2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2001 Dodge Grand Caravan - Road Test Specs

2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan

(3.3L V6 4-speed Automatic)


Model year2001
ModelGrand Caravan
StyleES Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)
Base MSRP$29,110
As-tested MSRP$35,670


Drive typeFWD
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3.3
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)215 @ 5000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)245 @ 4000
Transmission type4-speed automatic


Steering typepower steering
Tire size, frontP215/65R16
Tire size, rearP215/65R16
Brakes, frontventilated front disc / solid rear disc

Track Test Results

0-60 mph (sec.)9.5
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)17.1@79.0
60-0 mph (ft.)124
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)54.5

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsAcceleration feels spirited even though the numbers don't reflect that. This engine seems to be improving with age. It feels smoother and quieter than previous versions. The best run was achieved with the traction control turned off, using a street start, and manually shifting the automatic using the AutoStick feature.
Braking commentsA very solid number for a passenger car, let alone a minivan. Most vehicles that brake that well are sport sedans. The ABS system was very quiet while in operation. Stability was good as well as pedal feel.
Handling commentsThese numbers don't really give a clue as to how well this vehicle drives and handles. It is fabulous to drive and inspires confidence while going around corners. I never thought I'd be using those words when writing about a minivan. The steering and suspension work in unison with each other and feel matched to the each other's capabilities. The common top-heavy rollover feel you get with most high profile vehicles is not included with this one. The rear did move around a bit in the slalom, but it was very controllable. — Neil G. Chirico

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)85
Temperature (°F)72
Wind (mph, direction)3 mph

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)Auto 18/24 Manual /
Edmunds observed (mpg)15
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)20

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4,219
Length (in.)200.5
Width (in.)76.6
Height (in.)68.9
Wheelbase (in.)119.3
Legroom, front (in.)40.6
Legroom, rear (in.)39
Headroom, front (in.)39.6
Headroom, rear (in.)39.1
Seating capacity7
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)168


Bumper-to-bumper3 years / 36,000 miles
Powertrain3 years / 36,000 miles
Corrosion5 years / 100,000 miles
Roadside assistance3 years / 36,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenance3


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsOptional
Head airbagsNot Available
Antilock brakesStandard
Traction controlOptional
Stability controlNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverGood
NHTSA crash test, passengerGood
NHTSA crash test, side frontExcellent
NHTSA crash test, side rearExcellent
NHTSA rollover resistanceAverage

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