In our recent minivan affordability study, we discovered that the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan offered the most bang for your buck. Even so, the Dodge had two competitors with lower entry-level prices — the Toyota Sienna and Kia Sedona. Starting this week, the Grand Caravan now undercuts both those vehicles by more than $500.
Dodge took measures to ensure that it has the lowest price by whacking another $1,000 off its entry-level trim. The 2011 Grand Caravan now starts at $23,995, excluding an $835 destination fee. The base Express trim comes standard with features such as power heated side mirrors, three-zone manual air conditioning and heating with air filtration, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, Stow 'n Go second-row seats and safety features like active headrests and electronic stability control.
The up-level Mainstreet trim – which includes features like power seats and alloy wheels – also gets a price cut of $250, now starting at $25,745, excluding destination. The rest of the trims remain the same price.
While the price change may not be reflected on Dodge.com or Cars.com as of this writing, the price cuts took effect Wednesday at dealerships. We'll have updated information posted as soon as possible.