The 2024 Dodge Grand Caravan is a minivan that has been a popular choice for families over the years. The 2024 Dodge Grand Caravan offers a comfortable ride with a smooth suspension, making it suitable for long trips. The Dodge Grand Caravan is known for its spacious interior, versatile seating configurations, and family-friendly features. The Grand Caravan has been powered by a V6 engine, delivering sufficient power for daily driving and highway cruising.
However, the 2024 Grand Caravan has been in production for many years without significant updates, and its design and features may not be as modern as some competitors in the minivan segment. The Dodgy Grand Caravan continues with the smallest of updates: the midrange SE Plus model now comes standard with second-row captain’s chairs, an eight-way power driver’s seat, and red accent stitching that contrasts with black upholstery. The Chrysler Pacifica and Honda Odyssey both cost more but offer modern driver-assistance features and more luxury than this budget minivan.
2024 Dodge Grand Caravan : Interior
Inside, the Grand Caravan offers a commanding exterior, plenty of cargo space, and plenty of small-item storage throughout the cabin. The Caravan’s ingenious rear seats can fold into boxes under the floor when not in use, turning the Grand Caravan into a hollow cargo truck. The Grand Caravan shares its excellent Stow ‘n Go system with the Chrysler Pacifica. The standard folding third-row seat retracts into the space behind the seat, while the available second-row folding seats disappear neatly into underfloor storage bins. When all seats are folded down, a wide, flat load floor allows bulky loads to be easily transported and no heavy seats need to be dismantled to accomplish the conversion.
Dodge offers an infotainment system with a 6.5-inch screen and auxiliary input as standard equipment. The system is so old that even a basic AM/FM radio would be simpler and more satisfying to use. Many of the popular infotainment features are optional, and notably, neither Android Auto nor Apple CarPlay are available on any trim level for the Grand Caravan model.
2024 Dodge Grand Caravan : Engine
Dodge Grand Caravan powered with a 283-hp V-6 paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Grand Caravan’s engine emits a surprisingly baritone growl when the driver presses the throttle hard. The six-speed transmission is somewhat envied by the eight-, nine- and 10-speed automatics offered by rivals; gear shifts are smooth and rarely create a fuss; the exception being its reluctance to downshift during passing maneuvers. Likewise, ride quality and handling are inoffensive, apart from the occasional violent shake of the chassis due to larger road imperfections. For a top-heavy vehicle, body roll is managed admirably, and the Grand Caravan feels stable in corners and comfortable when cruising.
Considering the number of gray whiskers on carryover powertrains, it’s no surprise that the Grand Caravan’s EPA fuel economy estimates lag behind many of its more modern rivals. It performed particularly poorly in our real-world highway fuel economy testing, recording just 22 mpg (less than the 25 mpg EPA rating) at a steady 75 mph for 200 miles.
2024 Dodge Grand Caravan : Safety
Safety is often an important consideration for minivan shoppers, but unfortunately, the Dodge Grand Caravan’s safety features are hampered by poor crashworthiness results and a lack of driver-assist technology. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded a 4-star rating to Grand Caravan, but it failed to earn a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Although it scores Well in most IIHS tests, its Poor result in the small overlap test is disappointing, it could be worse, but its rivals are all much better. The 2024 Dodge Grand Caravan’s lack of driver assistance features is less forgivable. Key security features include the standard seven airbags and standard traction and stability control.