Good value; plenty of options; flexible seating configurations
Outdated exterior design; interior looks a little low-rent; lacks premium vibe and cutting-edge technology of some rivals; no all-wheel-drive option
The Grand Caravan is unchanged for 2016. See the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan models for sale near you
The Grand Caravan offers several enticing models, including the unique R/T, which is about as close as any automaker comes to a sporty minivan. But the best deal is the Grand Caravan SXT Plus, which includes everything a parent might want -- such as dual sliding doors and tri-zone climate control -- along with a few special features, including a power lift gate and alloy wheels, that go the extra mile. Find a Dodge Grand Caravan for sale
The 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan comes in four trim levels: American Value Package (AVP), SE, SXT and R/T. SE and SXT models also offer an available Plus options package. Each trim level comes standard with the 283-hp V6, a 6-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive.
For around $23,600 with shipping, the AVP model offers 17-inch steel wheels with plastic covers, heated exterior mirrors, power accessories, dual-zone manual climate control, cruise control, handy Stow 'n Go rear seats, a full roster of safety equipment and a 4-speaker audio system with an auxiliary audio jack and a CD player.
The SE ($29,300) adds body-color exterior accents, tri-zone manual climate control, a removable center console with four cupholders, rear tinted windows and a 6-speaker audio system. The SE Plus ($27,200) adds alloy wheels, an overhead console, second- and third-row power windows, steering-wheel audio controls, a USB port for music, and Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity.
The SXT ($28,700) adds on to the SE model's features with a power lift gate, power-sliding doors, roof rails, a larger floor console and power second- and third-row windows. The SXT Plus ($30,400) adds automatic headlights, leatherette upholstery with suede seat inserts, a power driver's seat, steering-wheel audio controls, a USB port for music, and Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity.
Despite its sporty name, the high-end R/T ($32,500) is the Grand Caravan's luxury-oriented model. In addition to its standard remote starter, tri-zone automatic climate control and leather upholstery, the R/T adds a sport suspension, a body-colored grille, black interior accents, a backup camera, a 6.5-in center touchscreen and a 9-speaker audio system.
Notable options include iPod connectivity, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system with a 9-in flip-down screen, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, rear sunshades, parking sensors, a blind spot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alert and automatic wipers.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/100,000 Miles|
2017 Chrysler Pacifica -- The Grand Caravan's newest competitor is just across the showroom wearing a Chrysler badge. It features all the latest safety features and high-tech gadgets, though it'll be more expensive.
2016 Honda Odyssey -- The Odyssey boasts comfy accommodations and an impressive technology suite, including an optional vacuum in the rear cargo area. The Odyssey suffers from dull dynamics and styling that some will find questionable.
2016 Toyota Sienna -- The Sienna offers engaging dynamics, a powerful V6 and a novel split-screen entertainment system that allows two kids to do their own thing simultaneously.