|2016 Toyota Sienna||VS||2016 Dodge Grand Caravan|
|3.5L V6 DOHC||Engine||3.6L Pentastar V6|
|Front-wheel drive All-wheel drive||Drivetrain||Front-wheel drive|
|18 mpg city, 25 mpg highway||Fuel Economy||17 mpg city, 25 mpg highway|
|150 cubic feet||Max. Cargo Volume||143 cubic feet|
In the last decade, minivans fell to the wayside in favor of SUVs. However, they have recently started to make a comeback thanks to their new nickname: the “all-purpose vehicle.” We think that name is a perfect fit! Minivans not only are able to carry a lot of passengers, but a lot of cargo as well—all while offering a great fuel economy! And these features do not limit the minivan to active families, it is perfect for growing businesses as well! With many automakers reintroducing their minivan models, or revamping their existing ones, it can make deciding on the right one a challenge. Don’t worry, we are here to help by presenting a comparison of the 2016 Toyota Sienna vs 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan.
When parked next to each other, drivers will see that the 2016 Toyota Sienna and 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan are very similar as far as exterior dimensions are concerned. However, the interior cargo space dimensions are different. While the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan only has 143 cubic feet of cargo volume, the 2016 Toyota Sienna is able to provide 150 cubic feet. This volume can be decreased to 87 cubic feet when the second row of seats are needed for passengers, and then to 39 cubic feet when the third row of seats are in the upright position.
Under the hood of the 2016 Toyota Sienna is a 266 horsepower 3.5L V6 DOHC engine, which allows the minivan to tow up to 3500 pounds and attain an estimated fuel economy of 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. Paired with the engine is a 6-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with intelligence. While the 2016 Toyota Sienna comes standard with Front-wheel drive, it is the only minivan on the market to offer All-wheel drive as an option. With the extra weight and traction provided by AWD, drivers will enjoy a safer ride during wet and snowy road conditions.
Speaking of safety, the 2016 Toyota Sienna comes with many features that are meant to protect its passengers. These features include the Star Safety System, extensive airbag systems, 3-point seat belts, tire pressure monitoring system, and much more.
For more information about the 2016 Toyota Sienna vs 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan comparison, please contact a Baierl Toyota sales professional.