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2005 Dodge Caravan Minivan

 
 

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Dodge Caravan Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.3 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 180 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2005 Dodge Caravan

  • Enjoyable to drive and ride in, the Caravan offers no-frills minivan transportation for the family on a tight budget.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Surprisingly agile handling, quiet ride in V6 models, low price.

  • Cons

    Some cheap interior bits, reliability record not as strong as some competitors', limited availability of major safety features.

  • What's New for 2005

    The Caravan gets a styling refresh and a hefty base price reduction.

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (75 total reviews)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Great van with lots of

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Vehicle: 2005 Dodge Caravan SXT 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)

This is the perfect vehicle for a family. I got hooked on Dodge Caravan's years ago. I had one that lasted ten years with no problems until the transmission went out at about 200,000 miles. I bought a Windstar and didn't like it so got new Dodge Caravan again. For as much space and comfort as it has you can't beat the gas mileage. I consistently average 20 mpg. Considering that you can seat 7, that's a good value. I've replaced the battery, and the tires. It's now getting a bit older, over 150k miles on it, so I've replaced the radiator because of a leak, and the oxysensor valves (check engine light came on). Good value overall.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Best van ever

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Vehicle: 2005 Dodge Caravan SXT 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)

I purchased this vehicle in August 2010. I have a 3 year old and was expecting my second child. I fell in love with this van. It was very comfortable to ride in, had plenty of room, child seat anchors and one of the second row captains chairs had a built in 5 point harness child seat. During the year that we had it we never had any problems with it. I was recently in an accident and it was totaled. I am hoping to be able to replace my van with a newer model.




Great ride

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Vehicle: 2005 Dodge Caravan SXT 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)

We Bought the Caravan without the stow and go seats for the comfort of the second row captian chairs. Took family to motortrend car show and made them sit in seats for half an hour. Teenagers appreciated the comfort of captain chairs and the entertainment (DVD) system. This is a life saver on long road trips. Have 100,000 on the van with ALOT of road trips. No problems whatsoever. Replaced Battery once, brakes every 40,000 miles, and the ERG once at 85,000. OEM tires lasted 65,000 miles, replaced with Michelins. Good value and no problems--would buy buy again if they didn't switch to stow and go seats.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
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  • 24
  • highway
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Full 2005 Dodge Caravan Review

What's New for 2005

The Caravan gets a styling refresh and a hefty base price reduction.

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