The Dodge Grand Caravan is one of the best-known and longest enduring minivan nameplates. For years, it was twinned with the Chrysler Town & Country, a model that has since been discontinued. The 2017 Grand Caravan may be considered the value leader among all minivans with four trim levels to explore
What's New for 2017
The current-generation Dodge Grand Caravan is now in its tenth model year. The similar Chrysler Town & Country has been replaced by the Pacifica, an all-new model based on fresh architecture.
The 2017 Grand Caravan continues with four trim levels, down from the previous six. Other changes include equipment group shuffling and a new lower price for the SE model.
Choosing Your Dodge Grand Caravan
All 2017 Grand Caravan models are front-wheel drive and hold as many as seven passengers. This minivan has a 2-3-2 arrangement, although the middle bench seat can be replaced by a pair of captain’s chairs.
All models except for the base SE trim comes with Stow ’n Go seating whereby the second- and third-row seats can be folded and stored under the floor. Other noteworthy features are sliding doors, a tilt and telescopic steering column, touchscreen telematics, and seven airbags.
A 3.6-liter, V6 engine creating 283 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque is standard. Power is sent to the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. This model makes an EPA-estimated 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.
Last year’s American Value Package and SXT Plus trims have been discontinued. The previous top-of-the-line R/T edition is now the GT.
The SXT comes with power sliding side doors—a must-have feature for families. Along with a power liftgate and a power driver’s seat, the SXT offers the types of amenities minivan shoppers want and at a competitive price point. Navigation is also an option at this level.