1996 Dodge Grand Caravan Trims and Specs

3 Dr STD Passenger Van Extended
Original MSRP: $18,385
1 national listing
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System AM/FM radio
Brakes Power
Convenience Features Power steering
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Third Seat · Upholstery: cloth
Tires and Rims 14 Inch Wheels · Tire type
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Rear wiper
Price $18,385 MSRP
Body Style Van
Engine 2.4L 150 hp I4
3.0L V6
3.3L V6 Compressed Natural Gas
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
24MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$18,385
Invoice

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
3-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
24MPG highway
3-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
23MPG highway
3-Speed Automatic

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Optional
Power Windows--
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--
StereoRadio

Engines

2.4L 150 hp I4
Power 150 hp @ 5,200 RPM
Torque 167 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
3.0L V6
3.3L V6 Compressed Natural Gas

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume20 gal
Front Legroom41.2 in
Back Legroom39.6 in
Wheelbase119.3 in
Length199.6 in
Width75.6 in
Height68.5 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume--
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
In 1996, the Grand Caravan went through a resdesign to provide greater stability and convenience in the form of a driver's side sliding door and rear seats on roller for easier removal.... Read More
In 1996, the Grand Caravan went through a resdesign to provide greater stability and convenience in the form of a driver's side sliding door and rear seats on roller for easier removal. The base STD model got a different engine, a 2.4-liter, 150-hp I4, with optional 3.0-liter, 150-hp V6. Standard features remained the same as in 1995, with dual front airbags, intermittent wipers, cloth seats, and 14-inch wheels. The driver's side sliding door was optional on base models. AWD is not an option in the 1996 Grand Caravan STD.
The roomy, family-friendly interior is a big plus for drivers, especially the innovative dual sliding doors. A lot of owners like the way the minivan handles on the road, tight and precise for such a large vehicle. Repair problems and road noise are major complaints.
3 Dr SE Passenger Van Extended
Original MSRP: $20,570
8 national listings
Adds to 3 Dr STD Passenger Van Extended:
No additional major features.
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Cassette · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Convenience Features Cruise control · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Instrumentation Tachometer
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Third Seat · Upholstery: cloth
Tires and Rims 15 Inch Wheels · Tire type
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Rear wiper
Price $20,570 MSRP
Body Style Van
Engine 2.4L 150 hp I4
3.0L V6
3.3L V6
3.3L V6 Compressed Natural Gas
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
23MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$20,570
Invoice

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
23MPG highway
3-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
23MPG highway
3-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
24MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
22MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
4-Speed Automatic

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Optional
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player

Engines

2.4L 150 hp I4
Power 150 hp @ 5,200 RPM
Torque 167 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
3.0L V6
3.3L V6
3.3L V6 Compressed Natural Gas

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume20 gal
Front Legroom41.2 in
Back Legroom39.6 in
Wheelbase119.3 in
Length199.6 in
Width75.6 in
Height68.5 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume--
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Starting with a 2.4-liter, I4 engine, the 1996 Grand Caravan SE could be upgraded to a 3.0-liter, 150-hp V6 or a 3.3-liter, 158-hp V6 to give the minivan a little more pep and accelerat... Read More
Starting with a 2.4-liter, I4 engine, the 1996 Grand Caravan SE could be upgraded to a 3.0-liter, 150-hp V6 or a 3.3-liter, 158-hp V6 to give the minivan a little more pep and acceleration on the highways.
The SE added features to the base model, including cruise control, tilt steering wheel, power heated mirrors, a tachometer, and four-wheel ABS standard. Options include air conditioning, power windows and locks, an anti-theft system, roof rack, keyless entry, and the driver's side sliding door, new in 1996. Drivers love the roominess, maneuverability, quiet ride, functional interior options, and storage configurations, but hate the fuel economy, mechanical problems, and feeble engine power with the smaller engines.
3 Dr LE Passenger Van Extended
Original MSRP: $24,670
4 national listings
Adds to 3 Dr STD Passenger Van Extended:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Cassette · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Convenience Features Cruise control · Overhead console · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Instrumentation Tachometer
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Third Seat · Upholstery: cloth
Security Power door locks
Tires and Rims 15 Inch Wheels · Tire type
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $24,670 MSRP
Body Style Van
Engine 3.3L 158 hp V6
3.8L V6
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
22MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$24,670
Invoice

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
22MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
22MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player

Engines

3.3L 158 hp V6
Power 158 hp @ 4,850 RPM
Torque 203 lb-ft @ 3,250 RPM
3.8L V6

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume20 gal
Front Legroom41.2 in
Back Legroom39.6 in
Wheelbase119.3 in
Length199.6 in
Width75.6 in
Height68.5 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume--
Standard Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
The 1996 Grand Caravan LE adds more luxury standard features to this extended version of Dodge's popular minivan. A 3.3-liter, 158-hp V6 is standard, with an option to upgrade to a 3.8... Read More
The 1996 Grand Caravan LE adds more luxury standard features to this extended version of Dodge's popular minivan. A 3.3-liter, 158-hp V6 is standard, with an option to upgrade to a 3.8-liter, 180-hp V6. Upgrades from the SE trim include standard ABS, power windows and locks, air conditioning, and an overhead console with compass and temperature readouts. The new driver's side sliding door was offered as an option.
The excellent ride quality, storage options and interior layout, and spacious interior are why the Grand Caravan LE is popular, particularly when you include options like captain's chairs and leather seats. Questionable reliability, transmission and serpentine belt problems, and repair costs are downsides to owning a Grand Caravan.
3 Dr ES Passenger Van Extended
Original MSRP: $25,260
3 national listings
Adds to 3 Dr STD Passenger Van Extended:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Cassette · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cruise control · Overhead console · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Instrumentation Tachometer
Lights Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Third Seat · Upholstery: cloth
Security Power door locks
Tires and Rims 15 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $25,260 MSRP
Body Style Van
Engine 3.3L 158 hp V6
3.8L V6
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
22MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$25,260
Invoice

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
22MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
22MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player

Engines

3.3L 158 hp V6
Power 158 hp @ 4,850 RPM
Torque 203 lb-ft @ 3,250 RPM
3.8L V6

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume20 gal
Front Legroom41.2 in
Back Legroom39.6 in
Wheelbase119.3 in
Length199.6 in
Width75.6 in
Height68.5 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume--
Standard Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
A sportier version of the LE, the 1996 Grand Caravan ES adds on standard fog lights, leather steering wheel trim, and alloy wheels in an attempt to somehow make you forget that you actu... Read More
A sportier version of the LE, the 1996 Grand Caravan ES adds on standard fog lights, leather steering wheel trim, and alloy wheels in an attempt to somehow make you forget that you actually are really driving a minivan.
Equipped with the 3.3-liter, 158-hp V6 engine, the ES can be given more kick with the 3.8-liter, 180-hp V6, both paired with a 4-speed auto tran. Still, it's a minivan, and its main purpose is to haul around people and things, and to make it easier, a new driver's side sliding door option and standard rollout rear seats are also available. Drivers like the handling, space, and sliding door, but would prefer better gas mileage and better transmission reliability.