2014 Dodge Grand Caravan

minivan

2014 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan
2008 Dodge Grand Caravan shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Not available

Other available safety features

  • Optional blind spot detection

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2008-18 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Chrysler Town & Country Touring
The Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country were redesigned for the 2008 model year, and the Volkswagen Routan was introduced in the 2009 model year and discontinued after the 2012 model year. The Chrysler Town and Country was discontinued after the 2016 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Restraints and dummy kinematics
The dummy’s head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off the left side as the steering column moved 22 cm to the right, resulting in little airbag cushioning for the chest and contributing to the head hitting the intruding instrument panel. The side curtain airbag deployed but does not have sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with forward side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag deployed.

Action shot taken during the small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was not maintained well.

Door hinge pillar, parking brake, and instrument panel intrusion was extensive and contributed to a high risk of injuries to the left hip, left knee, and left lower leg and a moderate risk to the right lower leg. The parking brake pedal was deeply embedded in the dummy's lower leg skin.

During the crash, the dummy's head barely contacted the airbag before sliding off to the left as the steering column moved to the right, and the head hit the instrument panel.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2008-18 models

Tested vehicle: 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT
The Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country were redesigned for the 2008 model year, and the Volkswagen Routan was introduced in the 2009 model year and discontinued after the 2012 model year. The Chrysler Town and Country was discontinued after the 2016 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the roof rail and B-pillar during rebound. Head acceleration from this hit was low.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and all leg and foot injury measures were low.

Side

Rating applies to 2011-18 models

Tested vehicle: 2012 Chrysler Town & Country Touring with head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country were redesigned for the 2008 model year, and the Volkswagen Routan was introduced in the 2009 model year. Beginning with the 2011 models, side airbags designed to protect drivers' and front passengers' torsos were added to the side curtain airbags that were already standard on 2008-10 models. The Routan was discontinued after the 2012 model year and the Town and Country after the 2016 model year.

Two tests of the vans were conducted, one by the Institute in 2008 and the other by Chrysler in 2012 as part of side crash test verification. The vehicles are rated separately, except that structure ratings for the vehicles are based on both tests, as are the rear passenger injury and head protection ratings.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2012-18 models

Tested vehicle: 2012 Chrysler Town & Country Touring

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 4,594 lbs
Peak force 20,717 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.51

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2010-18 models built after March 2010

Seat type: Power cloth seats with manual lumbar AHR built. after March 2010

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry