2015 Dodge Grand Caravan vs 2015 Toyota Sienna
The 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan vs the 2015 Toyota Sienna
The 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan is the newest edition of Canada’s bestselling minivan for over thirty years. Medicine Hat and Lethbridge drivers know competitors like the 2015 Toyota Sienna just can’t compare. And to prove it, we pitted these two minivans against each other to show why the Grand Caravan still comes out on top.
Price and Features
The 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan is one of the most versatile vehicles on the market, with nine well-balanced trim levels offering a wide array of standard and available technology.
The Canada Value Package starts at just $19,895, and offers quad-halogen headlamps, dual zone climate control, and remote keyless entry, making it one of the most affordable minivans in the segment. In stark contrast, the 2015 Toyota Sienna starts at $31,040, well over $10,000 more than the Grand Caravan. For only slightly more, you could pick up a Grand Caravan Crew Plus, which offers leather-appointed seats that are heated in the front, a power liftgate, a ParkView backup camera, and the Uconnect 430 multimedia centre.
The highest Sienna trim also costs more. It comes in at at $37,125 compared to $33,495 for the full-loaded Grand Caravan R/T, which includes a nine speaker, 506-watt sound system, performance suspension, and a stunning all-black interior.
Minivans need plenty of people moving power, so Dodge equipped the 2015 Grand Caravan with an award-winning 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine. Included three times among Ward’s 10 Best Engines, this powerhouse delivers a best-in-class 283 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque to Medicine Hat and Lethbridge drivers. A Segment-Exclusive fuel economizer helps boost fuel economy to 13.7 L/100km in the city and 9.4 on the highway. In addition, the innovative driver-interactive 6-speed transmission system with Auto/Stick allows you to swift between either manual or automatic gear control control.
The 2015 Toyota Sienna attempts to compete by offering a 3.5L V-6, but the output is inferior in terms of both horsepower and torque, resulting in a noticeable sluggish ride. The vehicle tow ratings provide a strong indication of ride quality; the Grand Caravan can haul up to 1,633 kg, while the Sienna can just manage 454 kg.
The Grand Caravan initiated the minivan segment over three decades ago and offered numerous innovations that are now common for competitors like the 2015 Toyota Sienna. Today, Dodge continues to push forward, offering 81 possible interior seating and cargo configurations, as well as class-leading concealed storage space for Grand Caravan models.
Standard 3rd-row Stow ‘n Go seats fold flat into below-the-floor storage bins, creating a smooth cargo area. There are also several storages systems that the Sienna lacks, including:
- Industry-Exclusive 2nd-row Super Stow ‘n Go Seats: With the pull of a lever, the headrest folds, flips the backrests forward, and unhinges the rear seat anchor, allowing you to stow the 2nd row seats in seconds.
- Segment-Exclusive Super Console: A handy step forward in cabin design, the super console includes a large storage drawer and compartment to help organize and safeguard your belongings.
Come Experience the 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan Near Medicine Hat and Lethbridge Today
The 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan offers excellent power and exclusive cargo options, all for a lower starting price than the 2015 Toyota Sienna. To test drive this unrivaled minivan, come visit Jackson Dodge today.