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2005 Dodge Caravan

2005  Dodge Caravan
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There are followers and there are leaders in life. The 2005 Dodge Caravan and Grand Caravan - a larger, roomier version of the same vehicle-are definitely members of the former class.

The numbers don't lie: the Caravan has been the best-selling minivan for the last 20 years. Political leaders, fashions, TV shows, trends, weather patterns-all these have come and gone, and still the Caravan reigns supreme. More than 10 million sales later, Dodge Caravan remains the leader in the minivan market segment.

There are a number of safety upgrades to this year's lineup of Caravans and Grand Caravans. The Caravan gets a new standard driver knee airbag for 2005. Now available are head-protecting curtain side airbags that cover all three seating rows; they replace front side airbags. A tire-inflation monitor is also available.

Available Models
2005 Dodge Caravans and Grand Caravans are offered in SE and SXT trims.

Interior Features
Both Caravan sizes seat seven passengers. Regular-length Caravans offer a spacious 146.7 cubic feet of storage room, while the Grand Caravan does even better with 167.9 cubic feet of space.

New this year is Stow 'n Go seating. The minivan-first seating and storage system not only provides the industry's only fold-in-the-floor second- and third-row seats, but also gives an additional 12 cubic feet of storage area when the seats are in their upright position. The seating configuration goes from seven seats to two in less than 30 seconds, with a one-hand operation.
For options, there's UConnect, power-adjustable pedals, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system and a navigation system.

Exterior Features
There are a number of optional features that add to the functionality of the Caravan. Among them are a roof rack, a power liftgate and a power sliding passenger rear door.

Three capable engines are retained from 2004. Base Caravan SE models use a 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder engine with 150 horsepower and 167 lb-ft of torque. They, like other Caravan trims, use a 4-speed automatic transmission.

Uplevel Caravan models and base Grand Caravans are fitted with a 3.3-liter V6 engine. It is capable of producing up to 180 horsepower and 210 lb-ft of torque.
Finally, Grand Caravan SXT models have a 3.8-liter V6 engine that will churn out with 215 horsepower and 245 lb-ft of torque.

Safety and Security
The 2005 Caravan is equipped with an antilock braking system that uses electronic sensors to prevent wheel lockup. It also has front crash sensors that measure the severity of an impact and relay crash information to safety systems in the occupant compartment.

2005 Dodge Caravan - Vehicle Highlights

Stow ’n Go™ Seating System standard on most Grand Caravan models
Overhead rail system with three moveable/removeable storage bins, rear HVAC controls available on most Grand Caravan models
Front advanced multi-stage air bags with passenger-side Occupant Classification System (OCS) on Grand Caravan SE Plus and SXT
Driver-side inflatable knee blocker (inflates in conjunction with air bag deployment)
Three-row side-curtain air bags available (not available with Power Sun Roof or Entertainment Group #1); late availability on Caravan
Sliding door open/light flash feature activates exterior hazard lamps when sliding doors are opened (late availability on some models)
Rear park assist system available on Grand Caravan SXT
New exterior colors: Magnesium Pearl Coat, Linen Gold Metallic
New interior colors: Dark Khaki/Light Graystone
SWB (short- wheelbase): Caravan SE, SXT, C/V
LWB (long-wheelbase): Grand Caravan SE, SE Plus, SXT, C/V
Freshened front grilles and fascias
Freshened interior including new instrument cluster graphics; steering wheel bright badging; available electronic message center moved from instrument panel brow to cluster; Carbon Weave center stack bezel finish on SXT
BeltAlert seat belt reminder system
UConnect™ hands-free communication with Bluetooth™ wireless technology available
Factory-installed SIRIUS® satellite radio available
Removable center console now offered on Caravan SXT
Entertainment Group #1 with rear video offered on Caravan
Navigation radio available on Grand Caravan SXT also includes six-disc CD/DVD changer
Grand Caravan SXT Premium Group split into two groups, adding new Leather Interior Groups

Fast Stats
MSRP from
2.4L I4
3.3L V6
3.8L V6
150 @ 5100
180 @ 5000
207 @ 5000
4-speed auto
MPG: City/Hwy
2.4L - 20 / 26
3.3L - 19 / 26
 3.8L - 18 / 25

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