2012 Dodge Grand Caravan

Find Another Dodge Grand Caravan
$20,995-$29,995
$20,810-$28,670
17 CITY / 25 HWY
Overall Quality
Overall Performance and Design
Predicted Reliability

Overview

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)

Safety
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.

Advertisement

J.D. Power Ratings

Automotive Performance Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study by Category
Performance?
Comfort?
Overall Performance and Design?
Features and Instrument Panel?
Style?
Initial Quality Study (IQS) by Category
Features & Accessories Quality - Mechanical?
Body & Interior Quality - Design?
Body & Interior Quality - Mechanical?
Overall Quality - Design?
Overall Quality - Mechanical?
Powertrain Quality - Design?
Features & Accessories Quality - Design?
Overall Quality?
Powertrain Quality - Mechanical?
Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) by Category
Feature and Accessory Dependability?
Powertrain Dependability?
Body and Interior Dependability?
Overall Dependability?

Power Circle Scoring Legend:

Among the best
Better than most
About average
The rest
*Please note that JDPower.com Power Circle Ratings may not include all information used to determine J.D. Power awards. Learn more about how J.D. Power Ratings are calculated.
  • 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
INTERIOR
  • 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
EXTERIOR
  • 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
MECHANICAL
  • 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
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 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
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • 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
    Advertisement
    Advertisement
    Advertisement

    The Latest New Car Previews, Buyer's guides, Articles and more from J.D. Power: