Babble Best Picks:
2011 Minivans for the Family
Want to know the difference between all the minivans on the market? Babble asked me take each of them out for a spin to figure out which were best for which families. Most minivans got a thorough refresh this year, and many received better interior materials, more power, and higher fuel economy. After cargo capacity, safety is typically a minivan shopper's main concern. These large family haulers tend to do well on crash safety tests, and we included the results from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety's independent crash test results. To find out what others thought, we added the Consumer Reports score and their Customer Satisfaction rating when available as well.
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2012 Updates | 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T
FUEL ECONOMY: 17/25
The biggest changes on the 2012 Dodge Caravan models involve price and value. No new features were added to the already feature-rich vehicle, but it’s now a lot more affordable and offers more bang for your buck. The base model now starts at $20,995, and comes with the “American Value Package,” which includes the second- and third-row Super Stow ‘n Go storage and seating system and remote keyless entry.
Other trim levels also received price adjustments: the SE trim is now $1,000 cheaper ($22,995), and the SXT is now available starting at $26,495, and includes dual power sliding doors, power liftgate, a power-adjustable pedal, segment-exclusive Super Console, and Stow ‘n Place roof rack system. The performance R/T model also came down in price and starts at $29,995.