2019 Dodge Grand Caravan vs 2019 Kia Sedona
Posted on July 20, 2020
The best-selling minivan in America is the Dodge Grand Caravan, but it's not the only minivan in its segment. Others try to match its performance, value, and versatility as is the case with the Kia Sedona. How does the 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package stack up against the 2019 Kia Sedona LX? Let's look at key features for both family minivans, courtesy of your local Bolton, ON Dodge dealer, Caledon Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.
In the minivan market, there is no shortage of base features. The 2019 Kia Sedona includes power windows, heated mirrors, 17-inch wheels, remote keyless entry, and tire pressure monitoring in its base trim, the Sedona LX. The 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan also includes all the above features in the base trim, the Grand Caravan Canada Value Package.
But the Grand Caravan has more. Dual-zone automatic climate control, CD radio with MP3 encoder, and front seat armrests are just a few standard features that the Sedona doesn't have at the base level.
Under the hood, the Kia Sedona brought its A game. A 3.3-litre V6 engine produces 276 horsepower and 248 lb.-ft. of torque, paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. However, the 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan scores an A-plus. The renowned 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 is standard equipment for all trim levels with 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque.
Highway Fuel Efficiency
With gas prices on the rise, Carbon Tax or not, fuel efficiency over the long haul is more important than ever. The 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan gets an EPA-rated 9.4L/100km on highway fuel economy, an excellent rating for a vehicle of its stature. The 2019 Kia Sedona doesn't quite match up, burning 10.0L/100km on the highway, costing you more on fuel.
The Kia Sedona LX may offer standard heated front bucket seats as well as seating for up to eight people in the cabin. That's not bad. However, the 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan gives you versatility the Sedona can't. The seven-passenger cabin includes the segment-exclusive 3rd-row Stow 'n' Go seat. This 60/40-split bench folds and tumbles into the floor for a flat load surface in the rear. Or, use the floor for storage bins while the seat is upright.
Since it was first introduced in 1984, the Dodge Grand Caravan has achieved more than any other minivan. Not only is it the best-selling minivan in America, but it's been first on the market with almost 80 segment features including ParkView rear backup camera, Stow 'n Go seats, and the Stow 'n Place roof rack.
The Kia Sedona? It was introduced 15 years after the Dodge minivan took the industry by storm. Which one would you trust more?
It's clear the 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan is the better minivan. In Bolton, ON, it's available at Caledon Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Stop in at your local Dodge dealer to test drive the Grand Caravan and find the trim level that works for your family.