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Dodge Grand Caravan vs. Dodge Journey Reliability

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Results are for year ending December 31, 2015. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2015 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 7.3 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 7000 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2014 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 25
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  54 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 9.8 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 19800 miles

 

2013 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 40
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  60 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 10.6 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 33600 miles
2013 Dodge Journey   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 Journeys, 10.4 months of data per Journey, average 28300 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2012 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 38
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  54 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 10.4 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 42100 miles
2012 Dodge Journey   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Journeys, 8.7 months of data per Journey, average 45100 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2011 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 51
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  41 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 9.2 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 58200 miles

Refreshed for this model year.

 

2010 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 62
80% 80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  48 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 9.3 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 70900 miles
2010 Dodge Journey   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Journeys, 10.1 months of data per Journey, average 69200 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2009 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 92
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  42 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 10.0 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 92500 miles

Frequent brake pad replacements not included in this result. Caliper replacements also somewhat common.
2009 Dodge Journey 78
80% 80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Journeys, 9.7 months of data per Journey, average 88800 miles

First model year. Reported repair frequency would be higher if brake rotors were included in the stat.

 

2008 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 78
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  58 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 9.6 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 103100 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Frequent brake pad replacements not included in this result.

 

2007 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 51
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 8.8 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 107300 miles

 

2006 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 86
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  51 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 9.6 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 108400 miles

 

2005 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 83
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  63 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 8.7 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 141400 miles

Refreshed for this model year.

 

2004 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 8.7 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 121800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2003 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 38
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 9.1 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 142700 miles

 

2002 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 10.7 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 156900 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2001 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 8.1 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 148200 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2000 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 4.6 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 157600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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Dodge Grand Caravan vs. Dodge Journey Reliability Comparisons

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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 the Reliability and Durability of the Dodge Grand Caravan

Dodge Grand Caravan Reliability and Durability: 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. 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.
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.
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
Dodge Grand Caravan Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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
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!
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.
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. 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.
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.
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
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
Still not expecting miracles. Probably have to replace the transmission at one point.
2005 4dr Minivan, ext. 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
So So
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Dodge Journey

Dodge Journey Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2014 4dr SUV 283-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
ThisJourney already has over 65K miles and I have notexperienced any mechanical or electrical issues. Compared tothe issues my coworkers have experienced with their Chevy Equinox with similar mileage, I can say that the Journey is a very reliable vehicle.
2009 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
My past experience with Dodge cars and trucks.
2009 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Dodge has made great strides in improving their quality and I feel with a life time power train warrenty backs that up.
Dodge Journey Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
1st year of production so there is no reliability and durability data
2009 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
With 18000 kms on it the front end is starting to knock when I back out of the driveway, just like the 1999 Caravan with 185000 kms on it, tranny issues noted above, cargo area carpeting damages easily.
2009 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
it has not been a very reliable vehicle, a lot of issues with mine, and others have had the same issues and more