- Seats 7 passengers across 3 rows
- Super Stow ‘n Go Seating and Storage System
- Newly standard 6.5-inch touchscreen radio
The 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan is a family minivan that seats up to 7 passengers across 3 rows. It competes with the Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, and Kia Sedona. This year, it remains largely unchanged, but the trims have been simplified to four models: the SE, SE Plus, SXT, and GT. Gone are the AVP and R/T trims. The base SE model is also $1,100 less than the 2016 SE model.
The Grand Caravan is distinguished by its large, crosshair front grille that is found on other Dodge cars. It has a more chiseled appearance, thanks to its sleek, straight body lines and bezeled fenders. The B- and C-pillars are blacked out. Power/heated side mirrors come standard. Available features include fully automatic headlights, front fog lights, dual side passenger power-sliding doors, a power liftgate, and 17-inch aluminum wheels.
Under the hood, the Grand Caravan is powered by a standard 283-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. Fuel economy for the Grand Caravan is an EPA-estimated 17/25 mpg city/highway.
Inside, the Grand Caravan has a premium cloth cabin with standard second-row captain’s chairs and a 60/40-split folding third-row bench seat. Dodge uses a unique seating/storage system called “Super Stow ‘n Go” that allows the rear passenger seats to fold into the floor. Maximum cargo capacity is 143 cubic feet with the second- and third-row seats folded down. The center stack features a new standard audio system that includes a 6.5-inch touchscreen radio. It can be upgraded to include an integrated navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, and a DVD entertainment system. Standard features include air conditioning, power windows/locks, remote keyless entry, and cruise control. Available features include leather upholstery, power/heated front seats, heated second-row seats, remote start, and tri-zone automatic climate control.
The Grand Caravan earned a 4- out of 5-star overall crash test safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Standard safety features include a 7-airbag system, antilock brakes, an electronic stability system, trailer sway dampening, a backup camera, and a tire pressure monitoring system. Available features include a reverse sensing system, a blindspot monitoring system, and rear cross-traffic alert.