2017 Dodge Grand Caravan – What’s New?
The Dodge Grand Caravan is back with some new features (small and big). The new Grand Caravan lineup has been improved for the 2017 model year and it is more equipped, modern and efficient than ever before.
The engine in all of the 2017 Grand Caravan models is a 3.6-liter V6 engine, which sounds like the same engine in 2016 models, but this engine is actually more fuel efficient and powerful. The improved engine produces 283 horsepower, 260 lb-ft of torque, and it has a fuel economy of 17 city/25 highway mpg.
Perhaps one of the biggest changes to the 2017 Grand Caravan lineup are the trim options. The 2017 Grand Caravan lineup has been reduced to four trims and the prices have been adjusted. The four trims on the new lineup are SE, SE Plus SXT and GT. The American Value Package (AVP) is no longer available and the 2016 Grand Caravan R/T has been replaced by the GT trim.
The 2017 Grand Caravan SE Plus is now $900 less than the 2016 model and there are more standard features! The trim includes features like second-row bucket seats that fold into the floor for storage, a UConnect Multimedia system, premium cloth seats, 17-inch alloy wheels and more.
The SXT Plus package was available as an add-on package in 2016, but for 2017 it is joins the Grand Caravan lineup as its own trim. Features of this package which now come standard on all Grand Caravan SXT models includes remote start, a security alarm, UConnect, leather seats, and automatic headlights.
The GT now features the Driver’s Convenience Group standard, which used to be a $900+ package for the R/T trim on the previous model year. It has convenient features like heated seats in both the first and second rows, an advanced UConnect system, and a heated steering wheel.
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