|2016 Toyota Sienna||2016 Dodge Grand Caravan|
|10.7 l/100km||Combined Fuel Efficiency||11.2 l/100km|
|39.1 cu. ft.||Cargo Capacity||33.0 cu. ft.|
|150.0 cu. ft.||Max Cargo Capacity||143.8 cu. ft.|
|4,375 lbs.||Curb Weight||4,510 lbs.|
2016 Toyota Sienna vs 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan
Toyota has the privilege of being able to claim it has one of the hippest minivans out there on the market. It’s a pretty abstract claim, but in a segment that is slowly disappearing faster than Cinderella at midnight because they have a stigma of being uncool, Toyota has done a great job of breathing life back into its entry. Nicknaming it the Swagger Wagon and making rap music videos based in suburbia featuring Busta Rhymes can certainly change the tune. But we wanted to stack up the Sienna against one of its competitors and show that a hip rap song and clever nickname aren’t the only reasons you should look into the Swagger Wagon, so we compared the 2016 Toyota Sienna vs 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan.
Advantages of the 2016 Toyota Sienna
While its most important advantages may be its nickname and brilliant rap videos, the Toyota Sienna has plenty of real advantages in terms of specifications when it comparing it to the Dodge Grand Caravan. Simply take a look at the table above to get a feel for just how superior the Swagger Wagon is. Starting right at the top, the Sienna utilizes half a litre less fuel every 100 kilometres. That’s not a ground-breaking advantage, but it will certainly save drivers a bit of change at the gas pump, which could eventually add up to something.
It’s not listed above, but the Grand Caravan does actually have a slight advantage in horsepower. But whatever edge it had is pretty much wiped out by the fact that the Sienna ways 135 lbs. less, thus meaning it needs less power to do the same work. But most importantly, the Sienna is more spacious than its Dodge counterpart. Behind the third row alone, the Swagger Wagon offers an extra 6.1 cubic feet of space to accommodate the luggage that generally comes along with carrying around 7 passengers. Need to bring home a new dresser or something that calls for much more space? Drop down all the seats for an immense 150 cu. ft., still just over 6 cu. ft. more than the Grand Caravan.
If you’re in the market for a minivan, we think it’s pretty obvious that one of your top choices should be the 2016 Toyota Sienna. Be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website so that you can come see how it feels to be in the driver’s seat for yourself. You can also feel free to give us a call or just stop into the dealership!