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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 797 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

Great Van

By on Saturday, April 09, 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."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

An elegant versatile ride!

By on Friday, April 01, 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."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Fair value family ride

By on Monday, March 21, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 156,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Fun to drive"

Cons: "Electrical glitches"

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

"This van is good when the miles are low as long as it is properly maintained. The 3.8L V6 is fussy if you don't keep oil changes on time as it may burn a quart up. Electronics are typical to Chryslers of this era with glitches as vehicle builds miles such as starter issues, sliding door wiring etc. Overall, it drives comfortably and handles awesome in winter and keeps the family comfy on long road trips."

4 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Lots of problems - bad ROI - great interior

By on Sunday, March 20, 2016

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

10 2.0
overall rating 2 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
2/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
2/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Good handling. Great interior space"

Cons: "One repair afte another"

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

"It really is a shame that Chrysler has no quality control. The interior of this van has no comparison. We just replaced it with a 2015 Sienna, but hung on to it as a beater. Even the Sienna still does not have those amazing stow and go seats and therefore has less cargo capacity. This also has better visibility and handles well. But that's where the benefits end. We bought this new in 2007 and now have 115k In that time it needed: EGR valve, Power steering reservoir, Power steering pump, 2 power door locks, Front wheel bearing, Radiator, Alternator, Belt tensioner, Catalytic converter, It also burns 1 qt of oil every 1000 miles. This despite meticulous maintenance. After my Dodge Ram truck spontaneously set itself on fire, I decided never to buy another Chrysler product. This van confirms that decision. I am holding on to it until it needs a major repair which I expect any day now. Wish I had bought the Sienna in '07 it would still have half its life left."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

original owner. extremely well maintained

By on Saturday, March 05, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"This car was was driven totally by my Wife since it was purchased new in 2004. It was the soccer car for our girls soccer team and used extensively for out of town meets. All the maintenance was done by either Breeden Dodge or Gregs too here in Fort Smith. It looks and drives really well with NO known major problems. One power side door and trunk deck must be opened by hand.A small ding on passenger door and on drive's side. Paint in great condition and tires are excellent."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

My 3rd Caravan and the 2006 is best of the 3

By on Monday, January 04, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 218,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Comfortable, roomy, nice ride, cheap repairs"

Cons: "Hoped for more MPG's, but no other cons."

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

"I purchased the 2006 with 97,000 miles in May,2011 and have 218,000 as of today. I do most of the repairs and only in the last year have I had any "problems". I have had a caliper lock up, the rear AC evaporator needs replaced, the rear electric door locks don't work, and the rear jounce bumpers (look them up)and rear shocks needed replaced. Other than oil changes, tires, and brake pads it has been a champ. I drive 120 miles a day or more on average and wouldn't hesitate to take anywhere at a moments notice. The mileage has averaged 23 mpg over the last 5 years.I also tow a trailer with a 3500 lb load more often than I care to (at least 200 times)along vicious country roads and it pulls it with no effort. Previously had a '92 and a '03 that were totaled by others; both were just shy of 200,000 miles...nary a problem with them either. I love the roominess, it handles well for a van, great for hauling everything imaginable from the lumber store, packing in family members, loading up just about everything for a week away from home, surprisingly easy to work on and parts are usually inexpensive(most notably after hitting a deer). I love this thing and hope to have it for at least another 200,000 miles! SERIOUSLY!"

10 people out of 16 found this review helpful

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