2016 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan Review

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.


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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