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2016 Dodge Grand Caravan vs. Its Competition

2015 Dodge Grand Caravan
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Dodge Grand Caravan is a functional whiz among minivans, with fold-away seating on most models and a uniform standard of power and safety across the lineup.

It's nearly identical to the more nicely trimmed Chrysler Town & Country, which ladles on additional standard equipment, like leather trim, but doesn't any packaging advantages.

The Nissan Quest is now the smallest, least flexible minivan on the market, though it has good road manners and an interesting look, as well as competitive gas mileage.

Roof-strength scores, though, are lower than the rest of the pack.

The Honda Odyssey is the gas-mileage, safety, and handling leader in the segment, and the only van available with an on-board vacuum cleaner.

Toyota's Sienna no longer has a thrifty four-cylinder available, but it still offers all-wheel drive--the only one to do so in the segment--and has an option for aircraft-style second-row chairs.

Finally, the Kia Sedona offers a good compromise between the expensive Japanese vans and the Chryslers; its seats can slide and fold to create a large cargo area, and it's stylish and comfortable in the front two rows.

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Quick Specs
7.8
The 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan is an exceptional value among minivans, but some crash-test scores are cause for concern.
The 2016 Chrysler Town & Country piles a lavish amount of equipment and luxury touches into an aging body that suffers in the toughest crash tests.
8.0
The 2016 Honda Odyssey stands at the top of the minivan heap, with more design flair and more driving enjoyment than most other three-row rivals.
8.0
The 2016 Kia Sedona is a viable alternative to the four top-selling minivans, with a quiet and spacious interior, a very comfortable high-end seating option, a smooth ride, and a modern infotainment system.
7.0
The Nissan Quest may have the best road manners of any minivan, but it lags in safety and space, two musts for most minivan buyers.
8.2
The 2016 Toyota Sienna posts some of the best gas-mileage and crash-test scores among minivans; only the Chrysler vans are more flexible.
MSRP From     
$23,595$29,995$29,550$26,400$26,580$28,850
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
2WD Minivans2WD Minivans2WD Minivans2WD Minivans2WD Minivans2WD Minivans
Style Name     
4-Door Wagon American Value Pkg4-Door Wagon LX5-Door LX4-Door Wagon L4-Door S5-Door 7-Pass Van L FWD (GS)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
777777
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Passenger VanLWB Passenger VanPassenger VanPassenger VanPassenger VanPassenger Van
Transmission     
Multi-Speed Automatic w/ODMulti-Speed Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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