ABS standard from 2008. Head protection air bags standard from 2008. ESC standard from 2008.
This more-costly cousin of the Dodge Grand Caravan is pleasant to drive, with sound handling and a roomy interior, but it is falling behind the competition. Interior flexibility gets a boost this spring with the introduction of the 2005 model that has optional flat-folding second- and third-row seats. This setup eliminates the AWD option for the long-wheelbase models. The minivan rides well enough with a light load and handles securely. The 3.8-liter V6 isn't as smooth, quiet, or fuel-efficient as the engines in the Toyota Sienna and Honda Odyssey.