2016 Dodge Grand Caravan

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Key Specs

of the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Interior quality
  • One-touch Stow 'n Go second-row seats
  • Assertive styling

The Bad

  • Limited rearward travel for front seats
  • Cheap airplane-style map lights
  • Stow 'n Go second-row bucket-seat comfort

Notable Features of the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan

  • Dual-screen Blu-ray entertainment system available
  • Fold-into-floor second and third rows
  • Blind spot warning system available
  • Heated steering wheel available

What Is the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan?

The 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan is a three-row, seven-seat minivan that competes with the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna. It has three trim levels, including the AVP/SE, SXT and R/T.

What's new on the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan?

There are no significant new features on the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan.

How does the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan compare to other vans?

The Grand Caravan has a much lower starting price than other minivans, at $24,590 - more than $4,000 less than the Odyssey and Sienna -- but you don't get much for that low cost. You can add options or step up to higher trim levels to get some modern family conveniences - such as Bluetooth, power rear windows and rear air conditioning - at a still comparatively affordable price, though.

What features in the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan are most important?

The Grand Caravan is powered by a 283-horsepower V-6 teamed with a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. Standard features include a 60/40-split folding third row with tailgate-seating mode, a CD stereo, heated side mirrors, air conditioning and keyless entry.

Available safety features include a blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert and a backup camera. Also available are power sliding doors, Stow 'n Go fold-into-floor second-row seats, a power liftgate, a dual-screen Blu-ray rear entertainment system, a navigation system, remote start, rain-sensing windshield wipers, heated front- and second-row seats and a heated steering wheel.

As is the case with all new vehicles, the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan comes standard with front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system.

Should I buy the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan?

The interior quality is great for its price at higher trim levels and configurations, especially with the one-touch Stow 'n Go second-row seats. The Grand Caravan also has appealing, assertive styling. If price is a major factor for you, the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT or R/T is worth a test drive.

Do know, however, that the Stow 'n Go seats are lacking for comfort, and there isn't much backward room to adjust the front seats. In general, while the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan has a low starting price, the tradoff is that it doesn't have the same standard features as competitors like the Toyota Sienna and Honda Odyssey.

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2016 Dodge Grand Caravan Overview

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.5)
Performance
(4.4)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

What Drivers Are Saying

(4.0)

Great family car

by RRHR from Washington DC on October 11, 2018

Lots of space for family + friends. Interior is pretty standard but that means you don't need to worry about it too much. Got the DVD package to entertain the kids, so far its great. Read full review

(5.0)

Best car ive had

by K'smommy from Tillsonburg on September 18, 2018

Love this van. It has tons or room, with the stow and go. A dvd player to keep the kids happy, the uconnect keeps me hands free when i need to make a call. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan AVP/SE

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
acceptable

Front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/thigh
poor
Lower leg/foot
poor
Overall evaluation
poor
Retraints and dummy kinematics
marginal
Structure and safety cage
poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
acceptable

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
poor
Lower Leg/Foot
poor
Overall Evaluation
poor
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
marginal
Structure and Safety Cage
poor
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by Dodge
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 100,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    5 model years or newer/less than 75,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    3 months/3,000 miles

  • Powertrain warranty

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    125-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Grand Caravan received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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