, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 182,670

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "good in snow conditions"

Cons: "none"

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

"Take the kids to practice or remove all seats and camp out. Move kid to college with thereStuff. Move newly weds to first home. Use van for Church yard sale."

1 person out of 8 found this review helpful

Great vehicle!

By on Monday, July 20, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 170,100

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

Pros: "Great!"

Cons: "None."

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

"Bought it new in May 2003 from dealership. Never any problems. The 3.8L 6 is an amazing motor. Oil change every 4,000 miles and motor is as strong as the day I got vehicle new. Regular scheduled maintenance is the key if you keep a vehicle for many, many miles. I've gotten the fluids, belts, hoses, tires, brakes, etc. changed/replaced when manufacturer recommends. And this vehicle keeps running like new. Thanks Dodge for a truly well built long lasting vehicle that's been the best car value for me during my 40 years of driving so far."

1 person out of 3 found this review helpful

Good van in good condition

By on Thursday, July 16, 2015

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

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great deal"

Cons: "screen on radio does not work(radio works)"

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

"I bought used 3 years ago to use to pull boat(never got boat) only put 10,000 miles on it. Paid $6,000 only thing that does not work is the screen on radio(radio works) has a little rust on bottom of sliding door but has new tires and battery and springs and struts. I am just not getting boat and have no need for the van anymore."

7 people out of 13 found this review helpful

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