2010 Dodge Grand Caravan Specifications and Pricing

2010 Dodge Grand Caravan
Dodge

While the popularity of minivans has declined from their heyday in the 1990s, due no doubt to the rise in demand for SUVs, they are still a great option for families on the go. And if you don't want to shell out $25,000-plus for a new one, you an always go used. The 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan is a top choice because it features all the classic Dodge minivan features along with an impressive towing capacity of up to 3,800 pounds.

 

History of the Dodge Caravan

The Dodge Caravan was first introduced in 1984. While minivans had been around prior to that year, it was this vehicle that made these vehicles designed for busy families what they are today. The Grand Caravan has been sold in the United States since 1990, and it is arguably one of the most popular vehicles of its kind, marrying a host of impressive options with a roomy, comfortable ride. In fact, starting in 2007, the Grand Caravan replaced entirely the regular Caravan base model, and it continues to be a brisk seller for Dodge.

2010 a Model Year

The 2010 Dodge Caravan is notable for several great features, including Stow 'n Go and Swivel n' Go Seating. Stow 'n Go, which debuted in the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan, allows second-row passengers to swivel their seats 180 degrees in order to face those sitting in the third row. The Caravan came with an optional table to set up between the two rows, which allowed traveling families to do everything from eating meals to playing board games.

Stow ‘n Go allowed passengers to stow the second row of seats under the floor, which created a flat surface between the front seats and the third row, thus enhancing available cargo space.

 

Additional Specs

Here's what you can expect to find if you go browsing for a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan, which retailed between $20,000 and $30,000, depending on style, options, and trim levels (Cargo Van, SE, and SXT).

  • Engine: 3.3 liter, OHV V6 (Cargo/SE); 3.8 liter OHV V6 (SXT); 4.0 liter OHV V6 (optional on SXT)
  • Horsepower: 3.3 liter: 175 @ 5,000 rpm; 3.8 liter: 197 @ 5,200 rpm; 4.0 liter: 251 @ 6,000 rpm
  • Torque (lb-ft): 3.3 liter: 205 @ 4,000 rpm; 3.8 liter: 230 @ 4,000 rpm; 4.0 liter: 259 @ 4,100 rpm
  • Recommended Fuel: 87 octane unleaded
  • EPA Estimated Fuel Economy (mpg): 3.3 liter V6: 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway; 3.8 liter V6: 16/23; 4.0 liter V6: 17/25
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic (Cargo/SE); 6-speed automatic (SXT)
  • Driven wheels: Front-wheel drive (FWD)
  • Suspension: Front: Independent MacPherson strut, coil over gas-charged shock absorbers, stabilizer bar with isolated suspension cradle. Rear: Twist-beam axle with coil springs, track bar, gas-charged shock absorbers; self-leveling shock absorbers included with Trailer-tow group
  • Steering: Power rack-and-pinion
  • Turning Circle: 39.1'
  • Brakes: Front: 11.9" vented disc; rear: 12.0" disc
  • Wheel size: 16" x 6.5"; 17" x 6.5 optional on SXT

Exterior Dimensions

  • Wheelbase: 121.2"
  • Overall Length: 202.5"
  • Overall Width: 76.9"
  • Overall Height: 68.9"
  • Ground Clearance: 6.1"
  • Coefficient of Drag: N/A

Interior Dimensions

  • Seating Capacity: 7
  • Headroom: Front: 39.8" (without sunroof), 37.2" (with sunroof); middle: 39.2" (SE), 39.7" (SXT); rear: 37.9"
  • Legroom: Front: 40.6"; middle: 36.4" (SE), 36.3" (SXT); rear: 37.6" (SE), 31.8" (SXT)
  • Shoulder Room: Front: 63.0"; middle: 64.7"; rear: 62.0"
  • Hip Room: Front: 57.6"; middle: 64.8"; rear: 48.7"
  • Passenger Volume (cubic feet): 163.5 (LX)/156.1 (Touring/Limited)
  • Cargo Volume (cubic feet): Behind first row: 143.8 (SE), 140.1 (SXT); behind second row: 82.7 (SE), 83.7 (SXT); behind third row: 32.3

Weights and Capacities

  • Curb Weight: 4,335–4,621
  • Payload: 1,079–1,365 lbs
  • GVWR: 5,700 lbs
  • Towing Capacity: 1,800 lbs (SE); 3,800 lbs (SXT)
  • Fuel Capacity: 20.0 gallons

The Dodge Caravan Today

The Dodge Grand Caravan is still in production today. The current lineup includes SE, SE Plus, and SXT models, five color options, and a base price starting at $25,000. Unfortunately, Swivel 'n Go is no longer an option, but Stow 'n Go remains.

The Caravan is also completely wired for entertainment, with a DVD entertainment system, effortless connectivity, and wireless headphones.