Dodge Grand Caravan vs. Honda Odyssey NYC

Families in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens in need of a daily driver for more than five passengers know that no model beats the utilitarian capabilities of a minivan. But, with nearly every major manufacturer trying their hand at the minivan game, choosing one can be tough.

The 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan and the 2017 Honda Odyssey boast V6 powertrains, top technology, and impressive safety features, proving to be top dogs in this car category. 

To help you see how these polished people-movers stack up, the team at Manhattan Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram put together the following van-to-van comparison across key categories. Check it out below, and if you have any questions, feel free to contact our team directly.

Grand Caravan vs. Odyssey: Engine Power

One pitfall of driving most minivans is the need to "floor it" in order to gain enough speed to merge onto the highway or use the left lane of traffic. With V6 power at the ready, the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan and the 2017 Honda Odyssey show promise of leaving this minivan norm in the dust. 

Let's take a closer look at their engine attributes:

  • Dodge Grand Caravan: 3.6L V6 delivers 283 horsepower
  • Honda Odyssey: 3.5L V6 delivers 243 horsepower

Though they're both powered by V6 engines, the Grand Caravan's additional 40 horsepower is a definite advantage in the acceleration department.

Both minivans feature a standard six-speed automatic transmission and have a maximum towing capacity of 3,600 pounds when properly equipped.

Fuel Economy & Value

The 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan gets a competitive 25 miles per gallon (MPG) on the highway and 17 MPG in the city.

This great combined fuel economy average coupled with the fact that all six models of the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan have a starting MSRP under $35,000 translates to more money saved at purchase and at the pump each week. 

The 2017 Honda Odyssey receives marginally better fuel earning 27 highway MPG and 19 MPG in the city. Its combined estimated fuel economy of 21 MPG is almost identical to the Dodge Grand Caravan's overall fuel economy profile; however, the Odyssey's starting price point is $5,000 more than the Grand Caravan's.

Dodge Grand Caravan vs. Honda Odyssey: Cargo Convenience

To take advantage of its impressive 140+ cubic-foot cargo capacity, the 2017 Grand Caravan features its hallmark Stow 'n Go quick seat folding system built into its second and third rows, which makes tucking both rows below the van floor as easy as pulling a lever.

The 2017 Honda Odyssey's rearmost row offers a stow-'n-go-like function. Unfortunately, to use the van's full cargo capacity, you might need to prep at the gym for a few weeks in advance. In order to free up that space, the heavy second row has to be manually taken out-a two-person job.

Road Trip Ready Technology

The 2017 Dodge Caravan offers SiriusXM satellite radio and a Garmin navigation system as part of Chrysler's Uconnect  on-board entertainment package. The standard Uconnect system features a 6.5-inch touchscreen where you can quickly access a library of media options, as well as the rearview camera feed.

Standard tri-zone automatic climate control is also built into the Dodge Caravan's entry-level bundle, on standby to end the multi-row debate between the best travel temperature.

Unfortunately, Honda Odyssey drivers don't get the convenience of a touchscreen on the base LX. The Honda Odyssey does feature Honda's multi-information display and compatibility with internet streaming services like Pandora, though.

Minivans, Major Safety

Offering exceptional safety systems that keep passengers onboard safe and secure, both the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan and the 2017 Honda Odyssey come to a tie in this category. Here are some of the safety features they share:

  • A full suite of multi-stage, advanced airbags
  • Rearview cameras
  • Available blind spot monitoring systems

The 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan also offers Rear Cross Path Detection, a radar-based system that helps you know when the coast is clear as you pull out of a street parking spot or a busy shopping lot.

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan vs. 2017 Honda Odyssey

Which minivan can you see yourself behind the wheel of? For drivers in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens, the 2017 Grand Caravan's prominent power, high-value price point, and convenient features make for an exceptional ownership experience.

If you're ready to get a closer look at this very talented minivan, schedule your Grand Caravan test drive with NYC's premiere Dodge resource, Manhattan Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram, today!

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