Before shopping for a used Dodge Caravan, it’s important to research the various trims and model years available. The Dodge Caravan was first introduced in 1983 for the 1984 model year, as a minivan that became an increasingly popular family car. The second generation models were sold in different trims, namely the base model, SE, LE and ES with different engine options such as the 100hp 2.5-Liter 4-cylinder engine, 142hp 3.0-Liter V6 engine and the 162hp 3.3-Liter V6 engine. The third generation Dodge Caravans were marketed and sold between 1996 and 2000. These vehicles were not only redesigned, but also included additional features like a driver side sliding door and easy-out roller seats. The trims available included the base model, SE, Sport, LE and ES. The ES in particular had a sportier look with 17-inch wheels. Engine options included the 2.4 Liter 4-cylinder EDZ I4 engine, the Mitsubishi 6G72 V6, EGA V6 and the EGH V6. The fourth generation minivans were sold between 2001 and 2007. These vehicles had a larger exterior frame and enhanced features like remote operated sliding doors. In 2003, two models that were previously discontinued returned to the market. The trims that were sold include the Sport, Base, SXT, C/V, SE and the Grand Caravan ES, EL, EX, SE Sport and SXT. Some of the engine options included the 2.4 Liter EDZ I4, 3.3 Liter EGA V6 and the 3.8 Liter EGH V6. According to consumer satisfaction and safety ratings the newer models of the Caravan are more reliable that the previous model years. If you want to buy a used Dodge Caravan make sure you research all models carefully. Once you know what you want, use our comprehensive listings of used Dodge Caravans for sale below.