2009 Dodge Grand Caravan Wins JD Power Award
The 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan has added another award to its trophy case. J.D. Power and Associates named the Dodge Grand Caravan the most dependable vehicle in its class. J.D. Power based their decision on problems experienced by original vehicle owners of the Caravan's 2006 model year.
David Sargent, vice-president of automotive research at J. D. Power is quoted as saying: "In the current economic climate, consumers are delaying new vehicle purchases and keeping their vehicles longer. This makes vehicle dependability even more critical."
The Grand Caravan received a perfect rating in each of the following categories:
- Overall dependability
- Body and interior dependability
- Features and accessories dependability
The annual rankings are compiled using responses from more than 46,000 original owners. At the same time, 202 different problem symptoms covering all areas of the vehicle are taken into account. Dependability is then determined by the level of problems experienced per 100 vehicles.
J.D. Power states:
"The study is used extensively by vehicle manufacturers worldwide to help design and build better vehicles--which typically retain higher resale values--and by consumers to help them make more informed choices for both new and used vehicles."
In addition to being named the most dependable vehicle in its class, the Dodge Grand Caravan has also earned a five-star government front and side crash-test rating—the highest rating available. AMS also crash-tests our vehicles, and our conversion van meets 2010 crash test standards for wheelchair-accessible vans.
The Grand Caravan leads its class in fuel economy, offers a sport-tuned suspension, and for the first time in a minivan, a blind-spot monitoring system. Because of those innovations, MotorWeek has named the Caravan Best Minivan for the second year in a row, and Consumers Digest named it a "Best Buy."
The Dodge Grand Caravan has won many prestigious awards. Coupled with the proven reliability of the AMS Vans wheelchair accessibility features, it's a fantastic choice for any family looking for a dependable, affordable, and safe wheelchair-accessible van!
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