The 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan is the extended length version
of the regular sized Caravan. With more than six inches
added to its wheelbase and 10 inches to its overall length,
the Grand Caravan has a noticeable amount of extra roominess
when compared to its smaller sibling.
However, both vehicles are extremely well rounded, so much
so that they can proudly claim the title of the best-selling
minivan in America. Million and millions of Americans have
been satisfied year after year with the ability, comfort
and safety of this tandem, and 2003 should see no change
to this policy.
The 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan is offered in five trim levels:
SE, Sport, eL, eX and ES. The regular length Caravan is
covered in a separate review.
The 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan can seat seven people with
ease. It has a very impressive 167.9 cubic feet of total
cargo volume. For 2003, the Grand Caravan offers a host
of minivan-first features, including a power up and down
liftgate, a powered centered console, a three-zone automatic
climate control temperature system, a pop-up rear cargo
organizer, split 50/50 Easy Out roller rear seats and more.
Not too shabby at all.
A power adjustable sunroof, a factory-installed DVD entertainment
system and power adjustable pedals are some of the other
new interior features you can have with the 2003 Dodge Grand
Caravan. Additionally, there are many add-ons that can be
tapped into on the options list.
The Dodge Grand Caravan has two sliding side doors for quick
entry and exiting. A power sliding door obstacle detection
system is offered for opening and closing.
Most 2003 Grand Caravans are front-wheel drive minivans,
but Sport and ES trims do offer the sure-footedness of all-wheel
drive. A 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine with 150 horsepower
at 5200 rpm and 167 lb-ft. of torque at 4000 rpm comes with
the entry-level SE trim. FWD Sport and eL models have a
3.3-liter V6 that pumps out 180 horsepower at 5000 rpm and
210 lb-ft. of torque at 4000 rpm (optional with SE models).
Sport AWD, eX and ES models feature a 3.8-liter V8 that
delivers 215 horsepower at 5000 rpm and 245 lb-ft. of torque
at 4000 rpm.
4-speed automatic transmission is mated to all three engines.
It allows the driver to keep both hands on the wheel and
gets the Grand Caravan up to speed quickly and smoothly.
Safety and Security
Dual front airbags are standard. The Grand Caravan's front
seat belt pretensioners remove up to 3.9 inches of slack
before airbags are deployed. Antilock brakes ensure that
the minivan won't slip as it stops.
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan
SE Customer Preferred
Option (CPOS) package is now named Value Package
Adds Remote Keyless
Entry and AM/FM stereo radio with cassette and CD
SE models now offer three-zone manual air conditioning
V-6 engine Optional
CPOS package named Popular Equipment Package
CPOS Package H named Family Package and K named Popular
included with Grand Caravan Popular Equipment Package
Adds power liftgate,
removable center console, Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC), auto dimming mirrors,
AM/FM radio with cassette and CD, third-row lamps
and grab handles, roof rack, steering wheel radio
16-inch chrome Ingot aluminum wheels
exterior colors: Satin Jade Pearl Coat, Butane Blue
Pearl Coat and Brilliant Black Crystal
exterior accent colors: Deep Gray and Deep Blue
adjustable pedals Optional on all models (late
sun roof Optional on ES
Seat DVD Entertainment System Optional on Grand
Caravan Sport, ES and eX
CD changer replaces four-disc CD changer Optional
on Sport and ES
a Free Price Quote on a 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan.
180 @ 5000
215 @ 5000
3.7L V6: 18/24
3.8L V6: 18/24