Minivan Comparison: Dodge Grand Caravan + Nissan Quest

February 8th, 2016 by

The 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan and the 2016 Nissan Quest are both capable and versatile family minivans and both have contemporary technologies and storage features. The Dodge Grand Caravan’s most basic model is the American Value Package and for the Nissan Quest, it is the S. While both brands and minivan models have their own qualities, here is a breakdown of some of the specifics in a few important areas.

Engine Specs

Known as a brand that makes powerful engines, the Dodge Grand Caravan is slightly more powerful, it has a 3.6-liter V6 engine that delivers 283-horsepower. The Nissan Quest has a 3.5-liter V6 engine and delivers 260 horsepower. In fuel economy, both minivans are fairly similar, however at 20 MPG city and 27 MPG highway, the Nissan has a slightly better average than the Grand Caravan’s 17 MPG city and 25 MPG highway.

The Grand Caravan’s is capable of towing up to 3,600 pounds and the Nissan Quest is capable of towing a maximum of 3,500 pounds.

Interior Features

The Grand Caravan’s storage options are a major selling point and make it excellent as a family-friendly vehicle. The van’s third row seats are built with the Dodge “Stow ‘N Go” feature, which allows for easy adjustments for more space for luggage or cargo. There’s also a dedicated rear storage console to keep your luggage safe, intact and out of sight. And in the second row, passengers have the option of in floor storage.

The Grand Caravan AVP comes standard Bluetooth streaming audio and audio jacks for playing music with mobile devices.

The Nissan Quest doesn’t have the same seating adjustments as the Dodge, but all of the car’s seats can fold flat and there is a rear cargo well for extra storage. The van’s interior has been thoughtfully designed and has wooden accents to the all-black interior. Technology features include keyless entry and ignition, the driver’s seat is height adjustable and a 4-speaker sound system.


At $22,095, the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan AVP is priced slightly cheaper than the 2016 Nissan Quest S which starts at $26,580.


Both minivans have a three-year or 36,000-mile basic warranty, and five-year or 60,000-mile powertrain warranty. Additionally, all 2016 Dodge’s have 100,000 miles or five years of complimentary roadside assistance.

Try it out for yourself!

Visit Rob Lambdin’s University Dodge and test drive the Dodge Grand Caravan. We have a great selection of new Grand Caravans and we can show you all of the minivan’s great features like the Stow ‘N Go seats and modern interior. For more detailed information on the 2016 Grand Caravan features and specs, check out this page.

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