2017 Dodge Grand Caravan vs. 2017 Kia Sedona
Posted on March 10, 2020
There comes a time in every family's life when a new minivan is called for. Because you don't want to rush into buying the vehicle that will take you and your loved ones just about everywhere, the experts at Caledon Chrysler want to help. It's certainly the case that we are extremely proud to offer Canada's best-selling minivan, the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan. However, we also understand you need to do some research before such an important purchase, so we thought it would be helpful to compare the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan with other minivans. This time around we will take on the 2017 Kia Sedona.
2017 Dodge Grand Caravan
The versatile 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan is available in nine trim levels, six exterior colours, and FWD. To give you outstanding power and performance, all trims come with an award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar Sequential MPI Flex Fuel V-6 engine that produces 283 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 260 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,400 rpm. When you combine this engine with the 62TE six-speed automatic transmission with AutoStick you can look forward to fuel-efficiency of 13.7 L/100 km city and 9.4 L/100 km highway. Your ride will be extremely smooth and predictable thanks to the touring suspension, available performance suspension, and four-wheel antilock disc brakes with Brake Assist. Another benefit no often found in the average minivan is the available Trailer Tow Group that gives you up to 3,600 pounds in towing.
As far as safety, the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan has you covered thanks to a high-strength unibody that features crumple zones and safety cage construction. You'll also have amazing peace of mind due to the standard seven air bag system, Blind-Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Path Detection, and Enhanced Accident Response System.
Last but not least, you and your passengers will stay connected and entertained thanks to the class-leading technology in the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan. These outstanding tech features include
• 430N Multimedia Centre with AM/FM radio, CD/DVD player with MP3/WMA playback capability
• SiriusXM satellite radio
• 6.5-inch colour touchscreen
• Garmin Navigation system.
• Available DVD Entertainment System that comes with a second-row, nine-inch flip-down screen, and flat-storing wireless headphones
2017 Kia Sedona
The passable 2017 Kia Sedona is only available in seven colors and six trim levels. The standard engine on all levels is a 3.3L GDI V6 that produces 276 horsepower and 248 lb.-ft. of torque. This minivan comes with a six-speed automatic transmission that can give you up to 9.7L/100 KM highway in fuel efficiency. The 2017 Kia Sedona comes with a number of standard safety features including dual advanced front, dual front-seat mounted side, dual side-impact curtain airbags, and four-wheel anti-lock braking system. An AM/FM/MP3 radio stereo is standard, however, you only get a three-month trial of SiriusXM Satellite radio and four speakers.
While the above stats show that the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan holds a distinct advantage over the 2017 Kia Sedona, you really need to drive both to decide for yourself. In order to discover the benefits of the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan, we suggest that you contact Caledon Chrysler today to schedule a test-drive. While you're here, don't forget to check out our entire selection of new and pre-owned cars, trucks, minivans, and SUVs.