2015 Dodge Grand Caravan Review

OVERALL RATING 3.5 of 5.0
  • Performance
    3.6 of 5.0
  • Cost of Ownership
    4.5 of 5.0
  • Interior
    3.7 of 5.0
  • Reliability
    2.0 of 5.0
CarSession
14 Oct 2014
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Dodge is known for manufacturing performance cars. The company’s line of minivans is amongst the best in the market today. This is thanks to the company’s focus on maintaining quality. The Dodge Grand Caravan has been a favorite family vehicle for over a decade. The latest addition to the Caravan family is the 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan. You may not find significant changes in terms of the exterior design, but you can be sure that the new Grand Caravan packs a punch.

With a topnotch fuel delivery system, the engine is powerful and provides a great gas mileage. The interior has also been made more luxurious and with the facelift that Grand Caravan received quite recently, the minivan looks better than ever. Let’s look at the amazing 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan in detail and see what the company has to offer:

Engine Specifications

Instead of introducing a bunch of engine variants, Dodge has taken a different approach. They have introduced a single engine variant across all trims, which delivers power and impressive mileage. The standard engine across all trims of the 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan is a V-type with six cylinders. This engine has a displacement of 3.6 liters. There is no surprise that this engine will deliver immense power. However, this engine is designed to be fuel-efficient. This is what makes the 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan ideal as a daily driver.

Engine Performance

The 3.6-liter V-6 engine in the 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan is quite powerful. This engine delivers a massive 280 ponies at only 6,400 RPMs. In addition, it can generate 260 pounds of torque per feet at only 4,400 RPMs. One may be led to believe that this power comes at the expense of a good gas mileage. However, Dodge has made sure that the engine is not just a powerful gas gulper.

The 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan gives you 17 miles to a gallon in the city. If you are driving on the highway, you can easily get 25 miles to each gallon. This adds up to a combined gas mileage of 20 miles. This is one of the most impressive gas mileages rating in minivans. The power is an added advantage.

Transmission Options

Minivans typically focus on luxury and only offer a single transmission option. The 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan also has a single transmission to go along with the 3.6-liter V-6. The transmission model that this minivan uses is the 62TE. This is a 6-speed auto. It provides seamless shifting and excellent gear ratios. In fact, the transmission is partly responsible for the superb gas mileage and power the engine delivers.

Interior Design

One of the best things about the interior of the 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan is the attention to detail. Each of the seats has a foldable armrest which can easily be pulled down. The seats are quite comfortable as well. You can easily seat 7 passengers in the 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan. The legroom is sufficient for the front and rear seats. If you are concerned about cargo space, you can always fold the rear seats. Once the seats are folded, you get a large cargo bed. Despite the extended cargo space, you still get room for 4 people, including the driver.

Exterior Styling

The exterior styling of the 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan still retains the classic appearance. The Grand Caravan recently received a major makeover. Due to this, the basic design remains the same, with a few fresh additions. You will see a significant difference in the headlamps and a slight change in the front bumper design.

The 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan provides the perfect combination of power, luxury and economy. It will make a great vehicle for a medium-sized family.