This engine isn't shy about performing in a crowd, offering state-of-the-art high-pressure die-cast aluminum block to full independent dual cam phasing, sequential port fuel injection, and high-flow intake and exhaust ports. These features result in Best-in-Class 283 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Flex Fuel capability and a Segment-Exclusive fuel economizer feature, which alters transmission shift patterns to help improve real-world fuel efficiency, are 2 of the many advancements that helped the PentastarTM engine become a three-time winner of Ward's '10 Best Engines'.
Included with the 3.6L Pentastar VVT V6 engine, this driver-interactive 6-speed transmission with Auto/StickTM can be operated in manual or automatic modes to suit driver preference. It delivers the feel of a manual with the convenience of an automatic.
Part of what makes the Dodge Grand Caravan Canada's best-selling minivan is the incredible fuel economy. Families everywhere rely on features like the Segment-Exclusive fuel economizer mode to maximize their fuel efficiency. You'll notice the fuel numbers look different for all makes of 2015 model year cars and light trucks. The federal government has implemented a new 5-cycle test method to replace the 2-cycle method. It now takes into account air conditioner usage, cold temperature operation, and higher-speed driving with more rapid braking and acceleration reflecting real-world driving conditions.
Whether you're running daily errands or taking a road trip, you'll appreciate Grand Caravan's front and rear springs and shocks, including larger-diameter rear shocks, which help better dampen bumps in the road. A high-rate rear torsion beam axle and track bar bushings improve body control for a more solid and confident driving feel.
One drive and you'll feel the exceptional responsiveness of Grand Caravan's quick-ratio steering system. It provides a precise steering feel and a connected-to-the-road steering response. Likewise, the chassis architecture delivers precision steering with maximum grip and control.
No other minivan has anything quite like it. Then again, no other minivan is quite like the Grand Caravan. This driver-selectable and Segment-Exclusive fuel economizer mode gives you the ability to maximize fuel efficiency with the simple press of a button. When activated, it helps save fuel by cleverly changing the transmission shift schedule.