- Seats up to seven passengers
- Stow ‘N Go second row seats fold into the floor for easy storage
- No significant changes for 2016
The 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan is an affordable, flexible minivan with plenty of space for people or cargo and unique second row seats that are super convenient for families. The Grand Caravan starts at under $22,000, which undercuts the competition like the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna by over six grand which is big savings.
From the outside, the Grand Caravan is immediately recognizable as a Dodge thanks to its large crosshair grille up front. There are two 17-inch wheel options, steel, which are standard, or an optional aluminum. Dual sliding doors come standard for easier entry/egress, while power sliding doors are available. Also optional are automatic headlights, a power liftgate, and heated side mirrors.
Under the hood, the Grand Caravan features a familiar engine to anyone who knows Chrysler products, a 283-hp, 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 that is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. R/T models get a slightly more aggressive “sport” suspension. Fuel economy ratings are estimated at 17/25 mpg city/highway.
Inside, the 2016 Grand Caravan’s interior is one of the most flexible we’ve found thanks in large part to its second row captain’s chairs which can fold and stow completely into the floor (standard on all models except the AVP). The 60/40-split folding third row can do the same, opening up a large, flat cargo area for carrying large items. Additionally, the third can also flip rearward to face the tailgate, making the Grand Caravan a great option for tailgates or campsites. There are three trim levels available: AVP, SE, SXT, and R/T. Standard interior features include air conditioning, cloth seating, and an auxiliary audio input. Also available are a Blu-ray rear seat entertainment system, navigation, leather upholstery, Uconnect with voice commands, USB ports, and a 115-volt outlet that takes household plugs.
Standard safety features include six airbags, active front head restraints, electronic stability control, and antilock brakes. There are also several available driver aids and safety technologies, including blind spot warnings with rear cross-path detection, rear parking sensors, and a rearview camera.