In his earlier (1984 Dodge Caravan CC), Paul mentioned that the 1984 Caravans (and Voyagers) were available with a front bench seat, brining the total capacity to either 6- or 8-passengers, depending on the optional 3rd row bench. There was some discussion to whether or not this was true. Fortunately, I own a 1986 Plymouth brochure and uploaded this page from it.
Dodge and Plymouth did in fact offer a front bench on 1984-1986 Caravans and Voyagers (mid-level SE models only) .This made it possible to purchase one in either 5-, 6-, 7-, or 8-passenger configurations. Talk about versatility. The front bench option, I’m assuming largely unpopular as I’ve never seen one in person, was dropped for 1987 when the Grand models debuted. Love the pastel colors in the bottom photo, totally ’80s.