2018 Dodge Grand Caravan vs. Honda OdysseyWhich Minivan is Right For You?

The 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan Is a Better Minivan for the Money

When shopping for a minivan, two of the main things you look for are versatility and affordability. The 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan is the most versatile vehicle in its class. It offers best-in-class storage options and available Third-Row Stow 'n Go Seating for roominess you won't find in just any minivan. Now available with a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, tri-zone manual climate control, a six-speaker audio system, and a backup camera standard, the Grand Caravan combines innovative technology with a 283-horsepower engine for practicality and power. It's also the least expensive minivan. The 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan starts at around $25,995 for the SE trim, making it the most affordable base model in its class. While other minivans like the 2018 Honda Odyssey have similar features, here at Lithia Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Pocatello, we believe that a closer comparison shows that the 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan is the better minivan for the money.

Dodge Grand Caravan
Honda Odyssey
Dodge Grand CaravanHonda Odyssey
Starting MSRP$25,995$29,560
City MPG1815
Highway MPG2419
V-8 Towing Capability (lbs)12,00010,500
Trailer Sway ControlYesN/A
Third-Row Stow 'n Go SeatingAvailableN/A

The Dodge Grand Caravan is Better Head-to-Head for Price, Storage, and Towing Capacity

  1. PRICE - If you've got a family, you're probably already spending a lot of money on your children's healthcare, food, and education. The last thing you need is more expensive transportation. The 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan starts at around $25,995 for the SE trim, making it the least expensive base model in the class. The fully loaded GT trim starts at about $34,395, which is still lower than the most expensive trim levels of rivals. A base model of the 2018 Honda Odyssey starts at $29,990, around $4,000 more than the Grand Caravan. A top-of-the-line 2018 Honda Odyssey costs $46,000, which is close to $12,000 more than the 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan GT. If you're trying to raise a family and you're on a budget, $12,000 more in your wallet could go a long way.
  3. STORAGE - One of the big advantages of the 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan is its versatile cargo space. Thanks to the optional Stow 'n Go seats, it's easier to access all the available cargo space in this minivan than it is in most competitors. Instead of removing the second row from the van, you simply fold the seats into the floor. When the seats are occupied, you can use the convenient cargo bins under the floor. The 2018 Honda Odyssey also has a third row of seats that easily folds flat to load large cargo. However, the second row needs to be removed completely to make full use of all storage space, which can be a hassle. Also, the Honda Odyssey doesn't have the Stow 'n Go seats under the floor like the Dodge Grand Caravan does.
  5. TOWING CAPACITY - If you need to take a boat or camper along for a family vacation, the 2018 Dodge Caravan is easily superior to the 2018 Honda Odyssey. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Grand Caravan (283 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque) and the Odyssey (280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque). But the Dodge Grand Caravan can pull heavier loads than the Honda Odyssey. The 2018 Dodge Caravan has a 3,600-pound towing capacity, while the 2018 Honda Odyssey can only tow up to 3,500 pounds. The Grand Caravan also comes with Trailer Sway Control, so you can bring even more adventure along with you wherever you go. Trailer Sway Control is not available on the 2018 Honda Odyssey.

Save Money with a 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan from Lithia Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Pocatello

Both the 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan and the 2018 Honda Odyssey are roomy, family-friendly minivans with lots of standard and available tech features. But the Grand Caravan offers you more for your money. Its convenient Stow 'n Go seats, superior towing capacity, and lower price make it the better overall minivan for you and your family. Lithia Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Pocatello offers drivers in Idaho Falls, and Blackfoot, ID, a wide selection of 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan minivans in stock. Here on our website, you can sort through them by price and color to find the one that's right for you. Be sure to check our available specials and global incentives for even more savings on the Grand Caravan. If you live in American Falls or Soda Springs, ID, Lithia Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Pocatello is just a short drive from you at 633 Bullock Street in Pocatello, ID. Come see us and test drive a 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan today.

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