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Dodge Grand 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 @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan

  • Pleasant to drive and ride in but lacking a few key features and the rock-solid reliability record of certain rivals.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Lots of new options, torquey engines, car-like driving characteristics, improved safety features.

  • Cons

    Still no stowable third seat, gets pricey when options are added, legroom in second-row seats.

  • What's New for 2001

    America's best-selling minivan is all new for 2001, with many industry-first features including a power rear tailgate, a power sliding door obstacle detection system, and a removable and powered center console, and a pop-up rear cargo organizer, all residing under sleek new sheetmetal.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (10 total reviews)


Not happy!!!

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)

Bought this minivan only two months ago. Already a/c went out, pass. side door trim (exterior) fell off. But gas mileage is decent for a seven year old vehicle. Wish it had center console, dealer didn't know where it was and it was over $400.00 from Dodge! Also no owner's manual.




Unreliability overshadows looks

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)

I bought this minivan new because it was the best looking of all the minivans at the time. It had an unusually (for a minivan) sporty look plus it has a great ride, handled well, was very comfortable on long trips, a luxurious interior and quietness, and offers great peformance with plenty of torque from the 3.8 V6. However, it turned out to be more than a lemon, a real headache. It has had over $5,750 in repairs since 1 week of ownership until now. To list just a few problems: New rear hatch motor, sliding door motor,window motor,new transmission,3 AC,condensor, 2sets rotors, ignition barrel, pwr doorlock, pwr steering ,etc..all before 50,000 miles.



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Minivan lover

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)

Bought van used with 40k on it and an orig. sticker of $32,900 Gave $15,000 for it used. Go Dodge ! For some reason I still love this van. I guess because you can haul the world in it. Problems include A/C clutch bearing went bad, can't get a new bearing so we need whole new compressor. 900 bucks. Power rear lift and driver side sliding door have minds of their own. Infinity stereo e.q. has short do not move it or else! After a run up in the N. Georgia Mts the tranny isnt the same. It groans and whines like it's on its last leg. That was 15k ago and it's still coming back for more. When the engine is cranked after sitting overnight this van sounds like a Deere not Dodge. Van now has 91K.




Coming from a van hater

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)

Top of line 3.8L ES, non-AWD. Awesome vehicle. 3 zone auto A/C is great. 3 power doors great. 77k miles. 17" chrome wheels look great. What's better than Odyssey's 3rd fold flat seat? A 50/50 rear bench. Can't count how many times half of that seat is down to allow beach stuff or whatever and still get 4 kids in. Odyssey 3rd seat is all or nothing...overrated! Also have the back shelf...useful for groceries...above and below. And, in 2001, no leather from Honda...we have all leather. Kids and cloth interiors do not get along very well. We tow a 3500# trailer quite frequently...tows very strong. People almost look surprised when they see a van pulling the trailer...yep, not an SUV.




Nice driver - good utility

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)

We purchased all available options. In hindsight, I'd have skipped the additional cost of the auto stick. The gears shift automatically even when using the auto stick which negates the usefulness of the feature. The tow capacity is more than enough to tow mulch trailers and all U-Haul trailers with ease. The automatic door openers are useful with a young family, but we've already had to repair the door motors not under warranty (expensive). Overall - good personal space - smooth ride - good utility




Good so far w/minor problems

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)

This is a pretty good van overall but I had a water leak around the passenger windshield which the dealer finally fixed after 3 attempts. The dealer did not replace the carpet, which I requested. NOT VERY HAPPY WITH DODGE ABOUT THAT ISSUE!!!!! I also had a dash lighting issue. The fix was just resetting the computer. All in all it is a nice VAN but DODGE needs to do better with CUSTOMER SUPPORT. One other thing I have a 99 Dodge Dakota which also had a water leak at almost the same place. NOT GOOD!!!



Full 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Review

What's New for 2001

America's best-selling minivan is all new for 2001, with many industry-first features including a power rear tailgate, a power sliding door obstacle detection system, and a removable and powered center console, and a pop-up rear cargo organizer, all residing under sleek new sheetmetal.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
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  • 22
  • highway
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