2019 Dodge Grand Caravan vs. 2019 Honda Odyssey in Edmonton, AB
Since 1984, the Dodge Grand Caravan has provided families with the safest and most reliable 8 passenger van on the market. Today, it’s still a minivan that’s synonymous with the vehicle segment itself. While many other versions of the Grand Caravan were created afterwards, nothing can compare to the original’s practicality and affordability after all these years. Comparing it to the Honda Odyssey is a perfect example of how well the Grand Caravan has stood the test of time, so take a look at how the two compare here at your south Edmonton Dodge dealer.
At a glance, you wouldn’t necessarily look to a minivan for performance. But between the Grand Caravan and the Odyssey, the former still has a bit of an edge in engine power. The 3.6L Pentastar™ VVT V6 engine has 283 horsepower, compared to the Odyssey engine’s 280. Additionally, the Grand Caravan uses a DOHC valvetrain compared to the Odyssey’s SOHC, which includes more valves per cylinder and offers better performance overall.
What really matters most with a minivan is its utility and comfortability. Luckily, both the Grand Caravan and the Odyssey offer versatile seating and cargo capabilities, as well as several different seating surfaces to choose from. With the Grand Caravan, however, you get the added bonuses of dual glove boxes with a bonus charging port, as well as the option to add a super console with 4 cup holders, 2 power outlets, and tambour doors.
One of the biggest strengths of the Grand Caravan is that it’s one of the most reliable minivans on the market for the price you pay. For a base-level Grand Caravan starting at $25,195, you save over $10,000 more than when driving the Odyssey. Even if you similarly equipped either vehicle, the Grand Caravan still saves you more than $4,000 extra to have those extra features.
While both minivans perform similarly and have comparable interior features, there’s no denying that the Dodge Grand Caravan is the better buy. It’s simply because the Grand Caravan offers you the same reliable things you and your family look for in a minivan, all while letting you save money at the same time.
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