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Minivans, first and foremost, are all about function. In that department the T & C excelled, but it also added more than a splash of luxury, which is what differentiated it from the similar, but more humble, Grand Caravan. For maximizing load volume, the Stow ’n Go feature made the second-row bench seat disappear beneath the floor, while the third-row seat could be equally well hidden. The standard 283-horsepower V-6 was no slouch, whether accelerating from a dead stop or during highway passing.