2016 Dodge Grand Caravan Buyer's Guide

By Allyson Harwood on March 11, 2016 7:53 AM

Last Laps for the Original

The Dodge Grand Caravan is the minivan that started it all, way back in 1983. Dodge has announced that the Grand Caravan will cease production, but not until at least 2017. Until then, Dodge's minivan will continue to offer the lowest starting price in the minivan segment. The current-generation Grand Caravan dates back to the 2008 model year and its resale values are below the category average, things to keep in mind when weighing Dodge's people-mover against some of the others.

Driving It

"The 283-horsepower V6 and 6-speed automatic deliver world-class acceleration and smoothness, and the brakes feel strong and competent. While the Grand Caravan's suspension returns a smooth ride, it takes a back seat to the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna in the areas of cornering and turning radius." Find out more in our 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan full review.

Cool Features

Available Stow 'n Go seats in the second row can be folded flat into the floor with one hand in less than 5 seconds. When the seats are up, you can use those same bins to store smaller items that will be hidden from view. The third row folds flat as well, allowing for a cargo area akin to that of a moving van. If you want a minivan with a little more attitude, the Grand Caravan R/T features more responsive suspension tuning, sportier wheels and black leather seats with red stitching.

Consumer Feedback

KBB.com reader and Grand Caravan owner Mopar Owner explains: "While it might not do everything as well as other specific vehicles - it does all things well! It has the utility of a truck, the comfortable ride of a family car, and the people hauling capacity of a van. The engine is peppy and powerful- and can tow smaller loads well. It does get a bit loud and a little buzzy when accelerating at higher speeds - but performs well when you aren't leaning on it hard." Read more Dodge Grand Caravan consumer reviews.

Build and Price

With a starting sticker price of around $23,000, the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan AVP is the lowest-priced minivan in America. A fully loaded Grand Caravan R/T can top $39,000. How much should you really pay? Build and price your own 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan to unlock its Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.

More Minivans

When do you know you've found the right minivan? Only after you've explored them all. Check out our Minivan Buyer's Guide to become an instant expert on all your options.