The 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan is a modern and stylish take on the classic minivan. With its spacious interior, interactive media features, and cutting-edge safety systems, it’s a great choice as your first (or next) family vehicle. Here’s your first look at what makes the all-new Grand Caravan worth a test drive.
The base-level SE starts at $25,995, ideal for families looking to stay within a modest budget. Next we have the SE Plus, which comes in at $28,760, still an affordable price considering the many upgrades you get with this mid-level trim. Now if you really want all the bells and whistles, opt for the luxurious SXT. This Grand Caravan has a starting MSRP of $31,495, and is a great pick for families with a flexible budget.
Family road trips call for plenty of passenger seating, cargo space, and comfort amenities. In the 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan, there’s more than enough to keep everyone happy. Comfortably seat up to seven and enjoy ample hip and shoulder room in the second row with plenty of head and legroom up front. For extra cargo space, the second-row in-floor cargo bins offer up to 12 cubic feet, while the total capacity behind the first row stands at 143.8 cubic feet.
When it comes to creature comforts, standard amenities include black cloth bucket seats and a luxury steering wheel. The SXT opts for leather and suede seats instead, plus driver lumbar support and dual power-sliding doors. But perks don’t stop there! Take care of hot and humid days with tri-zone temperature control and warm up your body when it’s chilly out, courtesy of a heating system that’s designed to support both front and rear passengers.
No family vehicle is complete without a touch of modern technology. After all, keeping everyone entertained comes in handy during a long road trip. Luckily, this minivan packs a 6.5-inch touch screen that lets you control the six-speaker audio system, plus media device integration via an audio jack input. The SE Plus and SXT add Bluetooth connectivity, voice-recognition software, and a one-year trial for SiriusXM satellite radio. You can upgrade even further with GPS navigation and a DVD entertainment system with wireless headphones.
Even if you’re just heading down a few blocks to the nearest supermarket or school function, you want to make sure every trip ends in success. Fortunately, the Dodge Grand Caravan is here to ease your mind. From the rear backup camera to the tire pressure monitoring to the electronic stability control, this minivan’s most advanced systems combine both safety and technology to improve your overall driving experience.
Let’s take a step back and appreciate this vehicle’s classic amenities as well, including air bags. Let me tell you, there’s plenty of them! You get multistage and seat-mounted air bags in the front, plus a driver’s knee air bag; backseaters get side-curtain air bags for optimal coverage. We know how important your precious cargo is too, so keep them safe with child-proof rear door locks and LATCH car seat anchors.
If you’re in the market for a new family-hauler, consider taking the 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan out for a spin!
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