Best Bet
(4.1) 17 reviews
MSRP: $1,346$6,990
Body Style: Passenger Van
Combined MPG: 22-23
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Seats: 2-7
Cargo Space: 142.3 cu.ft.
2006 Dodge Caravan

Our Take on the 2006 Dodge Caravan

Our Take

When Dodge redesigned its minivans for 2005, the shorter-wheelbase version, called the Caravan, missed out on many of the new features that highlighted its larger Grand Caravan brother. Instead, Dodge promoted the standard Caravan's price as its most attractive selling point. In fact, the fo... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Performance with four-cylinder
  • Lack of standard ABS
  • Four-cylinder engine noise
  • Less space than in extended models
  • Fewer features than Grand Caravan

Notable Features

  • Short-wheelbase design
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Seven-passenger capacity
  • Compact dimensions
  • Available Cargo Van


Consumer Reviews


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2006 Dodge Caravan

by Bob from Phoenix AZ on December 31, 2010

This is the second Dodge Caravan (not Grand Caravan) that I have owned. My first one was a 1999, and I had a lot of problems with it, a new transmission every 50K, and a valve job at 55K... I thought ... Read Full Review

3 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 6 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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