2012 Dodge Grand Caravan  -  $23,990


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $23,990
Base Invoice: $23,585
Destination Charge: $995
Options: $2,000
Trim: 4dr Wgn SE
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 20 | City: 17 | Hwy: 25
Body Style: 4dr Wgn SE
Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission w/OD
Engine: 3.6L VVT 24-valve V6 flex fuel engine

Pros

Versatile interior; comfortable ride; tons of storage space


Model Highlights

There are five Grand Caravan trims for 2012: American Value, SE, SXT, Crew and R/T. All Grand Caravans come with a 3.6L V6 engine that makes 283 hp and a 6-speed automatic with Autostick manual control.

Anti-lock brakes, tire-pressure monitoring, multi-stage front air bags and supplemental side curtain air bags for all three rows of seats are standard equipment, which contributed to its across-the-board 5-star safety ratings from the NHTSA. All Grand Caravans also get the electronic stability program. The Crew gets a ParkView back-up camera.

Convenience is a must in any minivan. All Grand Caravans get the 3rd-row Stow-and-Go seats that fold completely into the floor to maximize cargo space.

The new-for-2012 American Value Grand Caravan makes the price of admission a little lower. This trim is a little more spartan than last year's entry-level model, but still decently equipped, especially for the price. It comes with heated mirrors, variable wipers, a CD/MP3-compatible stereo, an audio input jack, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power windows and locks, keyless entry, dual-zone air conditioning and stability control.

The SE trim adds rear air conditioning, easy-clean floor mats and body-color exterior trim as well as the option of adding aluminum wheels and 2nd-row power windows by way of the SE Plus Group.

The SXT brings standard aluminum wheels, sunscreen glass, power rear-quarter windows and 3-zone air conditioning. Add the Entertainment Group the Grand Caravan gets SIRIUS satellite radio, a 2nd-row DVD entertainment system and a rear back-up camera.

The Crew trim adds 17-inch aluminum wheels, roof rails, fog lamps and power-sliding doors. The stereo becomes a complete media center including a 30GB hard drive, a 6.5-inch touch screen, a DVD player and satellite radio. Both front seats are power-adjustable, the steering wheel is leather-wrapped and there's a real 115V power outlet.

The Crew offers as optional, a "Safety Sphere" package that includes automatic headlamps a blind-spot and rear cross-path detection system, park assist sensors and rain-sensing wipers. A luxury-oriented Driver Convenience package adds Bluetooth, heated seats, a heated steering wheel, rear heated seats and window shades.

The R/T equips the van with performance-tuned suspension, leather seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a back-up camera. The optional Media Center 730 includes a 40GB hard-drive stereo, a 6.5" touch-screen interface, navigation and Bluetooth.

The Grand Caravan can be outfitted for towing up to 3,600 lbs. with the Trailer Tow Group, which includes a heavy-duty radiator, transmission oil cooler, load-leveling and wiring harness.


Model News

A new entry-level American Value Package helps to drive the price of admission to below $21,000. The trims have gotten a bit of a revision, and are named the SE, SXT, Crew and R/T.


Value Writeup

The Grand Caravan was one of the first minivans to make it big in North America, and it's still one of the best. The base Grand Caravan starts under $21,000 and that brings a 6-speed automatic, heated power mirrors, keyless entry, 2-zone air conditioning and standard stability control, tire pressure monitoring and a host of air bags. EPA-estimated mileage on the highway is a strong 25 mpg.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1

EPA Classification
2WD Minivan

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
25 MPG

Cruising Range - City
340.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
17 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
20 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
500.00 mi

Engine Order Code
ERB

Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6

Displacement
3.6L/220

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
283 @ 6400

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4400

Trans Order Code
DG2

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.12

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.28

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45/1.57

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.21

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
700

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160

Total Cooling System Capacity
10.3 qts

Passenger Capacity
7

Passenger Volume
163.5 ft³

Front Head Room
39.8 in

Front Leg Room
40.7 in

Front Shoulder Room
63.7 in

Front Hip Room
58.4 in

Second Head Room
39.3 in

Second Leg Room
36.5 in

Second Shoulder Room
64.1 in

Second Hip Room
65.0 in

Third Head Room
37.9 in

Third Leg Room
32.7 in

Third Shoulder Room
62.0 in

Third Hip Room
48.7 in

Wheelbase
121.2 in

Length, Overall
202.8 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
78.7 in

Height, Overall
67.9 in

Track Width, Front
65.6 in

Track Width, Rear
64.8 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.6 in

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
49.0 in

Cargo Box (Area) Height
46.2 in

Liftover Height
24.4 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
143.8 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
83.3 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
33.0 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4510 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Twist-beam

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Order Code
TX4

Rear Tire Order Code
TX4

Spare Tire Order Code
TBK

Front Tire Size
P235/60R16

Rear Tire Size
P235/60R16

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.3

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39.1 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.9 x 1.1 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.0 x 0.5 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
20.0 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
11V487000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 26, 2011

Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected
667

Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 CHRYSLER VEHICLES, INCLUDING 200 AND TOWN AND COUNTRY MODELS, DODGE VEHICLES, INCLUDING CHARGER, DURANGO, GRAND CARAVAN AND JOURNEY MODELS AND JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 31, 2011, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 13, 2011, THAT ARE EQUIPPED WITH 3.6L ENGINES. THESE ENGINES MAY EXPERIENCE CONNECTING ROD BEARING FAILURE DUE TO DEBRIS INSIDE THE ENGINE BLOCK.

Consequence
CONNECTING ROD FAILURE MAY LEAD TO ENGINE SEIZURE WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE ENGINE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

CHRYSLER SAFETY RECALL NUMBER IS L33. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12V141000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 02, 2012

Component
SUSPENSION:REAR

Potential Number of Units Affected
289

Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 TOWN AND COUNTRY AND DODGE GRAND CARAVAN VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM NOVEMBER 15, 2011, THROUGH NOVEMBER 21, 2011. SOME VEHICLES MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH RIGHT REAR HUB AND BEARING ASSEMBLIES THAT WERE NOT FULLY MACHINED.

Consequence
THIS COULD RESULT IN A DECREASE IN DURABILITY, WHICH MAY LEAD TO WHEEL SEPARATION, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE RIGHT REAR HUB AND BEARING ASSEMBLY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

CHRYSLER RECALL NUMBER IS M13. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION?S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12V191000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 01, 2012

Component
EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected
471

Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 TOWN AND COUNTRY AND DODGE GRAND CARAVAN VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM MARCH 9, 2012 THROUGH MARCH 12, 2012. SOME VEHICLES MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH A RIGHT SIDE LIFTGATE PINCH SENSOR THAT DOES NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY. AS A RESULT, INCREASED FORCE MAY BE REQUIRED IN ORDER TO STOP THE POWER LIFTGATE DURING FINAL CLOSING STAGES.

Consequence
THE POWER LIFTGATE DOOR MAY CLOSE ON AN APPENDAGE, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.

CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE RIGHT SIDE LIFTGATE PINCH SENSORS, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN MAY 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403

CHRYSLERS RECALL NUMBER IS M17. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION?S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V234000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 06, 2014

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
644850

Summary
Chrysler Group, LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles manufactured August 25, 2010, through October 31, 2013. The affected vehicles may experience overheating of the vent window switch in the driver's door armrest.

Consequence
An overheated switch may result in a vehicle fire.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the vent window switch with a newer version, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2014. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P25.

Dates of Manufacture
AUG 24, 2010 to OCT 30, 2013

Manufacturer Recall No.
P25

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
16.4%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
The rear passenger head restraint rotated 90 degrees forward from its original upright locked position during impact and prevented the test dummy from moving away from the striking barrier

3.6L VVT 24-valve V6 flex fuel engine

6-speed automatic transmission w/OD

Engine oil cooler

HD transmission oil cooler

HD engine cooling

HD radiator

Front wheel drive

Autostick automatic transmission

730-amp maintenance-free battery

160-amp alternator

Touring suspension

Pwr rack & pinion steering

16" x 6.5" steel wheels

P235/60R16 all-season BSW tires

16" wheel covers

Compact spare tire

Tire carrier winch

Body-color fascias

Body-color bodyside molding

Belt moldings

Black/bright grille

Halogen quad headlamps

Headlamp time-delay off

Fold-away heated pwr mirrors

Sunscreen glass

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Rear window wiper/washer

Manual right sliding door w/glass

Manual left sliding door w/glass

Body-color door handles

Media center 130 -inc: AM/FM/stereo w/CD/MP3 player

(6) speakers

Fixed long mast antenna

Audio input for mobile devices

2nd row fold-in-floor bucket seats -inc: 3rd row Stow 'N Go w/tailgate seats

Front cloth low-back bucket seats

Manual adjustable seats

Active head restraints

Floor console w/cupholder

Carpet flooring

Easy-clean floor mats

Body-color sill applique

Luxury steering wheel

Tilt/telescopic steering wheel column

Steering wheel mounted audio controls

Instrument panel

Instrument cluster w/tachometer

Lower instrument panel cubby bin

120 MPH primary speedometer

Outside temp display

Pwr windows w/driver-side 1-touch feature

Pwr locks

Non adjustable pedals

Keyless entry w/immobilizer

Tip start

Speed control

Air conditioning w/3-zone temp control

Air conditioning w/3-zone temp control

Rear air conditioning w/heater

Rear window defroster

Air filter

Dual glove boxes

12V DC front & rear pwr outlets

Overhead console

Observation mirror

Driver side sun visor w/mirror

Passenger side sun visor w/mirror

Assist handles

Front courtesy/map lamps

Door courtesy lamps

Rear dome lamp

Liftgate flood lamp

Rear seatback grocery bag hooks

LH rear quarter storage bin

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes

Electronic stability program

Advanced multi-stage front air bags

Driver knee-bolster air bag

Supplemental front seat side air bags

Supplemental side curtain air bags for all rows

Rear child safety locks

LATCH ready child seat anchor system

Tire pressure monitor

Dual note electric horn

 
NATIONAL DELIVERY
$0

 
HAWAII DELIVERY
$50

 
50-STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
3.6L VVT 24-VALVE V6 FLEX FUEL ENGINE
$0

 
6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION W/OD
$0

 
29E SE CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$2,000

 
16" X 6.5" STEEL WHEELS
$0

 
16" X 6.5" ALUMINUM WHEELS
$0

 
P235/60R16 ALL-SEASON BSW TIRES
$0

 
BRILLIANT BLACK CRYSTAL PEARL
$0

 
BRIGHT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
DARK CHARCOAL PEARL
$0

 
CASHMERE PEARL
$0

 
COPPERHEAD PEARL
$0

 
STONE WHITE
$0

 
REDLINE TWO-COAT PEARL
$0

 
TRUE BLUE PEARL
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK/LIGHT GRAYSTONE, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
2ND ROW FOLD-IN-FLOOR BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
BLACK SEATS
$0

 
LIGHT GRAYSTONE SEATS
$0

 
SE PLUS GROUP
$1,900

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$95

 
MOPAR UCONNECT WEB
$650

 
UCONNECT HANDS-FREE GROUP
$690


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