2016 Dodge Grand Caravan: A Comfortable and Safe Space
Since the dawn of its inception, the Grand Caravan has been sought fervently by the family man or woman for its comfortably roomy interior and excellent safety features. When it comes to the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan for sale, at your local dealership, that fact remains true today. This time around, however, it’s a state-of-the-art take on how a Caravan should function. The comfort and space inside the Grand Caravan are now more versatile, and the inclusion of over 55 safety features ensures that you, the significant other, and the kids will stay safe.
Let’s explore some of the modern twists that have been thrown in the 2016 Grand Caravan, which is undoubtedly the best one yet.
A Spacious and Comfortable Interior
With years of refinement, it’s no surprise that the inside of the current Grand Caravan model is the best one the lineup has ever seen. As a matter of fact, the comfort and space-saving features found inside the interior has given this Grand Caravan a reputation of being the most versatile vehicle in its class. Once you see some of the benefits this vehicle has to offer, you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about.
Versatile Storage Capability
Dodge described the interior of the Grand Caravan perfectly: strength in flexibility. The Super Stow ’n Go storage system is a great example of this and is easier to use than ever. Remember the old days where if you wanted more cargo space you’d have to physically remove the back seat of a van and store it somewhere else? Those days are gone. Instead, we are left with this system which allows the second and third-row seats to fold flat — literally — into the floor of the Grand Caravan. Each seat only takes a couple of seconds to fold flat and triples your available cargo space to more than 143 cu-ft.
Even with all the seats up, the Grand Caravan is still able to provide plenty of clever storage options that further increases the overall roominess. Along with an overhead storage bin for small items and a center console with ample storage room and the in-floor storage space, the second and third-row seats fold, providing an additional 12 cubic feet of storage. So even when the seats are up, you are still getting above-average cargo capacity.
When all the seats are folded up, the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan is able to seat up to seven passengers comfortably. The configuration of the seats — captain chairs in the second row, and a bench seat in the third row — provides the optimal combination of the Caravan's storage and ample passenger room.
A big part of what makes the Grand Caravan so appealing is the premium materials used to make the seats. Depending on what upgrades/trim you get, the Grand Caravan can come with two types of seat materials: either cloth or leather. This isn’t the type of cheap cloth you are thinking of, either. It’s some premium stuff and comes in a variety of colors like gray, black, and beige. Upgrading to the leather trimmed seats gets you some serious comfort, and the supple Torino leather trim comes in either black with red accent stitching, or black with silver accent stitching. Regardless of which color is chosen, the leather seats come with perforated suede inserts in order to help keep the occupants cool and content when the cabin gets warm.
Remember how I mentioned the Grand Caravan had some interesting twists thrown in? Well, the tailgate seating feature is one of those twists. With the tailgate seating, it’s possible to actually take the 60/40 split-folding, third-row seats and flip them completely around so that they are facing the back. This only works when the Grand Caravan is in parked position, obviously, and allows a unique way to enjoy a spontaneous camping trip in a park. When the seats are in this position, the opened tailgate provides protection from the elements, and the seats can even recline.
With clever storage space and comfortably roomy seating like this, it’s no wonder the Grand Caravan has an interior that gave it the reputation of being one of the most versatile vehicles in its class. But, a spacious interior like this can’t be enjoyed unless you know the entire family is safe.
Safety on the Inside and Out
With over 55 standard and available safety and security features for you and your family, it’s safe to say that the Grand Caravan is able to provide you with that peace of mind you are looking for.
Where Steel and Pillows Meet
The 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan is loaded with airbags on the inside and is a mountain of steel on the outside. Seven airbags encompass the entire front and sides of the vehicle, and specially designed front and rear crumple zones have been set in place to help mitigate impact energy before it reaches the cabin. Even if it does, that impact energy still needs to get through the high-strength steel safety frame, which has been designed to contribute to the vehicle’s overall impact performance, which is why it was able to score four and five-star ratings respectively for IIHS’ front and side impact tests.
Technological Safety Features
The Grand Caravan also has plenty of safety technology on-board as well; such as blind spot monitoring, rear cross path detection, a backup camera, and rear park assist. All of which are aimed at making your life less stressful in certain driving situations. On top of these features, all-speed traction control, and electronic stability control also come standard, and aid the driver in hazardous weather conditions.
There are plenty of other safety features on board as well, and even a few that are child specific, such as LATCH, child protection door locks, and an observation mirror so you can keep an eye on the kids without turning around.
Comfortable and Safe; Just Like Home
Plenty of places to store things, plush seats, a spacious interior, safe and secure; sounds more like home than a vehicle, doesn’t it? Which is what the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan might as well be marketed as — a house on wheels.
Whether it’s a long road trip or a quick run to the grocery store with the kids, this versatile van will keep you and yours safe and comfortable along the way.