There have been many changes to the Dodge Grand Caravan over the years, and the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan is a whole new vehicle compared to the older models. The newest Grand Caravan is the Caravan of all Caravans thanks to state-of-the-art technology, engineering, and materials.
The 2016 Caravan is sure to provide a quality experience for whatever reason it’s being picked up. Whether it’s needed for storage space, safety for the kids, or a long road-trip vehicle; the new Caravan aims to please.
It was in 1984 that the Caravan was first released, and since then a lot has changed. The Dodge Caravan was an instant success with families world-wide, and is still a very successful vehicle today.
The first Dodge Grand Caravan was originally manufactured by DaimlerChrysler and
first sold in 1984. The Caravan was owned by Chrysler until 1998, and have since then become exclusively a Dodge vehicle. This Caravan produced by Chrysler was the first modern minivan. Being the first of its kind, the Caravan pioneered the market for this type of vehicle.
The original Caravan had a three-speed TorqueFlight automatic transmission and a five-speed manual that were available. These transmissions could be paired with the four-cylinder engine, including a 2.5-liter turbocharged engine. This type of engine was a bit of an anomaly at the time, and this engine put out some powerful horsepower. The Caravan also had some impressive safety features for it’s time, and sported superior cargo room compared to other vehicles on the road at the time.
Even though it was a powerful engine at the time, it’s a discarded shell of the newer engines that have evolved over the years. Along with engine performance, the Caravan has seen some major changes over the years in safety as well. Particularly, 1991-1994 were big years for changes in the Caravan. It had integrated child safety seats introduced, anti-lock brakes, and the first driver’s side airbag made standard in a minivan, as well as dual front airbags. In 2001, the new Caravan was even larger than before. It had more cargo space, seating room, and overall space.
It’s evident that Chrysler/Dodge focused on safety, space, and performance of the Caravan over the years. These are 3 key factors that consumers look for in the Caravan, and the manufacturers knew that. The manufacturers made sure to always upgrade these to the best of their ability, and the 2016 model has the best features yet.
With each generation, the Grand Caravan has improved. So, how is 2016 any different? The 2016 Grand Caravan not only has years of tweaks and improvements behind it, but it’s also built by modern engineering standards. Now, there are some pretty advanced engineering concepts as well as state-of-the-art material and technologies to build it with. This means that the 2016 Grand Caravan is built with the best way possible.
The 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan is the caravan of all caravans, whether it’s matched up to its older models or competing rivals. The Grand Caravan is much more than just a minivan now; it’s a utility vehicle. With more than capable performance, safety features, and storage space; the days of Soccer Mom jokes are over.
The Stow N’ Go has been around for a few generations now, except now in 2016 the name is graced with a bolstering adjective: super. The Super Stow N’ Go seating and storage system technology allows the Grand Caravan to reach legendary cargo space numbers. Even by van standards, it has a lot of storage space.
The Super Stow N’ Go technology allows for the middle and rear seats to fold down and into floor, folding flat in just seconds. This eliminates the experience of awkwardly balancing objects on top of folded down seats, and allows the Grand Caravan to have increased cargo space. The Grand Caravan has more than 143 cubic feet of storage space with the seats folded flat, which is a legitimate amount of measured cubic feet; because there are no seats in the way.
Even if the seats aren’t folded down, the back of the Caravan still has plenty of space to store items in the trunk and in nooks placed throughout the vehicle. Thanks to the design of the seats, it has spacious seating for up to 7 people. All the space offered by the Grand Caravan makes for one comfortable road trip. A cool feature of the Caravan’s rear seats is they can be flipped completely around; individually or together.
The Grand Caravan has airbags lining the entirety of the vehicle, and on the outside, the frame is made of high-strength steel as a first line of defense against a collision. The Grand Caravan not only has generic state-of-the-art safety features installed, like blind-spot monitoring and back up-safety technology. But, it also has safety features tailored specifically for keeping the kids safe. The observation mirror that sits above the rear-view allows the front passengers to easily see everything going on in the entire back of the vehicle. The LATCH system, an acronym for Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children, allows a quick and easy way to put the child seats in. Best part? It assures that the child seat will be put in properly every time. Along with child protection locks, these child-safety features give the driver the peace of mind needed to focus on the road.
The engine under the hood of the Grand Caravan is no joke; this van can really move. The 2016 Grand Caravan has a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 Flex-Fuel engine that features dual-overhead camshafts and variable valve timing. This engine provides the Grand Caravan with best-in-class horsepower and torque, putting out 283 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. All while getting up to 25 mpg highway, which is impressive considering the size of the vehicle and how much it can tow.
The Grand Caravan also has best in class towing, with a capacity of up to 3,600 pounds. Giving the Caravan some serious performance and utility capabilities. Thanks to the engine upgrade, gone are the days of the minivan only being for the soccer-moms out there. Now, there is plenty of horsepower for dad as well.
Miami Lakes Dodge has a big selection of new 2016 Grand Caravans. Plus, they have a dealer discount. The original MSRP of a Dodge Grand Caravan AVP is $23,680, but with a dealer discount of $4,689 from Miami Lakes Dodge, the adjusted price is $18,991. On top of great dealer discounts, Miami Lakes Dodge has everything else needed for getting behind the wheel of a new and improved Grand Caravan.
Make sure to utilize the highly-trained sales staff, which gives expert advice in order to provide the right vehicle. The staff at Miami Lakes also cares about their customers, and want to insure that they drive off the lot in the perfect car. After purchasing a vehicle from Miami Lakes Dodge, take advantage of the stellar repair services offered.
If anything goes wrong with your vehicle, the expert technicians will have it back on the road in no time. Miami Lakes Dodge also has a broad selection of inventory the you can browse right on the user-friendly website; where you can also book service appointments, get pre-approved for financing, and contact a parts department if you need one replaced.
Whatever it is that you need for your 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan, Miami Lakes Dodge has what you need.