The 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan has tough competition in the minivan class, even before factoring in the ritzier Chrysler Town & Country.
First, there's a not-minivan to consider, the Ford Flex.
With its MINI-esque styling and seven-passenger interior, it's a minivan in all but name and the action of its doors (they're hinged, not sliders).
For value, there's the Kia Sedona and Hyundai Entourage, near-identical twins that lack the flexible seating options of the Dodge but offer nicely equipped interiors and similar performance for a bit less cash.
The Toyota Sienna's getting a bit long in the tooth, but has fold-flat third-row seats and a richer interior to its credit.
The Honda Odyssey is the best minivan for those who don't want to leave driving feel behind; the steering is tops in minivans, the seats offer some folding and flipping options, and fuel economy and reliability history are good.
|2010 Dodge Grand CaravanBrowse Used Listings||2009 Ford FlexBrowse Used Listings||2008 Honda OdysseyBrowse Used Listings||2008 Hyundai EntourageBrowse Used Listings||2008 Toyota SiennaBrowse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|2WD Minivans||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Minivan||2WD Minivan||2WD Minivans|
|4-Door Wagon SE||4-Door SE FWD||5-Door LX||4-Door Wagon GLS||5-Door 7-Pass Van CE FWD (Natl)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Ext WB||4 Door||4 Door||5 Door Minivan||5 Door Reg WB|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic|