New 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan – Release Date and Review

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan review

While the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan refinement may leave plenty of room for improvement, its versatility and feature galore in an inexpensive package make it an appealing option for people looking for a minivan. The Dodge Grand Caravan 2017 release date should be expected sometime this fall. 

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan side view, silver color, alloy wheels

Over the past decade, popularity for three-row crossover SUVs has grown in leaps and bounds, however, nothing available in the market today can completely replace a minivan in terms of third-row seat comfort and space. Furthermore, these kinds of vehicles offer abundant of cargo volume to stow away your brood’s stuff. Again, from a price point of view, the minivans win hands down.

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan rear view, red color, taillights and badges

There’s plenty of value offered by the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan whether you’re just looking for the basic iteration or the top-of-the-line model. Plenty of standard equipment are offered including but not limited to cruise control, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, smartphone app connectivity, and a rearview camera.

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The 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan interior has been reinvigorated and comes with upgraded interior materials and features over the previous model. The infotainment system has been improved and now offers better response times than the existing model. While we appreciate the efforts Dodge has invested on their latest Caravan, there’s still plenty more to be desired especially in terms of refinement.

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan rear view, gray color, taillights and tailpipe

Some of the cons of owing it include mediocre safety scores, bumpy ride quality relative to its rivals, an unrefined powertrain, and a limited driver legroom. That said, the segment offers quite a number of alternatives. Some of these include the 2017 Kia Sedona, Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, and the Chrysler Town & Country.

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2017 Dodge Grand Caravan Review of Trims

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan front view, grille and badges

Six trims are offered for the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan: American Value Package, SXT, SXT Plus, SE, SE Plus, and the R/T.

Dodge Grand Caravan colors: Cashmere Pearl coat, Granite Crystal Metallic, Bright White Clear Coat, Redline 2 Pearl Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat, True Blue Pearl Coat, Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, and Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl Coat. Changes can be expected on its release date.

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan Interior & Exterior Changes

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Some of the standard accessories offered for the Dodge Grand Caravan AVP include a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, seventeen-inch wheels, an auxiliary audio jack, a CD player, heated mirrors, full power accessories, automatic dual-zone climate control, a conversation mirror, power locks and windows, a CD player, and reclining backseats, and a four-speaker audio system.

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Upgrading to the Caravan SE gets you a front floor console, second-row captain’s chairs, a six-speaker audio system, automatic tri-zone climate control, and heated exterior mirrors. Options available here include a steering-wheel-mounted radio controls, auto-dimming rearview mirror, power windows, satellite and HD radio, and leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Upgrading to the Caravan SE Plus should get you features such as an overhead console, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, and all the features bundled by the Uconnect Hands-free Group package.

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan interior, leather seats

Moving on, the Caravan SXT comes with all the features of the SE Plus model plus foglights, chrome exterior trim, an eight-way power driver seat, leatherette upholstery, automatic headlights, a power liftgate, power sliding rear doors, roof rails, and seventeen-inch alloy wheels.

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Finally, the Grand Caravan R/T is the top-of-the-line model that comes equipped with all the standard features of the SXT Plus model plus unique interior lighting, a performance-tuned suspension system, an upgraded nine-speaker audio system, a rear overhead console, a body-colored grille, a 6.5” touchscreen display, a rearview camera, black interior accents, a 115-V power outlet, remote engine start, and full leather upholstered seats.

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2017 Dodge Grand Caravan trunk, cargo space

Different optional packages are also available for each individual trim model, as are individual stand-alone features.

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan Engine Specs

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan engine

Beneath the hood of the Dodge Grand Caravan 2017 is a 283 horsepower – generating 3.6L V6 engine that also makes 260 lbs. ft. of torque. The power is transferable only to the front wheels via the six-speed automatic transmission system.

Fuel economy should be expected at around 17/25/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined as per EPA estimates.

Specifications

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Wheelbase: 10 ft. 1.2 in. (121.2 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 10.8 in. (202.8 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 6.7 in. (78.7 in.)
Passenger volume: 195.8 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 143.8 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 4510 lbs.
Top Speed: 113 mph
0-60: 7.9 sec
MPG: 17/25 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat, Cashmere/Sandstone Pearl Coat, Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Redline 2 Pearl Coat, True Blue Pearl Coat…
Towing Capacity: 3600 lbs

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan Release Date & Price

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan release date

Rumors allege the new model’s availability should be expected sometime this fall, with the basic model expected to cost you an MSRP starting from around $22,000.

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2017 Dodge Grand Caravan exterior, front view, grille, badges and headlights

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2017 Dodge Grand Caravan exterior, front view, red color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan exterior, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

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