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Dodge Grand Caravan vs. Dodge Journey Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Dodge Grand Caravan or Dodge Journey reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Dodge Grand Caravan and the Dodge Journey truly differ in reliability.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2013 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 43 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 7.6 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 7300 miles44
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Dodge Journey   15 Journeys, 4.7 months of data per Journey, average 6700 miles

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2012 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 45 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 9.9 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 18200 miles41
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 50 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 9.7 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 32100 miles52
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 53 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 9.0 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 42500 miles48
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Dodge Journey   23 Journeys, 9.0 months of data per Journey, average 44700 miles

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2009 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 50 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 9.2 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 61600 miles

Many early brake pad replacements that are not included in this result.
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60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Dodge Journey 35 Journeys, 8.8 months of data per Journey, average 68600 miles

Lower repair frequency after the end of the factory warranty. Many early brake pad replacements that are not included in this result.
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50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 54 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 9.1 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 73600 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Many early brake pad replacements that are not included in this result.
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50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 34 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 10.3 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 79000 miles45
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 51 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 9.5 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 89900 miles77
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 61 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 8.7 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 108500 miles

Refreshed for this model year. Radiator and steering pump might be common problem areas.
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80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan   18 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 7.8 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 108200 miles

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2003 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 32 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 7.7 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 137500 miles78
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2002 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 25 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 9.6 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 133900 miles70
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 27 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 8.4 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 135700 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
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50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2000 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan   20 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 9.1 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 148600 miles

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1999 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan   18 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 9.3 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 166300 miles

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1998 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan   12 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 5.3 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 180900 miles

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Dodge Grand Caravan

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What Our Members Are Saying about Dodge Grand Caravan Reliability and Durability

Reliability and Durability of the Dodge Grand Caravan: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Minivan, ext. 197-horsepower 3.8L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Requires very little maintenance and routine maintenance much less expensive than the Toyota Sienna.
2009 4dr Minivan, ext. 175-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Rock solid reputation and came with lifetime warranty, should I need help in 15 or 20 years.
2008 4dr Minivan, ext. 175-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
While a little too soon to tell on our 2008, we have had nothing but great luck with our previous Caravans as noted in our past personal experience comments.
2008 4dr Minivan, ext. 197-horsepower 3.8L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Price, reliability, past experience, ride quality compared to comp vehicles, available features, kid friendly, outstanding safety features including front, side and knee airbags, antilock brakes, stability control, 5 star crash ratings. Bests the others.
2007 4dr Minivan, ext. 200-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
I HAVE IT SINCE MAY 1 2007-NO MAJOR-ENGINE -TRANS- REPAIR-ALMOST 75000 MILES
2002 4dr Minivan, ext. 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Some good friends had one for several years with 125k mileage and no major problems with it. The 2002 Grand Caravans had a better owner satisfaction rating than Ford or GM vans
Reliability and Durability of the Dodge Grand Caravan: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Minivan, ext. 251-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Very unreliable as one can tell. Again I paid for a vehicle that is unsafe to drive and in the shop more than on the road. Also, so many other issues that just keep happening one after another. I take care of my vehicles...yet this one is a sad case!
2009 4dr Minivan, ext. 197-horsepower 3.8L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
SE vs. SXT. SXT Power doors and convenience electronics add more complexity and less reliability. Tranny gasket almost always leaked in the past. Previous to 2008 the pulleys had no shoulders so the belt fell off frequently - TG they changed that
2008 4dr Minivan, ext. 175-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Any van that could vent carbon monoxide into the cabin has serious issues. Also, Dodge has a history of poor reliability.
2008 4dr Minivan, ext. 197-horsepower 3.8L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Found that they are still using the same electronically-controlled 4-speed that has been a perennial nightmare since the late eighties. Fit and finish is poor.
2008 4dr Minivan, ext. 251-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
They have a history of transmission failure that has not been addressed in the last 20 years.
2007 4dr Minivan 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Owned an earlier model Caravan and had considerable trouble with water leaks, and transmission problems. They were covered by warranty but as soon as warranty expired, started having transmission problems again
2007 4dr Minivan 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
For years I have heard there are lots of problems with the caravans, especially the transmissions. They did not get great reviews until 2008 which was out of our price range.
2005 4dr Minivan, ext. 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Still not expecting miracles. Probably have to replace the transmission at one point.
2005 4dr Minivan, ext. 207-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Engine uses almost 1 quart of oil per 1000 miles. Dodge says this is "normal". Had to switch to synthetic oil to minimize problems. Makes me question long term durability of the engine. Had front end problems early on (tie rod ends, struts and strut mount
2005 4dr Minivan, ext. 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
So So

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