The Caravan is a decent van and if you absolutely have to buy new, it's a really good deal.
I had a 2012 T & C, so I basically had a tarted up Grand Caravan. I liked that van just fine (it was lost in an accident in November), but the Pacifica Touring L I have now is far and away quieter, smoother and all-around nicer than the T & C (also a Touring L) in just about every way.
So, for the price of a new, not very much content Grand Caravan, I can get a fairly loaded up Pacifica with 1 year's worth of miles on it. If I were going to drive my cars for the next 12+ years and 200,000 miles, maybe that extra year of newness would mean something. I'll put a 100,000+ miles on this one (barring any more accidents) and that it started 1 year old will make no difference.
If you are driving a vehicle 7 years or less, buying with a few miles on it will do nothing but allow you more vehicle for the same money. I've been buying slightly used vehicles for years. A 2003 Venture bought in 2003, the 2012 T & C bought in 2013, the 2018 Pacifica bought in 2018- all used. Even my 2007 Silverado bought with super low miles in 2010 which now has 160,000+.
My point is yes, the Grand Caravan will get the job done and is less expensive new than buying a Pacifica new...but why buy new? I'll take the much more optioned up vehicle with 15,000 miles any day.
Although I'm glad many of you do. That helps me out.