2014 Dodge Grand Caravan is a seven-passenger minivan comes in four trim levels: American Value Package (AVP), SE, SXT and R/T. AVP attractive price provides a list of decent equipment that includes removable steel wheels 16 inches, heated mirrors, electric front windows, dual-zone air conditioning, reclining second row/seat/folding bench, an overhead console, a conversation mirror and an audio system with four speakers with CD player and an auxiliary audio jack. The 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan SE adds molding, body color door handles/side, rear privacy glass, climate control three zones, second row captain seats with Stow feature once in the ground ‘n Go, a floor console front and an audio system with six speakers.
The 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT adds 17-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, electric rear windows and a larger floor console. Also standard is the convenience Power Group, which includes a power liftgate, the power sliding rear doors and power adjustable pedals. Stepping up to the nets loaded R/T you alloy wheels 17 inches with special tires, color grille Body, performance suspension tuned, remote start, automatic headlights, fog lamps, interior trim black, unique interior lighting, tri-zone automatic climate control, a leather steering wheel, leather first and second row seats, electric front seats, rear overhead console, a trip computer, a power of 115 volts, a 6.5-inch touch screen, a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity and updated with satellite radio audio nine-speaker system, a USB and 28 GB of digital music storage port.
A Variety of other packages and individual options are available depending on the trim level. 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan SE and 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT main package is a single bundle of DVD entertainment adds standard touchscreen R/T and audio system with a display screen of the second row of 9 inches and a HDMI input. The SXT can be equipped with a Dual case DVD/Blu-ray Entertainment, which has a 9-inch screens for the second and third lines, as displayed on the touch screen, reversing camera and a few other R/T features standard. More affordable Uconnect handsfree Group offers Bluetooth audio connectivity.
2014 Dodge Grand Caravan Interior
The interior of the Grand Caravan offers decent if not exceptional materials and quality construction, making it much competition in this segment. Its seven seats in the quest, but falls a few passengers of the Odyssey and Sienna. The 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan front seats are the supportive, but even drivers mid-size notice that the driver’s seat does not slide far enough backwards to accommodate the legs comfortably. The seat cushions of the second row recline backwards to better accommodate passengers with long legs. The back cushions of the seats in the third row are rested even more dramatically, creating a potentially strange sensation for passengers riding there. An interesting feature, however, is the “tailgate” function in the SXT and R/T models that allows you to return the seats in the third rows, so they face rearward for lounging with a stationary view – useful for soccer tournaments for children.
Unlike minivans that require the removal of the second row seats for maximum cargo capacity, all Grand Caravan with the exception of standard functions AVP Stow ‘n Go second-row seats. Storage seat could not be easier – just pull a lever and down they go, back to the front in the soil. The third row seats are folded backwards into a deep well cargo and require additional steps to transform. The luggage space behind the third row is a generous 33 cubic feet. Storing the second and third row seats opens 143.8 cubes, which is comparable to other minivans.
2014 Dodge Grand Caravan Engine
Every 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan has a 3.6-liter V6 that produces 283 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan six-speed automatic transmission sends power to the front wheels. In testing, a Grand Caravan with 3.6-liter engine accelerated from zero to 60 in 8 seconds, the getaway on average for a minivan. Economy EPA-estimated fuel is 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway and 20 mpg combined.
2014 Dodge Grand Caravan Safety
Standard safety features for 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan include stability control, active head restraints in front, disc brakes with ABS, the knee airbag, side airbags and front seat the entire length side curtain airbags. Optional features include a system of blind-spot monitoring, rear parking sensors cross traffic and a rearview camera. In brake testing, the Grand Caravan came to a stop from 60 mph in 130 feet the little more than average for a minivan. RT was better, with a stop 119 feet.
In crash tests by the government, the 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan has received an overall rating of four stars out of five, with the four stars for frontal impacts and five stars for side impacts. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests, the Dodge Grand Caravan has received the highest possible rating in the frontal thrust moderate offset and side impact crash tests roof strength.