Pacifica vs Town & Country vs Grand Caravan in Boston, MA

2016 and 2017 Chrysler and Dodge Minivans 
For drivers in and around the Boston, MA area looking for a highly capable minivan with enough cargo space for family adventures and daily routines alike, there are few manufacturers that can hold a candle to Chrysler and Dodge. The 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan, 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, and 2016 Chrysler Town & Country are three high-quality minivans that share similarities. Despite their similarities, there are several important differences in each of the vans that we have chosen to highlight to our customers interested in purchasing a new van but haven't landed on the right model yet.

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Chrysler Pacifica vs. Chrysler Town & Country vs. Dodge Grand Caravan

In order to provide you with the most information possible to help assist you in the purchasing process, we will be isolating the differences between the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan American Value Package, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica LX, and the 2016 Chrysler Town & Country LX.

Chrysler vs. Dodge Minivans: Performance & Capability

When it comes to high-performance engines and the ability to tow large payloads, the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, and the 2016 Chrysler Town & Country all hit the nail directly on the head. Each of these high-quality minivans features a 3.6L V6 engine that produces outstanding horsepower and torque for a powerful and smooth performance on Boston roads. Since they can each tow 3,600 lbs., the Grand Caravan, Town & Country, and the Pacifica are perfect for transporting your favorite recreational vehicle, trailer, camper, and anything else you'll need to make your journeys unforgettable.

ModelDodge Grand CaravanChrysler PacificaChrysler Town & Country
Engine3.6L V63.6L V63.6L V6
Horsepower283 HP @ 6,400 RPM287 HP @ 6,400 RPM283 HP @ 6,400 RPM
Torque260 lb.-ft. @ 4,400 RPM262 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 RPM260 lb.-ft. @ 4,400 RPM
MPG City/Highway17/25 MPG18/28 MPG17/25 MPG
Max. Cargo Capacity143.8 cu.-ft.140.5 cu.-ft.143.8 cu.-ft.
As you can see in the table above, the specifications change very little across the Grand Caravan, the Pacifica, and the Town & Country. For those looking for a little more power and torque from their minivan, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is a great option. For Boston area drivers that want a little more cargo space, the Chrysler Town & Country and the Dodge Grand Caravan each provide a ton of extra room for everything they need to transport.

Chrysler vs. Dodge Minivans: Interior Design

The 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, and the 2016 Chrysler Town & Country are all made with masterfully crafted interior designs meant to cater to both drivers and passengers. All three are available with the Stow 'n Go® seating and storage system that allows you to easily configure the storage situation to adapt to your needs, no matter what they are.The Chrysler Town & Country features second- and third-row seats that fold into the floor and a third row tailgate feature, all of which make it extremely versatile and convenient. The French-stitched leather-wrapped steering wheel with real wood trim that's available with the Town & Country has optional heating designed to keep your hands warm on cold days.

Additional Chrysler Town & Country interior features include:

  • 60/40 split-folding rear seats
  • Conversation mirror
  • Power second-row windows
  • Third-row quarter vented windows
The interior of the Chrysler Pacifica was also engineered to be incredibly convenient, luxurious, and versatile. Developed with comfort in mind, the Chrysler Pacifica was designed to provide ample space for you and your passengers to enjoy. Stow 'n Go® allows the Pacifica to have over 243 seating configurations. Since it has best-in-class cargo volume, the Chrysler Pacifica is an outstanding choice for Boston drivers looking to enhance commutes of any duration.

Additional Chrysler Pacifica interior features include:

  • Storage space between center console and instrument panel
  • Stow 'n Vac™ retractable vacuum system
  • 197 cu.-ft. of cargo capacity
  • Class-exclusive Easy Tilt Seating
The Dodge Grand Caravan features third-row tailgate seating uses 60/40 split-folding rear seats that flip around completely to face the rear of the vehicle. With premium cloth interiors or available leather trimmed-seats with soft-touch armrests, Boston drivers will hardly want to leave the cabin of the Grand Caravan.

Additional Dodge Grand Caravan interior features include:

  • Dual glove boxes
  • Seating for seven
  • In-seat storage
  • Available adjustable LED lighting
  • Optional super console with pass-through storage and two 12-volt power outlets
  • Automatic temperature control

8.4" UConnect Touchscreen

Blu-Ray Entertainment System

LED Accent Lighting


Chrysler vs. Dodge Minivans: Technology Features

All great options for tech-savvy drivers in the Boston area, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, the 2016 Chrysler Town & Country, and the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan are engineered with a multitude of systems designed to keep your and your passengers totally entertained during a long trip. The Pacifica, Town & Country, and the Grand Caravan each feature Blu-Ray™ and DVD entertainment systems with available high-resolution screens for each row. All three minivans also feature Uconnect® multimedia systems that provide navigation and smartphone connectivity so you can stay in touch while your drive.

Chrysler Pacifica technology features include:

  • USB video input with Bluetooth® and HDMI
  • Available Uconnect® 8.4 with touchscreen interface
  • 20-seaker Harman Kardon® premium surround sound system
  • SiriusXM® satellite radio with one-year subscription

Chrysler Town & Country technology features include:

  • Uconnect® voice command
  • SiriusXM® Travel Link included with available Radio 430N
  • Wireless headphones for entertainment system
  • Available dual-screen Blu-Ray™

Dodge Grand Caravan technology features include:

  • Available SiriusXM® satellite radio
  • Bluetooth® connectivity with available web by Mopar®
  • USB/aux ports
  • Optional Uconnect® navigation

Chrysler vs. Dodge Minivans: Safety & Reliability

Three vehicles designed to keep you and your family protected, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, the 2016 Chrysler Town & Country, and the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan feature a multitude of safety systems designed to enhance the driver's awareness while reducing the chance for a collision to occur.With the Chrysler Pacifica, the available LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning system with Lane Keep Assist uses special camera-based sensors to detect and measure your vehicle's position within lane boundaries. Thanks to the available Forward Collision Warning Plus system with Active Braking, the Pacifica will help to prevent collisions before they occur by applying the brakes prior to hitting the object in front of you.

Additional Chrysler Pacifica safety features include:

  • 360-degree Surround View Camera with dynamic grid lines
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go
  • ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System with Stop
  • Rear Cross Path Detection
The SafetyTec™ system that comes with the Chrysler Town & Country combines several safety features that work in tandem to provide the ultimate in driver and passenger protection. Developed with a Blind Spot Monitoring system, Rain-sensing windshield wipers, ParkSense® Rear Park Assist, and a Tire Pressure Monitor, the SafetyTec™ functions available with the Town & Country make it one of the safest vehicles available to drivers in and around the Boston area.

Additional Chrysler Town & Country safety features include:

  • Supplemental side curtain airbags
  • Advanced multistage front airbags
  • Front seat-mounted side airbags
  • Driver's knee blocker airbag
  • High-strength steel safety frame with front and rear crumple zones
Packed to the brim with safety features, the Dodge Grand caravan is also one of the safest vehicles to date. Using the ParkView® rear backup camera, ParkSense® rear park assist, and cross path detection, the Grand Caravan gives you complete situational awareness of your surroundings when attempting to park. The four-wheel disc antilock brake system that comes with the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan improves its overall stability and brake performance.

Additional Dodge Grand Caravan safety features include:

  • Active head restraints
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • LATCH Ready Child Seat Anchor System
  • Trailer Sway Damping

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2017 Pacifica Interior

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2016 Chrysler Town and Country Interior 

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica

2017 Chrysler Pacifica

Starting MSRP: $28,595

The safe and incredibly spacious 2016 Chrysler Pacifica features over 100 standard and available features that are perfect for Boston drivers on the lookout for a convenient minivan that will keep them and their passengers protected. 

2016 Chrysler Town & Country

2016 Chrysler Town and Country

Starting MSRP: $30,990

The 2016 Chrysler Town & Country is an affordable way for families in and around the Boston area to make sure they have a versatile vehicle that's just as comfortable for weekend road trips as it is for your daily routine.  

2016 Dodge Grand Caravan

Starting MSRP: $22,595

Designed with a comfortable interior that is both functional and practical, the 2016 Dodge Caravan features the incredibly innovative Stow 'n Go storage and seating system that lets you configure the cargo space to match your in-the-moment needs. 

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