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Pros: The 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan is arguably the ultimate family vehicle. With numerous configurations available, tons of interior room for your passengers and cargo, and a perfectly matched engine/transmission combo, it's one of the most versatile and flexible people-haulers in Canada, not to mention a relatively affordable one.

Cons: Reliability issues continue to affect the Dodge Grand Caravan, particularly in the braking department. Chrysler should keep working on improving build quality and material selection, too.

Dodge Grand Caravan

2014 Dodge Grand Caravan Price: Pick one of eight trim levels that best suits your needs and budget, from the entry-level Canada Value Package ($27,995) to the sporty R/T ($40,995).

2014 Dodge Grand Caravan Fuel Economy: Don't expect record-breaking numbers from the Grand Caravan, which weighs nearly two full tons. An average fuel consumption in the 10L/100km range is par for the course, here.

Improvements and Changes: No significant changes.

2014 Dodge Grand Caravan Powertrain: Chrysler's lone powertrain option for this vehicle is a 3.6L V6 engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with manual mode. Output is rated at 283 horsepower, while peak torque amounts to 260 lb-ft.

Cargo Capacity: This is one of the strengths of the 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan. With all the rear seats up, there are 934 litres available for your gear. Once you fold the third-row seats, cargo room increases to 2,340 litres. Drop the second-row seats as well, and you'll wind up with 4,072 litres.

2014 Dodge Grand Caravan
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Safety:
The Grand Caravan features ABS, brake assist, electronic brake force distribution, stability and traction control, along with seven airbags including one for the driver's knees and side-curtain airbags that blanket outboard positions in all three rows of seating. Buyers can add a blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-path detection, the Park-Sense rear park assist system, as well as rain-sensitive wipers and automatic headlamps.

Comparing the 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan: Minivans are a dying breed, but you should take a look at the Honda Odyssey, Nissan Quest, and Toyota Sienna before you go out and buy a 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan.