|2011 Dodge Grand Caravan|
|2011 Dodge Grand Caravan interior|
If the revised Mk.5 Chrysler Town and Country made it more like an Americanized Alphard, then the revised Mk.5 Dodge Grand Caravan made it more like an Americanized Vellfire for sure. The sporty character of the Dodge Grand Caravan appeals younger buyers looking for some stylish minivans and this latest minor change made it more aggressive to appeal more adventurous buyers.
Armed with the revised front face packed with the new Dodge signature grille, it is pretty much to say that the revised Mk.5 Dodge Grand Caravan packs a punch to bring out its true potential of being the most stylish minivan ever made for the American clients. Good thing the new grille got it more astonishing than the boring front from the previous pre-facelift model.
Four grades are offered on the 2011 Grand Caravan such as the Express grade that is the basic grade with introductory features, Mainstreet grade that is an advanced version of the Express grade, then the luxurious Crew grade packs with everything premium, and the sporty R/T grade that carries the same features from the Crew grade and adds more sportiness on the outside to inside.
No matter which grade you are on, you can still get the standardly new Pentastar V6 3.6L engine that delivers the fuel economy of 17/25mpg. Power output is 283hp/6400rpm and it comes with a 6-speed AT.
My thoughts about the Grand Caravan:
The powerful face of the facelifted Mk.5 Dodge Grand Caravan brings out the eye of the tiger to the young drivers, under the new Dodge concept of Never Neutral. I guess I can't tell which of the two minivans, the Chrysler Town and Country/Grand Voyager and the Dodge Grand Caravan, can capture more minivan buyers from North America. The Chrysler Town and Country is built for luxuriousness and the Dodge Grand Caravan is designed for sporty elegance. It's up to you to decide which of these two is your pick.
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