The Dodge Grand Caravan: A Fuel-Efficient Minivan
Posted on January 26, 2020
You don't become Canada's best-selling minivan over the past 30 years just by accident. The 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan is helping keep that tradition alive and well with a commitment to all the things that made it great in the first place. Let's take a closer look at why the experts at North York Chrysler are so excited about this fuel efficient minivan.
Starting with the popular Canadian Value Package, the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan is available in nine trim levels and up to five exterior colours. All the levels come with a standard 3.6-liter Pentastar VVT V6 engine that produces 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque, both of which are best in the small van category according to Wards Auto. The engine's design includes dual-overhead camshafts, high flow intake and exhaust ports, Variable Valve Timing, and Electronic Throttle Control all of which work well with 87 octane gas or even E-85. You can even tow up to 3600 pounds (1633 kg) if you add the popular Trailer Tow Group.
When you combine all of these performance features with the six-speed 62TE automatic transmission, AutoStick automatic transmission, and touring suspension, you can look forward to fuel efficiency up to 9.4L/100 KM (30 mpg) highway and 13.7L/100KM (21 mpg) city. It is this last number that is perhaps the most impressive to our experts. Many of the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan's competitors in the minivan category can't match its fuel efficiency.
Comfort & Technological Features
Just because the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan offers outstanding fuel efficiency, doesn't mean that it skimps on the comfort, and technology. Drivers will save money and drive in style thanks to the standard Radio 130 multimedia centre with four speakers, power heated mirrors, and air conditioning with front dual-zone manual temperature control. On some trim-levels you also get or can add hands-free communication with Bluetooth streaming audio, nine amplified speakers with subwoofer and 506-watt amplifier, heated 2nd-row seats and heated steering wheel, Radio 430 multimedia centre with 6.5-inch touchscreen, and even a one-year SiriusXM satellite radio subscription.
Because most people use their minivans to take their families around town and beyond, safety is as important as the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan's fuel efficiency. You and your passengers will appreciate the advanced multistage driver and front-passenger air bags, supplemental front-seat-mounted side and all-row side-curtain airbags, driver's knee blocker air bag, and an Enhanced Accident Response System. On some trim levels, you can also add ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera and the helpful Sentry Key antitheft engine immobilizer.
If you are looking for a minivan that can combine safety, technology, performance, and some of the best available fuel-efficiency in its class you need to check out the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan. To schedule a test-drive, please contact the minivan experts at North York Chrysler today!