2016 Dodge Grand Caravan

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$23,595-$32,495
$23,375-$31,180
17 CITY / 25 HWY
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There are four Grand Caravan models for 2016: American Value, SE, SXT and R/T, while SE and SXT also feature Plus trims. All Grand Caravans come with a 3.6L V6 engine that makes 283 horsepower and a 6-speed automatic with "Autostick" manual control.

Anti-lock brakes, tire-pressure monitoring, multi-stage front air bags and supplemental side curtain air bags for all three rows of seats are standard equipment, which contribute to its across-the-board 5-star safety ratings from the NHTSA. All Grand Caravans also get an electronic stability program, while the R/T gets a ParkView back-up camera.

Convenience is a must in any minivan. All Grand Caravans get the 3rd-row Stow-and-Go seats that fold completely into the floor to maximize cargo space.

The American Value Grand Caravan makes the price of admission a little lower. This trim is a bit more spartan, but it still comes decently equipped -- especially for the price. The American Value comes with heated mirrors, variable wipers, a CD/MP3-compatible stereo, an audio input jack, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power windows and locks, keyless entry, dual-zone air conditioning and stability control.

The SE trim adds 17-inch alloy wheels, rear air conditioning, easy-clean floor mats and body-color exterior trim as well as the option of adding aluminum wheels and second-row power windows by way of the SE Plus Group. SE Plus also includes a one-year subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio.

The SXT brings standard aluminum wheels, sunscreen glass, power rear-quarter windows and 3-zone air conditioning. Add the Entertainment Group the Grand Caravan gets SIRIUS satellite radio, a 2nd-row DVD/Blu-ray entertainment system and a rear back-up camera. SXT Plus adds the UConnect hands-free group, including Bluetooth streaming audio and steering wheel-mounted audio controls, as well as a power 8-way driver's seat and fog lamps.

The R/T equips the van with performance-tuned suspension, leather seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a back-up camera. The optional Media Center 730 includes a 40GB hard-drive stereo, a 6.5" touch-screen interface, navigation and Bluetooth.

Finally special SE and SXT Blacktop editions feature 17-inch polished aluminum wheels with gloss black pockets, a gloss black crosshair grille, black headlamp bezels and matching fog lamps, while inside there is an all-black interior with silver accent stitching and matching leather-wrapped steering wheel.

The Grand Caravan can be outfitted to tow up to 3,600 lbs. with the Trailer Tow Group, which includes a heavy-duty radiator, transmission oil cooler, load-leveling and wiring harness.

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