2015 Toyota Sienna vs. Dodge Grand Caravan Near Rockford, IL

Your carpools have gotten bigger, you’re carrying around more gear, and your family has outgrown your current vehicle. The time has come for your family to upgrade to a minivan, and you’re curious about how the spacious, stylish, and powerful 2015 Toyota Sienna for sale near Rockford, IL, stacks up against its competition. While the 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan has a lot to offer, nothing beats the Sienna in terms of performance, safety, and versatility.

The Toyota Sienna sets an impressive standard for efficient performance. Its highly-responsive 3.6-liter V6 engine, along with its 6-speed automatic transmission, produces 266 horsepower, 245 lbs.-ft. of torque, and an EPA-estimated 18/25 city/hwy MPG1. The Grand Caravan’s heftier 3.6-liter V6 sacrifices a bit of efficiency for a bit more power, providing 283 horsepower and an estimated 17/25 city/hwy MPG2, so choosing the Sienna will pay off at the pump when you’re running errands or on carpool duty.

Whether you’re on your daily commute or a cross-country road trip, safety is crucial. While both the Grand Caravan and the Sienna are equipped with intelligent airbags3, Stability Control, Traction Control, and Anti-Lock Brakes, only the Sienna comes standard with Toyota’s Star Safety System™, a comprehensive safety package specifically designed with your protection in mind. The Sienna boosts its safety factor even further with a standard rearview camera4 and Daytime Running Lights, while the Grand Caravan has to be upgraded to receive the same features.

On the inside, the Toyota Sienna continues its tradition of excellence in terms of seating, versatility, and overall comfort. The Sienna’s 164.4 cubic ft. of total interior volume5 bests the Grand Caravan’s 156.1 cubic ft., which translates to more cargo space and more passenger room in the Sienna. The Sienna can also be equipped to seat a total of eight occupants, while the Grand Caravan seats seven. Plus, with the Sienna’s easily-adjustable seating, including a rear split-folding bench seat, it’s hassle-free and fun to configure the interior for whatever your needs might be.

Although both the Dodge Grand Caravan and the Toyota Sienna are cutting-edge when it comes to the latest technology, the difference between the two is what comes standard. The 2015 Sienna is loaded with Bluetooth® Wireless Technology6, commercial-free SiriusXM® Satellite Radio7, and can be equipped with a state-of-the-art navigation system8. The Grand Caravan, on the other hand, has no navigation capabilities and requires optional add-on packages for Bluetooth® and SiriusXM®.

The Dodge Grand Caravan has a lot of potential, but it is no comparison to the Toyota Sienna’s additional features. Options you won’t find in the Grand Caravan, but come standard or are available in the Sienna, include a remote fuel filler door release, a power sunroof/moonroof, heated front seats and steering wheel, and Toyota’s Smart Key System9 with Push-Button Start.

Your minivan should make a statement. If you need a fuel-efficient, high-performance, and tech-savvy family vehicle that leaves its competition in the dust, you can find it at Anderson Toyota. Stop by our new-vehicle showroom today at 4100 N. Perryville in Loves Park for a test drive in the all-new Toyota Sienna!


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1 2015 EPA-estimated city/highway mileage. Actual mileage will vary.

2 Actual mileage may vary.

3 All the airbag (AB) systems are Supplemental Restraint Systems. All ABs (if installed) are designed to inflate only under certain conditions and in certain types of severe collisions: frontal and knee ABs typically inflate in frontal collisions; side and side curtain ABs in side collisions; Roll-Sensing Curtain ABs at a severe tilt degree, roll or lateral G-force. In all other accidents, the ABs will not inflate. To decrease the risk of injury from an inflating AB, always wear seatbelts, sit upright in the middle of the seat as far back as possible and do not lean against the door. Do not put objects in front of an AB or around the seatback. Do not use a rearward-facing child seat in any front passenger seat. The force of an inflating AB may cause serious injury or death. See your Owner's Manual for further information/warnings.

4 The backup camera does not provide a comprehensive view of the rear area of the vehicle. You should also look around outside your vehicle and use your mirrors to confirm rearward clearance. Cold weather will limit effectiveness and view may become cloudy.

5 Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

6 Concentrating on the road should always be your first priority while driving. Do not use the hands-free phone system if it will distract you. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Toyota is under license. A compatible Bluetooth®-enabled phone must first be paired. Phone performance depends on software, coverage and carrier.

7 SiriusXM services require a subscription after 3-month trial period. Subscriptions governed by SiriusXM Customer Agreement available at www.siriusxm.com. If you decide to continue your SiriusXM service at the end of your complimentary trial, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. Fees and programming subject to change. Available only to those at least 18 years of age in the 48 contiguous United States and D.C.

8 Be sure to obey traffic regulations and maintain awareness of road and traffic conditions at all times. Availability and accuracy of the information provided by the navigation system is dependent upon many factors. Use common sense when relying on information provided. Services and programming subject to change. Services not available in every city or roadway; updates may be available at an additional cost from your dealer. See your Navigation System Owner’s Manual for details.

9 The Smart Key System may interfere with some pacemakers or cardiac defibrillators. If you have one of these medical devices, please talk to your doctor to see if you should deactivate this system.