The Caravan carries on with a cavalcade of electronic goodies that's second only to the Ford Flex—with the bonus of in-car television on the intangible list. On the exotic edge, we're sold on the latest, cheapest, high-tech piece: a USB port for 3G dongles that turns the Grand Caravan into a WiFi hotspot, missing only its own barista and a host of funemployed table-squatters. We'd opt for Sirius' BackseatTV and its SpongeBob marathons, but the short-lived FloTV option for live video streaming is gone--due to FloTV's exit from the business.
Other features we'd choose—either in packages or as included in the upper trim levels—are a media hard drive; navigation; satellite radio; Bluetooth (either bundled with an upgraded radio, or an auto-dimming rearview mirror, or heated seats and steering wheel); a DVD entertainment system; and a power package for the side doors, tailgate and pedals. Remote start and a 115-volt outlet wouldn't be left off either, not on such a high-functioning machine.
As for the new Stow 'N Place roof rails, which have fold-away crossmembers—a feature only previously seen in the Subaru Outback—you'll have to be the judge: just about all of our stuff fits inside the Grand Caravan, and rooftop storage bins cut into the coefficient of drag. We can't have that.