Dodge Grand Caravan

BASE PRICE RANGE: $23,000-$31,000*
BODY TYPE: Midsize Minivan

WHAT'S NEW: A refresh for the 2011 model year is a real possibility; the 2010 model received only four minor tweaks. Active head restraints for front-row occupants are now standard across the line. SE models have three-zone climate control as a standard feature; SXT models with the 4.0L V-6 get a new 3.16 axle ratio; and the Security Group package adds a rear-obstacle detection display.

LOOK FOR: A "man van" variant to attract, well, you get the idea.

SUM UP: Refresh can't come soon enough.
RATING: ***1/2

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan
Base Engine 3.6L/280-hp DOHC V-6*
Optional Engine None
Drivetrain Front engine, FWD, 6A
0-60 MPH 7.6 sec*
Seats/Foldway 7/2nd, 3rd rows
EPA city/hwy fuel econ 18/26 mpg*
Basic warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety ABS: S; Stab: S; Trac: S; Airbags: 4