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Dodge Grand Caravan vs. Toyota Sienna 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
  18 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 7.4 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 7100 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2015 Toyota Sienna 16
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  47 Siennas, 6.5 months of data per Sienna, average 6200 miles

 

2014 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 26
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  52 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 9.7 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 18900 miles
2014 Toyota Sienna 13
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  37 Siennas, 9.9 months of data per Sienna, average 15900 miles

 

2013 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 41
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  59 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 10.5 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 33800 miles
2013 Toyota Sienna 19
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Siennas, 10.2 months of data per Sienna, average 33300 miles

 

2012 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 39
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  54 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 10.3 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 42100 miles
2012 Toyota Sienna 10
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  37 Siennas, 9.7 months of data per Sienna, average 47200 miles

 

2011 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 52
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 9.0 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 58300 miles

Refreshed for this model year.
2011 Toyota Sienna 28
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  70 Siennas, 9.3 months of data per Sienna, average 66400 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2010 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 65
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  47 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 9.0 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 71100 miles
2010 Toyota Sienna   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Siennas, 9.8 months of data per Sienna, average 77600 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2009 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 89
80% 80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  41 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 9.2 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 91600 miles

Frequent brake pad replacements not included in this result. Caliper replacements also somewhat common.
2009 Toyota Sienna   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 Siennas, 10.4 months of data per Sienna, average 84500 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2008 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 79
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  57 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 9.3 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 101600 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Frequent brake pad replacements not included in this result.
2008 Toyota Sienna 42
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  48 Siennas, 10.2 months of data per Sienna, average 107300 miles

 

2007 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 53
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 8.3 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 106900 miles
2007 Toyota Sienna 67
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 Siennas, 9.4 months of data per Sienna, average 106400 miles

 

2006 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 84
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  51 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 9.3 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 108600 miles
2006 Toyota Sienna 59
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  60 Siennas, 9.2 months of data per Sienna, average 113800 miles

 

2005 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 87
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  60 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 8.5 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 142800 miles

Refreshed for this model year.
2005 Toyota Sienna 44
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  42 Siennas, 9.2 months of data per Sienna, average 121600 miles

 

2004 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 8.2 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 124400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2004 Toyota Sienna 76
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  55 Siennas, 10.1 months of data per Sienna, average 148400 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2003 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 38
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 9.0 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 141700 miles
2003 Toyota Sienna   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Siennas, 10.1 months of data per Sienna, average 143000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2002 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 10.0 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 157900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2002 Toyota Sienna   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Siennas, 10.1 months of data per Sienna, average 152800 miles

* Very 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.
2001 Toyota Sienna   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Siennas, 7.8 months of data per Sienna, average 174600 miles

* Very 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.
2000 Toyota Sienna   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Siennas, 6.5 months of data per Sienna, average 215400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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Dodge Grand Caravan vs. Toyota Sienna Reliability Comparisons

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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 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.
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.
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.
2008 4dr Minivan, ext. 266-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Previous and current owners give it high marks
2008 4dr Minivan, ext. 266-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
no problems
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
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.
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
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.
2007 4dr Minivan, ext. 266-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Minimal time in shop, few repairs needed, less down time.
Toyota Sienna Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2014 4dr Minivan, ext. 266-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The reliability of this van has been horrible and definitely not what i expected out of Honda. We bought it used from a family who meticulously maintained it at Honda. Anything that needed to be done, was done and done on time. first big issue was the transmission, it had 135K on the original. That costed about $5000 to replace, Contacted honda for assistance, they prettty much gave the middle finger. as its gotten more miles on it, its been problem after problem. and this van has been so expensive to maintain...for a 2006, parts are extremely expensive.
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.
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