2012 Dodge Grand Caravan

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What's New for 2012:
  • Nomenclature reverts to SE and SXT trim designations
  • Standard 16-inch wheels
  • New low-priced American Value package with 3.6-liter V-6 engine, second-row Stow 'n Go, third-row Stow 'n Go, power windows, and power locks

Exterior Features
The 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan is a full-size minivan, and is offered with two sliding doors and four trim levels. Sixteen-inch steel wheels are standard, with larger wheels available on other trim levels.

Interior Features
The 2012 Dodge Caravan offers seating for up to 7 passengers. Base Grand Caravan models feature cloth upholstery, air conditioning, power front windows, cruise control, tilt-and-telescope steering wheel, and more. Upgraded trim levels are fitted with dual- and triple-zone automatic climate control, dual power-operated sliding doors, power liftgate, fog lights, rearview camera, power windows for all three rows, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, dark tinted privacy glass, upgraded audio system, and other amenities.

Optional Features
The 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T offers a sportier driving experience, according to the automaker. In addition to its sport-tuned suspension, it features sport seats, leather upholstery, exterior cosmetics, and polished 17-inch alloy wheels.

Under the Hood
Dodge Grand Caravan models are fitted with one engine. The standard powerplant is a 3.6-liter V-6 engine rated at 283 horsepower. The engine is E85-compatible. A 6-speed automatic transmission mated to a front-wheel-drive powertrain is standard. While all-wheel drive is not offered, the Grand Caravan is capable of towing upwards of 3600 pounds, according to Dodge.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan are:
  • Dodge Grand Caravan with 3.6-liter V-6 engine: 17/25/20 mpg (city/highway/combined)

Standard safety features of note on the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan include side-impact curtain air bags and a knee air bag for the driver. In government crash tests, the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan received an overall rating of 4 (out of 5) stars, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Grand Caravan received a \"Good\" rating-the Institute's highest-for frontal-offset and side-impact crash protection. It has not been tested for roof strength.


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  • Name SE (4dr Wgn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 20995.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
  • Name SXT (4dr Wgn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 26495.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
  • Name Crew (4dr Wgn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 28495.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
  • Name R/T (4dr Wgn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29995.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
  • Name American Value Pkg (4dr Wgn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 20995.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
  • 2nd row fold-in-floor bucket seats -inc: 3rd row Stow 'N Go w/tailgate seats
  • Front cloth low-back bucket seats
  • Manual adjustable seats
  • Active head restraints
  • Floor console w/cupholder
  • Carpet flooring
  • Easy-clean floor mats
  • Body-color sill applique
  • Luxury steering wheel
  • Tilt/telescopic steering wheel column
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Instrument panel
  • Instrument cluster w/tachometer
  • Lower instrument panel cubby bin
  • 120 MPH primary speedometer
  • Outside temp display
  • Pwr windows w/driver-side 1-touch feature
  • Pwr locks
  • Non adjustable pedals
  • Keyless entry w/immobilizer
  • Tip start
  • Speed control
  • Air conditioning w/3-zone temp control
  • Rear air conditioning w/heater
  • Rear window defroster
  • Air filter
  • Dual glove boxes
  • 12V DC front & rear pwr outlets
  • Overhead console
  • Observation mirror
  • Driver side sun visor w/mirror
  • Passenger side sun visor w/mirror
  • Assist handles
  • Front courtesy/map lamps
  • Door courtesy lamps
  • Rear dome lamp
  • Liftgate flood lamp
  • Rear seatback grocery bag hooks
  • LH rear quarter storage bin
  • Pwr windows w/front & rear 1-touch feature
  • Pwr rear quarter vented windows
  • 2nd row pwr windows
  • 8-way pwr driver seat
  • 2-way pwr driver lumbar adjust
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Super console
  • Pwr adjustable pedals
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Auto air conditioning w/3-zone temp control
  • 115V aux pwr outlet
  • Illuminated front door storage
  • Overhead storage bins
  • Rear overhead console system
  • Vehicle info center
  • Dual sun visors w/illuminated mirrors
  • Swiveling rear courtesy/reading lamps
  • Cupholders w/overhead illumination
  • Overhead ambient surround lighting
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Leather-trimmed bucket seats
  • Front pwr seats
  • Portable rechargeable trouble light
  • Black sill applique
  • Air conditioning w/dual zone temp control
  • 16" x 6.5" steel wheels
  • P235/60R16 all-season BSW tires
  • 16" wheel covers
  • Compact spare tire
  • Tire carrier winch
  • Body-color fascias
  • Body-color bodyside molding
  • Belt moldings
  • Black/bright grille
  • Halogen quad headlamps
  • Headlamp time-delay off
  • Fold-away heated pwr mirrors
  • Sunscreen glass
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear window wiper/washer
  • Manual right sliding door w/glass
  • Manual left sliding door w/glass
  • Body-color door handles
  • 16" x 6.5" aluminum wheels
  • Body-color mirrors
  • P225/65R16 all-season BSW tires
  • Integrated roof rail crossbars
  • Bright belt moldings
  • Fog lamps
  • Right pwr sliding door
  • Left pwr sliding door
  • 17" X 6.5" aluminum painted wheels
  • P225/65R17 all-season BSW tires
  • P225/65R17 all-season touring BSW tires
  • Body-color grille
  • Accent bodyside molding
  • Tinted glass windows
  • Black door handles
  • 3.6L VVT 24-valve V6 flex fuel engine
  • 6-speed automatic transmission w/OD
  • Engine oil cooler
  • HD transmission oil cooler
  • HD engine cooling
  • HD radiator
  • Front wheel drive
  • Autostick automatic transmission
  • 730-amp maintenance-free battery
  • 160-amp alternator
  • Touring suspension
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Performance suspension
  • HD 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes
    • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes
    • Electronic stability program
    • Advanced multi-stage front air bags
    • Driver knee-bolster air bag
    • Supplemental front seat side air bags
    • Supplemental side curtain air bags for all rows
    • Rear child safety locks
    • LATCH ready child seat anchor system
    • Tire pressure monitor
    • Dual note electric horn
    • ParkView back-up camera
    • Media center 130 -inc: AM/FM/stereo w/CD/MP3 player
    • (6) speakers
    • Fixed long mast antenna
    • Audio input for mobile devices
    • 6.5" touch screen
    • SIRIUS satellite radio -inc: 1-year subscription
    • Media center 430 -inc: AM/FM stereo w/CD/DVD/MP3 player, 40GB hard drive, 6.5" touch screen display, audio input for mobile devices, ParkView back-up camera
    • (9) amplified speakers w/subwoofer -inc: 506-watt amp
    • 506-watt amp
    • (4) speakers

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