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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan

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Dodge Grand Caravan Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.8 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 166 hp @ 4300 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/20 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Huge interior, slick styling, optional rear driver's side door, easy-out seats

  • Cons

    Not the most reliable vehicle on the road.

  • What's New for 1997

    After a one year hiatus, all-wheel drive returns to the lineup, available on SE and LE models. Traction control is newly available, and an enhanced accident response system will automatically unlock the doors and illuminate the interior when an airbag deployment is detected. A Sport decor group is newly available on Grand Caravan SE.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



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Vehicle: 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 4dr Minivan AWD

We bought this second hand 1997 Grand Caravan LE AWD with 30k klm's on it. Now it has 84,000 km on it and it's literally falling apart. Rusting, brakes, transmission, phantom wipers, electrical, underbody rust etc....it's simply pathetic the problems this relatively new car has. Already this year, we've dropped approx $3,000 into it, figuring it's the cost, but a pattern was starting to develop where this thing was simply not reliable. Then the van starting mysteriously not starting or just going "click" and turning of!Then, the gears starting malfunctioning, put the van in Reverse and it goes forward! Drove it to Toyota the other day and traded it in...bubye




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Vehicle: 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 4dr Minivan AWD

This is the third van I've owned and it's OK. I bought it specifically for the AWD option which is great. It works well and has all the room I expect out of a minivan (to haul bikes, kayaks, gear, etc.) and so I have no real issues with it. It's been reliable and has had no major problems. However the seats are VERY uncomfortable, to the point that we do all we can to take any of our other cars, especially on extended trips. The other problem is the headlights are terrible - they put too little light on the road at night.



Full 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan Review

What's New for 1997

After a one year hiatus, all-wheel drive returns to the lineup, available on SE and LE models. Traction control is newly available, and an enhanced accident response system will automatically unlock the doors and illuminate the interior when an airbag deployment is detected. A Sport decor group is newly available on Grand Caravan SE.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 20
  • highway
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