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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 New for 2007

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 803 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

An good van for the money

By on Tuesday, June 7, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 167,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Comfortable, folding seats, room"

Cons: "Subpar reliability"

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

"My dad bought our 2005 Grand Caravan used in 2008. It was the vehicle I learned to drive in. It rides very comfortably and has surprisingly decent acceleration. We frequently use this van when we drive to Massachusetts to visit family (an hour drive from where we live). Whether you are driving or being driven, the ride is nice and comfortable. The Stow 'n' Go second and third row seats can fold flat into the floor of the interior, which is great for when we need to haul cargo, and this van can haul very well. We have taken good care of the van as it has lasted us eight years, however this van is not as reliable as the Sienna or Odyssey. We just had to fix alternator, sway bar bushing and the front two struts, a total of about $1,000. However this is not a bad van if you are looking for a more affordable alternative to the Odyssey or Sienna or want an inexpensive van for work or hauling people around."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Been an excellent 2nd car for us...

By on Thursday, June 2, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 135,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"2 owner, most all hwy miles. Reliably serviced w almost new tires. Excellent 2nd or run around car and great for a family. Stow and go seating.2 rows. This has been an excellent car for us..."

Not a bad van to own

By on Monday, May 23, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 99,584

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Easy to drive on the long and short trips"

Cons: "Rust"

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

Just washed, and the teddy bear is our travel companion.

"I bought this van a year and a half ago with just 77,000 miles on it. Over all it has been a fairly reliable vehicle. It gives a great ride both in town and on long trips. I do a mix of both short trips and 30+ mile trips every week and my milage averages about 19mpg. On a recent trip from New York to Nebraska and back my over-all mileage was 25mpg. I have had to do some repairs since I have bought it. I have had two calipers seize, an oil pressure sensor replaced, Power steering cooler replaced, EGR valve replaced and tie rods replaced (NYS potholes reek havoc on suspension parts). All but the tie rods I was able to do myself easily and cheap. The only other issue is the rust that is starting to show in all the places a northeast caravan would have."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Just washed, and the teddy bear is our travel companion.

Great Reliable Vehicle

By on Monday, May 16, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 132,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great Value"

Cons: "A little sluggish pedal down"

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

"My parents bought this in 2005 and it has been a great asset ever since it has rusted alot over the last year but up until then we have no gripes it always starts and runs good buit it did have a bad tranny (Typical Dodge) that costed $600 to replace it. It has the 3.3 liter V-6 and is kind of a slow slug with minimal pick up and go. But chicks don't dig minivans never have never will."

Great Van

By on Saturday, April 9, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 115,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Reliable, easy to work on for gen maintenance"

Cons: "15 years old now - rusting"

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

"Bought this van brand new in 2001. Have had very few problems over the years besides wearables. No issues with 3.8l engine or transmission. Recently replaced the rack and pinion steering as old one was leaking bad. Engine light was on for fuel system leak, replaced the rusted fuel filler neck, and light went away. Body has rusted rocker panels and starting on rear wheel well panels. The car has been great and even though my family is grown up, it is hard to just give away for a lot of the same reasons in other reviews. It is our third vehicle now and will be used as a trainer for my up and coming kid drivers."

6 people out of 14 found this review helpful

An elegant versatile ride!

By on Friday, April 1, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 170,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "comfort,promotes activities , ease great views"

Cons: "Cup holders, rear/ up front, music, all speaker"

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

"This van combines style, comfort and versatility. Whether providing a personal chaeuffer service for Prom night. The automatic open, double sided doors, ensure a smooth transition with little effort for the guests.If camping is on the agenda, the easy-to-remove seats allow space options according to space needs and number of passengers, plus gear. The guests can relax in comfort with leg room as well as rear panel access to make nec changes to their environmental needs,ie.,heat or cooling.Some extras worth noting incl, rear avail plugins for devices,ie., cell phones. Also you will find individual cup holders as well as above head lighting for reading. The bonus feature of rear tinted windows lends an added plus in providing an ideal environment no matter the season, by cooling or heating,dimming light,or preventing glaring of sun , and most importantly, having privacy for passengers adding to their overall comfort."

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

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