Great American Cars of 2015 — Under $25,000

Dodge Grand Caravan
Starting Price: $21,595
At one time each of the major American car companies had a minivan offering, but as crossovers became more popular, Ford and GM dropped theirs. Blame it on the stigma of driving one or simple burnout — minivans have fallen out of favor, although many still say vans are the best option for a family vehicle. The Grand Caravan was the first on the market, and it is fair to say that Chrysler has perfected the formula. Not only is the Grand Caravan the least expensive minivan, it boasts exclusive Stow ‘n Go seats — all rear seats can be folded completely flat into the floor using just one hand. A 283-horsepower V6 engine is standard across the line, so there won’t be any complaints about driving an underpowered minivan. The rumor mill says next year a new minivan will be introduced and it will only be sold under the Chrysler brand, portending the demise of the Grand Caravan — we’ll have to wait and see.

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