Recently bought a 2015 Grand Caravan Crew with leather. What a fantastic vehicle and value. Honestly Honda and Toyota just can't compete with the value offered by Dodge. We have been a BMW family for a long long time and this is first foray back in to domestic cars. I'm really impressed with the Grand Caravan. The Grand Caravan has been so well perfected over 30 years.. Nothing can touch it in the van market. As others say stowngo alone is worth buying the Dodge. I have a loaded van and everything works nicely. The electronics absolutely blow away BMW. The quality of materials is not the same but my Grand Caravan is worth 1/3 my BMW.
As far as the pentastar goes it's fabulous.
Just bought this van. So Far I LOVE!!! it.
Very smooth ride, handles well for a large vhechile , The sto n go seats in the 2nd and 3rd row a big selling point for me. I hall lots of stuff where i need the seats out. but do not necessarily want to mess with taking seats out and then having to store them some where . so this was a great answer to my needs. but as i am finding out the Van is awsom in so many other aspect too. my previous Ford windstar which served me well finally got worn out. so i traded it in for this one. this new one is a few inches biger in all direction which also was a big plus for me. the payload capacity is also more so i can load it up and it handles it with ease.
We bought this van to replace our SUV. Bought in May 2015 and have put 12,000 miles on it since then. The power it has is awesome for a minivan, it tows beautifully as well. I average 24-25mpg combine driving (19.5 on E85). I have not had a single problem with this van. We bought an AVP because I didn't want all the extra frills. Just more that will go wrong over time. This is the first Dodge and also first minivan I have owned. It has changed my opinions of both. Our dealer is great, 4 free oil changes, and car washes for life! The price was very good at just over 20k, so it was extremely affordable too. The seats are incredibly comfortable, and I am grateful for a middle row bench vs the stow-n-go buckets, its more useful for our needs. After all, we still get the underfloor storage. The transmission could be smoother, but otherwise I cannot complain about anything. Buy one, while you can still get an affordable minivan!
Update: I have had this vehicle almost a year. I was in a wreck with it 5 months into ownership. It took 3 weeks to complete the repairs. I was not injured despite the severity of the crash. On top of that, I have driven this vehicle 25000 miles without one thing wrong with it. I just replaced the cheap factory tires. I will say, it is nice to have the factory Yokohama tires off. Other than that, it has been a nearly peefect ownership experience.
Had this vehicle for 19 months and have already put 40,000 miles on it. Zero problems with it. We traded in a 2011 toyota sienna because of numerous electronic issues (battery drain, radio speakers cutting out when you turned left, power doors not working), so the caravan has been a nice change. Only complaint is everything seems a little tight in the interior. Particularly, leg room is not very good for a minivan.
In July we decided to pass our 157k 2004 Montana on to our kids. Shopped lots of under-$20k small cars: Fit, Cruze, Sonic, Fiesta, Focus, etc. Fun and thrifty, but nothing was moving us. We still liked minivans. Test-drove a 2014 AVP- wow! I love the no-nonsense styling, brakes, engine and handling; my wife likes the space and Stow n Go. We are both pleased with the base package, the manual seats suit us both, and the auxiliary jack makes it easy to play MP3s.
2 1/2 years later the car is still terrific, and it sure is easy to change the oil filter which is accessed from under the hood instead of under the engine.