7 best rental cars for summer vacation
Dodge Grand Caravan
- Type: minivan
- Passengers: seven
- Rental companies: Avis, Hertz and Enterprise
- Gas mileage:
Apparently the minivan workhorse of the rental companies, the Grand Caravan is a remarkable blend of passenger/cargo-carrying capacity, convenience and comfort. Consumer Reports scored it as "very good" in ride comfort, noise, front- and rear-seat comfort, and cargo space. It's tough to beat when you need to carry several passengers and their luggage.
Under the hood is a 283-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6. A driver-shiftable, six-speed automatic transmission ushers the power to the front wheels.
You won't find a lot of bells and whistles on Grand Caravan rentals, but all will have second-row as well as third-row seats that easily fold flat into the floor, remote keyless entry and seven air bags.