2018 Dodge Grand Caravan

2018 Dodge Grand Caravan
Save up to $9,651
MSRP range
$26,250 - $34,495

Pros

  • Affordable base trim and value-rich midtier models
  • Second-row Stow 'n Go seats fold right into the floor
  • Plenty of storage space in the cargo well

Cons

  • Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity are not standard
  • Touchscreen interface is dated and slow to respond to inputs
  • Cabin materials feel cheap overall
  • Stow 'n Go seats don't offer sliding functionality for greater legroom
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Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan.

Fourth Grand Caravan on 18 years - New 2018
Jack Kinsey, 4/6/2018
I have had 4 Grand Caravans starting in 2003 which my son now owns and has over 160,000 miles on and it's still going. The best thing they did was adding the Sto-N-Go seats which I got in my 2006. I first got the Navigation N430 radio in my 2011 which was my must have in my new 2018. The 2011 had 89,000 miles, so I wanted to get a new 2018 because I've heard it was the last year for this body site. The new Chrysler Pacific van is a down sized body site and I like the roomier Caravan. I also want to give the 2011 to my son to replace the 2018. He is also still driving the 2006 which has over a 100,000 on it. What started me looking at the 2018 was Dodge was offering considerable discounts (up to $8K off). I didn't qualify for all of them but it made the final price reasonable. I have had excellent service out of all the Caravans I've owned. Other than standard maintenance items such as oil changes, tires and batteries. I had to replace very few other items on any of my Grand Caravans. Getting 19 miles to the gallon around town, 27 miles highway and mixed of about 24 mpg is astounding for such a large vehicle. The versatility is great. When we go camping and scuba diving being able to stow all seats allows us to pack all out gear. Normally, we leave the 2nd row seats up and there is still plenty of room for my golf clubs, coolers, suit cases etc. when we travel. If you are in the market for a large SUV or Minivan you might want to look into this last year of the Grand Caravan. It is the most bang for the buck I have been able to find in this market segment.
Great Car if you want to rebuild a transmission!
Ephram Ausseresses, 5/24/2018
I currently own a 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan. Although the interior is great for space and has a capacity of seven passengers the performance is poor. Are Caravan had a 60,000 mile warranty. When it reached 64,000 miles the entire transmission went out. The transmission torque converter, which if you did not know is a round piece of steel in your transmission, got a hairline fracture in it. This tiny crack caused the entire transmission to fail. We had to pay $3,500.00 dollars for a rebuild. The company that rebuilt it AA Allstars were awesome ! They informed us that they were regularly replacing transmissions for Dodge Caravans because of this part. The mechanic said Dodge used a cheap steel for the torque converter. He also mentioned that there was a kit sold by Dodge to repair it because it was a common problem. When I contacted Dodge to get some type of reimbursement I was denied because my warranty stopped at 60000 and I was at 64000. In my opinion a vehicle bought new should not need a new transmission at 60000 miles.
great for family
tom, 7/10/2018
Very comfortable good value plenty of room vs a SUV. A lor easier to get to third seat than a SUV
Change The Headlights!!!
MGP, 3/27/2018
This is a very sad review because I've done plenty of nighttime driving before never had an incident until last night. I've noticed when I got the van that the headlights were too dim, well what happened last night confirmed it as I was driving a small distance destination going the speed limit on a city highway and hit a woman predestrian going 35 to 40 mph! The street lights in this section of the highway were almost non existent and I didn't see this poor woman until I was right on top of her by then it was too late! I am 99% sure she died leaving behind a daughter and brother to take care of her now!!! This was in Orlando FL on Oak Ridge Rd. It seems like the headlights that are on this van are there for simple legal purposes because they serve no other purpose!!! Dodge!!! Please please please change those headlights!!!
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$26,250
MPG
17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
283 hp @ 6400 rpm
MSRP
$31,750
MPG
17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
283 hp @ 6400 rpm
MSRP
$29,015
MPG
17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
283 hp @ 6400 rpm
MSRP
$34,495
MPG
17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
283 hp @ 6400 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Grand Caravan safety features:

ParkSense Rear Park Assist
Sounds an alert as the Grand Caravan approaches an object behind the bumper.
Blind-Spot Monitoring
Alerts the driver if there is a vehicle in the Grand Caravan's blind spot. Also detects cross-traffic while reversing.
ParkView Rear Back Up Camera
Displays an image of the area right behind the vehicle in the central touchscreen.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover16.4%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Poor
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

2018 Dodge Grand Caravan for Sale

Dodge Grand Caravan 2018 SXT 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
New 2018
Dodge Grand Caravan
SXT
MSRP$36,225
Est.Loan: $625/mo
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Dealer Notes
This Dodge won't be on the lot long! Demonstrating that economical transportation does not require the sacrifice of comfort or safety! This model accommodates 7 passengers comfortably, and provides features such as: an automatic dimming rear-view mirror, a roof rack, and cruise control. Under the hood you'll find a 6 cylinder engine with more than 270 horsepower, and for added security, dynamic Stability Control supplements the drivetrain. Our sales reps are extremely helpful knowledgeable. They'll work with you to find the right vehicle at a price you can afford. Come on in and take a test drive!
Dodge Grand Caravan 2018 SE Plus 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
New 2018
Dodge Grand Caravan
SE Plus
MSRP$30,110
Est.Loan: $528/mo
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Price includes: $4,000 - 2018 MA Retail Consumer Cash 35CJ1. Exp. 07/31/2018
Dodge Grand Caravan 2018 SXT 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
New 2018
Dodge Grand Caravan
SXT
MSRP$34,575
Est.Loan: $596/mo
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Black Onyx Crystal Pearlcoat 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT FWD 6-Speed Automatic 3.6L V6 24V VVT Grand Caravan SXT, 3.6L V6 24V VVT, 6-Speed Automatic, FWD, Black w/Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats. Recent Arrival! Check out our customer reviews and see why your friends and neighbors choose Criswell - We're Driven by You! The New Vehicle Internet Sale Price includes rebates, incentives and dealer discounts; customers may not qualify for all incentives; freight, sales tax, tag fees and a $300 processing charge are additional. All prices, specifications, and availability are subject to change without notice. Pictures may be for illustrative purposes only; offers not valid on prior sales. Please contact Criswell Chevrolet in Gaithersburg, MD for complete details and the most current information. Price includes: $4,000 - 2018 MA Retail Consumer Cash 35CJ1. Exp. 09/04/2018
More about the 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan

They say you get what you pay for, and few vehicles illustrate that better than the 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan. If you're looking to transport the maximum number of people for minimum cost, the Grand Caravan is the way to go.

The Grand Caravan is sold in four trims: SE, SE Plus, SXT and GT. As is the case with many Dodge vehicles, most trims have options packages that add everything from luxury features to appearance upgrades. The base SE is the least expensive minivan on the market, but its list of standard features proves that this people mover is far from spartan. Tri-zone climate control, full power accessories and a touchscreen infotainment interface are all present. Buyers with a little extra in their pockets might want to step up to the SE Plus, which equips the Grand Caravan with automatic headlights, Bluetooth, satellite radio, a front floor console and second-row bucket seats, which fold down into storage compartments in the floor.

Shoppers looking for low-cost luxury will consider the SXT, which further adds leather upholstery with suede inserts, a larger floor console, power-sliding rear doors and a power liftgate. Even the top-trim GT is affordable, with heated front- and second-row seats, full leather upholstery, an upgraded audio system, and a sport-tuned suspension to give the Grand Caravan a more controlled ride while it navigates mountain passes.

The Grand Caravan belies its bargain price in two key areas. First is interior design: This iteration of the Grand Caravan was designed about a decade ago, and the interior was last updated in 2011. Materials quality, surprisingly, is fine — 2011 was the year Chrysler aimed to eliminate the cheap feel of its cabins — but the look and feel are yesterday's news. The Grand Caravan's touchscreen doesn't get the wonderful Uconnect interface found in other Dodge and Chrysler products, and the interface it does get feels as if it comes from the Stone Age.

Second is the lack of refinement in the driving experience. The engine is pretty good: It's Chrysler's 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, tuned for 283 horsepower in this application. But the six-speed automatic transmission to which it is tied is guilty of the occasional rough shift, and the whole powertrain is noisy under full power. The ride is smooth enough, though the suspension doesn't deal with bad pavement as well as the competition. Other vans do a better job of soaking up the bumps, and they also steer and handle better, instilling more confidence in their ability to swerve out of harm's way than the Grand Caravan does. Crash test scores, while still very respectable, also aren't quite as good as those of most other vans.

In terms of value for money, though, the Grand Caravan is difficult to beat. Which one is best suited for your needs? Edmunds can help find the perfect 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan for you.

2018 Dodge Grand Caravan Overview

The 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include SE 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A), SXT 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A), SE Plus 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A), and GT Fleet 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A).

What do people think of the 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Grand Caravan 3.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 Grand Caravan.

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What's a good price for a New 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan?
2018 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

The 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $34,535. The average price paid for a new 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A) is trending $9,651 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $9,651 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$24,884.

The average savings for the 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A) is27.9% below the MSRP.

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2018 Dodge Grand Caravan SE Plus 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

The 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan SE Plus 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $30,110. The average price paid for a new 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan SE Plus 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A) is trending $9,218 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $9,218 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$20,892.

The average savings for the 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan SE Plus 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A) is30.6% below the MSRP.

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2018 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

The 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $27,740. The average price paid for a new 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A) is trending $9,261 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $9,261 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$18,479.

The average savings for the 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A) is33.4% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 36 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

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