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2016 Dodge Grand Caravan

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2016 AVP Front-wheel Drive Passenger Van
most popular
Price:   -  From $23,595
2016 SE Front-wheel Drive Passenger Van Price:   -  From $23,595
2016 SXT Front-Wheel Drive Passenger Van Price:   -  From $29,295
2016 R/T Front-Wheel Drive Passenger Van Price:   -  From $32,495

Overview

After providing practical transportation to families for more than three decades, Dodge and Chrysler minivans continue to hang on, despite massive competition from crossovers and other, more "modern" vehicles.

Their popularity has diminished considerably, true, and several competitive minivans have left the market in recent years. Yet, plenty of family-focused shoppers remain attracted to the minivan’s spacious and versatile interiors, and to such handy features of the Chrysler/Dodge duo as Stow ‘n Go seating.

What's New for 2016

Little has changed for the 2016 model year. Rumors of discontinuing the Grand Caravan after 2016 have persisted for some time, and its demise now seems likely.

Dodge Grand Caravan

Choosing Your Dodge Grand Caravan

Developing 283 horsepower, the familiar 3.6-liter V6 engine power all minivan models, teamed with a six-speed automatic transmission that incorporates manual gear selection. Fuel economy is estimated at 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway (20 mpg combined).

Each minivan has front-wheel drive and holds as many as seven passengers (six if second-row captain’s chairs are installed). All but the budget-priced AVP trim level include those Stow ‘n Go second- and third-row seats as standard equipment. They fold fully into the floor to provide plenty of useful cargo-carrying capacity.

Dodge Grand Caravan

American Value Package (AVP)

Developing 283 horsepower, the familiar 3.6-liter V6 engine power all minivan models, teamed with a six-speed automatic transmission that incorporates manual gear selection. Fuel economy is estimated at 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway (20 mpg combined).

Each minivan has front-wheel drive and holds as many as seven passengers (six if second-row captain’s chairs are installed). All but the budget-priced AVP trim level include those Stow ‘n Go second- and third-row seats as standard equipment. They fold fully into the floor to provide plenty of useful cargo-carrying capacity.

Dodge Grand Caravan

SE

Just about all of the essentials are included with this entry-level edition, priced under $22,000, including power front windows, dual-zone manual air conditioning, heated power mirrors, tilt/telescopic steering column, remote keyless entry, second-row bench seating, and 17-inch steel wheels. Four-speaker audio includes a CD player. Stow ‘n Go is optional.

Dodge Grand Caravan

SXT

Stepping up a notch from AVP adds second-row captain’s chair (for six-passenger capacity) in place of the bench, as well as tri-zone manual climate control, six-speaker audio, and a removable front floor console. Body-color door handles and bumpers give the body a more finished appearance. Second-row Stow ‘n Go seating is standard.

An SE plus package adds power second- and third-row windows, a Uconnect Handsfree Group, upgraded black cloth seats and headliner, and unique 17-unch polished aluminum wheels.

Dodge Grand Caravan

R/T

Level three comes with a roof rack system, power second-row windows, third-row power quarter air vents, dual power sliding doors, a power liftgate, bigger front console, and 17-inch alloy wheels.

The SXT Plus package adds unique exterior/interior trim, as well as foglamps, automatic headlights, black leatherette seats with suede inserts, and a power driver’s seat.

A Blacktop package for SXT includes an all-black interior with silver accent stitching, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, foglamps, and 17-inch polished aluminum wheels with gloss black pockets.

Upper-level Grand Caravans can be fitted with navigation, as well as DVD/Blu-ray entertainment system -- two extras worth thinking about for vacation travel.

CarsDirect Tip

Dodge is a bit behind the times in standard safety features, including lack of a rearview camera on lower trim levels. Otherwise, most of its minivans are nicely equipped. Standard equipment on the budget-priced AVP is rather modest, but when you consider how much passenger/cargo space you’re getting, its value is hard to beat.

"Plus" packages for the SE and SXT cost only about $1,000 each -- a bargain for the number of equipment upgrades they provide. Only the R/T can have leather seats, but the extra performance-aimed features don’t amount to all that much.

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: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Dodge revolutionized the minivan segment back in the 1980s. In fact, some actually credit the American automaker with inventing the segment altogether with its Caravan and Grand Caravan. Now, in 2016, Dodge still offers its minivan, but only as the Grand Caravan. Regardless of its name, the Grand Caravan continues to offer a great value and an unmatched pedigree in the segment.

Pricing and Equipment

The Grand Caravan checks in as one of the best values in the minivan segment with a base AVP (American Value Package) trim that starts out at just $21,795. Despite this super-low pricing, the Grand Caravan AVP does comes with some decent features, including:

  • Two-zone air conditioning
  • Four-speaker audio system with AM/FM/CD/MP3 capabilities
  • Dual glove box

Buyers looking for more premium features can move up the SE, SXT, or R/T.

Performance Pros

Dodge Grand Caravan

The 283-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 provides plenty of pop for straight-line acceleration, which helps greatly when hauling a minivan full of people and cargo.

Performance Cons

Suspension tuning is geared to comfort rather than performance, and you'll need to opt for the R/T if you want better handling in the corners.

Interior Pros

Dodge Grand Caravan
  • The cabin feels airy, and it's easy to move around
  • Everything is perfectly positioned
  • Durable hard plastic where it needs to be and refined materials where you want them
  • Blacktop Package adds some extra sportiness

Interior Cons

  • That durable hard plastic might not be as appealing if you're transporting adults rather than children
  • Some design elements are starting to feel dated

The Most Pleasant Surprise

The Grand Caravan offers a good mix of features and tremendous value. Of particular note is the AVP, which is a fantastic option for families on tight budgets. But any Grand Caravan gives buyers a lot of features for the money.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

We're not thrilled about the Grand Caravan's safety rating, which aren't what they should be for a minivan designed to carry families. The National Traffic Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) gives it just four stars overall, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave it a "Poor" rating in its difficult small-overlap crash test.

The Bottom Line

In terms of value, the Grand Caravan is almost unbeatable, as nothing comes near it in price. However, there are better options out there for buyers looking for the safest rig for their family.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.6L V-6 / 283 HP / 260 ft.lbs.
Transmission
6-spd AUTOSTICK w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
17 / 25 / 21 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
7
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.6L V-6 / 283 HP / 260 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
17 / 25 / 21 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Semi-independent Torsion Beam Beam
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
20.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$77
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
143.8 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
163 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
202.8 "
Exterior Width
78.7 "
Exterior Height
67.9 "
Front Headroom
39.8 "
Rear Headroom
39.3 "
Front Legroom
40.7 "
Rear Legroom
36.5 "
Front Shoulder Room
63.7 "
Rear Shoulder Room
64.1 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,321 Lbs.
Wheel Base
121 "
Turning Radius
19.6 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Steel / 17.0 " Silver Aluminum / 17.0 " Painted Aluminum / 17.0 " Machined Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Chrome / Black
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
7
Seat Trim
Cloth / Premium Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
4-way / (8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
4-way / (8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Full Bench / Captain
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm Stereo, Clock, Seek-scan / Am/fm Stereo, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan / Clock
Speakers
4 / 6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver / Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Light / Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
4
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Parksense Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Sentry Key
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 100,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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