Dodge Grand Caravan vs Toyota Sienna

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The Dodge Grand Caravan and Toyota Sienna are neck and neck with most capabilities and features. These two minivans can both carry seven passengers, but only Dodge has the exclusive Stow n Go seating. Sometimes things go as planned, then again, sometimes they don’t; therefore, depending on the amount of space needed, or where passengers are seated, each individual seat within the second and third rows can fold down separately.

Dodge Grand Caravan Power & Handling

Monsters don’t live under the bed; they live under your hood. Flex your strength with a 3.6L Pentastar V6 that packs the most horsepower in its class. You will enjoy 283 horsepower and 25 highway mpg for towing, hauling and dropping jaws. All-speed traction control monitors wheel spin so the drive wheels have maximum traction. It is particularly useful when starting off in wet or icy conditions. If the system detects wheel slip, it applies brake pressure to the slipping wheels and may reduce engine power to help maintain traction and vehicle stability.

Toyota Sienna Power & Handling

The 6-speed automatic does a good job of finding and holding the right gears and when it does shift, the transition is nearly imperceptible. We found the Sienna’s ride to be quite smooth, but did feel there was more road and wind noise inside than in the Honda Odyssey. With some small blind spots toward the rear of the van, we also found the Blind Spot Monitoring system a welcome addition. For those seeking a more dialed-in driving experience, the SE trim offers a sport-tuned suspension and 19-inch wheels. Both features improve handling but also result in a harsher ride and more road noise inside the cabin.

Dodge Grand Caravan Features & Design

Stay in charge with plenty of different interior configurations including industry-exclusive Super Stow ‘n Go seating that folds flat in seconds and offers up to 81 seating configurations. The exclusive Super Stow ‘n Go Seating and Storage System enables second- and third-row seats to fold completely flat in seconds to triple your available interior space. Even the bells and whistles have bells and whistles.all passengers get what they want with a class-exclusive Blu-Ray and DVD entertainment system+ that can play different media across two screens, so some passengers can watch a movie while the others play a game.

Toyota Sienna Features & Design

Swoon-inducing looks usually aren’t at the top of the list for minivan buyers and, while the 2014 Sienna isn’t likely to change that, its sheetmetal is comfortably inoffensive. The Sienna has a mildly athletic, forward-leaning stance. A svelte beltline runs the length of each side, effectively splitting the vehicle and preventing it from looking bloated. SE models, which aim to be sportier, sit a bit lower and ride on bigger, 19-inch wheels. The Sienna SE also features smoked taillights and, for a visually lower stance, side skirting.

Conclusions

The Sienna also is fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology including Bluetooth Connectivity for hands free navigation and access to various apps through voice recognition. There also is a USB port for charging devices, and a free 90 day Sirius XM radio tria. The 2014 Grand Caravan’s navigational options fall within the new Uconnect touchscreen system, which also includes a voice command option.

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