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2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Van - Overview

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$20,995 – $29,995 MSRP

$20,810 – $28,670 Invoice

17 / 25 MPG City/Hwy

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Overall Quality 2.0

Overall Performance and Design 2.0

Predicted Reliability 2.0

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2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Van

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Overview

What's New for 2012:

  • Nomenclature reverts to SE and SXT trim designations
  • Standard 16-inch wheels
  • New low-priced American Value package with 3.6-liter V-6 engine, second-row Stow 'n Go, third-row Stow 'n Go, power windows, and power locks

Exterior Features
The 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan is a full-size minivan, and is offered with two sliding doors and four trim levels. Sixteen-inch steel wheels are standard, with larger wheels available on other trim levels.

Interior Features
The 2012 Dodge Caravan offers seating for up to 7 passengers. Base Grand Caravan models feature cloth upholstery, air conditioning, power front windows, cruise control, tilt-and-telescope steering wheel, and more. Upgraded trim levels are fitted with dual- and triple-zone automatic climate control, dual power-operated sliding doors, power liftgate, fog lights, rearview camera, power windows for all three rows, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, dark tinted privacy glass, upgraded audio system, and other amenities.

Optional Features
The 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T offers a sportier driving experience, according to the automaker. In addition to its sport-tuned suspension, it features sport seats, leather upholstery, exterior cosmetics, and polished 17-inch alloy wheels.

Under the Hood
Dodge Grand Caravan models are fitted with one engine. The standard powerplant is a 3.6-liter V-6 engine rated at 283 horsepower. The engine is E85-compatible. A 6-speed automatic transmission mated to a front-wheel-drive powertrain is standard. While all-wheel drive is not offered, the Grand Caravan is capable of towing upwards of 3600 pounds, according to Dodge.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan are:
  • Dodge Grand Caravan with 3.6-liter V-6 engine: 17/25/20 mpg (city/highway/combined)

Safety
Standard safety features of note on the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan include side-impact curtain air bags and a knee air bag for the driver. In government crash tests, the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan received an overall rating of 4 (out of 5) stars, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Grand Caravan received a "Good" rating-the Institute's highest-for frontal-offset and side-impact crash protection. It has not been tested for roof strength.

Available Trims for the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Van

  Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
SE multi-speed automatic $20,995 283-hp / 3.6L 6-cyl 17/25
SXT multi-speed automatic $26,495 283-hp / 3.6L 6-cyl 17/25
Crew multi-speed automatic $28,495 283-hp / 3.6L 6-cyl 17/25
R/T multi-speed automatic $29,995 283-hp / 3.6L 6-cyl 17/25

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