2014 Dodge Grand Caravan vs. Its Competition

2014 Dodge Grand Caravan
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The Dodge Grand Caravan is a functional whiz among minivans, with fold-away seating on most models and a uniform standard of power and safety across the lineup.

It's nearly identical to the more nicely trimmed Chrysler Town & Country, which ladles on more standard equipment, but doesn't offer much of anything different in the basics of packaging or seating.

The Honda Odyssey is the gas-mileage, safety and handling leader in the segment, and this year it gets a six-speed automatic and Bluetooth across the board as well as an on-board vacuum cleaner.

The Sienna no longer has a thrifty four on order, but it still offers all-wheel drive--it's alone in the segment--and has an option for aircraft-style second-row chairs.

The Nissan Quest is now the smallest, least flexible minivan on the market, though it has good road manners and an interesting look, as well as competitive gas mileage.

Roof-strength scores, though, are lower than the rest of the pack.

Finally, the Kia Sedona returns for another model year, basically unchanged from the 2012 model year; it's at the lower end of the spectrum with the Quest, without the safety scores or flexibility of any of the other minivans.

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Quick Specs
8.2
With the best flexibility and infotainment in the minivan world, the 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan also satisfies families with great safety scores and good gas mileage.
8.4
The Chrysler Town & Country is a more expensive, more plush Caravan--and a great choice for shoppers looking for the best flexibility and features in minivans.
8.0
With the 2014 Odyssey, Honda continues to innovate and offer up the most space-efficient interior for families, while driving better than most crossovers and SUVs.
6.8
The 2014 Kia Sedona is a spacious, comfortable family van, but it lacks the modern design flair and high-value presentation that marks the rest of the brand's lineup.
7.2
The Nissan Quest may drive well, but its below-average seating and safety put it behind the rest of the minivan options on the road today.
8.0
The Toyota Sienna only comes up shy in fold-away second-row seats and gas mileage; otherwise it's a leader in power and durability.
MSRP From     
$20,895$30,765$28,825$25,900$26,220$26,920
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
2WD Minivans2WD Minivans2WD Minivans2WD Minivans2WD Minivans2WD Minivans
Style Name     
4-Door Wagon SE 30th Anniversary4-Door Wagon Touring5-Door LX4-Door Wagon LX4-Door S5-Door 7-Pass Van V6 L FWD (SE)
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     
Passenger VanLWB Passenger VanPassenger VanPassenger VanPassenger VanPassenger Van
Transmission     
Multi-Speed Automatic w/ODMulti-Speed Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD