DODGE WHEELCHAIR VAN INFORMATION

VMi New England Mobility Center
Your Preferred Dodge Wheelchair Van Dealer

508-697-6006

Wheelchair Vans of New England

1000 Main Street Bridgewater, MA 02324

 

LOW ROLLING RESISTANCE TIRES

“Rolling resistance” is the amount of force it takes to push a tire down a road. The lower the rolling resistance on the tires, the more fuel efficient+ a vehicle can be. Grand Caravan features 17-inch all-season tires that provide lower rolling resistance for better fuel efficiency and all-season traction for excellent stopping and cornering performance.

VANIFEST DESTINY.


Muscle and versatility are nothing without the stamina of fuel efficiency that can keep you at your best. With Variable Valve Timing the 3.6L Pentastar® V6 actually recycles energy to maximize performance and deliver up to 25 highway mpg+.

LIFE BALANCED

The Dodge Grand Caravan is always working hard, even when it’s time for you to relax. The available load-leveling feature adjusts suspension and ride height based on the amount of weight inside the vehicle to give you optimum handling and control at all times.

POWERFUL TOWING ON A WHOLE OTHER SCALE

ALL-SPEED TRACTION CONTROL


All-speed traction control monitors wheel spin so the drive wheels have maximum traction. It’s particularly useful when starting off in wet or icy conditions. If the system detects wheel slip, it applies brake pressure to the slipping wheel(s) and may reduce engine power to help maintain traction and vehicle stability.


ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)+

Electronic Stability Control (ESC) monitors your steering input and vehicle motion. If your wheels start to lose traction, ESC senses the difference between your intended path and the actual path of the vehicle. It immediately applies selective braking and reduces engine power, if necessary, to help restore directional control.

OWN THE ROAD AGAIN

When Mother Nature throws her worst your way, the Dodge Grand Caravan provides additional performance features to help keep you in control.

WHEN YOUR JOB IS NEVER DONE, YOU NEED AN ENGINE THAT WON'T QUIT.


3.6L PENTASTAR® V6 ENGINE

With 283 horsepower, the standard 3.6L Pentastar ® V6 Flex-Fuel engine + packs more energy than the most determined toddler. The design features dual-overhead camshafts, high flow intake and exhaust ports, Variable Valve Timing and Electronic Throttle Control that can operate effectively on

unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 87 or E-85

fuel, or any mixture of these two fuels.


UP TO 25 HWY MPG+

The 3.6L Pentastar ® V6 features dual Variable Valve Timing (VVT) which helps improve fuel economy and refinement while maximizing performance. It adjusts intake and exhaust valve timing to enhance combustion which results in up to 25 highway mpg and 283 horsepower.

GIVE YOUR KIDS A PONY, 283 OF THEM.


Power up your weekends with an engine that lets you tow your favorite toys along with your favorite boys and girls. Road-tripping and kicking every family adventure's butt like it's going out of style is the new style.

AVAILABLE Uconnect® NAVIGATION

Only get lost when you want to. Touchscreen menus are intuitive, so that you can easily type in an address, get directions and quickly be on your way. If you prefer, you can choose audible turn-by-turn directions and the system will automatically mute your music and play over your driver’s side speaker.

The Where Am I? feature provides your exact longitude and latitude coordinates, the nearest address and intersection and the closest hospitals, police stations and fuel stations.

BLU-RAY™ DOUBLE FEATURE

The most awarded minivan ever+ is also the first and only to offer a dual-screen Blu-ray™ and DVD Video Entertainment System (VES®). Choose from the available DVD-based system with a single 9-inch VGA screen or the available class-exclusive+ new Blu-ray™ based system with 9-inch VGA dual video screens. Both options come with two wireless infrared headphones, a remote control, an HDMI connection and two rear USB ports to keep backseat gamers charged.

THE LATEST ADVANCES IN KEEPING YOUR KIDS HAPPY.


Driving is only half the battle. The other half will be fought with available dual screens, Blu-ray and DVD players, effortless connectivity andå wireless headphones. The only thing you’ll be shouting at is the available voice command technology.

LOW ROLLING RESISTING TIRES


“Rolling resistance” is the amount of force it takes to push a tire down a road. The lower the rolling resistance on the tires, the more fuel efficient+the vehicle can perform. Grand Caravan features 17-inch all-season tires that provide lower rolling resistance for better fuel efficiency and all-season traction for excellent stopping and cornering performance.

DRIVE WITH A COPILOT

ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)+

Electronic Stability Control (ESC) monitors your steering input and vehicle motion. If your wheels start to lose traction, ESC senses the difference between your intended path and the actual path of the vehicle. It immediately applies selective braking and reduces engine power, if necessary, to help restore directional control.

ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)+

Electronic Stability Control (ESC) monitors your steering input and vehicle motion. If your wheels start to lose traction, ESC senses the difference between your intended path and the actual path of the vehicle. It immediately applies selective braking and reduces engine power, if necessary, to help restore directional control.

BLIND SPOT MONITORING

The Grand Caravan features available Blind Spot Monitoring+ to help keep you safe and secure from vehicles outside your peripheral vision by assisting you in making safer lane changes. Strategically placed sensors warn you with a visual indicator in the corresponding exterior mirror when a vehicle enters your blind spot. This system helps to provide a fully aware driving experience.

PILLOW FORT INSIDE, STEEL FORT OUTSIDE.


You may have been a risk taker in the past, but now you’ve got to worry about your kids taking after you. Drive easy knowing that inside the Dodge Grand Caravan, there are over 55 standard and available safety, security and technology features to help keep your family safe and secure.

LED LIGHTING

Adjustable LED reading lamps above all three rows can be positioned individually for pinpoint illumination.

SUPER CONSOLE

The available class-exclusive super console+ provides the driver and passengers easy access to a pass-through storage area and two 12-volt power outlets.

ILLUMINATED CUP HOLDERS

Illuminated cup holders shed a refreshing light on any beverage.

SUNSHADES

Save the sun for the beach. Block out harmful UV rays and keep your Dodge Grand Caravan cool with the available sunshades.

OBSERVATION MIRROR

The Dodge Grand Caravan includes a standard observation mirror so you can keep tabs on your kids in the second and third rows without rubber-necking.

HIDDEN TREASURE.

Find convenience everywhere inside the Dodge Grand Caravan with storage for all things big and small.

30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION

To commemorate the birth of the minivan and 30 years of innovation, quality and uncompromising value, we’re unveiling the Dodge Grand Caravan 30th Anniversary Edition. Say hello.

STRENGTH IN FLEXIBILITY.

Take control of any situation with an impressive amount of different seating and storage combinations to carry kids, cargo and everything in between.

IT’S NOT A MINIVAN. IT’S A GET IT DONE MACHINE.


There’s versatile. There’s smart. And there’s both in a brilliant package full of surprises. The most versatile vehicle in its class+ hides nooks and crannies in the most unexpected of places so you can conquer every do-it-yourself checklist with ease.

30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Put on your party hats, the Dodge Grand Caravan 30th Anniversary Edition is slated to arrive soon. Exclusive Graphite Crystal exterior paint is only available on 30th Anniversary models. 17-inch painted satin carbon aluminum wheels and 30th Anniversary badging guarantees there’s no mistaking this guest of honor.



THE FINER DETAILS

We've created plenty of industry-firsts and Best-in-Class features.



HEATED MIRRORS

Another Dodge Grand Caravan mash-up of style and substance: sleek heated mirrors that look stylish and stay ice and frost-free.



SUNSCREEN GLASS

Available deep tinted sunscreen glass keeps all passengers comfortable while helping to block out some of the sun’s rays.

BARE YOUR TEETH

There’s no mistaking that you’re in charge and with the crosshair grille. It’s Dodge brand heritage, front and center.

RAISE THE ROOF.

Carry up to 150 pounds with the available Stow N Place® roof rack system. When not in use, the crossbars fold down into the side rails, helping to decrease wind noise and making the Dodge Grand Caravan more aerodynamic.

Shine your light.

Quad halogen headlamps and available fog lamps help you see the obstacles in your way, while LED tail lamps give your followers something to look at.

Don’t settle for sameness.

The original minivan has been is the lead for 30 years by setting trends, not by following them. It is also the very first, kid-friendly, parent-perfect super vehicle that refuses to blend in. Always has been. Always will be.

For Colorful Families Only

If you want to blend in, you’re looking at the wrong minivan.

Billet Silver

Brilliant Black Crystal

Deep Cherry Red Crystal

Maximum Steel Metallic

Redline 2

Granite Crystal Metallic

Bright White

True Blue

MORE ROOM FOR CARGO, LESS ROOM FOR EXCUSES.

Our exclusive Super Stow 'n Go® Seating and Storage System makes carrying anything infinitely easier. The second- and third-row seats fold flat in seconds to triple your available space to 144 cubic feet.

No one gets left behind. The Dodge Grand Caravan seats up to seven with enough room to separate even the fiercest of rival siblings.

Heavy-duty jobs require heavy-duty tools. Change into a moving van in seconds to handle the biggest jobs without breaking a sweat. Properly secure all cargo.

Every day brings a different set of challenges. Luckily with folding seats and in-seat storage you've got a multitude of combinations to work with. So you can answer "bring it on."

Super Stow N' Go ®

Driver's Storage

Available Overhead Bin

A MAJOR CONVENIENCE.

We’ve thought of everything so you don’t have to. The Dodge Grand Caravan was designed to handle the unexpected by delivering craftsmanship fueled by innovation.

PASSENGER PROTECTION

The Dodge Grand Caravan has multiple safety and security features to help protect you and your passengers.

CRUMPLE ZONES

SAFETY CAGE

ACTIVE FRONT HEAD RESTRAINTS+

SEVEN AIRBAGS

CHILD SAFETY

Nothing matters more than keeping your kids safe and secure. The Dodge Grand Caravan was designed with multiple features to help protect the most precious cargo of all.

OBSERVATION MIRROR

Keep tabs on your kids with a standard observation mirror that lets you see everything with ease.

LATCH SYSTEM

The Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children or LATCH-equipped system helps make it easy and quick to get your child seats in right every time.

CHILD DOOR LOCK

No runaways here. Your kids are in for the ride until you decide it’s time to get out.

BACK UP SAFETY

Keep driving forward. We've got your back.

Available Rear Cross Path Detection+ uses radar in the rear bumper to detect movement crossing your path and warns you when something is coming.

Parking can be stressful. We created the available ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera+ to make it easier. Every time you shift into reverse, a wide-angle view of the area immediately behind your Grand Caravan is displayed on the Uconnect® Touchscreen. The image includes on-screen gridlines to help you when maneuvering into parking spaces.

Working as a team with Rear Cross Path Detection+, the ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System+ helps detect stationary objects behind you and warns you when they're too close to the bumper.

ANTILOCK BRAKES

The four-wheel disc antilock brake system provides increased vehicle stability and brake performance under most braking conditions. The system operates with a separate computer to modulate hydraulic pressure to prevent wheel lock-up and to help avoid skidding on slippery surfaces.

EFFORTLESS CONNECTIVITY

We design some of the best cars in the world to bring along some of the best toys in the world. Connect virtually any music player or game system and even stay online with available mobile WiFi+.

WiFi

Home is where your WiFi is. Available Web+ by Mopar® turns your Dodge Grand Caravan into a mobile hub, letting you access the Internet at a range of 150 feet.

USB

Hook up virtually any music player, including most cell phones, by plugging directly into the USB. To help keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road, you can even control the music directly from your steering wheel+.

HDMI

Keep your backseat gamers happy with an an HDMI interface for your game consoles, ensuring they see every glorious detail in high-def.

POWER OUTLET

Keep your favorite devices, laptops and game consoles fully charged with a 115-volt auxiliary power outlet.

Uconnect® SYSTEMS

Your family, your ride and your Uconnect® System. The Dodge Grand Caravan comes with three different levels of touchscreen interactivity, so that you can get exactly what you want.

This integrated multimedia system includes a hi-res 6.5-inch touchscreen, CD, DVD and MP3 players, an internal hard drive, a Garmin® GPS navigation system, detailed traffic updates and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio+.

This integrated multimedia system with includes a hi-res 6.5-inch touchscreen, CD, DVD and MP3 players, an internal hard drive and available SiriusXM® Satellite Radio+.

This integrated multimedia system includes CD and MP3 players, an audio input jack and available SiriusXM® Satellite Radio+.

AVAILABLE SIRIUSXM®+ SATELLITE RADIO

Don’t let some tasteless morning DJ ruin your drive with advertisements and terrible jokes. Get over 130 channels, including commercial-free music, sports, news, talk, comedy and entertainment. SiriusXM® will even let you know when your favorite songs, artists or sports teams are playing so you can switch channels. Every one of your family trips across town or across the country is guaranteed to have a fantastic soundtrack. One year of service is included.

AVAILABLE Uconnect® VOICE COMMAND

Uconnect® Voice Command allows you to operate your Bluetooth® phone, radio and available navigation system hands-free for exceptional driver convenience.

“FIND 1000 MAIN STREET

BRIDGEWATER, MASSACHUSETTS.”

KEYLESS ENTRY

You've got more than a handful to deal with, so give yourself a break with keyless entry that unlocks your vehicle with a touch of a button on the key fob.

If you need to tow, do it with a Best-in-Class 3,600-pound towing capacity+.

When you really want to bring it all with you, look into the Trailer Tow Group. It a provides a 3,600 pound towing capacity+ and includes a Class II receiver hitch, a load-leveling and height-control suspension and a four-pin connector wiring harness for your trailer.

Need to move a camper, a boat or snowmobiles? Dodge makes sure you can.

To help keep your cargo safe and secure, we've equipped the Dodge Grand Caravan with Trailer Sway Control+. If the system’s sensors detect an excessively swaying trailer, the system will automatically take steps to help reduce the sway.

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CHRYSLER’S AUTOMOBILITY PROGRAM


Overview

Designed to help customers with permanent disabilities enter, exit and/or operate a new vehicle, Chrysler’s Automobility Program can help you do the things you love to do in life. And, we’ll help you hit the road in the style that suits you best. Our goal is to assist in lessening the burden of the financial cost of modifying your vehicle.



How the Program Works

When you buy or lease any new 2010, 2011, 2012 or 2013 Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram or FIAT® vehicle from a participating dealership or FIAT studio, Chrysler will give you a cash reimbursement to help reduce the cost of installing the adaptive driver or passenger equipment on your vehicle. Leased vehicles must be leased for a minimum of 12 months to be eligible.


Once you have a 2010-2013 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram or FIAT vehicle that fits your transportation needs, contact a reputable and qualified adaptive equipment installer to ensure that it can be adapted to meet your needs.


Please consult a dealership or call Automobility Program Headquarters for eligibility requirements and program expiration dates.


A program application must be used to submit a claim for reimbursement under the terms and conditions of the Chrysler Automobility Program. Through this program, Chrysler will provide a reimbursement to each eligible customer who installs qualifying adaptive driver or passenger equipment on a purchased or leased new Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram or FIAT vehicle (unless discontinued or excluded earlier at the discretion of Chrysler Group LLC).


A medical doctor’s prescription or note may also be required for certain types of modifications. Consult a dealership for more information on which modifications require notes.



Reimbursement

Conversions to Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram or FIAT vehicles qualify for a maximum reimbursement of $1,000. Running boards qualify for a maximum reimbursement of $400. Alerting devices qualify for a maximum reimbursement of $200. These reimbursements will not be reduced or affected by any additional outside funding. Consult your dealer for complete eligibility requirements.



Eligible Vehicles

Vehicles eligible for reimbursement include 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram and FIAT vehicles. Dodge Viper, Dodge Dart SE and Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT® models are ineligible.



Financing

If you require assistance with financing an adapted vehicle purchase / lease, we can help you finance the cost of your new vehicle, as well as any modifications you make to it. Conventional financing is available through Ally Financial to all qualified new vehicle buyers.


Click HERE for the Application

Insurance


Whether you’re covering your old Caravan or your new Sprinter, you pay for insurance on your wheelchair van. Have you ever wondered why your rates look the way they do? Here’s a look at how Dodge wheelchair van insurance really works–and the three factors determining the price of your policy.


One: You
You have a significant impact on the price of your wheelchair van insurance. That’s because the insurance company looks at you quite closely in order to determine how risky they think you are. They use demographic information and relevant history to determine who much to charge you.

The insurance company knows that certain features are indicative of a higher likelihood of claims and they set prices accordingly.

US law prohibits insurers from discriminating against wheelchair drivers or anyone else with a disability. However, that doesn’t mean that the companies can’t consider one’s disability when making a pricing decision. They can and they do.


Two: Your Vehicle
Insurance companies also base policy pricing on the vehicle under considerations. That happens on multiple levels. Initially, they consider the value of the vehicle and the likely cost to repair or replace and/or the likely amount of damage it will cause to other vehicles in an accident. Additionally, they look at the likelihood of the particular vehicle under consideration being involved in an accident in the first place. Finally, they consider the safety of the vehicle.

If you have a full-sized Dodge wheelchair van, you’ll probably pay less than you will for a Grand Caravan. That’s because the Sprinter is less likely to be involved in accidents. The insurance companies study a massive supply of data to reach these conclusions; they’re not guesswork.

Unfortunately, that research reveals that drivers of wheelchair vans are at least slightly more likely to be involved in accidents than are other drivers. As such, owners of modified vehicles tend to pay more in premiums. Much of that is because repairing and replacing a modified wheelchair van can be a specialized and costly proposition.


Three: Your Coverage
The nature of your insurance coverage will have the greatest impact on your premium rates. If you’re only carrying minimum liability coverage in order to “stay legal” on a used Caravan, you’re going to pay considerably less than someone who has a comprehensive policy on a brand new Grand Caravan.

There are many different kinds of coverage ranging from that basic property liability coverage (which will pay for damages to the other party’s vehicle in an accident) to comprehensive coverage that will take care of damage to your vehicle from virtually any source. The levels of coverage, policy limits and deductible amounts will radically influence what you pay to keep your Dodge wheelchair van covered.

Obviously, price-consciousness can only go so far. You need to be certain that you do have adequate coverage for your Dodge wheelchair van and, in almost all cases, for your mobility aids and additions to the van.

Purchasing insurance for your Dodge is always a balancing act. You want to get the coverage you need without paying more than what you must. Understanding the factors that influence your rates may help you to do that.

Feel free to contact the mobility center in Bridgewater, MA with any question's about insurance or body work for your wheelchair van. We offer full body shop repairs to all make and model wheelchair vans. We have equipment like frame machines and are equipped with a down draft spray booth