Dodge Grand Caravan 0-60 times

Out of all performance specs, nothing but Dodge Grand Caravan 0-60 times can better speak about the vehicle's temper. While horsepower and torque blow smoke in the eyes, Grand Caravan zero to sixty specs and average time to run a quarter mile are pretty straightforward metrics allowing to compare against its competitors.

Very often there is no chance of doing Grand Caravan 0-to-60 test personally and making conclusions from the experience of the other drivers is the last thing you want.

Conducting a trustworthy test drive requires following a strict methodology that is intended to eliminate the inconsistent circumstances like weather, tires, surface, engine temperature. It is always better to leave it for professionals.


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2019 Dodge Grand Caravan 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
SE Front-wheel Drive Passenger Van
283 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 4321 Weight, 17 City / 25 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.3 @ 0
SXT Front-wheel Drive Passenger Van
283 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 4483 Weight, 17 City / 25 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.3 @ 0

2018 Dodge Grand Caravan 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
SE Front-wheel Drive Passenger Van
283 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 4321 Weight, 17 City / 25 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.3 @ 0
SXT Front-wheel Drive Passenger Van
283 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 4483 Weight, 17 City / 25 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.3 @ 0

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
SE Front-wheel Drive Passenger Van
283 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 4321 Weight, 17 City / 25 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.3 @ 0
SXT Front-wheel Drive Passenger Van
283 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 4483 Weight, 17 City / 25 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.3 @ 0
GT Front-wheel Drive Passenger Van
283 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 4483 Weight, 17 City / 25 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.3 @ 0

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 7.8 sec
Zero to 100 mph 21.5 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph 8.2 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph 4.2 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph 5.5 sec
Standing ¼-mile 16.1 sec @ 88 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph 180 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad 0.77 g
Source: С&D

2016 Dodge Grand Caravan 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
AVP/SE Front-wheel Drive Passenger Van
283 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 4321 Weight
7.2 sec, 15.7 @ 89
SXT Front-wheel Drive Passenger Van
283 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 4483 Weight
7.2 sec, 15.7 @ 89
R/T Front-wheel Drive Passenger Van
283 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 4483 Weight
7.2 sec, 15.7 @ 89

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 7.9 sec
Zero to 100 mph 22.4 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph 8.1 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph 4.1 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph 6.2 sec
Standing ¼-mile 16.2 sec @ 86 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph 189 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad 0.77 g
Source: С&D

2015 Dodge Grand Caravan 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
AVP/SE Front-wheel Drive Passenger Van
283 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 4321 Weight
7.2 sec, 15.7 @ 89
SXT Front-wheel Drive Passenger Van
283 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 4483 Weight
7.2 sec, 15.7 @ 89
R/T Front-wheel Drive Passenger Van
283 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 4483 Weight
7.2 sec, 15.7 @ 89


Dodge Grand Caravan 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times1/4 mile times
2019

7.2 sec

15.3 @ 0 mph
2018

7.2 sec

15.3 @ 0 mph
2017

7.2 sec

15.3 @ 0 mph
2016

7.2 sec

15.7 @ 89 mph
2015

7.2 sec

15.7 @ 89 mph
2014

7.2 sec

15.7 @ 89 mph
2013

7.2 sec

15.7 @ 89 mph
2012

7 sec

15.6 @ 89 mph
2011

7 - 7.1 sec

15.6 @ 89 mph
2010

8.3 - 10.9 sec

16.3 @ 85 - 17.9 @ 78 mph
2009

9.7 - 10.9 sec

17.5 @ 79 - 17.9 @ 77 mph
2008

9.7 - 10.9 sec

17.5 @ 79 - 17.9 @ 77 mph
2007

9.5 - 10.2 sec

17.1 @ 83 - 17.5 @ 80 mph
2006

9.5 - 10.3 sec

17.1 @ 83 - 17.6 @ 79 mph
2005

9.6 - 10.5 sec

17.2 @ 83 - 17.7 @ 79 mph
2004

8.7 - 10.5 sec

16.3 @ 83 - 17.7 @ 79 mph
2003

8.4 - 10.2 sec

17 @ 0 - 18.9 @ 0 mph
2002

8.5 - 10.2 sec

17.1 @ 0 - 18.8 @ 0 mph
2001

8.4 - 10.45 sec

17 @ 0 - 19 @ 0 mph
2000

8.3 - 11.1 sec

16.9 @ 0 - 19.7 @ 0 mph
1999

7.7 - 10.4 sec

16.4 @ 0 - 19 @ 0 mph

Most buyers that want three-row seating arrangement today opt for SUVs, but despite that, minivans are still a better choice if you’re into maximum comfort for your passengers. Best of all, minivans are cheaper than SUVs by a significant margin.

If you opt for the Dodge Grand Caravan, you’re not only getting a cheaper solution to a three-row seating vehicle, but you’re also getting one of the cheapest minivans out there. Despite all of that, the Grand Caravan offers a lot of space for passengers and cargo, and some features that you can’t find on most vehicles, like the Stow ‘n Go seats that can be easily folded into the floor for a big cargo area.

The Dodge Grand Caravan comes with a 3,6-liter V6 that is rated at 283 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.

 

Dodge Grand Caravan 0-60 and Quarter Mile

The Grand Caravan is equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission that sends the power to the front wheels, which seems like a small number by today standards. That said, the acceleration in a straight line is very good for a family minivan and fewer gears are sometimes better for refinement – the gearbox hunts for gears much less than some 9-or-10-speed transmissions that constantly change gears while on the go.

The V6 in the Grand Caravan may be strong in a straight line, but the dated chassis is not up to the standards of its competitors, and especially the power of the engine. This is a car that doesn’t want to be hurried in the bends, even though the steering is well-weighted for a minivan. On top of that, the ride quality is very firm, even on the 17-inch alloys on the standard trim. Lesser dynamics are not that important when it comes to a minivan, but the Grand Caravan should really ride better.

 

Exterior & Interior

Outside, the Grand Caravan certainly feels dated, which is to be expected for the oldest model in its class. The standard trim even comes with steel wheels, that are out of place in a vehicle of this age. If you want a minivan with style and flair, the Chrysler Pacifica is a much better option.

The same story continues inside. The cabin feels dated in a lot of places and the materials are nothing to shout about (there are even some loose trim pieces that make noises while driving), but at least the center console is functional and easy to use.

Perhaps more important to a family, the cabin has a lot of openings and pockets where passengers can throw their everyday items and a lot of space in all three rows. The Stow ‘n Go seats can fold easily into the floor, leaving an entirely flat cargo area, without the need to remove the seats from the cabin like some competitors do.

 

Conclusion

In recent years, minivans like the Chrysler Pacifica and Honda Odyssey moved upmarket when it comes to driving dynamics, ride quality and cabin materials, but they are more expensive as a consequence. The Dodge Grand Caravan is the opposite of that – it’s still a spacious and practical family hauler with strong enough performance, while also being very affordable.

Reviewed by Ivo Gievski



Dodge Grand Caravan specs