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2003 Dodge Caravan Minivan

Dodge builds the best-selling minivans in the world with Caravan and the stretched-wheelbase Grand Caravan. For 2003 the minivans offer a new power sunroof and DVD-based video entertainment system. Safety gear ranges from frontal air bags and side-impact air bags to second-row seats with LATCH (Lower Anchor and Tethers for Children) anchors for mounting compatible child safety seats. Adjustable accelerator and brake pedals are also available on any Caravan or Grand Caravan model as a bonus for safety, moving forward or back up to three inches to fit the driver. Power motivation for opening and closing doors applies to both sliding slabs, if desired, as well as the rear liftgate, which has a driver-controlled switch for pop-up or drop-down movement. Another smart idea goes to the rear bay where a modular cargo organizer with folding partitions springs up and can accommodate six sacks of groceries. Grand Caravan's optional all-wheel-drive (AWD) system carries an inter-axle viscous coupling that automatically channels engine torque to front and rear axles. The entry edition Caravan has a 2.4-liter in-line four-pack engine rated at 150 hp, but there are several V6 engines available for the series beginning with a 3.3-liter V6 worth 180 hp. New colors coat these Caravans, like Butane Blue and Satin Jade.