2017 Dodge Grand Caravan review – Though overall refinement may be wanting, the new 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan manages to seamlessly combine a lot of features and versatility in a very competitive price point. Additionally, the Caravan has a tried-and-tested flare that other competitors may lack. Smitten by minivans? If yes, this review is for you. Here you will find all information regarding the Grand Caravan’s release date, price, interior and exterior redesign changes (if any), and engine specs.
2017 Dodge Grand Caravan Release Date & Price
Whereas Dodge has decided to keep mum about the probable release date and price, industry experts have been busy collecting and piercing together credible data that can help in revealing just when the Grand Caravan will be offered and for how much. Here’s some clue, is release date, according to the same sources, should be expected in the second half of 2017. Price should start from an MSRP of $22,095.
Dodge Grand Caravan Review
While some quarters may be quick to brush off any talk of a minivan, these vehicles have continued to grow both in popularity and in girth for the last couple of years. The ‘conspiracy’ theories are of course many, but what remains as the common denominator in any minivan is certainly their ample passenger space, voluptuous cargo volume, and third-row comfort. Recent news have emerged that three-row crossovers are fast supplanting others in the general automotive landscape, whereas that might hold water, minivans are without a doubt here for the long-haul.
Well, talking of minivans, the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan is here once again. While there are many thing to like about it, it is a particular stand out in its class thanks to its competitive price point. Plenty of value is offered in terms of the available features even fir its most basic model. It’s not all sunshine and roses, however. Granted, anybody shopping for a minivan isn’t looking for luxuries and tons of premium features.
As such, don’t expect the Dodge Grand Caravan to com laden with upscale bells and whistles especially given its competitiveness in the price point. Quite often, concessions have to be made for a car to be valued as such. Engine and suspension refinement is wanting. And the DCG’s ride can sometimes be flimsy. Besides, the two major downsides, there’s apparently no other gripe that should stand in your way to owning the Grand Caravan.
Under its skin lurks a 3.6L V6 engine good for 283 horsepower and 260 lbs. ft. of torque – a surprisingly similar output to that of the Chrysler Town & Country.
2017 Dodge Grand Caravan Interior & Exterior Redesign Changes
Six trims are offered for the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan: SXT Plus, SXT, SE Plus, SE, AVP (American Value Package), and the R/T. accessories offered for the bargain priced AVP models include a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, seventeen-inch wheels, an auxiliary audio jack, a CD player, full power accessories, heated mirrors, a conversation mirror, and a reclining and removable bench seat.
Exterior Dodge Grand Caravan colors: Cashmere Pearl Coat, Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat, True Blue Pearl Coat, Redline 2 Pearl Coat, Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, and Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat.
2017 Dodge Grand Caravan Engine Specs
As already mentioned above, the new model comes equipped with a 3.6L V6 engine that cranks out a whopping 283 horsepower and 260 lbs. ft. of torque.
Some of the safety features available for the Dodge Grand Caravan include side and front airbags, child-seat anchors, lane departure assist, pedestrian detection, 4-wheel ABS, stability and traction control, adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera, and LED running lights. The NHTSA – the body mandated by the government to offer safety scores of different parameters – says we should expect five stars, out of the possible five for overall crash impact, five stars for front impact, and four stars for rear collision.
Wheelbase: 10 ft. 1.2 in. (121.2 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 10.8 in. (202.8 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 6.7 in. (78.7 in.)
Passenger volume: 163.5 ft³
Cargo volume: 33.0 ft³
Curb weight: 4510 lbs
Top Speed: 113 mph
5-60 mph: 8.1 sec
MPG: 17/25 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Cashmere Pearl Coat, Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat, True Blue Pearl Coat, Redline 2 Pearl Coat, Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, and Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat
Towing Capacity: 3600 lbs
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