Jones Auto Centers Compares 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan VS 2017 Toyota Sienna Near Verde Valley, AZ

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2018 Dodge Grand Caravan

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2018 Dodge Grand Caravan

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2017 Toyota Sienna

Safety Comparison

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Both the Grand Caravan and the Sienna have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front-wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available blind spot warning systems, rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Dodge Grand Caravan is safer than the Toyota Sienna:

 

Grand Caravan

Sienna

 

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

130

413

Neck Stress

143 lbs.

218 lbs.

Neck Compression

20 lbs.

80 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Dodge Grand Caravan is safer than the Toyota Sienna:

 

Grand Caravan

Sienna

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

135

143

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Max Damage Depth

15 inches

17 inches

HIC

294

404

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

Warranty Comparison

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There are almost 2 times as many Dodge dealers as there are Toyota dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Grand Caravan’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

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To reliably start during all conditions and help handle large electrical loads, the Grand Caravan has a standard 730-amp battery. The Sienna’s 582-amp battery isn’t as powerful.

J.D. Power and Associates rated the Grand Caravan second among minivans in their 2017 Initial Quality Study. The Sienna isn’t in the top three.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

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The Grand Caravan offers an optional automatic rear load leveling suspension to keep ride height level with a heavy load or when towing. The Sienna doesn’t offer a load leveling suspension.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Grand Caravan’s wheelbase is 1.9 inches longer than on the Sienna (121.2 inches vs. 119.3 inches).

Passenger Space Comparison

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The Grand Caravan has .2 inches more front legroom, .1 inches more rear shoulder room, 1.4 inches more third row legroom and .9 inches more third row shoulder room than the Sienna.

The Grand Caravan has a standard rear tailgate seat that can be flipped rearward and used for tailgate picnics. (Do not use seat reversed while vehicle in motion.) The Sienna doesn’t offer a rear tailgate seat.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

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The Grand Caravan’s cargo area provides more volume than the Sienna.

 

Grand Caravan

Sienna

Second Seat Folded

140.3 cubic feet

117.8 cubic feet

The Grand Caravan’s cargo area is larger than the Sienna’s in every dimension:

 

Grand Caravan

Sienna

Length to seat (3rd/2nd/1st)

24”/58.6”/98.1”

23.5”/54”/74”

Max Width

69”

51.5”

Min Width

48.8”

47.5”

Height

46.2”

45”

The Grand Caravan offers optional Stow ‘n Go™ second and third row seats, which fold flat into the floor. This completely clears a very large cargo area quickly. The Sienna only has a third row Split & Stow 3rd Row seat that folds into the floor. The Sienna’s second row seat doesn’t fold into the floor and eats up cargo room.

Ergonomics Comparison

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The Grand Caravan’s standard outside mirrors include heating elements to clear off the mirrors for better visibility. The Sienna L doesn’t offer heated side mirrors.

Both the Grand Caravan and the Sienna offer available heated front seats. The Grand Caravan GT also has standard heated second row seats to keep those passengers extremely comfortable in the winter. Heated second row seats aren’t available in the Sienna.

Recommendations Comparison

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The Dodge Grand Caravan outsold the Toyota Sienna by 3220 units during the 2016 model year.

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