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Dodge Grand Caravan vs. Dodge Journey Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending September 30, 2016. 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 and Model Percent of Average  
2011 - 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan
39.7142857143% Best 107% Worst
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2009 - 2016 Dodge Journey
84.8571428571% Best 186% Worst
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2008 - 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan
65.4285714286% Best 152% Worst
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2001 - 2007 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan
48.2857142857% Best 122% Worst
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan

Dodge Caravan / 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. full 2009 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan review
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. full 2009 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan review
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. full 2008 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan review
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. full 2008 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan review
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 full 2007 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan review
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 full 2002 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan review
Dodge Caravan / 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 full 2009 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan review
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! full 2009 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan review
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. full 2008 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan review
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. full 2008 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan review
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. full 2008 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan review
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. full 2007 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan review
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 full 2007 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan review
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 full 2005 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan review
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. full 2005 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan review
2004 4dr Minivan 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Dodge has had issues with its automatic transmissions. Also, do not have much experience owning a North American built mini-van. full 2004 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Dodge

Dodge 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. full 2014 Dodge review
2009 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
My past experience with Dodge cars and trucks. full 2009 Dodge review
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. full 2009 Dodge review
Dodge Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2016 4dr SUV 283-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I worry about this. Had another competitor offered effectively the same vehicle I probably wouldn't have purchased this vehicle. Never owned a mopar previously but don't have the warm fuzzies about them after hearing family and friend's personal experiences with them and reading truedelta's and consumer report's ratings. Fingers crossed that since this vehicle has been materially unchanged since the 2011 refresh FCA has figured out how to put these together well. Fingers crossed. full 2016 Dodge review
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 full 2009 Dodge review
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. full 2009 Dodge review
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 full 2009 Dodge review
Dodge Reliability And Durability: Neutral
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Not reliable- too many parts do not last . Too much plastic under hood which breaks down prematurely. Many parts should have been made of metal instead. Mechanics have told me that the Dodge Journey has ben made poorly & they do a lot of repairs on this model. full 2009 Dodge review