2018 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan
- 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
- 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
2018 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which Grand Caravan does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
If prices for the latest and greatest crop of minivans seem a little rich for your tastes, you're in luck. The 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan isn't the newest kid on the block, but its tempting offer of safe family transportation at an affordable price might be enough to sway you over its more expensive rivals.
Like other minivans, the Grand Caravan enjoys superior third-row accommodations and cargo capacity compared to most three-row SUVs. One of the Grand Caravan's defining features is its available Stow 'n Go seating arrangement. As opposed to other minivans that require removing the second-row seats to maximize cargo space, the Grand Caravan's second-row captain's chairs fold neatly into storage bins below the floorboards. With the third-row bench also stowed, this creates a nearly flat load surface for carrying large items. Along with its flexible seating and cargo situation, the Grand Caravan's value-oriented pricing structure will undoubtedly win plenty of fans.
You will be paying a price, however, when you pick the Grand Caravan over newer models. The Grand Caravan was last fully redesigned in 2008, and it feels positively ancient from behind the wheel. Low-quality plastics run rampant throughout the cabin, the touchscreen system is tremendously outdated, and its powertrain and suspension tuning aren't as refined as those on other minivans. Most importantly, the signature Stow 'n Go seating uses fixed latch points on the floor, so the second row doesn't slide for passenger comfort.
If a low price is the guiding factor in your minivan-purchasing decision, you'll probably find the 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan to be a satisfying choice. But if you have slightly deeper pockets, the other vehicles in this segment are worth considering instead.
Trim levels & features
The budget-friendly, seven-passenger Dodge Grand Caravan is sold in four trim levels: SE, SE Plus, SXT and GT. All Grand Caravans have a 3.6-liter V6 (283 horsepower, 260 pound-feet of torque) paired to a six-speed automatic transmission.
The SE's standard features list includes 17-inch steel wheels, heated mirrors, remote locking and unlocking, tri-zone climate control (with rear air-conditioning), cruise control, rearview camera, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with audio controls, a conversation mirror, a second-row bench seat and full power accessories. Entertainment comes in the form of a six-speaker audio system with a CD player and an auxiliary audio jack, controlled via a 6.5-inch touchscreen display.
The SE can be ordered with the Uconnect Hands-Free Group package, which adds an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, satellite radio, a USB port, and Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity. Second-row captain's chairs are an optional upgrade and offer the Stow 'n Go fold-into-the-floor feature.
The SE Plus comes with the above equipment as standard (including the captain's chairs), plus 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, foglights, black exterior styling elements, remote engine start, a front floor console and upgraded upholstery and trim.
The Grand Caravan SXT added features such as chrome exterior trim, roof rails, power-sliding rear doors, a power liftgate, a larger floor console, leather upholstery with suede inserts, and an eight-way power driver seat (with two-way power lumbar adjustment).
The SXT offers two notable options packages. The Blacktop package retains the SE's black exterior trim and deletes the roof rack, while the considerably more feature-rich Driver Convenience Group package adds a rear overhead console, an overhead storage bin, automatic climate control, a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, ambient lighting, and second- and third-row sunshades.
The range-topping Grand Caravan is the GT. It takes the standard content from the SXT with the Driver Convenience Group (minus the chrome and roof rails) and adds a body-colored grille, a performance-tuned suspension, different wheels, black interior accents, a driver information center, a 115-volt household-style outlet, full leather seating, an eight-way power passenger seat, heated second-row seats, navigation, voice controls and an upgraded nine-speaker audio system.
Different trims also get access to special options packages. All models can be ordered with a rear-seat entertainment system, which bundles the GT's touchscreen with a 9-inch overhead display screen, an HDMI input, satellite radio, two USB charging ports and a 115-volt power outlet.
The GT-only Safety Sphere group adds rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. The Trailer Tow Group, which adds a hitch, wiring harness and load-leveling feature, is also GT-only.
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Features & Specs
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.
2018 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan for Sale
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 Minivan Overview
The 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan is offered in the following styles: 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 Minivan?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Grand Caravan Minivan 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 Minivan.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 Grand Caravan Minivan featuring deep dives into trim levels including SE, SXT, SE Plus, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.Read our full review of the 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan here.
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What's a good price for a New 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan?
2018 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan SXT 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
The 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan SXT 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $33,935. The average price paid for a new 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan SXT 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A) is trending $9,600 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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The average savings for the 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan SXT 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A) is28.3% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2018 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan SE Plus 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
The 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan 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 Minivan SE Plus 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A) is trending $9,130 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $9,130 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$20,980.
The average savings for the 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan SE Plus 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A) is30.3% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2018 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan SE 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
The 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan SE 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $27,345. The average price paid for a new 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan SE 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A) is trending $9,267 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $9,267 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$18,078.
The average savings for the 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan SE 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A) is33.9% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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Should I lease or buy a 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan?
Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.