All it took was one look inside its cavernous cabin and one touch of its power-sliding-door button to convert me. I have been driving Chrysler Corporation built mini vans since 1984. Click for our Car Seat Check on the related 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan. Options include a blind spot monitoring system and rear cross-path warning system. The latter alerts the driver when a car is approaching from the side, which is handy when backing out of parking spots.
For more information, steer over to. Upright, they expose two under-floor storage wells in front of the seats — useful for stashing kid gear. We urge you to be more rational choosing a car, so you can save money and get the best value for money possible. The powertrain is fine for toting a full family around from mall to mall, and the steering responds a bit more quickly than before. When not needed, they fold completely into the floor in one fluid motion. Two other small but useful features are the sliding sun visors in the front row and the pull-up sunshades in the second- and third-row windows.
Trailer-sway control has been integrated into the stability control system. In front, there's a two-tier glove box and ingenious center console; the latter opens to offer several cubbies, small and large, plus four cupholders there are another two in front of the console. On the upside, the bench sits on a platform so your knees aren't raised to your chest like they would be in a lot of third rows. The second-row's standard Stow 'n Go Seats are also leather, but not as cushy. I liked the minivan before, and now that it's even more relevant for my family, this living-room-on-wheels really delivered. Shoppers looking for non-van options are also likely to cross-shop large crossovers like the Ford Flex and Honda Pilot; compare them.
The premium has been determined based on annual premium data for defined coverages liability, comprehensive and collision from a major insurer. After smoothly folding the third row where power-folding functionality is optional and one of the Stow 'n Go seats, I easily loaded two 90-inch-by-20-inch plywood panels. Do not forget to read about. In an informal poll, most of my friends with kids said they'd prefer a crossover to a minivan because of style and image concerns. It's a 283-horsepower V-6, coupled to a six-speed automatic and front-wheel drive.
Though the standard power-sliding doors and a low step-in height make it easy to get into the third row, you won't want to stay there long. Knowing more information about the car you drive or you are going to buy and drive you ensure that your choice is going to be rather rational and deliver you much more satisfaction and benefit. These features keep mom happy, but there's plenty for the kids, too. Given its closeness to the new Grand Caravan, our editors are leaving those driving impressions with the high-volume Dodge. With standard Stow 'N Go seating system, the Chrysler minivans lead the minivan pack in flexibility. The third row's bench is the firmest of the bunch, but that's only one of its problems. The six-speed automatic transmission is its biggest problem.
That may sound like a lot for a minivan, but not when you look at its competition in both classes. They get you where you want to go and the later models have evolved nicely with time. Plymouth, Dodge, and now Chrysler. Every buyer must check Chrysler car history before getting a car loan or credit. I have seen them morph and change with various corporate Daimler Benz,etc owners. All these are great, but one big miss is the in-dash multimedia system.
The cabin has more striking differences from its companion models: the instruments are ringed in chrome, and so are the major controls, and the overwhelming plasticky touches of the pre-2011 minivan have been completely excised. Click for a full list of features. While this information is specific to vehicle make, model, model year and body type, your personal information is not taken into consideration and could greatly alter the actual premium quoted by an insurer. See the features and specs compared with the 2012 version. A separate Blu-ray-compatible, dual-screen entertainment system is a new option. The automaker's vans are scheduled for a 2015 redesign.
As a mom, however, I was ready to move right into this ultimate family mobile. I have been driving Chrysler Corporation built mini vans since 1984. Stow 'N Go means the two rearmost rows of seats can be folded into the floor. It looks like a minivan, drives like a minivan and offends my sense of personal style like a minivan. With both rows folded, there's more than 143 cubic feet of room. Shifts sound and feel loud and clunky, especially when downshifting on the highway, where it has an unsettling habit of roughly thumping into gear. Many people may shun the van, but sales figures tell another story; someone is buying a lot of them.
Seats up, there's 33 cubic feet thanks to a deep well behind the third row. Shoppers looking for non-van options are also likely to cross-shop large crossovers like the Ford Flex and Honda Pilot; compare them. I can forgive this, however, because they're amazing. All it took was one look inside its cavernous cabin and one touch of its power-sl. I didn't notice a difference, except that it disabled the optional remote start system — a no-no in February. There's a lot of body lean, and maneuverability isn't great; this minivan has one of the largest turning circles of any minivan or large crossover. See the features and specs compared with the 2012 version.
In front, the standard leather seats are long-trip comfortable. Segment Sticker Shock The strength of this minivan lies in its features, but you'll pay for them. A separate Blu-ray-compatible, dual-screen entertainment system is a new option. The backrest angle is awkward; one of my passengers said it was like sitting on a really stiff La-Z-Boy. Chrysler just added the newer interface to the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, so maybe there's hope for its minivans.