Today’s minivan is nothing like those built 10 or 20 years ago. In addition to a fresh, refined body style, the minivans now on the market have incredible features inside and out. Two popular choices in the Kenner area are the 2017 Toyota Sienna and 2017 Dodge Caravan. Because each vehicle has its own benefits, it is important to compare prior to buying.
Both the 2017 Toyota Sienna and 2017 Dodge Caravan are designed to hold up to eight people. That means that comfort is a huge consideration. While both minivans offer good space, the Sienna has slightly more front leg and headroom than the Caravan. Especially for long trips, this extra space helps.
Cost and fuel efficiency are also important factors. As for fuel economy, the Sienna and Caravan are neck and neck. Regarding cost, you need to consider several key factors. For example, look at the Manufacturer’s Suggest Retail Price (MSRP). Financially, the 2017 Dodge Caravan is a better choice specific to the MSRP. You also should consider the Destination Charge, which is the standard cost for transporting a vehicle from the factory to the dealer. The Destination Charge for the Sienna is lower.
- Handling – Because the turning radius for the 2017 Dodge Caravan is larger than the Toyota Sienna, it is somewhat more difficult to maneuver when going into and pulling out of tight spaces.
- Dimensions – The width of the two vehicles is about the same. For overall length, both require about the same amount of parking space.
- Performance – The Caravan and Sienna have nearly identical towing capacities, even though the horsepower for the Caravan is slightly less.
- Utility – The 2017 Sienna and 2017 Caravan accommodate the same number of passengers. However, the cargo space of the Caravan is slightly less.
- Warranty – The warranty offered on the Sienna and Caravan are virtually the same.
The 2017 Toyota Sienna and 2017 Dodge Caravan are excellent minivans. If you have your eyes set on the Sienna, we invite you to visit us in Kenner, Louisiana. At Ray Brandt Toyota, our experts will provide any information that you need to make a well-informed decision.