2012 Dodge Grand Caravan ReviewMay 30th, 2012
The 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan will continue its legacy as Canada’s leading selling minivan. New for this year is the driver convenience group on tht R/T model that now includes heated second row seats, second and third row window shades and a rechargeable flashlight-and is still a no charge option. Automatic temperature control has been added to the Crew as a standard feature. A power liftgate is now included with the Security Group at a 50% discount on R/T. Also an wonderful sapphire blue interior lighting scheme has replaced the blue/green. Dodge ensures this epic minivan will continue on its path of greatness.
The interior of this van is more than just a family hauler, it has sophistication and elegance. The 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan has soft-touch materials, stylish accents and sculpted surfaces make the interior a wonderful place to spend a few hours. There are “one-touch” fold-down seats, with the simple pull of a handle, the headrests fold flat, the backrest flips forward and the rear seat anchor unhinges. All of this makes its possible for the seats to stow away in seconds, perfectly flat. This feature ensures that your van can haul just about anything a pickup truck can.
The exterior of the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan has bold Dodge styling. This vehicle doesn’t look like your regular minivan: the signature chrome crosshair grille, front fascia and quad headlamps. A sharp and sleek contour creates an energetic character, which portrays the Dodge’s ready for anything versatility. There are also the added features of a stow ‘n place roof rack system, power mirrors, available power liftgate and sporty 17-inch aluminium wheels or 16-inch cast aluminum wheels.
The performance of the Dodge Grand Caravan harnesses the signature power that Dodge is known for. Not only does this van have power, it has fuel efficiency. The fuel economizer mode which gives you the ability to maximize fuel efficiency with the press of a button. When active, this system helps to save fuel by changing the transmission shift schedule. This system ensures that your fuel lasts for the long haul.
- 3.6L Pentastar V6 Engine with Best-in-Class Power: 283-horsepower, 260 lb-ft, six speed automatic transmission.
2012 Fuel Economy:
- 3.6L Pentastar V6 Engine: city 13.8 (17) and highway 9.4 (25)
To ensure the safety of your family and friends, the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan has the best in standard safety features: mandatory dual front airbags and stability control, curtain air bags extend protection to all three rows of seats, blind spot monitoring/rear cross path detection as well as rain sensitive wipers, automatic headlamps and Park-Sense rear park assist (available).
This magnificent machine has received a few awards: the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan an overall rating of four stars, with an individual five-star rating for side-impact protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded this minivan a Top Safety Pick. Consumers Digest 2012 Best Buy. It also Ranks 6 out of 8 for Minivans by USNEWS.com
The 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan is a great choice for a vehicle for your family. It will do more than get your from point A to point B. It has wonderful creature comforts, a great fuel economy and can handle anything that Vancouver weather throws at it. There really isn’t any other choice for your next family vehicle.