There’s $7,500 worth of discounts on a top trim 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan, and that’s just this month.
Dodge sells a literal mountain of Grand Caravans because they are priced very attractively on the bottom end, but for the bold, you could option one up to $52,215 (including $1,795 for freight and $100 federal A/C tax) if you were so inclined. But factor in manufacturer rebates, $7,500 worth at the time of this writing, which brings the price back down to $44,715 before taxes.
Fun fact: Dodge sold 51,349 Grand Caravans in 2016 making it Canada’s third best-selling vehicle behind the Ford F-Series and Ram pickup trucks.
The soon-to-be-updated, but excellent Honda Odyssey tops out at $51,015 and currently has a $4,000 factory rebate on it, making today’s pre-tax MSRP of the Touring model $47,015.
A top trim Toyota Sienna with all-wheel drive maxes out at $53,855 and is the only North American-sold minivan that can be had with AWD.
Kia's Sedona in top tier SXL+ trim will run you $48,735 before a $3,000 rebate, bringing it down to $45,735 before taxes.
On the other end of FCA’s minivan spectrum sits the all-new Chrysler Pacifica. You can have the gasoline powered Limited trim Pacifica dressed to the nines for $64,290 all-in, but again, there’s a discount of $1,500, a small one in comparison to what Dodge does, which brings pre-tax MSRP to $62,790.
The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid meanwhile can be optioned up to $60,505 pre-tax. Classified as a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, the Pacific Hybrid qualifies for some juicy government incentives. Up to $5,000 for residents of British Columbia, $8,000 if you live in Quebec, and a whopping $14,000 for residents of Ontario.
What all of these minivans have in common is seating for seven or eight, flat loading floors, capacious cabins, plenty of storage options throughout. And despite all the apparent love lost on minivans, Canadian buyers still buy plenty of them. The Grand Caravan for instance, single handedly outsells every other SUV, car, or minivan on the market. Though we’re quite sure it probably has something to do with it’s post-discount pricing in the low to mid-$20K range for lesser equipped models.
What do you think, would you buy a fully loaded minivan pushing $50-$60,000? Did you already? Talk to us in the comments below.
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