Dodge has produced another winner with the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan, now available to British Columbia consumers. The top-selling family minivan in Canada has been boosted by the addition of some great new standard and optional features. The reasons for buying a new Grand Caravan remain many and compelling!
The 2018 edition comes with a 3.6L, 283-hp engine (providing 260 lb-ft of torque), making acceleration, climbs and passing manoeuvres a breeze. And it's a very comfortable breeze, as ride quality is another strong point in this family minivan that sets out to keep even the most finicky passengers cosy, coddled and with plenty of room to move.
That room to move applies very much to the second row of seats, and even to the third row of the seven-passenger minivan, as long as you don't expect miracles from what has too often been a children-only zone.
Even after 33 years of being the country's favourite family minivan, the Grand Caravan continues to appeal to a wide range of motorists, thanks to its great versatility and its classic, smooth lines, now more streamlined than ever before for 2017. Sophistication is a word increasingly associated with this grand dame of minivans, and it comes to mind not just when eyeing it, but also when you get in it.
Comfort, modernity, safety
Any family minivan worth its salt is going to put strong emphasis on delivering high-quality and state-of-the-art comfort and safety features. The 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan offers its occupants plenty of both.
The infotainment and audio systems are first-rate, and buyers can upgrade with some interesting options like the Radio 430N multimedia centre, which includes Sirius Satellite radio, a back-up camera and a navigation system, and a DVD entertainment system that includes a 9-inch flip-down screen for the second row.
Standard safety features, meanwhile, include 7 air bags, active front head restraints, 4-wheel ABS brakes and Electronic Stability Control with Brake Assist, All-Speed Traction Control and Trailer Sway Control. Among options available to safety-conscious buyers, a rear park assist system, automatic headlamps and Blind-Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Path Detection, all of which come with the Safety Sphere Group package.
Into its fourth decade of providing Canadian families with dependable, affordable, versatile and, above all, enjoyable transportation, the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan continues to show its relevance and appeal to consumers in Langley and across British Columbia. Test drive one today!