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Dodge debuts new heritage-inspired color names and new hues for the 2017 model year. This is the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan.
 

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The Dodge Grand Caravan still available in 2017

The Dodge Grand Caravan still available in 2017



September 14, 2016

With the arrival of the new Chrysler Pacifica minivan, we were sure the Dodge Grand Caravan would be retired at the same time as its cousin, the Chrysler Town & Country. However, the high MSRP of the Pacifica, $43,995 before freight and delivery charges, likely disoriented families on a budget who were attracted by the Dodge minivan’s low price.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles decided to prolong the Grand Caravan’s life, in its current form, by at least a year. For 2017, it receives very few changes.


The most affordable version is still the Canadian Value Package edition that includes air conditioning, cruise control, a four-speaker sound system, keyless entry and a telescoping steering column as standard equipment. To get the second-row Stow ‘n Go seats that fold flat in the floor, we must move up to the SXT, which also adds a modular roof rack, 17-inch alloy wheels, three-zone air conditioning, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a power driver’s seat. In both cases, Bluetooth connectivity is optional.

The Crew version gets more equipment, such as climate control and a trip computer, while the Crew Plus benefits from an enhanced infotainment system, a rearview camera, power-sliding doors and leather-faced seats.

The Dodge Grand Caravan R/T becomes the GT for 2017, but otherwise, changes are minimal. Aside from its sportier, monochromatic appearance—which sounds funny because it’s a minivan, but anyway—the GT trim adds heated second-row seats, a heated steering wheel and a remote starter, which are all optional features in lesser trim levels.

Among the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan’s other available options, we find a trailer tow hitch, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a navigation system, a blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert and a rear-seat Blu-ray entertainment system with two screens.

Under the hood is FCA’s widespread 3.6-litre V6, which develops 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque, mixed with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Grand Caravan’s towing capacity can reach 3600 lbs. (or 1633 kg), while city/highway fuel economy numbers are set at 13.7/9.4 L/100 km.

Pricing for the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan hasn’t yet been announced. However, we’re expecting it to be very similar to that of the 2016 edition, including the substantial rebates that bring the entry price down to about $23,000.
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2017 Dodge Grand Caravan winner 5-Year Cost to Own Award

2017 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited and 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan Receive 5-Year Cost to Own Awards From Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com

For a third consecutive year, Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited earns lowest 5-Year Cost to Own Award in Mid-size SUV/Crossover category
2017 Dodge Grand Caravan earns 5-Year Cost to Own Award in minivan category for the third time in four years
Awards honor vehicles with the lowest projected ownership costs for the first five years of ownership


February 8, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -

Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com has named the 2017 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited and the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan winners of its 5-Year Cost to Own Awards.

For a third consecutive year, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has been named the winner of the lowest 5-Year Cost to Own award in the Mid-size SUV/Crossover category, while the Dodge Grand Caravan has earned the 5-Year Cost to Own award in the minivan segment for the third time in four years.

The 2017 5-Year Cost to Own Awards honor the vehicles and brands (luxury and non-luxury) with the lowest projected ownership costs, based on Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own data for new cars for the initial five-year ownership period.

“The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is in a class by itself in style, capabilities, ruggedness, and it is also a recognized leader in cost-to-own," said Jack Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book and kbb.com. "With a design that channels the military Jeep vehicles of the 1940s and takes that to a modern level, the Wrangler Unlimited delivers on its promises that include high resale value and low ownership costs.

“When it comes to cost-effective people hauling, you can’t beat the Dodge Grand Caravan,” said Nerad. “Created by the company that invented the minivan, the Grand Caravan offers comfort, style and innovative features like Stow ‘n Go seating in a vehicle that tops the charts in five-year ownership costs.”

When considering its 5-Year Cost to Own Awards, Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com takes into consideration depreciation, expected fuel costs, finance and insurance fees, maintenance and repair costs, and state fees for all new models.

2017 Jeep Wrangler

The iconic 2017 Jeep Wrangler – the most capable and recognized vehicle in the world – features a standard eight-speaker audio system and an optional Premium Alpine Audio Package that includes nine Alpine speakers, a subwoofer and a 552-watt amplifier. The 2017 Jeep Wrangler delivers unmatched off-road capability with legendary four-wheel drive and is produced with more than seven decades of 4x4 engineering experience. Wrangler continues to offer a body-on-frame design, front and rear five-link suspension system, live axles, electronic lockers, and is one of the few mid-size SUVs that offers a six-speed manual transmission in addition to its five-speed automatic.

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan

The 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan continues its tradition of offering customers style, versatility and added features at an outstanding value. Since FCA US LLC invented the minivan segment more than 30 years ago, the innovative Grand Caravan has introduced nearly 80 segment firsts, including ParkView rear backup camera, Stow ‘n Place roof rack system and selectable fuel economizer mode. One innovation that continues is the Grand Caravan’s industry-exclusive Super Stow ‘n Go seating, which can be easily operated with one hand, allowing users to convert from carrying seven to hauling cargo in a matter of seconds. The Grand Caravan is equipped with more than 55 available safety, security and technology features.

About Kelley Blue Book (www.kbb.com)

Founded in 1926, Kelley Blue Book, The Trusted Resource®, is the vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the automotive industry. Each week the company provides the most market-reflective values in the industry on its top-rated website KBB.com, including its famous Blue Book® Trade-In Values and Fair Purchase Price, which reports what others are paying for new and used cars this week. The company also provides vehicle pricing and values through various products and services available to car dealers, auto manufacturers, finance and insurance companies, and governmental agencies. Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com ranked highest in its category for brand equity by the 2016 Harris Poll EquiTrend® study and has been named Online Auto Shopping Brand of the Year for five consecutive years. Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc. is a Cox Automotive™ company.
 
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