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2014 Dodge Caravan Changes and Review

Wednesday, September 25th 2013 | Dodge | by Rhey Wardhoyo

2014 Dodge Caravan Review2014 Dodge Caravan is the minivan to get your patriotism pumping. the Dodge will always be the one that started it all, and that’s got to count for something. The original Caravan overnight success spawned legions of imitators, and a few from Japan have become formidable rivals.

The Caravan 2014 comes up a bit short compared with the competition. Although that recent update did wonders to help the Caravan’s attributes, the van still suffers from a lack of refinement. It’s particularly noticeable on the road, where you’ll find that the engine is noisier and the transmission doesn’t shift as smoothly.

The 2014 Dodge Caravan was treated to powertrain and interior updates. There’s class leading power under the hood, respectable frugality at the pump and modern technology in the cabin, as well as cleverly designed second row seats that fold into the floor at the flick of a lever.

2014 Dodge Caravan Features

2014 Dodge Caravan ChangesThe 2014 Dodge Caravan is a seven passenger minivan offered in four trim levels: American Value Package (AVP), SE, SXT and R/T.

The attractively priced AVP provides a decent equipment roster that includes 16 inch steel wheels, heated mirrors, power front windows, dual zone air conditioning, a second row reclining, folding, removable bench seat, an overhead console, a conversation mirror and a four speaker audio system with a CD player and an auxiliary audio jack.

The SE adds body colored door handles side molding, rear privacy glass, tri zone climate control with rear air-conditioning, second row captain’s chairs with the Stow ‘n Go fold into the floor feature, a front floor console and a six speaker audio system.

The SXT adds 17 inch alloy wheels, roof rails, power rear windows and a larger floor console. Also standard is the Power Convenience Group, which includes a power liftgate.

2014 Dodge Caravan Exterior and Interior

2014 Dodge Caravan Changes InteriorA variety of other packages and individual options are available depending on trim level. A body colored grille, a performance-tuned suspension, remote start, automatic headlights, foglights, black interior accents, unique interior lighting, tri zone automatic climate control, a leather wrapped steering wheel, leather first and second row seats, power front seats with driver lumbar adjustment, a rear overhead console, a trip computer, a 115 volt power outlet, a 6.5 inch touchscreen display, a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity and an upgraded nine-speaker audio system with satellite radio, a USB port and 28 gigabytes of digital music storage.

The SE’s and SXT’s main package adds a single DVD entertainment, standard touchscreen and audio system along with a 9 inch second row display screen and an HDMI input. The SXT can be outfitted with a Dual DVD or Blu ray Entertainment package that boasts 9 inch screens for both the second and third rows as well as the touchscreen display, rearview camera and a few other standard features. The SXT only Blacktop package, which features 17 inch aluminum wheels, a black grille, foglamps, leather interior accents, premium cloth seats and silver accent stitching.

Luggage space behind the third row is a generous 33 cubic feet. Stowing the second- and third row seats opens up 143.8 cubes, which is comparable to other minivans.

2014 Dodge Caravan Engine and Performance

2014 Dodge Caravan PhotosEvery Dodge 2014 Caravan features a 3.6 liter V6 that produces 283 horsepower and 260 pound feet of torque. A six speed automatic transmission sends power to the front wheels. Engine accelerated from zero to 60 in 8 seconds, an average jaunt for a minivan. EPA estimated fuel economy is 17 mpg city / 25 mpg highway and 20 mpg combined.

2014 Dodge Caravan Safety

Standard safety features for the 2014 Dodge Caravan include stability control, antilock disc brakes, active front head restraints, a driver knee airbag, front seat side airbags and full length side curtain airbags. Optional features include a blind spot monitoring system, rear parking and cross traffic sensors and a rearview camera.


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