Difference between Dodge Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country

Updated on January 15, 2016

In this article we will compare two popular luxury models of minivans- Dodge Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country. The models seem pretty similar: they use the same platform, style of exterior, base engines and seating configuration. The safety system of each of the vehicles has gained good scores from professionals and has a similar reliability.

And what are the differences between Dodge Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country?  We will examine them in this article.

Definitions

Dodge Caravan
Dodge Grand Caravan SE

Dodge Caravan is a representative of a minivan family manufactured by Dodge . It has lasted five generations of vehicles, and 2016 will be the final year the luxury minivan will be produced, as stated by representatives of the manufacturer. Dodge Caravan was a first of a kind among minivans, and it set the standard for such similar vehicles as Plymouth Voyager, Chrysler Voyager, Chrysler Town and Country, Chrysler Grand Voyager, Lancia Voyager and Volkswagen Routan.

1996–1997 Chrysler Town & Country LXi LWB
1996–1997 Chrysler Town & Country LXi LWB

Chrysler Town & Country is a passenger minivan of a luxury class, manufactured by Chrysler. The vehicle was introduced in 1989 and now it counts five generations of releases. The sixth generation of Town & Country will be revealed by Chrysler officials at the Detroit Road Show in 2016. The rumors are that vans of sixth-gen will be completely redesigned in the exterior styling and will feature a brand new platform. Town & Country gained popularity for its innovative seating configuration that includes two integrated child booster seats,  Stow ‘n Go system (the second and third row seating can be tucked into the underfloor) and Swivel’n Go  system (the two second row seats revolve to face the third row seats.)

Comparison chart

Dodge CaravanChrysler Town and Country
More “boxy” lookHas a rounded look
Dashboard features less technology and equipmentDashboard features more technology and equipment
In-touch plates are situated lowerIn-touch plates are situated higher
Features fewer standard optionsFeatures more standard options
Starting price in the US is US$21 000Average price in the US is US$27 000

Dodge Caravan vs Chrysler Town and Country

What is the difference between Dodge Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country?

Exterior

Dodge Caravan 2015 has a more rectangular look to its exterior. On the other hand, Chrysler Town & Country has a more rounded look. The signature grill of Chrysler adds to the rounded look of the vehicle.

Interior

As far as the interior of the minivan is concerned, Dodge Caravan 2015 features less technology and equipment compared to Chrysler Town and Country.

2005 Chrysler Town and Country LX interior
2005 Chrysler Town and Country LX interior

Touch plates, including clock and touchscreen, are situated higher in the interior of Chrysler Town and & Country than in the interior of Dodge Caravan.

Dodge Caravan interior
Dodge Caravan interior

Standard options

Chrysler Town & Country 2015 has standard options that are not included in Dodge Caravan 2015. These  include leather upholstery, three zone climate control, back-up camera, power lift gate and power doors, among others.

Price

In the United States, the starting price for Dodge Caravan 20015 is US$21 000. On the other hand, Chrysler Town & Country is offered with a starting price of US$27 000.  If you do not need all the standard options of Chrysler Town & Country described above, you can save around US$6 000 for pretty much the same minivan.

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