1998 Dodge Caravan Overview


Looking for a Used Caravan in your area?

CarGurus has 1,167 nationwide Caravan listings starting at $1,700.


Not sure what you want?

Find the models that are right for you using the CarGurus Car Finder.



3 Dr STD Passenger Van
12 national listings
4 Dr LE Passenger Van
1 national listing
4 Dr SE Passenger Van
9 national listings

Dodge Caravan Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 950
#2 tenspeed
Reputation 520
#3 FordNut
Reputation 480
View All

Have you driven a 1998 Dodge Caravan?

Rank this car!

Average User Score

3.85 stars

Based on 6 reviews

Fit A Lot Of People by Alex
 — the handling in this specific vehicle is on the top notch of my opinion braking is also top notch and it handles awesomely the only thing's i have done to this vehicle is replace the starter the app... Read More
Good Point A To B Vehicle,or Cargo Van. by tommcmanis
 — Dis like the micro cup holders, other than that not too many complaints. Mom van. As you walk up its styling again reminds you of w time when auto makers actually took pride in america. And chryslers ... Read More
Get One? by Saydee
 — This truck is amazing, it has great power and acceleration, brakes and shocks are well kept, handeling is good, could be a bit better, but still very good. It has needed some few minor repairs, there ... Read More

1998 Dodge Caravan Overview

Overall User Score

3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.85

Based on 6 reviews

1998 Dodge Caravan

There are several updgrades in the 1998 Dodge Caravan.  First is an increase in horsepower for the 3.8-liter V6 engines, from 166 to 180-horsepower, in an attempt to appease demand for more power to haul bigger loads.  The 3.0-liter V6 is now paired with the 4-speed transmission.  Automatic headlights were added to ES models, as well as an automatic dimmer on the driver side mirror that adjusts for the glaring lights of cars behind you.  New airbags, hooks on seatbacks for grocery bags, and adjustable lumbar support in the LE models round out some of the improvements for 1998.

This year, Chrysler also offered a Flexibile Fuel Vehicle version of the Dodge Caravan.  Paired with the 3.3-liter, it runs on either gas or a combination of ethanol and gas (85%/15%).  A control system adjusts the engine according to the fuel combination for maximum fuel efficiency.  In tests, the FFVs performed comparably to the gas-only vehicles.

Transmission and repair problems continue to plague drivers of the 1998 Caravan, although the creature comforts of the interior and the handling of the shorter-wheelbase models still seem to outweigh any downsides.


What's your take on the 1998 Dodge Caravan?

People researching a 1998 Dodge Caravan contacted a dealer about

Picture of 1998 Dodge Caravan 3 Dr STD Passenger Van, exterior
Dodge Caravan
26% of the time
Dodge Grand Caravan
22% of the time
Chrysler Town & Country
13% of the time
Honda Odyssey
11% of the time
Looking for a Used Caravan in your area?
CarGurus has 1,167 nationwide Caravan listings starting at $1,700.

Dodge Caravan Questions

David Mccroskey

1998 Dodge Van Want Switch Gears

My van will not switch out of 1st or.2nd gear when driving it has 250k miles I'm think about buying a new car.but want to make sure I'm doing the.right thing not sure if the transmission is goi...

1 view with no answers yet

98 Caravan Ignition Switch Turns On Car, But Won't Cut Out Engine??

Purchased a Caravan from a shyster, but it has Low miles and the price was right. Found that the engine switch will turn on with ease, but won't kill the engine ?!! must pull battery lead to stop ...

6 views with no answers yet

I Have A 98 Dodge Caravan Sport. While Driving, The Dash Lights Would Flick...

6 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)

98 Dodge Caravan Is Squeaking How Do I Stop It?

98 Dodge Caravan is squeaking I had to change out the tension pulley but still have the problem. I have also tried belt sprays but they just make it worse. What else can I do?

94 views with 4 answers (last answer 2 months ago)
Kathy Rodgers Newberry

Why Don't My Low Beam Work On My 1998 Dodge Caravan Bought New Bulb But Sti...

low beam dont work on my 1998 dodge caravan bought bulb but still nothing.

14 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)