The 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan has earned top billing as the best-selling minivan in Canada. You'll find nine different styles among the Dodge Grand Caravan trim levels, as well as special packages. This list will help you find the best minivan for your family.
Economizing People Mover
For busy families, the Canada Value Package offers a just-right blend of essential features and fun extras. A budget price makes the Dodge Grand Caravan CVP affordable for more families. Reducing long term operating costs, this smart van earns 9.4 L/100 km. The economizer button helps reduce fuel use even more. This people-mover has seats for seven with plenty of LATCH attachments for car seats. A multimedia centre can be controlled with buttons on the luxury steering wheel. For cargo, the minivan has a split-fold rear Stow 'N Go seat. You can also change the seatback direction and create rear tailgate seating. With its power-open rear windows, the SE Plus adds even more value.
If you want a van that can really haul cargo, the SXT or higher editions come with standard Super Stow 'N Go and Stow 'N Place features. The exclusive second-row seats can disappear into the floor in a snap. The rear seats stow away just as easily. You can create up to 4,072 litres of total cargo space when all the seats are down. Then you can pack the van with everything your child needs for college or help your friend move across town. The large storage bins can be crammed with team gear or used for securing electronics. Another SXT feature, the Stow 'N Place roof rack offers a smart way to bring along bulky items in the Dodge Grand Caravan.
The SXT, SXT Plus, and higher editions will also appeal to those who enjoy camping, skiing, hunting, fishing, hiking and all other outdoor activities. The large subfloor bins are good for tucking away muddy boots. Easy-clean floor mats add to the utility of this smart minivan. Skis, tents, and other long items can be attached to the Stow 'N Place roof rack. To maintain seating while gaining area for your sports gear, you can split-fold the rear seats. With the tow package, you can bring along a trailer or pop-up camper weighing up to 1,633 kg.
For those who have high expectations when it comes to fashion or comfort, the SXT Premium Plus is a logical choice. The seats are covered in Black Torino leatherette and spiced up with suede inserts. Black piano accents and a black headliner add to the rich design. The exterior dresses up as well with chrome belt mouldings, body-colour mirrors, foglamps, and a lower sill appliqué. The 17-inch tires are enhanced by a Granite Crystal finish. The Blacktop special edition, on the other hand, is equally dressy, but it wears a black grille, black-pocket wheels, and other black exterior trim. Silver stitching and brushed silver trim add flashes of colour to the black-on-black interior.
The Crew Edition
Striking a happy medium between features and affordability, the Crew edition adds a power driver's chair, a leather-clad steering wheel and an Electronic Vehicle Information Centre. Both front-row passengers enjoy power-heated cushions. The tri-zone climate system permits back-seat passengers to regulate their own temperature. Allowing the back rows to claim fresh air faster, the edition has power-down second-row windows and third-row quarter-vented windows. Busy parents will appreciate extra storage from a super console. Illuminated side pockets make it easier to find important items in the dark. Matching its cooler cabin, the Crew edition wears a chrome grille, chrome side moldings and other chrome trim. It also uses chrome for the Stow 'N Place rails.
If you love the latest gadgets and technology, you'll want the Crew Plus. The dash wears a 6.5-inch touchscreen and a 115-volt power outlet. A one-year subscription to SiriusXM adds to the fun. The cabin also features power-slide side doors, a favorite with kids everywhere. It also has a power liftgate for easy cargo access. The front passenger enjoys a power chair, and the third-row folds at the push of a button. Families can stay organized with front and rear overhead storage bins. Ambient surround lighting and rear courtesy lamps are sure to keep kids calmer on dark nights.
If you want your ride to make a statement, the R/T may match your expectations. This edition sports a black belt grille with black belt mouldings. Continuing the theme, the aluminum wheels wear glass black pockets. Even the automatic headlamps have black surrounds. This dressy look is matched by an elegant all-black interior. Your family will appreciate the R/T edition's many special comforts. Two rows of heated seats as well as a heated steering wheel make life easier during cold winter days. Two rows of window shades offer to block the glaring sun. Nine speakers, a subwoofer, and a 506-watt amplifier add high quality sound to Bluetooth streaming audio. To please the driving enthusiast, the R/T has a performance-oriented suspension to match its powerful engine.