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Dodge Grand Caravan vs. Toyota Sienna 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 Toyota Sienna
15.7142857143% Best 65% Worst
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2011 - 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan
39.7142857143% Best 107% Worst
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2004 - 2010 Toyota Sienna
27.1428571429% Best 85% 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. 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
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
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. 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
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
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 Toyota Sienna

Toyota Sienna Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Minivan, ext. 266-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Toyota (regardless of people feel) is a company that produces dead reliable cars. full 2011 Toyota Sienna review
2010 4dr Minivan, ext. 266-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Toyota is perceived to produce reliable cars. I'm hoping this one proves right. full 2010 Toyota Sienna review
2009 4dr Minivan, ext. 266-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Toyota stood behind their warranty. They did not just "reset the computer"... they got to (hopefully) root cause. See below on dislikes. full 2009 Toyota Sienna review
2008 4dr Minivan, ext. 266-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Previous and current owners give it high marks full 2008 Toyota Sienna review
2008 4dr Minivan, ext. 266-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
no problems full 2008 Toyota Sienna review
2007 4dr Minivan, ext. 266-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Toyota quality is already well known overall and I already own a Toyota as well full 2007 Toyota Sienna review
2007 4dr Minivan, ext. 266-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
I considered the Odyssey and Sienna to replace my 00 Chrysler T&C LTD. I had a better selection of Sienna's, and their reliability is reported to be much better than the Honda. full 2007 Toyota Sienna review
2007 4dr Minivan, ext. 266-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
This is the most reliable minivan on the market. I hear the Honda drives just a bit better but it is not as reliable full 2007 Toyota Sienna review
2007 4dr Minivan, ext. 266-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Excellent product reviews and manufacturer reputation. 50,000km and no problems thus far. full 2007 Toyota Sienna review
2007 4dr Minivan, ext. 266-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Minimal time in shop, few repairs needed, less down time. full 2007 Toyota Sienna review
Toyota Sienna Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Minivan, ext. 266-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
I had major computer (electrical?) issues - all warning lights on console lit up. Details: NHTSA.gov TSB. Multiple trips for repair and 30 days loss of use to remedy. I bought Toyota over Honda due to (TQM) quality methods. I feel somewhat cheated here. full 2009 Toyota Sienna review
2004 4dr Minivan, ext. 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
We have had at least 8 recalls on the car We have replaced the transmission which was faulty from day one Run flat tires are horrible - bad decision full 2004 Toyota Sienna review