The 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan is largely the same vehicle as the 2001 redesign, according to MSN Autos. The 2003 version came in a number of trim options, including a Cargo Van, SE, Sport, Grand Sport, Grand SE and Grand eX. While all versions of the 2003 Caravan were available as front-wheel-drive vehicles, two came with all-wheel-drive options: the Grand Sport and Grand ES.
The front-wheel-drive trims had different towing and payload capacities, depending on the trim model. For example, at the higher end of towing performance was the Grand Sport and Grand ES versions. Both had a maximum towing capacity of 3,800 pounds, while the Grand Sport had a standard towing capacity of 2,000 pounds and the Grand ES had a standard capacity of 3,500 pounds. The Grand eX had standard and maximum towing capacities of 3,500 pounds. At the lower end of the spectrum, the SE, Grand SE, Grand El and Sport had a standard and maximum towing capacity of 2,000 pounds. The front-wheel-drive versions also had a range of payload capacities, ranging from 1,348 pounds for the Grand ES to 1,692 pounds for the SE.
Two versions of the 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan were available as an all-wheel-drive vehicle: the Grand Sport and the Grand ES. These two vehicles both had a maximum towing capacity of 3,800 pounds and a standard capacity of 2,000 pounds. The all-wheel-drive Grand Sport had a payload capacity of 1,330 pounds, while the Grand ES had a payload capacity of 1,279 pounds.
The 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan was available with one of three engine: the 2.4-liter I4, the 3.3-liter V6 and the 3.8-liter V6, according to MSN Autos. The 2.4-liter I4 came as standard on the SE version only and was not available as an option on any other trim package. It produced 150 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 167 foot-pounds of torque at 4,000 rpm. The 3.3-liter V6 came as standard on all versions except the all-wheel-drive trims and the SE, Grand Ex and Grand ES versions of the front-wheel-drive. The 3.3-liter V6 produced 180 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 210 foot-pounds of torque at 4,000 rpm. The 3.8-liter V6 came as standard on both all-wheel-drive versions of the Caravan, as well as the Grand ES front-wheel-drive version. This engine produced 215 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 245 foot-pounds of torque at 4,000 rpm.
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