If you've taken your eyes off minivans recently, you're in for a surprise, as they are more feature-packed than ever, and many of them come with a sleeker look that resembles a large SUV more so than the boxy family vehicles of long ago. So it is with great excitement that we lay out the pros and cons of two of the finest in the minivan class, the 2016 Kia Sedona and the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan.
One look at the trophy case should be enough to demonstrate the quality of the 2016 Kia Sedona, as it was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick, which makes it one of the most impact-resistant minivans on the road. But it also got love from automotive experts like Autotrader.com which named the 2016 Sedona one of its "10 Must Test Drive Vehicles for 2016," thanks to its comfortable seats and nice drivability, among other benefits. Now, when you look towards the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan, it has neither the durable construction to garner an IIHS Top Safety Pick nor the value to be named a "Must Test Drive." While the 2016 Grand Caravan was given the "2016 5-Year Cost to Own" award from KBB.com, that just means the Grand Caravan is cheap, but it's still not affordable enough, as the 2016 Sedona is available for prices at Friendly Kia that are around $8,000 off MSRP. Read more about the Kia Sedona: Specs, Awards, Benefits
|2016 Kia Sedona||Vs.||2016 Dodge Grand Caravan|
|$21,090 (Friendly Kia VIP)||Price||$23,595 MSRP|
|18, 25||MPG (city, highway)||17, 25|
|Yes||2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick?||No|
|Yes||2016 AutoPacific Best in Class Vehicle Satisfaction Award?||No|
|Yes||Autotrader.com "10 Must Test Drive for 2016"?||No|
|10-yr/100k-mile limited powertrain, 5-yr/60k-mile bumper-to-bumper||Warranty Coverage||5-yr/60k-mile limited powertrain, 3-yr/36k-mile bumper-to-bumper|
While you're on the road, you want a minivan that gives your passengers a comfortable experience; in fact, having all that leg room is one of the perks that you just can't get in a sedan or the typical SUV. And the 2016 Kia Sedona has available First-Class Lounge Seating, which will give second-row passengers the freedom to move closer to or further away from either the front or the back! Plus, the 2016 Sedona has an available cooling glove box to keep your beverages cold, which is great for a road trip or a sweltering summer day. While the 2016 Grand Caravan has a very small edge (about one percent) in cargo space, it does not share these cool features that make the drive easier. Plus, the 2016 Sedona has an edge in fuel economy over the 2016 Grand Caravan with 18 mpg city to the Grand Caravan's 17 mpg city.
If you're looking for an award-winning, comfortable and value-packed minivan, then the only choice is the 2016 Kia Sedona, and we carry it with pride at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19, New Port Richey FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg FL area, as well as Brooksville, Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill.