Dodge Grand Caravan vs Chrysler Town and Country

Evaluating and Comparing Minivans

The brainchild of the head of Chrysler, Lee Iacocca, the minivan sprang to life in the mid-1980s,�was an immediate success and has become ingrained as a solid part of America's car culture. Lacocca had�proposed the vehicle to his previous employer, Henry Ford, ten years earlier, who rejected the concept summarily, probably to his later regret.

The minivan filled a need and demand by American car buyers for reliable transportation with a large passenger capacity and fuel efficient operation.

Dodge Grand Caravan

Created as a second generation to the first minivans, the original distinction with the Grand Caravan came from an extended wheelbase, offering more passenger and cargo room. Available in six different trims, including two limited edition anniversary models, the base Grand Caravan is equipped with a 283 horsepower V6 matched with a six speed automatic with O/D and auto-man. The FWD vehicle clocks in with an EPA est. of 20 mpg highway.

All power accessories, A/C, and an AM/FM/CD audio system with available Sirius XM and three different levels of touchscreen UConnect, enable�you to totally personalize your version of the Grand Caravan.

Exclusive "Stow 'n Go seating gives you the option of tripling your cargo space when the second and third row seats are folded down.

Chrysler Town and Country

Dodge's parent corporations Chrysler built the Town and Country based on the Grand Caravan, but offers it as the manufacturer's top-of-the-line minivan. The Town and Country includes nearly every option available for the minivan line, plus some additions exclusive to the model.

With the same engine, transmission, and mileage specifications as the Grand Caravan, the Town and Country stands apart�with its luxurious interior appointments.

A run down of some of the standard equipment reveals a list of included equipment that most other brands charge more for, including front and rear AC, an AM/FM/CD premium audio system with front and rear DVD entertainment capability, leather seating, tilt/scope wheel, and all power accessories.�

UConnect telematics is connected to your available nav, entertainment and mobile phone for hands-free operation of the van's technology and comfort controls. Available Sirius / XM satellite services can provide hundreds of radio channels, real time navigation, weather, and traffic.�

The second and third row seats benefit from the Stow 'n Go seating system, folding flat into the floor for increased storage room. The available SafetyTec system combines a number of safety feature tools including blind spot monitoring, rear park assist, rear cross path detection and rain-sensitive wipers.

Comparing the Two

You win with either the Grand Caravan or Town & Country, and your preference is�solely dependent upon your desire for luxury and upgrade appointments. Having been pioneers in the class, both vehicles benefit from years on the market and continual customer feedback�that new minivans from other manufacturers lack. Utility transportation or luxurious family van, both choices are yours with the minivans from Chrysler and Dodge.

Test Drive a New Minivan in the New York Area

To test drive a new Dodge Caravan or Chrysler Town & Country, your dealer of choice in the greater New York area is Manhattan Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram at 678 11th Avenue in Manhattan. You can check out the minivan inventory on our lot right now, online, in real time. We're also your home for RAM trucks, and the RAM 1500 has been named Motor Trend's Truck of the Year for two years in a row - unprecedented in pick-up history.

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