2011 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T: official details, photos, specs and price

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 9, 2011

In an attempt to improve its minivans sales, Chrysler unveiled today at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show the brand new 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T. As expected, under the hood of this car we find a new 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine delivering 283 horsepower and a maximum torque of 260 lb.-ft. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox.

Regarding the design, the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T comes with a new “dipped” body-color grille, body-color side moldings and exclusive 17-inch wheel. Moreover, the new car features new premium, lower-rolling resistance tires, a new spoiler and reduced brake caliper and rear bearing.

Also, it is with 12 mm lower than the standard Grand Caravan models. The interior features exclusive perforated black leather seats with red stitching, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. Also, the driver of the 2012 Grand Caravan R/T will see a new premium sound system with nine-speakers, a subwoofer and 506-watt amplifier.

The R/T model is available in eight paint colors: Blackberry Pearl Coat, Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat, Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl Coat, Deep Water Blue Pearl Coat, Stone White Clear Coat, Mango Tango Pearl Coat and Dark Charcoal Pearl Coat.The 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T a.k.a. the “man van” can be yours for Dodge Grand Caravan R/T and will hit the dealerships in the Spring of 2011.

While the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan still has the Stow 'n Go seats, this time they are larger and offer more comfort. There is also a fold-down function that can be activated with just a touch. It also now uses new premium seating materials plus the new door trim that are clearly soft to the touch.

The new steering wheel has speed control, navigation, and audio integrated to it. It even features a heated steering wheel option, the first for this minivan. Rounding out that interior is its offer of having the best storage for its class. To make sure that families continue to feel safe and stay connected, the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan has more than 40 technology, security, and safety features.

These include the side air bags that are mounted on the front seat, the three-row side-curtain air bags, and the driver-side knee blocker air bag. Also equipped are the remote keyless entry, tire pressure monitoring, and electronic stability control.

The 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan is offered with the Safety Sphere package that has automatic headlamps, rain-sensitive wipers, Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection system, ParkView rear backup camera, and ParkSense rear park assist system.

Meanwhile, the Dodge Grand Caravan R/T is an example of performance and attitude mixed with versatility. Both the interior and the exterior have a distinct design. The R/T shows that even when they already have a family, drivers have no need to give up their identity or to refrain from having a spirited driving experience.

This vehicle also challenges other vehicles when it comes to driving families. The style is athletic and smooth with cutting-edge and smart entertainment features included. Flexible seating is offered as well as cool storage options.

Its 100,000-mile powertrain warranty is more than reliable with models that manage to fit whatever lifestyle the driver has. The Dodge Grand Caravan therefore can take families wherever they want to go and do it while making the journey easier.

Press Release

Dodge Grand Caravan R/T

Dodge is giving the Grand Caravan an extra dose of mojo for 2011. The result is the Dodge Grand Caravan R/T - a minivan that delivers the driving dynamics of a performance sedan and a little bit of attitude. Affectionately known internally within the company as the "man van," the new 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T throws down the gauntlet for a whole new level of cool transportation for families on the go.

At the heart of the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T is an all-new powertrain. The new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine is mated to a smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transaxle and delivers best-in-class horsepower (283 horsepower compared with 197 horsepower in the previous 3.8-liter V-6 engine) and more torque (260 lb.-ft. versus 230 lb.-ft.) without sacrificing fuel economy.

Uniquely designed both inside and out, the Dodge Grand Caravan R/T proves a driver doesn't have to give up a spirited driving experience or their identity when they have a family.

The 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T unique features include a "dipped" body-color grille, body-color side moldings and exclusive 17-inch wheels.

The 2011 Grand Caravan also features a new driver-selectable fuel-economizer mode. Drivers can change the transaxle shift schedule with the flip of a switch to maximize their fuel economy. In addition, a 12 mm lower ride height, new premium, lower-rolling resistance tires, a new spoiler and reduced brake caliper and rear bearing drag all contribute to Dodge Grand Caravan's class-leading aerodynamics and excellent fuel economy.

An all-new, exclusive to the R/T, all-black interior features exclusive perforated black leather seats with red stitching, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob and a premium sound system with nine-speakers, a subwoofer and 506-watt amplifier. Add in a performance-tuned suspension and the weekend warrior runs will never be the same.

With sleek, athletic styling, smart, cutting-edge entertainment features, flexible seating, cool storage options, the reliability of a 100,000-mile powertrain warranty and models that fit specific lifestyles, the new Dodge Grand Caravan moves families where they need to go in a way that makes the journey of life easier.

Arriving in U.S. dealer showrooms in the Spring of 2011, the R/T model will appeal mainly to customers who have driven a performance sedan, but need the flexibility and functionality of a minivan and are looking for a vehicle with superior handling and agility. The R/T is where extreme versatility meets performance and attitude.

The 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T model has a starting U.S. MSRP of $30,595 (excluding $835 destination).

The R/T model is available in eight paint colors: Blackberry Pearl Coat, Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat, Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl Coat, Deep Water Blue Pearl Coat, Stone White Clear Coat, Mango Tango Pearl Coat and Dark Charcoal Pearl Coat.

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