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2011 Dodge Grand Caravan

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2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Review

A multi-purpose vehicle for business travelers and families alike.

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Overview

The 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan classifies as a minivan. As an early entrant into this body type the Dodge Caravan entered the market in the 1980s. It gives one size fits all a new meaning as you can comfortably utilize this vehicle on a typical work day, and you can use it for family trips.

The Range

Body Styles: minivan
Engines: 3.6 liter
Transmissions: six-speed automatic
Models: Dodge Grand Caravan Base Cargo Minivan, Dodge Grand Caravan Express Passenger Minivan, Dodge Grand Caravan Mainstreet Passenger Minivan, Dodge Grand Caravan Crew Passenger Minivan, Dodge Grand Caravan RT Cargo Minivan

What's New

Making sure it keeps its clients happy and traveling with the best available technology, the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan has undergone revamping, overhauls, and improvements to enhance appearance, performance, safety, convenience. It has dropped in ride height, which gives it a better on-the-road look, and the overall design looks more sleek and aerodynamic. Dodge has also withdrawn all other engines and all the trims, so the 2011 edition come in one size.

Exterior

The 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan measures a presentable length of 202.8 inches, a height of 67.9 inches, a width of 78.7 inches, and has a ground clearance of 5.6 inches. The wheelbase measures 121.2 inches, and with all seats in place the cargo room totals 143.8 cubic feet. The maximum cargo capacity reaches an impressive 143.8 cubic feet, which means you can use the vehicle to ferry all your family at once, and on a working day, all your business-oriented equipment.

The 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan comes standard with 16-inch steel wheels, 225-65R16 all-season tires, variable intermittent wipers, a rear window defogger and wiper, and a rear liftgate door.

Interior

Convenience and comfort get attention in the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan. Its standard features include cruise control, front cup holders, pockets on the front doors, an overhead console with storage, audio and cruise controls on the steering wheel, dual vanity mirrors, and front reading lamps.

The interior feels roomy with 39.8 inches of front headroom and 40.7 inches of legroom. Other driving comforts and power features include a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, remote power door locks, power steering, power mirrors, and one-touch power windows.

Performance & Handling

The 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan uses a six-speed automatic transmission with front drive. All the trims come with one engine: a 3.6 liter, 283-hp V-6 that produces 260 lb-ft of torque. The 24-valve engine is double overhead cam (DOHC) and uses flex fuel (FFV).

The suspension technology makes for a stable drive with a front and rear stabilizer bar, independent front suspension, torsion beam rear suspension, MacPherson strut front suspension, and an anti-lock braking system (ABS).

Safety

Stopping and starting as intended proves crucial for safety in any vehicle. The 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan comes fitted with various technologies to ensure safety, including emergency braking assist, ventilated front disc and solid rear disc brakes, an engine immobilizer, stability control, traction control, and electronic brake force distribution.

The 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan comes loaded with front head airbags, front side-mounted airbags, and passenger airbag occupant-sensing deactivation to protect your child from injuries caused by an airbag. It also has child seat anchors, and night driving safety features include the dusk-sensing headlamps.

The vehicle comes fitted with two height-adjustable front headrests, plus a driver and passenger head restraint whiplash protection system. Additional features include tire pressure monitoring.

EPA Fuel Economy

Dodge Grand Caravan: 17/25 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Refined style
  • Convenience features
  • Comfort

You Won't Like

  • Low clearance

Sum Up

A multi-purpose vehicle for business travelers and families alike.

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