The 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan was one of the first minivans, and is still one of the most affordable, most practical, and most popular. It starts at $25,995 MSRP. The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is a brand-new model replacing the Town & Country in the Chrysler line-up, and is making a big splash in the minivan world for its luxurious looks and features. It starts at $28,995 MSRP. Both of these minivans are sold at our dealership in Union Grove, WI, so to help shoppers decide between the two more easily, we've prepared this minivan comparative review.

Read on to learn more about both of these family-friendly models, then head over to our new vehicle inventory to view trim packages and prices. You can also compare finance and lease deals on our incentives page.

2017 Chrysler Pacifica vs. 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan in Union Grove, WI

Minivan Comparison: Interior & Technology

Although the Chrysler Pacifica may be the more versatile of the two, since it can hold more cargo with the third row folded down than the Dodge Grand Caravan, and is available with a removable third seat in the second row, the two minivans offer roughly equal interior capacity in most situations.

Both minivans also include Stow 'N Go seating, which allows parents to easily drop the second and third row seats into the floor. When the seats are upright, the helpful in-floor storage bins can be used for personal items.


2017 Chrysler Pacifica


2017 Dodge Grand Caravan




32.3 cu. ft.

Cargo Space - Behind 3rd Row

31.1 cu. ft.

87.5 cu. ft.

Cargo Space - Behind 2nd Row

78.9 cu. ft.

140.5 cu. ft.

Cargo Space - Behind 1st Row

140.3 cu. ft.

When you need to keep all your young passengers entertained, rear seat entertainment options are available in both. However, the newer Chrysler Pacifica has more advanced equipment.

  • The 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan has a ceiling-mounted 9-in. screen and DVD player that comes with wireless headphones
  • The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica has two seatback-mounted 10.1-in. screens, a DVD/Blu-Ray/Video Game player, and wireless headphones
2017 Chrysler Pacifica vs. 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan Technology specs in Union Grove, WI

Minivan Comparison: Exterior

Minivans have gotten a bad rep for their relatively homogenous styling. But the Chrysler Pacifica is bucking that trend. Critics have praised its sleek and stylish design, which is reminiscent of the Chrysler 200 sedan.

Pacifica design features include:

  • LED exterior lights
  • 10 exterior paint options and available 20-in. wheels
  • Tri-pane panoramic sunroof

The Dodge Grand Caravan's practical design is incredibly family friendly, with features like:

  • Power-sliding doors and power liftgate
  • Stow 'N Place® stowable, swiveling roof racks
  • Deep tinted sunscreen glass
2017 Chrysler Pacifica vs. 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan Cargo Capcity in Union Grove, WI

Minivan Comparison: Engine & Performance

Both minivans use a 3.6L V6 engine and automatic transmission, although there are very slight differences in performance between the two.


2017 Chrysler Pacifica


2017 Dodge Grand Caravan

287 HP


282 HP

262 lb.-ft.


260 lb.-ft.




18 MPG City/28 MPG Hwy

Fuel Economy

17 MPG City/25 MPG Hwy

The Chrysler Pacifica is also available as a hybrid capable of achieving up to 32 MPG combined city/highway fuel economy, a 33-mile electric-only driving range, and a 566-mile combined electric/gasoline driving range.

Minivan Comparison: Safety Features

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+, and the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan has a five star overall safety score from the NHTSA, so you can feel secure driving yourself and your family in either.

  • Both have available blind spot monitoring with rear cross path detection
  • Both have available parking aids
  • Both models have anti-lock disc brakes and seven airbags
  • The Chrysler Pacifica has a forward collision warning system with automatic emergency braking
  • The Chrysler Pacifica is available with adaptive cruise control and a lane keeping system

Test Drive A New Chrysler Pacifica or Dodge Grand Caravan Today in Union Grove, WI

Do you now know which of these two minivans you are going to take home? It's still important to take a test drive first. Bring along the family as well! You can get directions to our Chrysler and Dodge dealership in Union Grove, WI here. Call (888) 611-0227 with any questions you have about either of these models or about our dealership.

 2017 Chrysler Pacifica vs. 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan Exterior and Design in Union Grove, WI

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