Dodge Grand Caravan is a Tough Competitor in the Minivan Segment
Between the Chrysler Pacifica and the Dodge Grand Caravan, FCA is currently dominating the minivan segment. While the Chrysler Pacifica might seem like the ‘hotter best friend” the Dodge Grand Caravan gives the Pacifica a run for its money. Sure, the Grand Caravan isn’t available as a hybrid minivan like the Pacifica Hybrid, but aside from that, it has nearly the same features, and it is more affordable.
The Dodge Grand Caravan was actually one of the first minivans ever made and Dodge has spent more than 30 years perfecting its design. For the 2017 model year, Dodge condensed the Grand Caravan lineup and each trim now has more interior and exterior features and of course, Stow ‘n Go seating is still a staple.
In addition to the Stow ‘n Go seating system, the Pacifica and Grand Caravan are also equipped with the same 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine. What else is the same? Both minivans come standard with seven seats, tons of space for cargo, plenty of power and a comfortable interior.
Despite the Pacifica’s introduction to the market last year, the Grand Caravan’s 2016 sales increased 26 percent, likely because it is the most affordable choice for families. The MSRP for the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan starts at only $24,995, which is nearly $2,000 less than the next most affordable minivan and almost $4,000 less than the Pacifica.
Here are some of the highlights of what you get for the Grand Caravan’s $24,995 price tag.
- Stow n’ Go storage that allows for up to 143 cubic feet in cargo space.
- A standard 3.6-liter V6 engine that gets 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.
- 17-inch steel wheels wrapped in all-season tires.
- Safety features like a sliding door alert system, speed control, and trailer sway damping.
- Up to 3,600 pounds in towing capacity (can pull jet skis or a small boat).
If all that wasn’t enough, come down to University Dodge and learn more about the other amazing features of this van, or check out our Dodge Grand Caravan inventory online here.
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