2017 Dodge Grand Caravan

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Key Specs

of the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Interior quality
  • One-touch-folding second-row seats
  • Assertive styling
  • Cargo versatility

The Bad

  • Limited rearward travel for front seats
  • Cheap airplane-style map lights
  • Comfort of Stow 'n Go second-row bucket seats

Notable Features of the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan

  • Backup camera now standard
  • New GT trim level replaces R/T
  • Dual-screen Blu-ray entertainment system available
  • Fold-into-floor second and third rows
  • Blind spot warning system available
  • Heated steering wheel available

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: The Dodge Grand Caravan minivan has room for seven in three rows of seats. It competes against the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna.
New for 2017
A 6.5-inch touch-screen radio and a backup camera are now standard. A new GT trim level takes the place of the R/T model. 
Significant Standard Features

  • 283-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • 60/40-split folding third row with tailgate-seating mode
  • Touch-screen radio 
  • Backup camera
  • Required in every car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Power sliding doors
  • Power liftgate
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front- and second-row seats
  • Stow 'n Go fold-into-floor second-row seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Remote start
  • Dual-screen Blu-ray rear-seat entertainment system
  • Navigation system
  • Blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert
Vehicle Overview

What it is: The Dodge Grand Caravan minivan has room for seven in three rows of seats. It competes against the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna.
New for 2017
A 6.5-inch touch-screen radio and a backup camera are now standard. A new GT trim level takes the place of the R/T model. 
Significant Standard Features

  • 283-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • 60/40-split folding third row with tailgate-seating mode
  • Touch-screen radio 
  • Backup camera
  • Required in every car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Power sliding doors
  • Power liftgate
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front- and second-row seats
  • Stow 'n Go fold-into-floor second-row seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Remote start
  • Dual-screen Blu-ray rear-seat entertainment system
  • Navigation system
  • Blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Smooth riding and great handling! Great van!

by ThePreachermanKS from Ducktown, TN on September 28, 2018

This Grand Caravan is a great vehicle. We purchased this van from Jimmy Britt Chrysler / Dodge in Dublin, GA. One friend told me after driving my van, that if he ever buys a van, it will definitely be ... Read full review

(5.0)

Most reliable family vehicle I have ever own

by Mamabear from Chilliwack, BC on September 23, 2018

After upgrading from a small compact Kia Soul after telling myself I would never drive a van... I fell in love with the grand caravan. Store and go seating and tons of cargo space makes for a great ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan SE

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
acceptable

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
acceptable

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
poor
Lower Leg/Foot
poor
Overall Evaluation
poor
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
marginal
Structure and Safety Cage
poor
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by Dodge
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    5 model years or newer/less than 75,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    3 months/3,000 miles

  • Powertrain warranty

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    125-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Grand Caravan received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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