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Should I buy the Dodge Journey or the Grand Caravan?

Red 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan and 2016 Dodge Journey

Should I buy the Dodge Journey or the Grand Caravan?

When you take a cursory look at the Grand Caravan and the Journey there's no question that these two vehicles share an obvious design language. However, any closer inspection will reveal the huge difference that make these vehicles unquestionably unique and designed for specific purposes. So, the question you may have for yourself is: what do I want out of my next vehicle and then what do I need from my next vehicle. So should you buy the Dodge Journey or the Grand Caravan? That all depends what you are looking for and it will be something we will be delving deeper into.

Let's take a few minutes to explore the overview and the differences that will help offer you insight into why you might take one over the other.

In a rather simple manner, the Dodge Grand Caravan is particularly well-developed to make the lives of drivers with growing families or for those expecting to be the one elected to drive more people around town or out on adventures. This is compounded by the fact that you can expect a standard V6 engine with the recent generation Grand Caravan models, which is certainly a fair step away from the minivan segment of the past.

If you'd rather a crossover that provides outstanding fuel economy while simultaneously providing the options that enable you to really personalize your driving experience, choose the Journey.

Alright, take a look at what the base Canadian Value Package models has to offer:

Should I buy the Dodge Journey or the Grand Caravan? Should I buy the Dodge Journey or the Grand Caravan?

Should I buy the Dodge Journey or the Grand Caravan?

Why the Grand Caravan?

Should I buy the Dodge Journey or the Grand Caravan?

If you're a driver that needs a spacious interior that can keep up with your day-to-days and your potential family expectations, well, with 30 years as being the top-selling minivan in Canada, you can expect a better experience when driving a Grand Caravan.

Consider:

- If you need a vehicle that is perfect for long road trips and errands

- If you have (or plan to have) 2 children or people along for the ride

- If your life calls for the need to have a spacious interior for lots of cargo and things

Why the Journey?

Should I buy the Dodge Journey or the Grand Caravan?

Experienced Dodge fans will know that the Journey is a vehicle that has the versatility to get you around town with ease and comfort - and with the numerous options for customization, well, there's a lot of features to impress drivers in this crossover - from 5-7-seater options right to models set up with an AWD drivetrain - the Journey is a fantastic vehicle for those who may have to contend with harsh weather or driving conditions but also want to be able to navigate through the city with ease.

Consider:

- If you need a vehicle that can handle the shifting weather and seasons

- If you want a crossover that's offered in AWD for improved control

- If you prefer the creature comforts and style of a compact SUV model