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2016 Dodge Grand Caravan Overview


Published on Sep 8, 2015

The Dodge Grand Caravan has been Chrysler’s family road warrior for generations, ever since it was first introduced in 1983 as, simply, the Caravan. Today, it’s one of the most flexible minivans on the market.
 

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Press Kit: 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan

Press Kit: 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan
2016 Dodge Grand Caravan, America’s Most Affordable Minivan, Offers Popular Features at a Sizable Value

Plus Packages on Grand Caravan SE and SXT models offer most desired features, such as power second- and third-row windows, power driver’s seat, Bluetooth connectivity and SiriusXM Radio, at a significant value
Popular and class-exclusive Blacktop Package available on SE Plus and SXT models
Industry-exclusive Super Stow ’n Go seating can be easily operated with one hand, allowing users to convert from carrying seven to hauling cargo in a matter of seconds
Standard award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine provides best-in-class 283 horsepower without a penalty at the gas pump, getting up to 25 miles per gallon (mpg)
More than 55 available safety, security and technology features
Dodge Grand Caravan is the best-selling and most awarded minivan ever


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For 2016, the Dodge Grand Caravan – the best-selling, most awarded minivan ever and the most affordable minivan in the United States – continues its tradition of offering customers style, versatility and added features at an outstanding value.

The Plus Packages, available on Dodge Grand Caravan SE and SXT models, introduced for the 2015 model year, continue for the 2016 model year to deliver the most popular features and options at a considerable value for customers.

The Dodge Grand Caravan SE Plus features unique 17-inch Satin Carbon aluminum wheels and body-color heated exterior mirrors. Unique interior appointments include silver accent stitching and piano black accents throughout, black cloth seats, a black leather-wrapped steering wheel, black leather-wrapped shift knob, black headliner and overhead console, bright heating and air conditioning trim bezels, power second- and third-row windows, and the Uconnect Handsfree Group, which features SiriusXM Radio with a one-year subscription, Bluetooth streaming audio and voice command, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

The Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Plus builds on the SXT model and includes standard power sliding doors, power liftgate, super center console and much more. The SXT Plus adds premium appointments, including unique 17-inch polished aluminum wheels with Granite Crystal pockets, bright chrome roof rack, bright window trim moldings, fog lamps and automatic headlamps.

On the inside, families are treated to all of the ingenious versatility of the Grand Caravan. Details include black Torino leatherette seats with premium suede inserts and silver accent stitching, power 10-way driver’s seat, piano black accent trim bezels, bright chrome accents, Uconnect handsfree voice command with Bluetooth streaming audio, SiriusXM Radio with a one-year subscription and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

The Blacktop Package, an exclusive customized blacked-out appearance first introduced in 2014, continues to be available on the Grand Caravan SE Plus, SXT and SXT Plus models for 2016. The Blacktop Package includes 17-inch polished aluminum wheels with Gloss Black pockets, a Gloss Black grille, black headlamp bezels, an all-black interior, including headliner, door panels and console, unique black cloth seats and door trim panels with silver accent stitching, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with silver accent stitching and a leather shift knob. Grand Caravan SXT models with the Blacktop Package also include fog lamps. Models equipped with the Blacktop Package are available in Granite Crystal, Billet Silver, Brilliant Black, Redline, Red Pearl (late availability) and Bright White.

The 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan is available in four models that fit almost any lifestyle and budget – the AVP, SE, SXT and R/T – with innovative design and features inherent in every model.

Unmatched versatility

Available on the AVP and standard on the SE, SXT and R/T is the industry-exclusive Super Stow ’n Go seating with easy one-touch operation and more comfortable seats. The second-row Stow ’n Go seats in the Dodge Grand Caravan can be effortlessly stowed in less than five seconds with just one hand. And when not stowed, only Dodge Grand Caravan allows secure storage in the second-row in-floor bins. Standard on all Grand Caravan models is the 60/40 split-folding third-row Stow ’n Go seating. Only Grand Caravan can so effortlessly be transformed from hauling seven passengers to hauling cargo in a matter of seconds.

Award-winning engine
At the heart of the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan is the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine mated to a smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transaxle. This engine was named one of “Ward’s 10 Best Engines” three years in a row. In the Grand Caravan, the Pentastar V-6 delivers a best-in-class 283 horsepower, 260 lb.-ft. of torque and best-in-class 3,600-lbs. towing.

Dodge Grand Caravan also features a driver-selectable fuel economizer mode. Drivers can change the transaxle shift schedule with the push of a button to maximize their fuel economy. In addition, lower-rolling resistance tires, a spoiler and reduced mechanical drag all contribute to Dodge Grand Caravan’s class-leading aerodynamics and efficient fuel economy. Even with the potent V-6 powertrain, Grand Caravan still manages to deliver a generous fuel economy rating of 25 miles per gallon (mpg) on the highway, which translates to 500 miles on a single tank of fuel.

Dodge Grand Caravan R/T is where versatility meets performance and attitude. Uniquely designed both inside and out, the R/T features a suspension tuned for sporty handling, while still providing a comfortable ride. The shocks were re-tuned to work in conjunction with the higher rate springs at all four corners. These changes allow for quicker responses to driver input and tighter handling characteristics.

Exterior details

Grand Caravan’s design is intended to convey the dynamic driving nature of the vehicle. A front fascia sports the Dodge signature “split crosshair” grille and quad headlamps, which combine to give the face of the 2016 Grand Caravan a sporty feel. A sculpted rear fascia and liftgate and rear “ring of fire” LED tail lamps complete the look from front to back.

Another innovation from the minivan leader is the Stow ‘n Place roof rack system that lets owners stow the roof bows in the side rails when they’re not using them and snap them easily into place when needed. The ability to stow the roof bows when they’re not being used means less aerodynamic drag and wind buffeting and better overall efficiency.

Premium interior

Dodge Grand Caravan owners will step inside to a world-class interior. A modern, one-piece instrument panel is intuitive for the customer with instinctive ergonomics and large gauges, with premium bright accents and soft-touches throughout. An available “super” center console provides clever functionality and storage for the active commuter as well as easy driver/passenger access with a pass-through storage space for larger items, like a purse.

A three-spoke steering wheel with integrated controls for audio, navigation and speed control also offers a minivan-first heated steering wheel option. The best storage in the segment rounds out the improved interior.

More than 55 available safety, security and technology features keep families safe and connected
Available safety and security features include standard front seat-mounted side air bags, a driver-side knee blocker air bag, three-row side-curtain air bags, electronic stability control (ESC), tire-pressure monitoring, daytime running lights (DRLs) and remote keyless entry. The available Safety Sphere Package of features includes ParkSense rear park assist system, Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection system and rain-sensitive wipers.

With class-leading cargo capacity, best-in-class power and segment-exclusive Super Stow ’n Go, the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan truly is the industry’s most affordable and most versatile cargo and passenger vehicle.

2016 Dodge Grand Caravan AVP (American Value Package)
With standard equipment like the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with class-leading 283 horsepower and six-speed automatic transmission, air conditioning, 17-inch wheels, anti-lock four-wheel disc brakes (ABS), electronic stability control (ESC), seven airbags, second-row in-floor storage bins, third-row Stow ’n Go seating, power windows, locks and mirrors, remote keyless entry, air conditioning, tilt-and-telescoping steering column, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, cruise control and much more, the Grand Caravan is a tremendous value in the minivan segment, and the only van priced less than $22,000.

Optional equipment includes:

Second-row Stow ’n Go seats
Compact spare tire


Uconnect Handsfree Group:

Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
Rearview auto-dimming mirror with microphone
SiriusXM Radio
Bluetooth streaming audio
Uconnect Voice Command with Bluetooth


2016 Dodge Grand Caravan SE

The Dodge Grand Caravan SE includes features such as second-row Super Stow ’n Go seating, three-zone climate control, floor console with cup holders, deep-tint sunscreen glass, six speakers, body-color exterior handles, side moldings and sill appliques.

The SE Plus continues for the 2016 model year, and the popular Blacktop Package continues as an option with the SE Plus.

Optional equipment includes:

Uconnect Handsfree Group
Compact spare tire


SE Plus:


17-inch Satin Carbon aluminum wheels
Body-color heated exterior mirrors
Black cloth seats with silver accent stitching
Black leather-wrapped steering wheel with piano black bezels and silver accent stitching
Black leather-wrapped shift knob
Front door armrests with silver accent stitching and piano black appliques
Instrument panel piano black appliques and climate control chrome trim bezels
Black headliner and overhead console
Second-row power windows
Power vented rear quarter windows
One-touch front power windows
Uconnect Handsfree Group, which includes:
Rearview auto-dimming mirror with microphone
SiriusXM Radio
Bluetooth streaming audio
Uconnect Voice Command with Bluetooth


Blacktop Package:


17-inch polished aluminum wheels with Gloss Black pockets
Gloss Black grille
Black headlamp bezels
All-black interior, including headliner, door panels and center console
Unique black cloth seats with silver accent stitching
Black door trim panel with unique silver accent stitching
Leather-wrapped steering wheel with unique silver accent stitching
Leather-wrapped shift knob


Power Window Group:


Second-row power windows
Power vented rear quarter windows
One-touch front power windows


Single DVD Entertainment System:


6.5-inch Uconnect touchscreen display
ParkView rear backup camera
30GB hard drive
Second-row overhead 9-inch high-resolution video screen
DVD console
Two USB charging ports
HDMI input
115-volt inverter
Two wireless headphones
Video remote control
SiriusXM Radio


2016 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT
The Dodge Grand Caravan SXT is the only minivan in America priced at a starting U.S. MSRP less than $28,000 to include the functionality of power dual sliding doors and power liftgate. Other standard equipment includes second-row power windows, third-row power quarter air vents, body-color heated mirrors, segment-exclusive Super Center Console and Stow ’n Place roof rack system.
The SXT Plus continues for the 2016 model year, and an industry-exclusive Blu-ray DVD system with dual 9-inch screens in the second and third rows is available on SXT Plus models.

Optional equipment includes:

Uconnect 430 Radio with 6.5-inch touchscreen, CD/DVD/MP3/HDD and 30GB hard drive (approximately 6,700 song capacity), Gracenote Music ID, audio input jack and ParkView rear backup camera
Garmin navigation
SiriusXM Radio
Uconnect Handsfree Group
Power 10-way driver seat
Compact spare tire


SXT Plus:
Includes all of the SXT content and adds:

17-inch polished aluminum wheels with Granite Crystal pockets
Bright chrome window-trim belt molding
Bright chrome roof rack
Fog lamps
Automatic headlamps
Black Torino leather seats with premium suede inserts and silver accent stitching
Power 10-way driver’s seat
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob with silver accent stitching
Uconnect Handsfree Group, which includes:
Rearview auto-dimming mirror with microphone
SiriusXM Radio
Bluetooth streaming audio
Uconnect Voice Command with Bluetooth


Driver Convenience Group:

Heated steering wheel
Heated first-row seats
Second- and third-row sunshades
Remote USB port
Overhead console system with storage bins, ambient lighting and rear swiveling reading/courtesy lights


Blacktop Package:

Includes all of the SE Plus Blacktop content and adds fog lamps


Single DVD Entertainment System:

Uconnect 430 Radio
6.5-inch touchscreen display
ParkView rear backup camera
30GB hard drive
Second-row overhead 9-inch high-resolution video screen
DVD console
Two USB charging ports
HDMI input
115-volt inverter
Two wireless headphones
Video remote control
SiriusXM Radio


Dual DVD Blu-ray Entertainment System:
Includes all of the single DVD entertainment system content and adds:

Second- and third-row overhead 9-inch high-resolution video screens
Blu-ray DVD console


Security Group:

Security alarm
Remote start system


2016 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T
The Grand Caravan R/T includes a very distinctive monochromatic exterior and unique 17-inch polished aluminum wheels with Gloss Black pockets, premium black Torino leather interior with red accent stitching, nine speakers with amplifier and subwoofer, a unique sport suspension and more.

Dodge Grand Caravan R/T models also include Uconnect 430 Radio with 6.5-inch touchscreen, ParkView rear backup camera, remote start, power liftgate, power dual sliding doors and security alarm as standard. Added value can also be found with the available dual DVD Blu-ray rear entertainment system.

Optional equipment includes:

Black roof rails
Garmin navigation
Single DVD Entertainment System
Dual DVD Blu-ray entertainment system


Driver Convenience Group:

Heated steering wheel
Heated front and rear seats
Uconnect Phone with voice command and Bluetooth streaming audio
Second- and third-row sunshades
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Remote USB port


Safety Sphere Group:

Rain-sensitive wipers
ParkSense rear park assist system
Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection


Trailer-tow Group:

Heavy-duty engine cooling
Trailer-tow wiring harness
Load-leveling and height-control suspension


For 2016, the Dodge Grand Caravan is available in Billet Silver Metallic, Brilliant Black Pearl, Deep Cherry Red Pearl, Redline Red Pearl, Red Pearl (late availability), Sandstone Pearl, Bright White, True Blue Pearl and Granite Crystal Metallic.

The 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan is built at the Windsor Assembly Plant in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
 
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