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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.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Dodge Grand Caravan and Dodge Journey reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Dodge Grand Caravan and the Dodge Journey were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Dodge Grand Caravan and the Dodge Journey have been recently.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2014 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 33 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 4.0 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 4200 miles9
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 53 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 9.3 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 11400 miles36
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Dodge Journey   20 Journeys, 9.1 months of data per Journey, average 10200 miles

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2012 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 51 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 10.1 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 24000 miles26
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 51 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 9.7 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 38500 miles41
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 50 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 8.5 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 47800 miles48
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Dodge Journey 25 Journeys, 7.8 months of data per Journey, average 56700 miles43
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 45 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 9.9 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 70900 miles84
90% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Dodge Journey 26 Journeys, 10.5 months of data per Journey, average 78300 miles49
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 52 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 9.2 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 80100 miles

Redesigned for this model year. 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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2007 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 36 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 9.8 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 85200 miles61
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 47 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 9.5 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 95100 miles54
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 60 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 8.7 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 112500 miles

Refreshed for this model year.
83
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan   18 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 6.3 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 101600 miles

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2003 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 27 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 8.9 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 138300 miles95
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2002 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 28 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 8.0 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 146700 miles48
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 26 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 9.3 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 148500 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
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40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2000 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan   18 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 9.5 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 145100 miles

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1999 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan   16 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 7.9 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 161200 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 the Reliability and Durability of the Dodge Grand Caravan

Dodge Grand Caravan Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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.
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.
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. 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.
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. 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
So So
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
 

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

Dodge Journey Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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 AWD
it has not been a very reliable vehicle, a lot of issues with mine, and others have had the same issues and more
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.