Dodge Grand Caravan vs. Kia Sedona

2016 Grand Caravan white exterior

2016 Dodge Grand Caravan

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2016 Kia Sedona

Unlike the 2016 Kia Sedona, the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan has been accommodating the needs of Melville and Indian Head drivers for 31 years and counting. This is a minivan that has been improved and  refined year after year to provide a nearly flawless experience for Canadian drivers, and the 2016 model is one of the best models yet.

Price and Features

Despite its Class-Exclusive features, best-in-class engine, and best-in-class tow rating, the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan requires much less of your money than the 2016 Kia Sedona. An entry-level CVP (Canadian Value Package) starts at just $21,895. That’s a considerable $5,800 less than the base-level Sedona, and the CVP even supplies standard features that are missing from the Kia, such as dual-zone climate control.

In fact, you could pick up a mid-level Grand Caravan SXT model and still be paying less, even while enjoying standard features such as second-row Super Stow ‘n Go seating, deep-tint sunscreen glass, a black Stow ‘n Place roof rack, and body-colour door handles.

Interior Versatility

A minivan needs to be able to cater to your changing needs, so the Dodge Grand Caravan comes with an impressive selection of exclusive versatility options, including:

  • Industry-Exclusive Second-Row Super Stow ‘n Go Seats: Just pull back the handle to have the headrests fold flat, backrests flip forward, and rear anchor unhinge. You’ll then be able to stow the seats in seconds.
  • Third-row Stow ‘n Go Seats With Tailgate Seating: These seats fold right into below-the-floor storage bins, and tailgate seating is perfect for warmer weather.
  • A Segment-Exclusive Super Console: With 3 power outlets, 2 front cup holders, and 2 rear-passenger cup holders, this handy twist on the standard storage drawer makes stored items accessible from both the first and second rows.

Power and Performance

When it comes to power, the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan doesn’t just outperform the 2016 Kia Sedona — it outperforms almost every other minivan on the market. Each and every Dodge Grand Caravan is provided with a 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine, which has topped Ward’s “10 Best Engines” list three times and is able to harness up to a best-in-class 283 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Properly equipped, Melville and Indian Head drivers will be able to tow up to a best-in-class 1,633 kg.

The 2016 Sedona’s 3.3L V6 offers a healthy 276 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque, but it still fails to keep pace with the Dodge Grand Caravan, and you’ll only be able to tow up to 1,500 kg.

The 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan Truly Distinguishes Itself from the Competition

If you choose to drive a 2016 Kia Sedona instead of a 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan, you’re going to be missing out. To experience the difference for yourself, just contact Knight Weyburn CDJR to organize a test-drive.