Dodge Grand Caravan

BASE PRICE RANGE: $23,700-$29,700*

WHAT'S NEW: Grand Caravan SE receives three-zone manual climate control standard, plus rear-obstacle detection display is now located in the electronic vehicle info center. When equipped with the 4.0L six, the SXT's axle ratio is now 3.16 instead of 2009's 3.25 ratio. Options include Sirius Backseat TV, ParkView backup camera, and blind-spot monitoring.

BEST BUY: Parents with small children should consider Swivel 'N Go seating, with in-floor cargo bins, face-to-face seats, and a stowable table.

SUM UP: THE MOST POPULAR MINIVAN GETS BETTER.

RATING: ***1/2


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2010 Dodge Grand Caravan
Base engine 3.3L/175-hp OHV V-6
Optional engines 3.8L/197-hp OHV V-6; 4.0L/251-hp SOHC V-6
Drivetrain Front engine, FWD, 4A/6A
0-60 mph 7.8-10.3 sec
Seats/foldaway 7/2nd, 3rd rows
EPA city/hwy fuel econ 16-17/23-25 mpg*
Basic warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety ABS: S; Stab: S; Trac: S; Airbags: 4
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