Dodge Caravan Models and Caravan History

The pioneer of the modern minivan, the Dodge Caravan made a major impact on the North American road immediately when it debuted in 1983 as a 1984 product. Undergoing a massive redesign in 1995, the Caravan sported an aerodynamic body style and enhanced interior design for passengers and cargo. Features like Easy Out Roller seats and a left-side sliding door made the new Caravan an instant hit among families. The short wheelbase version of the Dodge minivan was sold as the Caravan while the long wheelbase model was offered under the name Grand Caravan. For the 1998 model year, the Dodge Caravan and Grand Caravan line-up was offered with a base 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine or one of three V-6 power units.


A 158-horsepower, 3.3-liter and 180-horsepower, 3.8-liter six-cylinder powerplant gave the minivan more refined momentum. In some states, a 3.0-liter Mitsubishi V-6 engine was available. Along with front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive was also offered on the Dodge Caravan. Reengineered for 2001, the Dodge Caravan returned with three engine choices including two improved V-6 engines. Some innovations offered as part of the redesigned 2001 model year Caravan included dual power sliding doors with obstacle detection, power liftgate and a three-zone automatic temperature control system. In 2003, new equipment available on the Dodge Caravan included a power sunroof and a factory-installed DVD-based rear seat entertainment system with inputs for video game consoles or MP3 players.


As part of a 2005 revision, the Dodge Caravan was available with all-new Stow n Go seating (in-floor folding seat for the second and third row). After the 2007 model year, Chrysler dropped the short wheelbase models of their minivan line leaving Dodge with just the Grand Caravan.

New and Used Caravan Prices, Dodge Caravan Model Years and History

A seven-passenger minivan, the 2007 Dodge Caravan has front and side airbags, and now comes standard with a tire-pressure monitoring system.
Seating for seven passengers and cargo space are two big selling points for the 2006 Dodge Caravan, a minivan with sporty styling.
Providing room for seven passengers, the 2005 Dodge Caravan is a mid-size minivan with a four-speed automatic transmission and FWD.
A minivan available with FWD or AWD, the 2004 Dodge Caravan seats up to seven passengers and is offered in regular or extended wheelbase versions.
The 2003 Dodge Caravan is a minivan that seats up to seven passengers and comes well equipped with adjustable pedals and dual-zone climate control.
The 2002 Dodge Caravan is a seven passenger minivan available in two wheel-base lengths; a 113" version and the 119" Grand Caravan.
The 2001 Dodge Caravan is a seven-passenger minivan available with a standard wheelbase or as the Grand Caravan which features an extended wheelbase.
The seven-passenger 2000 Dodge Caravan is a versatile minivan available in a handful of trims with a choice of FWD or AWD.
The seven-passenger 1999 Dodge Caravan is a versatile minivan available in a handful of trims with a choice of FWD or AWD.
A minivan that seats seven comfortably, the 1998 Dodge Caravan is available with FWD or AWD and a range of engine options.