Chrysler might have invented the modern minivan, but time has marched on, leaving the Dodge Grand Caravan feeling dated and past its prime. At least the GC’s ride is very comfortable and settled, and passengers will find a quiet, well-equipped cabin that offers considerable versatility. Both the second- and third-row seats can fold away into the floor, a big convenience for times you need to maximize cargo space.
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    Overall Owner Satisfaction

    Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

    Overall Owner Satisfaction

    Owner Satisfaction with:

    Driving Experience

    Includes acceleration and handling

    What Owners Say

    "clunky transmission. doesn't shift smoothly."

    Robert P., ON (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "Is slow to accelerate when you have it in "Econ" mode but the gas mpg is excellent especially on the highway so it's a toss up."

    Anonymous, MO (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "Very quiet ride."

    David S., ON (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "Good acceleration and handling. Drivers seat is uncomfortable for me or maybe it is my age. I have the "can I borrow your car" car in the family. Mainly camping trips and furniture purchasing/moving."

    John W., OH (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "great acceleration and handling"

    William W., NC (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "Acceleration good. Does seem to wander in lane when going straight."

    Anonymous, PA (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "Nobody buys a Dodge Grand Caravan for its acceleration, either from a dead stop or while passing. The handling is predictable and nothing to get excited about. It is very good at hauling around a lot of stuff safely."

    T E., CT (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "Comfortable to drive - does what one expects. Good acceleration even with fuel economy turned on."

    Alex A., BC (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "Spunky performance and handles well even with a full load of passengers"

    Mark B., TX (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "The acceleration and handling are excellent. The engine is a work of art! This is the second fastest car I have owned and the best overall."

    Anonymous, MI (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "good acceleration"

    Anonymous, BC (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "One of the key things we were looking at when mini-van shopping was safety. Part of that is being able to safely merge into highway/interstate traffic. Sure, you can lumber around town, but when you need it, the strong V6 can get up and go!"

    Travis W., IN (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "Gas pedal is to touchy, very easy to spin tires in gravel road surface."

    Anonymous, MO (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "Handling, acceleration."

    John Q., CO (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "The computer controlled systems, electronic gas pedal and the styling of the sloping roof are all negatives"

    Anonymous, WA (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "good handling and power"

    Anonymous, MB (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "The vehicle has excellent acceleration. It is easy to drive and has great view of your surroundings."

    Anonymous, TX (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "Accelerates very well and doesn't shift unnecessarily. Handles very well."

    Anonymous, MI (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "very responsive and powerful tends to slip on ice"

    Anonymous, NJ (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "It could be better, but the acceleration is there when I need it especially when changing lanes."

    Anonymous, MD (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "Sluggish on steep climbs uphill, automatic gear shift slow to shift down when climbing the local mountains"

    Bonnie C., PA (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    Comfort

    Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

    What Owners Say

    "The ride is ok but the suspension sounds noisy compared to my previous Chrysler T & C."

    Anonymous, MI (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "loud wind noise,must be poor fit in the doors"

    Becky K., MI (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "Love that it easily fits comfortably both people and things."

    Anonymous, OH (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "All seats are very comfortable and not hard. Ride is very good but a little noisy at high speeds ."

    Anonymous, MI (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "I am 6’4‿. There hasn’t been a vehicle made in the past 15 years that I can fit in comfortably or have a fear of being killed by an inflatable air bag because the seat doesn’t adjust back enough for tall people. Also the the seat is not long enough to properly support my legs. I feel if I was 5’10‿ or smaller I could fit in a new vechicle."

    Anonymous, WA (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "Seats do not slide back far enough for a long limbed person."

    Anonymous, MI (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "Road noise bad. Seats somewhat uncomfortable. Ride good."

    Guy Z., TN (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "HIGHWAY RIDE IS OUTSTANDING WITH LOW NOISE LEVELS"

    Kevin H., IL (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "The climate control is outstanding regardless of the outside temperature. If the outside temperature is extremely hot or extremely cold, it may take a little while for the Caravan to reach the inside temperature level I choose, but when it does, the inside atmosphere becomes very pleasent."

    Anonymous, MD (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "Acceleration good. Does seem to wander in lane when going straight. Came with cloth seats. Would've preferred vinyl for ease of cleaning. Hesitant to use seat covers as side airbags are in seat side, and need "break away" seat covers which I don't believe have been tested."

    Anonymous, PA (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "Noise is bad for the suspension over any road irregularities Seat Comfortis very good. Ride is very good."

    Robert J., CA (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "reclining seats"

    Anonymous, OK (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "lower drivers seat broke"

    Anonymous, MB (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "Very comfortable on a coast-to-coast round trip last summer. Hold a HUGE amount of stuff, good driving position, easy access to everything."

    T E., CT (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "Driver seat is the most comfortable I have had for a long time, especially on long trips. Once settled in the seat I don't fidget or move around & no loss of circulation in my legs. Very surprised as neither vans nor Dodge has been known for seat comfort."

    K R., ON (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "The driver seat is not comfortabe in a long drive. My lower back feels very uncomortabe and sore."

    Anonymous, MI (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "Stow and Go Seats (SG) are the best. Carry lots of items in rear and the flat floor and SG make it so easy and flexible when traveling. The cloth seats are very comfortable and are always the right temp. no matter the weather. The ride is very comfortable and noise levels are not excessive (no need to blast the radio at 70 mph)."

    David P., WI (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "Seats are comfortable even for long drives. The seat heaters are great in the winter and even useful the rest of the year to provide a little heat to the lower back (makes me long for a heated back.) Road noise is noticeable, but not distracting. Personally, I feel it is good to know what is going on around you."

    Travis W., IN (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "Third row seats are tilted too far back and a wedge-shaped cushion is needed to get the seat level. Cabin is a bit noisy at highway speed."

    Glenn G., ON (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "Front seats are comfortable - car is comfortable on long trips. Fold-down seats are uncomfortable - too little padding - but are very rarely used by my 2 person household. Car is somewhat cumbersome to park and drive in traffic due to size"

    Jacquelin B., NC (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "The Caravan has a lot of wind noise around the windows especially around the window opposite the direction the wind is blowing. The ride is not the quietest where there are bumpy roars."

    Anonymous, IA (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "Ride, comfort of seats."

    John Q., CO (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    Value

    Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

    What Owners Say

    "Very good value brand new vehicle under 20k. So versatile hauled passengers and goods."

    David S., ON (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "A very useful vehicle"

    Anonymous, OH (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "Got what we paid for. $10000. Cheaper than a HOnda odyssey similarly equipped."

    Terry D., ON (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "good price ."

    Becky K., MI (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "$10K off the sticker price. Flip down seats included."

    Alex A., BC (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "Dodge vans have been around forever, well equipped with storage spaces & conveniences & despite reviews seem reliable & reasonable for repairs so far."

    K R., ON (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "good space and seats fold down"

    Anonymous, BC (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "This is a whole lot of car for the money. The powertrain is excellent, the handling and ride are amazing. It is a quiet car too. The treatment by the dealer has been great as well. I just think I made an excellent choice buying this car."

    Anonymous, MI (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "It has all the basic features at a very good price."

    Glenn G., ON (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "Good gas mileage, safety features, and number of passenger it can hold"

    Mark B., TX (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "The the Dodge Caravan is our work horse. With the seats down, we can load as much in this vehicle as we used to with our Suburban. It is a lot easier to load. We have slept in it with the seats down."

    Anonymous, MI (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "For the price, we don't feel that you can beat the value. We did not want electric doors, etc. as friends tell us these are what have failed in the past. We have been super satisfied with most aspects of the vehicle and are very happy with the mileage, compared to the Dodge Ram Van 2500 that we had previously owned."

    David P., WI (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "Purchased Jan 1, 2013 brand new with standard features, stow and go and mag wheels for $20,495. No repair to date. Brakes are at 7 mm, Replaced tires at 62,000 miles. Nothing else done."

    John W., OH (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    Would you buy this car again?

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    Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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