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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 777 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

Very nice interior, Engine not so much

By on Sunday, June 28, 2015

I owned and sold this car
Reason: engine failure

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "body style, roomy, comfortable"

Cons: "engine, battery drained quickly,"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"I bought a 2002 Grand Caravan Sport in January of 2006. This car was very comfortable, roomy and all the controls were easy to reach. I was sad when it's engine blew in September 2014 and the dealership wanted $6800 to put in a new one. The transmission went out in 2008, the battery would always die if I didn't drive it for a couple of days, then the engine died because of a oil leak according to the dealership. Which is weird because my husband checked the fluids every 2 weeks and I would have noticed a major oil leak on my driveway. I truly loved the body style and interior comfort of the caravan and I was willing to pay for a new engine, but husband was done with this car. Maybe I just got a bad one as we did buy it used and who knows how the previous owner drove it."

My Dodge Van has been a work horse.

By on Saturday, June 20, 2015

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

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
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "reliable, decent mileage for a vehicle this size"

Cons: "can't think of any"

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

"I bought it new and have been very well satisfied with overall performance, reliability, comfort, etc. It is still running just fine and looks good... just drove it to Florida and back with no problems whatsoever."

Very comfortable drive and ride.

By on Sunday, June 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 127,500

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
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

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

"This van is very easy to drive and is very comfortable. It has the "stow and go" package which is wonderful when grocery shopping or hauling things. Just let the seats down and it is a cargo van....a nice one at that."

Good van I love it!

By on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 13,700

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
6/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great for travel, work, camping. carring the kids"

Cons: "gear stuck, and ceiling lining need gluing"

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

"I bought this van new in 2002 it has 137,000 miles. Great gas mileage has all new tires (est. 6 months old) and a one month old battery. It has a passenger auto sliding door and a roof rack. The problem is the shift is stuck. Interior is in good condition, some ceiling gluing is needed. Four removable seats great for extra space, storage or hauling. Exterior has a slight dent. Love this van but I need a car."

Handels well, noisey on Hwy, trans is a lit sloppy

By on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 73,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"Overall, I like this 2006 van, it has preformed well and has been reliable. The sto-and-go seats are great but the noise levels on the highway are quite loud. The transmission slips a little and the breaks aren't as responsive as other cars/vans I've driven. The bumpers are silver as is the rest of the van but, I've never understood why they are black under the silver. Any nicks or scratches show the black paint. The bumpers should just be black, they'll look better longer. The only rust I've seen is just in front of the rear wheel, which is right where I see it on other vans like mine and newer."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Don't buy a 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan

By on Saturday, February 28, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 114,000

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Had to replace the stereo system."

Cons: "The back seats don't fold down in this years model"

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

"My vehicle has been to the mechanic too many times to count. I have owned this vehicle since 4/2004. I have put sooo much money into this vehicle! The only thing keeping me from buying a new vehicle is lack of money (SAHM). When your mechanic knows you by name just by the sound of your voice when you call to make an appointment that is not a good sign."

14 people out of 17 found this review helpful

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