2015 Dodge Grand Caravan Expert Review
Great Minivan, horrible ac unit!
I never thought I'd be a minivan kinda mom but I have to admit my dodge is one of the best vehicles I've ever owned. It drives amazingly! Has plenty of room for my kids and their friends. Is ideal for road trips! (We take this beast all over Florida 3 times, Minnesota, South Dakota, Missouri, Wisconsin, Georgia, Nashville, Michigan and more!) It's amazing when it comes to gas and mileage. Coast on average about 40 to 50 bucks to fill tank from empty and I fill one to two times a month. I have owned this vehicle since 2014 and just hit 40,000 miles. The only negative thing I can say is every spring since I purchased new the ac goes out. At first it wasn't a big deal but now that I am out of warranty it cost me $800 this past spring. I've been told by multi mechanics that this is a common problem with this vehicle.
2015 Dodge grand caravan, red.
Love our van for space and seating. The stow n go seating is wonderful. They really help when you have big loads and need the extra space. Extremely good gas mileage when traveling, even better when we use the econ button. I do not recommend using econ for city driving as it will not take off very fast with that button on. Only issues we have had is we have a rattle that can only be heard when traveling at slower speeds. We took it in 3 times to dealership and they weren't able to locate it. We just decided to turn the radio up louder. Also, when you unlock the doors with automatic lock, the back passenger door has a buzzing to it. We did not purchase the automatic doors (husband's preference) but still wish back windows on sliding doors would roll down. That option is only available if you have auto doors.
Dodge Grand Caravan is convenient and an incredibly useful vehicle. Everyone in my family loves it! Even when driving alone, I love the versatility & options it provides. It has all of the space and convenience of other minivans, but without the big price tag that comes with other car brands. It is at least half the price of other minivans on the market today. While it is a satisfactory vehicle in most aspects, the transmission is a great deal more likely to have issues. Shifting between gears is not always smooth, and the RPM's frequently go higher than normal when accelerating.
The Dodge Grand Caravan has been an amazing vehicle for myself and my children, especially on long trips and in the school pick up line. I love the power doors that make it very easy to get everyone in and out. I also love the drop in floor seats, the abundance of room and the power windows, especially in the very back. But I wish there was more leg room for the passengers in the 3rd row, and that it were more easily accessible from the middle. I also wish the car had memory settings for the driver seat, storage for more than one pair of sunglasses, a flat spot for a cell phone mounting, had heated seats standard, the passenger seat was power and that the dual climate control was more consistent. But overall, it's a great van for a family.