Although in 2014 head people from FCA presented production plan for next five years where they mention a stopping the production of Dodge Grand Caravan, it will still not happen. Why is that? First of all, customers need flexible minivans like Grand Caravan for a family trip across North America. However, according to sale statistics, it shows us that sale has declined in the United States for 51 percent. On the contrary, sales are growing in Canada. Tradition could be interrupted somewhere in near future because manufacturer plans to start with Chrysler Pacifica. During 2016 begins maybe the last iteration of 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan.
It probably brings better interior design and a high level of comfort for all eight occupants. On the other hand, Dodge did not at all improved passenger’s safety and due that crash-test scores are a concerning.
2017 Dodge Grand Caravan – Exterior Design
If you are interested in exterior then you must know that designers stayed loyal to its distinctive design language. For example, the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan has crosshair grille with honeycomb mesh on the front fascia. Headlights and fog lights also include last generation of LED technology. For that reason, Grand Caravan is shining very intensively in any condition. One view on the sides and you can notice smooth door panels with a line which usually ends before the rear arch wheel. Somewhat below the glass, passengers can open the doors using the handles which have an elegant design. Finally, designers have invested efforts that complete rear fascia with excellent tailgate mechanism, new rear light section, and other decorative elements. All in all, we can conclude that carmaker keeps handsome look which stands shoulder to shoulder with their competition.
2017 Dodge Grand Caravan – Interior Design
Surely that interior of 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan provides more comfort than other models in the segment. About this topic, we will gladly be talking because it is its main advantage. Perhaps before we go further in the description of interior design, we must also remind you about available trim levels: SE, SE Plus, SXT, and GT. Some of these mentioned trims bring special materials or devices which help you feel more comfortable and makes management of the vehicle easier. For example, the minivan has a spacious cabin with enough space for occupants and cargo. It is particularly important when you travel long and when is necessary to stretch your legs.
Further, one of the best seating systems is Stow ‘N Go which folds into the floor and when is not bent then the empty boxes in the floor serve as storage space. Great mobility of the third row of seats and tailgate ensures wide cargo area in a couple of seconds.
2017 Dodge Grand Caravan – Safety
What can children do or adults also during a long, boring travel? They need to have fun, and Blu-ray DVD entertainment system with USB ports is working very well in that favor. Further, this Dodge comes with satellite navigation so you will never get lost. On the other hand, we are so much worried about safety since ratings aren’t good. Although, the package includes standard options such as airbags, air curtains, it is not enough. Results of small-overlap crash test is a disappointment. Better solutions you can probably expect in new Chrysler Pacifica.
2017 Dodge Grand Caravan – Specs, Competitors & Price
Just one engine runs the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan and it is a 3.6-liter V6 unit. It’s capable to develop 283 horsepower while power is transmitted to front wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission. By the way, Grand Caravan has an EPA rating of 17 mpg city, 25 highways, and 20 combined. Key competitors in the segment are Honda Odyssey, Nissan Quest, and Toyota Sienna. The basic version costs just $20,000 while the luxuries trim can reach almost $30,000.