Because of its vastly reconfigurable interior, the 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan gets a great features rating from TheCarConnection.com. It earns the best rating possible because of the long list of options offered for entertaining kids on the road-a public service that shouldn't go unsung.
Among the low-tech features, Autoblog lists "a removable, cordless, rechargeable flashlight in the cargo area, power sliding doors and rear hatch, adjustable pedals and overhead LED reading lights for all three rows of seating."
It's the high-tech options that wow drivers and the editors at TheCarConnection.com. There's a MyGIG entertainment system with a music hard drive and navigation, if ordered. "MyGIG lets you access music by artist, song, album, genre, and year, among others," CNet says. "It's a full-featured music player, and we found that it worked very well."
There's also Sirius Satellite Radio and Travel Link real-time information; when coupled to the available navigation system, it pipes information on traffic, weather, movie listings, and sports scores into the car's screen. The Washington Post calls it a "navigation, telecommunications, and an audiovisual entertainment system that will ignite your senses more than a stay in a $1,000-a-night room in the MGM Grand Detroit Hotel and Casino."
Then there's Sirius Backseat TV, one of the best features on the Dodge Grand Caravan. With this option, you get the three most popular kids channels (Nickelodeon, Disney, and Cartoon Network) free for the first year on two separate overhead LCD screens, each of which can broadcast a different channel. Cars.com observes it's a "new way to keep the kids entertained."
Last but not least, the 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan can be equipped with Bluetooth connectivity for safer, hands-free calling.