Dodge Grand Caravan/Chrysler Town & Country - Up to 20 MPG Combined
Wonder Van powers, activate! The Pentastar brand essentially invented the modern minivan segment back in the 1980s with its efficient, right-sized, front-wheel offerings. They ignited something of a craze and numerous competitors scrambled to compete with their game-changing miniature vans.
For the sake of brevity we’ve lumped two vehicles into one section here as the Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country are essentially identical. They both feature a 3.6-liter V6 engine that delivers a smooth 283 HP with 260 LB-FT of torque; that’s enough beans and franks to blow your stick-figure family right off the back glass. The engine is matched exclusively to a six-speed automatic transmission.
One area these vans distance themselves from the competition is with their flex-fuel capability. They can both run on corrosive, ethanol-rich E85, though with a significant drop in overall efficiency as shown below.
2014 Dodge Grand Caravan, 3.6-Liter – 17 City, 25 Highway, 20 Combined
2014 Dodge Grand Caravan, 3.6-Liter E85 – 12 City, 18 Highway, 14 Combined
2014 Chrysler Town & Country, 3.6-Liter – 17 City, 25 Highway, 20 Combined
2014 Chrysler Town & Country, 3.6-Liter E85 – 12 City, 18 Highway, 14 Combined