2017 Toyota Sienna vs. 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan in Tinley Park, IL

2017 Toyota Sienna & 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan Comparison

Are you searching for a supremely capable and intelligently designed minivan to tackle your family’s active lifestyle? With several respectable options on the market, finding the model that meets your specific needs can prove to be difficult. That’s why the product specialists at Orland Toyota have put together this comprehensive comparison of two of the most popular minivans available: the 2017 Toyota Sienna and 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan.

For this comparison, we’ll be looking at the 2017 Grand Caravan SE and the 2017 Sienna L.

To learn more about the 2017 Toyota Sienna and how it can elevate your daily drive, visit our model research page. Then head over to our new Sienna inventory to see all of the available models at our Toyota dealership in Tinley Park, IL.

2017 Toyota Sienna vs. 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan: Engine Specs & Performance

While what’s under the hood may not be your top priority when choosing your next family vehicle, it is still an important factor to take into consideration when making your final decision. The new Sienna and new Grand Caravan both come equipped with a V6 engine, but the Sienna comes out on top when it comes to both power and efficiency. Family road trips with the camper or weekend getaways with the boat are never an issue thanks to the Sienna’s maximum towing capacity of 3,500 lbs.

2017 Toyota Sienna


2017 Dodge Grand Caravan

3.5L V6 DOHC


3.6L V6

296 HP


283 HP

263 lb.-ft.


260 lb.-ft.

Eight-speed shiftable automatic


Six-speed automatic

Front-wheel drive


Front-wheel drive

19/27 MPG

Fuel economy (city/hwy)

17/25 MPG

A family getting out of their 2017 Toyota Sienna

2017 Toyota Sienna vs. 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan: Seating & Cargo Capacity

Your ideal family vehicle should offer plentiful seating as well as ample storage. While both the new Toyota Sienna and new Dodge Grand Caravan provide seating for up to seven passengers, the Sienna delivers more cargo space to fit all of your gear. The new Sienna also features lounge seating to keep everyone comfortable. View cargo capacity details of these two models in the table below.

2017 Toyota Sienna


2017 Dodge Grand Caravan


Seating capacity


39.1 cu. ft.

Cargo capacity (all seats in place)

33.0 cu. ft.

150.0 cu. ft.

Max. cargo capacity

143.8 cu. ft.

2017 Toyota Sienna vs. 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan: Interior & Exterior Design

Just because you drive a minivan doesn’t mean you have to give up modern styling or refined design elements. While the 2017 Grand Caravan does offer several convenience features, our team believes you’ll love the amenities found in the 2017 Sienna more.

Interior & Exterior Design Features:

  • Projector-beam halogen headlights with auto on/off feature (Sienna); halogen quad headlamps (Grand Caravan)
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Dual sliding side doors (Sienna); sliding passenger-side door (Grand Caravan)
  • Three-zone automatic climate control
  • 17-in. five-spoke alloy wheels (Sienna); 17-in. steel wheels (Grand Caravan)
  • Black front grille (Sienna)
  • Fabric-trimmed seats
  • Soft-touch materials (Sienna only)
  • 60/40 Split & Stow 3rd Row™ seat with one-motion stow (Sienna); 60/40 3rd Row Stow ’n Go® bench

Interior Features of the 2017 Toyota Sienna

2017 Toyota Sienna vs. 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan: Safety & Technology

While the Dodge Caravan does offer some safety systems, our experts believe you’ll appreciate what the Toyota Sienna offers even more. It was awarded the NHTSA’s 5-star Overall Safety Rating thanks to its coveted Star Safety System™ and ToyotaCare. When it comes to innovative technology, the Sienna once again bests the Grand Caravan with features designed to keep the whole family entertained on trips of any length.

Safety & Technology Features Include:

  • Only in the 2017 Toyota Sienna will you find the coveted Start Safety System™*.
  • Both minivans have advanced airbag systems.
  • ToyotaCare featuring a no cost maintenance plan with roadside assistance is standard on the Sienna; a comparable feature is not available on the Grand Caravan.
  • Both models come with a backup camera and remote keyless entry.
  • Bluetooth® Hands-Free telephone access and voice activated controls come standard on the 2017 Sienna, while on the 2017 Grand Caravan, they are only optional.
  • With the 2017 Sienna, you’ll enjoy Entune™ Audio Plus with Connected Navigation App & Entune™ Multimedia Bundle*, Bluetooth® connectivity, and Siri® Eyes Free. The 2017 Grand Caravan comes with a much less equipped audio system.

*Star Safety System™ includes Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-lock Brake System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist, and Smart Stop Technology

* Entune™ Audio Plus with Connected Navigation App includes Entune™ Multimedia Bundle, as well Connected Navigation Scout® GPS Link App, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, Gracenote® album cover art, HD Radio™ technology, and HD Radio™ Traffic and Weather

A Toyota Sienna driving down a snowy road

2017 Toyota Sienna vs. 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan: Price & Incentives

The new Toyota Sienna is the perfect family vehicle thanks to its unparalleled capability, safety systems, and practical features. And you can take one home for $29,750 MSRP. For ways to save on your next Toyota minivan, head over to our Toyota incentives page to view our latest finance and lease offers.

Schedule a Test Drive at Orland Toyota in Tinley Park, IL!

Why wait any longer to explore everything the 2017 Toyota Sienna has to offer your active family? Schedule a test drive at our Toyota dealership in Tinley Park, IL today! If you have any questions, reach out to the Orland Toyota team through our contact form or by calling (708) 429-3900.


Two 2017 Toyota Sienna's parked at the beach

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