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Dodge Grand Caravan vs. Honda Accord Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending March 31, 2018. 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 % of Average Repair Frequency  
2016 - 2017 Honda Accord Reliability by Generation2016 - 2017 Honda Accord
51.7142857143% Best 128% Worst
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2011 - 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan Reliability by Generation2011 - 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan
54% Best 132% Worst
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2013 - 2015 Honda Accord Reliability by Generation2013 - 2015 Honda Accord
0% Best 32% Worst
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2008 - 2012 Honda Accord Reliability by Generation2008 - 2012 Honda Accord
17.4285714286% Best 68% Worst
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2008 - 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan Reliability by Generation2008 - 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan
91.1428571429% Best 197% Worst
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2006 - 2007 Honda Accord Reliability by Generation2006 - 2007 Honda Accord
23.7142857143% Best 79% Worst
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2001 - 2007 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan Reliability by Generation2001 - 2007 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan
64.8571428571% Best 151% Worst
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2003 - 2005 Honda Accord Reliability by Generation2003 - 2005 Honda Accord
31.7142857143% Best 93% 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
2010 4dr Minivan, ext. 197-horsepower 3.8L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
We are very pleased with the reliability. In over 100,000 miles we have spent $35 in repairs that are not normal "wear and tear" items like belts and bulbs. The interior had held up well to the hard use that kids, their friends and pets will put on a vehicle. We've even hauled feed for livestock and hay in it and you can't tell. The draw back is the vehicle has remote open doors and tailgate. Sometimes, completely at random, one of the doors or the tailgate will open. Other times we have come back to the vehicle to find a window half way down. This doesn't happen often, but enough in the 5 years we've owned it to double check while walking away. The safety on the doors and tailgate to keep them from closing on you has never worked well. You have to provide a good amount of resistance before the motor stops closing the door and starts to open it again. full 2010 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
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. 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
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
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. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan

Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Minivan, ext. 197-horsepower 3.8L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
We are very pleased with the reliability. In over 100,000 miles we have spent $35 in repairs that are not normal "wear and tear" items like belts and bulbs. The interior had held up well to the hard use that kids, their friends and pets will put on a vehicle. We've even hauled feed for livestock and hay in it and you can't tell. The draw back is the vehicle has remote open doors and tailgate. Sometimes, completely at random, one of the doors or the tailgate will open. Other times we have come back to the vehicle to find a window half way down. This doesn't happen often, but enough in the 5 years we've owned it to double check while walking away. The safety on the doors and tailgate to keep them from closing on you has never worked well. You have to provide a good amount of resistance before the motor stops closing the door and starts to open it again. full 2010 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
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. 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
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
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. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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