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Review: 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan

Chrysler Tries Harder To Compete With All-New Competition 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan – Click above for high-res image gallery Among the most famous advertising slogans of all time is the Avis classic: "We try harder." Conceived of in the early '60s, when Avis was the number two rental car company behind Hertz, the tagline made a virtue out of second place. With its mid-lifecycle refresh of its minivan line, including both the Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country, Chrysler is making a similar case. But wait a minute here, isn't Chrysler the long-time industry... Read More

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    Marchionne on Alfa's US return, Dodge Dart's powertrain weakness and minivan plans
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    As a reporter covering an auto show, the one opportunity you never want to miss is going to the Sergio Marchionne press briefing. "This undertaking to bring Alfa back is a one-shot deal... We are not going to do this twice." There just aren't that many real characters left in the auto industry. Marchionne, who sits atop both Chrysler and Fiat, is ...

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    Chicago 2011: 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T is spruced up, yet unsurprisingly sedate
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    Long ago, Chrysler told us that it would be launching a "manlier minivan," and the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T looks to be just the ticket. Sort of. Power still comes from the automaker's 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, and while there's nothing weak about 283 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque in a minivan, our own visions of a proper "man van" involved ...

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    Chicago 2011: Dodge gives Grand Caravan, Journey the R/T treatment for 2011
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    As part of Chrysler's giant product onslaught for the 2011 model year, The Pentastar has released new R/T trim levels of both the Dodge Grand Caravan and Journey crossover. Both models make their debut at the Chicago Auto Show this week, and while there aren't any big power boosts, the spruced up exterior and interior designs speak of sportiness. Both ...

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    Mommies on Minivans: Practical, but where's the style?
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    Toyota can call the Sienna a swagger wagon all it wants, but the slogan isn't going to make moms any happier about hopping behind the wheel. According to The Detroit Free Press, most mothers aren't fooled by gimmicky marketing or the latest attempts to redesign the minivan as a stylish piece of transportation. Reporter Krista Jahnke followed a group of ...

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    Chrysler's Marchionne says only one minivan per brand, C-Max competitor coming
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    Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says the automaker plans to only offer one minivan in the future, eliminating either the Chrysler Town and Country or Dodge Caravan by 2013. Additionally, the company is working on a smaller "people mover," that will go to whichever marque doesn't retain the minivan. "If our Project Genesis [a plan to have all ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #202 - SEMA, reliability, Chrysler interiors and the Cadillac ATS
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    It's time for Episode #202 of the Autoblog Podcast, and the cast of characters keeps on revolving as auto show season starts ramping up. Steven Ewing joins Chris and Dan this week to kck the ball around about SEMA, the Consumer Reports Reliability survey for 2010, the refreshed Dodge Grand Caravan and Avenger and the Cadillac ATS. We wrap it up with your ...

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    Detroit 2008: Dodge Caravan R/T Concept spotted!
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    click above for more images of the Dodge Caraven R/T Concept var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/Dodge_Caravan_R_T_sport_minivan_spotted_at_Detroit_Auto_Show'; Tucked away among its more pedestrian brethren was Dodge's Caravan R/T concept. We have no details on the powertrain or what else may lie beneath its skin, but the appearance changes are rather ...

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    Detroit Auto Show: Bread & Butter - The Chrysler Group's Minivan Unveiling
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    click on above image to view high-resolution gallery of live shots We're back from Chrysler's minivan unveiling, where, truth be told, not a whole lot of new stuff happened, as leaks on the web revealed most of the juiciest features of DCX's new family haulers last week. In any case, The show hosted by Chrysler Group CEO Tom LaSorda still had its moments. ...

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    2008 Dodge Grand Caravan brings its A-game
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    click above image for high-resolution gallery of 20 picsCan you believe it? The Chrysler Group's new minivans for 2008 will mark the fifth generation of these all-purpose people haulers. The 2008 lineup includes the Chrysler Town and Country, which we showed you yesterday, and the Dodge Grand Caravan. Reaction to the styling of the Town and Country in the ...

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    DCX minivans appear online ahead of Detroit
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    UPDATE: At the request of the Chrysler Group we've removed the photos of the DCX minivans from Autoblog. In our quest to be seen as a legitimate and professional automotive news outlet, we strive to play this game above board as much as possible. These pics appeared on the forum of a Spanish website, which drew suspicion that someone might have posted them ...

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    The US Minivan's last stand - Chrysler to debut 2008 Minvans at Detroit
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    Ford and General Motors have lost their taste for the minivan wars, leaving the Chrysler Group to stand alone as the sole domestic player in the minivan arena. It's just as well -- DCX always had the best American vans, anyway. Having invented the segment, Chrysler has hunkered down and pushed their minivan to be a contender once again. The Caravan and ...

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