2016 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan

The newest minivan release, the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan, is an exceptional vehicle which is going to satisfy a lot of people out there. The minivan has a very high value for the money you spend on it and is in that way a perfect family vehicle. It has various sorts of equipment that are now added and offers a great ride as well. The only downfall is that it scores very low on crash tests which may be somewhat concerning for the model.

This is the most flexible type of a minivan offered on the market. Ever since Chrysler released it back in 1983 by simple calling it the Caravan, it proved to be an exceptional vehicle selling worldwide. It has an advanced seating arrangement which the rivals still cannot reach and is the thing that positions it in front of all the competition. The crash test should be better on the other hand, as if they have neglected that part of the car by trying to make the seating and comfort levels better each year.

2016 Dodge Grand Caravan rear angle, taipipe and taillights

The new 2016 model is going to be an eight-passenger vehicle which offers entertainment and comfort during your ride. This has been a standard for this model and gives us a perfect hauler when transporting a larger group of people or simply as your perfect family vehicle. The Honda Odyssey and the Toyota Sienna are similar big minivans with the same kind of hauling capacity but still need to reach the level of commitment the Dodge Grand Caravan is displaying. Read all about it in this review and see what are the updated specs for the newest model that is being released soon.

2016 Dodge Grand Caravan exterior update

The 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan is going to stay true to its boxy minivan shape. This is a sort of a design that has held its own for the past nine years and will be retained for this year as well. The design does not hide anything as its appearance tells us that it is all about storage with this model. It does not incorporated the curved lines like some of the competitions does, instead it is pretty much straight forward and has a clean design which people are looking for.

2016 Dodge Grand Caravan exterior, side view

The model has a very pragmatic and useful shape, something that does not distinguishes it that much from the Chrysler Town & Country model in fact. What sets it apart from its sibling is the crosshair grille that is a trademark look for this model and is something that they keep for this year as well. The headlights are also reworked and look a bit sporty and is something that has been borrowed from other Dodge offerings which have a sporty design to it.

Interior

The interior of the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan has some fine finishes set in it. The update that has been made in 2011 is still pretty much present here. The additions made then were functional and very fine looking so there was no need in changing them. Before the update there was a period when the car merely transferred the bad looking materials where they used some hard plastic and grainy parts which did not give a great appearance of the car. This time we see a more steady setup with the updates that are combined from before and the added ones that we get so see now.

2016 Dodge Grand Caravan gear shift knob and lcd screen

The grainy plastic has been kept only for the second row of seats and the back. It works better there as it allows for scratching and any kind of mess your kinds that sit at the back can make. Those of you who want more attitude out of your Dodge Grand Caravan, the Blacktop package is still offered. This adds an all-black interior for the car giving it a bit if a mysterious look, while there are various additions on the outside as well, one of them being the 17-inch  silver-painted wheels with gloss-black pockets. You also get unique stitch cloths on the inside with silver stitching on the door panels and a  leather-wrapped steering wheel.

2016 Dodge Grand Caravan powerplant

All of the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan trims for this year are going to use only one available engine option. The engine option is a 3.6-liter V-6 unit which offers a class-leading performance of 283 horsepower. This engine is paired with a  six-speed automatic transmission which shifts the power to the front wheel drive. All wheel drive is not going to be available this year as it was excluded from the offer since 2007. This engine is a very suitable one as it offers you a well mannered ride and it also offers an abundance of strong low- and mid-range power, which may prove to be very apt for this type of a car.

2016 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan engine

Price and release date

The new 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan minivan is going to be available this year. The release date places the car available for sale since mid-year when you can contact your local dealer for information on how to purchase this vehicle. The starting price is a apt one for what you get out of this type of a vehicle with this kind of a setup and starts at 22,095 USD as a base MSRP offer.

2016 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan trunk

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2016 Dodge Viper Coupe

The new 2016 Dodge Viper coupe car is very loud, brash and rough which also makes it very challenging to drive. But it is still one of the most popular car brands and for a performance car it also adds a lot of interior upgrades and comfort enhancements which make its ride quality higher and also aggressive with the overall setup. This car is particularly aimed at those who want a vehicle with displays raw performance, while for anybody else it can be a bit too much.

In a nutshell, the new 2016 Viper is a 10-cylidner engine which has been wedged in between a long hood ornament at the front and two comically oversized tires at the back. Not to take it too far, the car is very loud and shows its teeth immediately after being turned on. The handling is off the charts and is one of the better aspects of this car for sure.

2016 Dodge Viper Coupe front view, grille

This car is mainly a high performance car, so you are lightly going to take it on longer trips as it is quite useless as it does not provide immense comfort specs. It can be rather punishing if you try to go on a long tour in fact as the car is fast but not particularly welcoming to satisfy the driver’s or the passenger’s comfort needs. If you want something with even a higher performance then there is the ACR  version which is coming back this year and is a track ready option that Dodge offers as well.

When it comes to choosing between this car and the competition you will have to decided on your properties. The competition, which is pretty high, offers much more conventions setups than the Viper, but if you want raw power, than this is the car for you. Otherwise consider the Ford Shelby car, the Corvette Z06, Nissan GT-R or the Porsche 91. If you want to find out more about the Viper coupe vehicle keep reading the review.

2016 Dodge Viper Coupe rear angle, taillights

2016 Dodge Viper coupe design

The newest 2016 Dodge Viper is a sports two-seater car which is going to come available in several trim levels. Thus you can get the SRT, GT, GTC, GTS and lastly the track focused ACR trim. The base is the SRT one and it comes with standard features that include 18-inch front and 19-inch back wheels. You can get your car with a keyless entry and also equip it with a lot of added features The seats are adjustable and offer ample comfort with faux suede inserts and are combined with a  leather-wrapped steering wheel. For your driving purposes you will have the use of power-adjustable pedals and a rearview camera while the entertainment is made available with a 8.4-inch touchscreen and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system with satellite radio and a USB port.

The GT version on the other hand is a little bit more aggressive looking as it amps up the setup with a more racier hood, first of all. It is made available with two-mode driver-adjustable dampers and  upgraded brake rotors and it also has a  taller 6th gear ratio making the driving conditions of this version even better. The comfort is made available with the added six-way power driver seat and leather-trimmed seats. The GTC has the five-mode stability control system and premium leather upholstery on the inside, while the GTS includes the 19-inch front wheels and a 18-speaker premium Harman Kardon audio system for entertainment.

The ACR version on the other hand does its best to save on weight as much as possible. This means that we get a car which has less sound insulation and  lighter-weight carpeting or they have been completely thrown out. But the car is at least fitted with a manual adjustable seats and a minimal three-speaker stereo. But what the ACR is filled with is the  carbon-fiber aerodynamic elements which make the car as fast as it is. It will add  six-piston brake calipers, carbon ceramic brake rotors,  a stiffer suspension with 10 manually adjustable damper settings  and some more aggressive summer tires.

There are actually a lot of custom features that are available here and the car is going to make them available as optional. There are a lot of premium features that you can get on the lower trims, while numerous carbon-fiber exterior and interior additions are also applicable for the GTC and the ATC models.

Powertrain

Under the hood of the 2016 Dodge Viper coupe we expect to get a  8.4-liter V10 engine which is going to make  645 hp and 600 pound-feet of torque. The car is going to combine the engine with a  a six-speed manual transmission which sends the power to the rear wheels and is actually the only transmission option available for the model. According the testing, the Viper is able to accelerate to 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds while its EPA rating is set at 15 mpg combined (12 city/21 highway), which is somewhat poor even for a high-performance vehicle.

2016 Dodge Viper Coupe engine

Interior redesign

The 2016 Dodge Viper is going to be the third generation vehicle  so they have decided to upgrade the interior look and feel. It is still not something as you would see in luxury and in cars that are from the same segment, but it is a step forward to what we had before. The materials quality is better and is good for an average person, but we feel that if we are going to pay 100.000 dollars for a car that we deserve to get better. But there is a lighter side to this as well as the car is going to receive a Uconnect infotainment interface system which is one of the best parts of the upcoming vehicle.

2016 Dodge Viper Coupe interior, steering wheel

Price and release date

The 2016 Dodge Viper coupe is going to be released soon as the release date is set for April while the base MSRP price is going to be 94,113 USD for the coupe version.

2016 Dodge Journey SUV

The newest 2016 Dodge Journey SUV has been made and announced for release and will come out just in a few months. The car is going to be everything what you would expect from a good SUV car and is something that we are used to getting from the Journey model. But the downfall of this one is that we do not get an all technologically savvy setup as we would have wanted nor have the security upgrades been made. Nevertheless, this is still a fine vehicle which is worth considering.

2016 Dodge Journey SUV exterior, side view, silver color, alloy wheels

The Dodge Journey has another unique ability that no other vehicles in the market has. If you are in two minds in choosing between a minivan and an SUV, pick the Dodge Journey as you get a combination of the two and you also have the best of both worlds that way. It splits the difference better than any other that tries to do that and brings you a great setup. This is something many people have overlooked about hits car but should consider when buying it.

The Journey is a solid pick for a family vehicle and is the least expensive option for you in obtaining a vehicle with three rows of seating. The car has great value for money and can be considered as one of the favorites in that manner as well. For a number of year the Journey SUV has continued its tour unchanged and new models were made without any significant changes. It actually offers more space, in terms of dimensions, than most of the crossover compact cars you have in the market. So from that point of view this is an exceptional vehicle that you will enjoy very much.

2016 Dodge Journey SUV rear view, taillights and tailpipe

In the market where the Durango and the Charger SUVs are the most famous and popular models, the 2016 Dodge Journey tries to stake its claim for contention. This vehicle comes with a whole new setup which is much more valuable than the one before. Check out the review and see what it actually is.

2016 Dodge Journey exterior news update

The Journey has never had an exasperating look, and so will the 2016 Dodge Journey continue to be. While always being somewhere in between a wagon and an SUV it managed to completely become something which might call as its own. Thus the Journey is a car with some bland characteristic but some very good utility and performance and although it has always tried so hard to be one of the vehicles it always wanted to be it will never reach the heights of the vehicle it tries to copy. The main reason for the existence of the Journey is incorporating the usability of a minivan and incorporating  it with something more pleasing for the eye. If you need the practicality of a minivan but do not want the look of one, the Journey is a perfect car, but know that you are also not getting a full wagon like look as well.

2016 Dodge Journey SUV front view, headlights and grille

The 2016 Journey has a somewhat slab-sided exterior look and it combines it with chiseled sheetmetal design and  flared wheelwells. The car also has some squared shoulders that combine with the design that are combined with some creased sheetmetal in that area as well. You can view the design in two ways actually, it is either refreshing and different  in a segment which demand for curvaceous crossover designs or it is actually conservative and anonymous among the top vehicles in the segment. As the car features more past which have been unchanged and carried over for the newest model it appears that the Journey is becoming more of the later than the former description.

Interior

There are some advantages and disadvantages for the interior of the 2016 Dodge Journey. It is a model which has adopted a smooth and swoopy interior design but does not have that warm-and-organic look that some other vehicle in the segment have, particularly like the ones from the same brand like the Dart, Durango and Charger models. But we think that there is a lot of appeal in the simple layout the Journey has to offer us. The large dials and knobs are framed with some highly quality materials despite them being dark. There is enough brightwork added to make the interior a nice setting for anyone to drive in and give it a much more upscale look than it is.

2016 Dodge Journey SUV interior, steering wheel, gear shift knob, dashboard, lcd screen

The dash has a soft design with a metallic trim combined which actually directs you through the entire dash that way. The center stack is countered and mainly dominated by rounded gauges and has a blocky steering wheel design which goes with the entire dash all-together. The main piece is a large infotainment center which is positioned on the center stack part which is placed just beside the middle strip of the bright trim. It may not have all the attractiveness that other Dodge cars have but the Journey has its own personal appeal on the inside

2016 Dodge Journey engine performance

The base from of the 2016 Dodge Journey uses a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. This one is enough to bring you 177 horsepower and comes exclusively combined with a four-speed automatic and front-wheel drive system. But if this is not enough for you there is the option of using the 3.6-liter V-6 engine which makes much more and has a larger output. With 283 horsepower and a six-speed automatic you also get a choice between a front-wheel drive and an all-wheel drive. The second engine option is not just a better choice in terms of the provided power but also has better acceleration and responsiveness and it makes you feel much more modern and authoritative in this sort of a package.

2016 Dodge Journey SUV engine

Price and release date

The 2016 Dodge Journey comes in different trims available and the base one is going to cost 20.995 USD as a base MSRP price. Other come at a larger pricing which is still an affordable price compared to other vehicle in the segment. Thus the SXT front wheel drive is priced 24,895 USD while the all-wheel drive option is 28,395 USD. The highest priced version is the R/T all-wheel drive one which costs  33,695 USD. The release date for the Journey SUV is scheduled for just a few months so you can expect it to be out in April.

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