1997 Dodge Caravan Overview


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3 Dr SE Passenger Van
2 national listings
3 Dr STD Passenger Van
8 national listings
4 Dr ES Passenger Van
1 national listing
4 Dr LE Passenger Van

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3.65 stars

Based on 9 reviews

Miss My Dodge Grand Caravan by WENDY
 — i drove a dodge grand caravan in the late 90's in and around fort frances ontario.i liked how it performed on the highways since i lived in the country at the time.it was great in all the seasons.the ... Read More
Azn4mobile!!! by Mark
 — It used to be my cousins until it got hit by another car. I plan to use it a lot after my dad and I fix it. It has captain seats which i think are cool. its gonna be the AZN4mobile and i can roll with... Read More
Vehicle Is Badass Most Reliable Vehicle Ever 308,000 Miles All Origional by 20123035
 — Nothing major has ever gone wrong with this vehicle all we have ever done to it was regualr maintence this vehicle is hands down amazing how many people can say they got 308,000 miles out of a minivan... Read More

1997 Dodge Caravan Overview

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1997 Dodge Caravan

Chrysler is trying to snazz them up, trying to make them less boring appearance-wise, but let's face it, people aren't buying minivans to impress their friends and neighbors.  The minivan is a utility vehicle for hauling work, kids, pets, and the kitchen sink.  And in this respect, the Dodge Caravan is still the highest-rated minivan among experts and car owners.

The 1997 Dodge Caravan brings back the all-wheel drive option, but only in the Grand Caravans, SE and higher.  All other models continue to have front-wheel drive.  Anti-lock brakes are available in all models, and low-speed traction control comes with the LE models.  Experts give it above average ratings in reliability, safety, and handling, with the 3.8-liter V6 engine obviously offering the smoothest, most powerful ride of the four engine options. All the other engines offer the most power in the engine class however.

Owners say they are reliable, handle like a car, and are quiet and stable. The Caravans are the best selling, most award winning minivan on the market. Typically, with each model revision come features that are innovative, often setting the bar for other minivans.


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