2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Overview

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4 Dr C/V Cargo Van Extended
3 national listings
4 Dr SE Passenger Van Extended
Avg. Price: $5,908
4 Dr SE Plus Passenger Van Extended
Avg. Price: $5,388
4 Dr Special Edition Passenger Van Extended
17 national listings
4 Dr SXT Passenger Van Extended
Avg. Price: $6,377

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3.95 stars

Based on 16 reviews

Great 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan by Andy
 — surprising living fun to drive yet to have any problems at 125000 miles it is a minivan what can i say it gets about 22.1 mpg on the freeway and a bit less off Fun to drive and you can store a ton of... Read More
Great Transportation For Growing Family. by HawkeyeConsulting
 — We have enjoyed owning this Grand Caravan - it's been on family outings with us many times. Would like to purchase another van just like it when the time comes. Holds two child seats with ease - no be... Read More
Soccer Mom by Lorna
 — I loved how comfortably the whole family and extended friends fit in it. It handles like a small car. Easy to park and hardly any blind spots. Loved that I never had to take seats out to haul stuff. J... Read More

2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Overview

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan

It must be the same feeling man experienced when they first discovered fire.  Or the wheel.  The 2005 Grand Caravan's innovative Stow 'N Go seating has been a revelation for minivan owners everywhere.  How did they ever cope without it?

All hail Stow 'N Go seating, a feature that allows for a multitude of configurations of seating and cargo space in the second and third row.  For the first time in a Grand Caravan, the second and third row seats fold flat into the floor.  When upright, the floor compartments add more storage.  The rear seats split 60/40 and can be turned to face the tailgate.  They fold out into a king-size bed with adjustable mattress numbers and can microwave meals in 30 seconds!  (Well, the last two I made up)  The feature has made storage and seat removal a lot easier for drivers who complained about the heaviness and bulk of the third row seats.

The 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan lost the eX trim and added an SE Plus instead.  New features for 2005 are more safety-oriented, including curtain side airbags for all rows and a driver's knee airbag.  Traction control is standard on SXT.  For the first time, AWD is not offered on any Grand Caravan to make room for Stow 'N Go.  A new optional ceiling rail lets you attach storage bins or other items.  Second and third-row seats can recline back, and the seats themselves are more cushiony.

Not a surprise, the Stow 'N Go is a huge hit, in addition to already much-loved features, like cargo space, quiet ride, car-like handling, good acceleration, and a well-thought out interior.  Repair record is still a problem, with a focus on bad brakes.  Some drivers hope for better gas mileage and a longer shelf-life for the Grand Caravan, to rival its competitors.


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Dodge Caravan Won't Always Acknowledge That It Is In Park Or Neutral When I...

Dodge Caravan won't always acknowledge that it is in Park or Neutral when I try to turn it on. I turn the key and nothing happens. If you look at the display the P is not framed with a box.

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2005 Grand Caravan Makes A Noise Like A Low Vibration Or Shudder Between Sp...

Don't really feel it per se, but it's not like a knock. Accelerating makes it go away. What could that be?

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Felicia Poke

Where Is The Camshaft Sensor Located

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2005 Dodge Caravan Hesitates And Stutters When Rpm's Are Increased

I have a 2005 Dodge grand caravan and it hesitates/stutters whenever the RPM's increase, for instance when passing or accelerating from stop. My mechanic replaced botht the cam and crank sensors and i...

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Trying To Remove Alternator In 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3l

The alternator is loose and ready to go but I cannot get the oil dipstick tube out in order to create enough space to get it out. I have removed the mounting bolt, and plastic tie to the wiring harn...

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