2011 Dodge Grand Caravan vs. Its Competition

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

With several of the Dodge Grand Caravan's main rivals completely redesigned for 2011, Chrysler is barely keeping up in a class where it used to be the clear leader.

The Honda Odyssey has been completely redesigned for 2011, with a new seating layout that allows adult-size comfort in back, along with a new class-leading wide-screen entertainment system; it's also class-leading for fuel economy.

Also, the 2011 Toyota Sienna is all-new and while it feels heavier and more ponderous than the model it replaces it's so refined that it might as well have a Lexus badge.

For value, there's the Kia Sedona, which is due to be replaced but could be quite a bargain.

Also, Nissan's Quest will be all-new as a late entry for 2011, while the 2011 Ford Flex remains a wild-card alternative.

With MINI-esque styling and a seven-passenger interior, it would be called a minivan if it didn't have hinged doors.

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Quick Specs
7.8
The 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan is a high-functioning box on wheels—with the old penalty-box trim neatly excised, and a new powertrain spliced into place.
9.2
A singular look, along with top-shelf turbo power and features, earns the 2011 Ford Flex our top score among utility vehicles.
8.6
The 2011 Honda Odyssey remains the best-handling of the minivans, with some of the most innovative seating configurations and entertainment features, but it's also the priciest.
7.4
7.4
The minivan buyer prizes space, flexibility and efficiency—and the 2011 Nissan Quest has taken steps back on all those fronts.
8.0
The 2011 Toyota Sienna adds room and adult-duty second-row seats, but leaves ultimate flexibility and entertainment to the competition.
MSRP From     
$23,995$29,355$28,075$24,595$27,750$25,060
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas I4
EPA Class     
2WD MinivanFWD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD MinivanMinivan - 2WD2WD Minivans2WD Minivan
Style Name     
4-Door Wagon Express4-Door SE FWD5-Door LX4-Door LWB LX4-Door S5-Door 7-Pass Van I4 FWD (GS)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
777777
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Minivan4 Door4 DoorMinivanPassenger Van5 Door Reg WB
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/manual shiftContinuously variable ratioAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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