Teamed up with its larger brother (the Grand Caravan),
the Caravan has the honor of being America's best-selling
minivan. What could have brought this about? Perhaps taking
a brief glance at what the 2003 Dodge Caravan offers will
answer the question. In short, the Caravan performs steadily,
offers a spacious seating arrangement, lets passengers and
drivers relax on its interior and protects them at the same
The 2003 Dodge Caravan is a no-nonsense vehicle that doesn't
skimp on the goods. It has performed for years and will
continue to do so for decades.
The 2003 Dodge Caravan is offered in two trim levels: SE
and Sport. The Dodge Grand Caravan is covered in a separate
The 2003 Dodge Caravan holds seven passengers in three rows
of seating. There's plenty of space to move about and store
items in, as is evidenced by the Caravan's 146.7 cubic ft.
of cargo volume.
The entry-level SE model covers all of the necessities,
including front air conditioning, power steering, a digital
clock and more. Naturally, with the uplevel Sport trim more
is provided, such as a trip computer, dual zone manual climate
control, remote keyless entry plus a slew of other features.
There are countless add-ons available as well. Tri-zone
manual climate control, CD players, cruise control and more
occupy the list.
The 2003 Dodge Caravan has two sliding side doors for quick
entry and exiting. When the kids want to cram in and out
of the car, this allows them to do it with ease.
There are two engines offered with the 2003 Dodge Caravan.
The first, standard with the entry-level SE trim, is a 2.4-liter
4-cylinder engine with 150 horsepower at 5200 rpm and 167
lb-ft. of torque at 4000 rpm. Sport models receive a 3.3-liter
V6 that pumps out 180 horsepower at 5000 rpm and 210 lb-ft.
of torque at 4000 rpm. 4-speed automatic transmission is
mated to both engine types.
The Caravan handles well for a minivan, in part because
of a tough suspension system and in part because of precise
steering wheel calibration. It can maneuver in and out of
parking spaces with an uncommon agility.
Safety and Security
Dual front airbags are standard. The Caravan's front seat
belt pretensioners remove up to 3.9 inches of slack before
airbags are deployed. With the Sport trim, antilock brakes
are standard (optional with the SE model). Front side airbags
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