2013 Dodge Caravan Toronto

A pioneer in the mini-van industry, the Dodge Caravan (Canada) holds its own even among bloggers and online reviewers.

For example, a recent review of the 2014 Dodge Caravan (Toronto) said the minivan is a mainstay in Dodge's lineup since the 1980s, when it was first launched, noting that it competes well with other vehicles in its class.

"The Grand Caravan's third-row seat has a power-fold option, too, as do its side doors and its tailgate, and converting the space to pure cargo hold takes just seconds," a CarConnection.com reviewer wrote, adding that minivans have to be safe.

"Excellent crash-test scores are the Grand Caravan's calling card. The IIHS calls it a Top Safety Pick, and every one comes with curtain airbags and stability control," the reviewer continued. "A rearview camera, Bluetooth, and blind-spot monitors are available, and the power sliding doors have gentle closure that rebounds if obstruction is detected."

Over at Cars.com, reviewers give the Dodge Caravan 2013 top ratings.

After conducting extensive research and test drives of many cars, vans and trucks, one reviewer said he finally found what he was looking for—the one that fit both his price range and his needs.

"I found the 2013 Dodge Caravan to be the best bang for the buck," the reviewer said. "Comfortable, roomy and powerful. Can hold 4x8 sheets of plywood or seven passengers. Great."

Another reviewer was simply impressed.

"So far, this car (the Dodge Caravan 2012) has impressed us with comfort, features, fuel economy and drivability," she wrote.

A U.S. News review found the 2012 Dodge Caravan to have the lowest starting price in its class. Plus, the reviewer said, test drivers like the transmission, among the impressive number of convenience and luxury features included.

And a Consumer guide reviewer added that the Dodge Caravan 2013 was a little plain, but worth it.

"The Dodge Grand Caravan and related Chrysler Town & Country continue to set the class standard for cargo flexibility. Grand Caravan doesn't have the luxury bent of its sibling, but its durable interior materials and lower pricing are appealing in their own rights," the reviewer wrote.