Base MSRP: $18,380 - $27,100
Invoice Price: $17,341 - $24,789
Where built: USA
Dodge built the first minivan back in 1984 and carries the series forward into 2006 with innovations like standard BeltAlert warning for driver and front passenger seats, and Stow 'n Go, a seat system for second and third rows that folds into the floor.
The entry edition Caravan uses a 2.4-liter in-line four-pack engine rated at 150 hp, but there are two V6 plants available for the minivans at 3.3 liters or 3.8 liters.
The series continues in 2006 with Caravan on a regular-length wheelbase and the long-wheelbase Grand Caravan with front-wheel-drive (FWD) format. Optional gear on 2006 models extends from power sliding side doors and a power-operated rear liftgate to curtain-style side air bags for all three rows of seats and a rear DVD-based video entertainment system. Fresh paint colors also apply in 2006 with shades like Butane Blue Pearl Coat and Linen Gold Metallic.