Year after year, the Dodge Grand Caravan remains one of the best-selling minivans on the market. It’s an unpretentious, reliable people-hauler that offers abundant interior space at a low price.
A mid-cycle update for 2011 significantly improved the van. It also ushered in the use of the 3.6-liter Pentastar engine.
Stow ‘n Go Seating System
If you want to make the most of the interior space in your dodge caravan, you need to know how to stow away all the seats. The Stow ‘n Go seating system is one of the best ways to do that.
In 2005, Chrysler engineers designed a system that folds rear seat backs into in-floor compartments, allowing drivers to create more cargo room. This design has been refined and can be found on several minivans, including the Chrysler Pacifica, Voyager, Town & Country, and Dodge Grand Caravan.
This is a great option for those who need to haul many things but don’t want to lose passenger space. With Stow ‘n Go, you can fold down the second and third rows to create a cargo area that is just large enough for whatever you need to transport.
The power liftgate is an accessory found in some models of the dodge caravan. It is a unique accessory that helps to make it easier to open and close the door, making the vehicle more accessible for passengers.
It usually has two motors that function independently of one another. The first motor raises and lowers the liftgate while the second draws it tight after it is closed most of the way.
When a technician changes out a faulty liftgate pulldown motor, it typically involves removing the trim panel on the side of the vehicle where the motor is located. Then, the wires are traced to their harness connector and unplugged.
During this process, the latch assembly can be removed and replaced with a new motor. Then, the extension arm can be attached and fastened to a supported liftgate. The new engine is then bolted in place and plugged in. The new motor is usually inspected and tested to ensure it functions correctly.
Stow ‘n Go Second-Row Seats
Unlike most vans, the Dodge caravan offers easy-to-stow second-row seats that fold completely under the floor. This is a great way to free up more cargo space or if you need to haul something big or heavy around.
The Stow ‘n Go seats were first introduced in 2005 and have since been modified to be easier to use. The patented storage system has helped many drivers create cargo space in their vehicles without removing the seats.
This seating system is available in most models of the Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan. Depending on the vehicle, these seats are folded down differently to provide maximum cargo space or comfort for passengers.
The Grand Caravan is one of the most popular minivans on the market, offering more than just a good value. Its advanced technology is a delight for the driver and passengers.
A 6.5-inch color touchscreen gives drivers and passengers the power to safely communicate, navigate and select entertainment options using advanced voice recognition controls. This is in addition to the standard rear DVD entertainment system with a nine-inch overhead screen that can play movies, games, and other multimedia content.
The features above are complemented by a wide selection of accessories that make the Dodge Grand Caravan a more enjoyable to drive. From the Smart Key Fob Cover, which uses advanced LEDs to protect your keys from scratches and wear, to the swiveling seat consoles and cargo trays & mats, there are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to improving the performance and appearance of your van. Shop online or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store to find the right part for your needs.