2016 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner’s Manual

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2016 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner’s Manual – The sleek new Chrysler Pacifica might be getting all the attention lately. Still, its maker, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, is not ready yet to put all its minivan eggs in 1 basket. And so the Dodge manufacturer is hanging on to its possess minivan offering, the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner’s Manual-mechanical twin for Pacifica’s predecessor, the now-defunct Town & Country minivan, for at least another year. www.carlottawines.com

Last redesigned for 2008, the Grand Caravan is getting previous, and it is now becoming positioned as a budget minivan alternative using a low, low starting price of $24,590. The Grand Caravan’s top trim level charges only $33,490. As well as a well-equipped variation from the new Chrysler can take you in, which to $50,000.

2016 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner’s Manual
2016 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner’s Manual

What’s New

Not a lot has been modified since Dodge dropped the then-new Pentastar V-6 engine into the 2011 Grand Caravan. Since then, a new entry-level American Value Package (AVP) trim brought the starting price down for 2012, and a new, sinister-looking Blacktop appearance package deal arrived for 2014. (On 2016 models, it’s priced from $395 to $695.) A handful of other equipment deals brought much more characteristics, like energy sliding doors and an electricity liftgate, down for the midpack SE and SXT trim levels.

What We Like

Practicality reigns supreme within the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner’s Manual, as it should within a minivan. Chrysler’s Stow’ n Go seating system, which enables you to fold equally the second-and third-row seats into compartments on the floor, remains a laudable innovation. No other minivan competitor (other than the Pacifica, needless to say) delivers fold-flat second-row cores. The compartments that swallow the folded seats provide a good amount of underfloor storage space when the seats are erected and in use.

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The driving experience remains solid, with the 3.6-liter V-6 delivering mostly clean and robust power using its standard six-speed computerized transmission. The steering is nicely weighted, and the dealing with is protected, even if the R/T model’s supposed “performance tuned” chassis doesn’t quite live up to its sporty billing-not that one particular expects sportiness to be a priority inside a minivan.

What We Don’t Like

Everything about the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner’s Manual looks and feels previous. With its blocky exterior styling, it seems shabby next to the stylish and sleek Pacifica. Despite some updates over the years, the low-cost plastics identified throughout the interior remind us of Chrysler’s pre-bankruptcy days. The Stow’ n Go seats, while handy, also compromise convenience since the modest chairs skimp on padding so that they can suit into the underfloor compartments.

It’s no surprise the dated Grand Caravan’s technology offerings are decidedly subpar. A central touchscreen is not even available within the AVP or SE models. The 6.5-inch Uconnect screen, optional within the SXT and regular within the R/T, is old-school and less seamless in use than newer versions of the touchscreen system.

Tech-savvy little ones in the back seats are going to be remaining fighting for USB ports to charge their products; the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner’s Manual gives a maximum of only two USB charging ports while in the back, while the Pacifica can be experienced with up to 5 ports spread over a few rows of seats. Some active-safety characteristics are offered, namely blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, but only within the prime R/T model. The Grand Caravan does not provide the lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise management, and forward-collision warning methods offered on most other minivans.