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Dodge Grand Caravan vs. Toyota Sienna Reliability

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Results are for year ending March 31, 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 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
  20 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 8.6 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 9100 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2015 Toyota Sienna 20
28.2608695652% 28.2608695652% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  54 Siennas, 7.9 months of data per Sienna, average 7500 miles

 

2014 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 29
44.8571428571% 44.8571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  53 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 9.5 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 23800 miles
2014 Toyota Sienna 9
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  40 Siennas, 9.5 months of data per Sienna, average 18900 miles

 

2013 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 42
58.5714285714% 58.5714285714% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  59 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 10.2 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 36000 miles
2013 Toyota Sienna 14
5.2380952381% 5.2380952381% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Siennas, 9.8 months of data per Sienna, average 33300 miles

 

2012 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 25
23.2142857143% 23.2142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  54 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 9.9 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 44300 miles
2012 Toyota Sienna 14
3.57142857143% 3.57142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 Siennas, 9.9 months of data per Sienna, average 50400 miles

 

2011 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 62
79.7959183673% 79.7959183673% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  42 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 8.7 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 60400 miles

Refreshed for this model year.
2011 Toyota Sienna 29
25.9183673469% 25.9183673469% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  70 Siennas, 9.5 months of data per Sienna, average 70600 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2010 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 62
67.1428571429% 67.1428571429% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  44 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 9.2 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 73300 miles
2010 Toyota Sienna   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Siennas, 8.3 months of data per Sienna, average 83300 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2009 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 77
63.1868131868% 63.1868131868% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  42 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 9.3 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 94900 miles

Frequent brake pad replacements not included in this result. Caliper replacements also somewhat common.
2009 Toyota Sienna 24
4.94505494505% 4.94505494505% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Siennas, 9.4 months of data per Sienna, average 87300 miles

 

2008 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 73
58.7912087912% 58.7912087912% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  53 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 9.6 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 106300 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Frequent brake pad replacements not included in this result.
2008 Toyota Sienna 40
22.5274725275% 22.5274725275% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  52 Siennas, 10.4 months of data per Sienna, average 109600 miles

 

2007 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 63
44.025974026% 44.025974026% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  31 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 9.2 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 112000 miles
2007 Toyota Sienna 67
48.1818181818% 48.1818181818% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 Siennas, 9.7 months of data per Sienna, average 106200 miles

 

2006 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 90
67.2413793103% 67.2413793103% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  47 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 9.6 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 110100 miles
2006 Toyota Sienna 42
19.9507389163% 19.9507389163% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  64 Siennas, 9.0 months of data per Sienna, average 116800 miles

 

2005 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 88
57.1428571429% 57.1428571429% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  57 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 8.9 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 143300 miles

Refreshed for this model year.
2005 Toyota Sienna 37
11.6071428571% 11.6071428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  40 Siennas, 9.7 months of data per Sienna, average 122600 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 120900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2004 Toyota Sienna 81
46.6386554622% 46.6386554622% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  55 Siennas, 9.5 months of data per Sienna, average 151300 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2003 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 43
10.0732600733% 10.0732600733% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 8.5 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 142900 miles
2003 Toyota Sienna   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Siennas, 8.3 months of data per Sienna, average 145100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2002 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 98
50.3663003663% 50.3663003663% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 9.8 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 157600 miles
2002 Toyota Sienna   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Siennas, 9.3 months of data per Sienna, average 150500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2001 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Caravan / Grand Caravans, 7.3 months of data per Caravan / Grand Caravan, average 155100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2001 Toyota Sienna   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Siennas, 7.6 months of data per Sienna, average 179700 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. 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.
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.
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. 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.
 

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
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.
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.
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