With two new minivans available at Sunnyside Dodge & Chrysler in McHenry, IL, making the right choice for your family can be difficult. Both the new Chrysler Pacifica and Dodge Grand Caravan start under $30,000 MSRP. Both minivans offer modern drivability. Both models feature truly excellent infotainment features. However, there are key differences when it comes to storage, design, and safety that will help drivers make the right decision for their family.

2017 Chrysler Pacifica vs. 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan Review in McHenry, IL

Do you already know which minivan you want to test-drive? Check out our inventory of new Chrysler Pacifica or Dodge Grand Caravan minivans to find the ideal model and color for your family, and then call the team at our dealership in McHenry, IL at (815) 900-2547 to schedule a test drive.

2017 Chrysler Pacifica vs. 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan: Cargo Capacity & Seating

One of the most important aspects of any minivan is how much interior room and seating space it offers. While both the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica and 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan offer comfortable seating for the entire family and pets, there are a few unique differences in how much interior room and intelligent storage are available. Key interior capacity metrics and sizes are as follows:

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan


2017 Chrysler Pacifica

143.8 cu.-ft.

Max. Cargo Capacity

140.5 cu.-ft.

33.0 cu.-ft.

Cargo Capacity,
All Seats In Place

32.3 cu.-ft.

Stow 'n Go®

Storage System

Stow 'n Go®

7 passengers

Seating Capacity

7-8 passengers


Cup holders


Not Available


Stow 'n Vac® Available

2017 Chrysler Pacifica vs. 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan: Design Features

Both models are developed to be comfortable and convenient on the inside, but the exterior design of both new minivans also has a lot to offer. The new Grand Caravan and Pacifica are impressively sculpted with a contemporary design aesthetic, dramatic lines, and unique styling, but there are a few differences to be aware of.

  • Both minivans offer wheel sizes ranging from 17-in. to 20-in.
  • LED lighting and chrome headlamp bezels are available for the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica.
  • Power sliding doors and a power liftgate are optional for both the new Pacifica and Grand Caravan.
  • The 2017 Pacifica is available with a tri-pane panoramic sunroof to let the outside in.
  • Sunscreen glass and heated mirrors are available with the new Grand Caravan to add greater comfort and convenience.
2017 Chrysler Pacifica vs. 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan Interior and Design in McHenry, IL

2017 Chrysler Pacifica vs. 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan: Safety

Engineered with protection in mind, both the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan and 2017 Chrysler Pacifica come with a high-strength steel frame, advanced airbags, and specially designed front and rear crumple zones. Keeping passengers protected won't be an issue for either new minivan, but there are several important differences when it comes to safety technology and driver aids.

  • Every new Pacifica and Grand Caravan comes with a Parkview® rear backup camera, and ParkSense® Rear Park Assist system with Stop available.
  • Parallel & Perpendicular Park Assist is only available for the Pacifica.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go (ACC+) and Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking (FCW+) are only offered with the new Chrysler Pacifica.
  • Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection come with both minivans, but the Pacifica also offers a 360-degree surround view camera to provide a bird's eye view.

Do you still have questions about the new minivans for sale at our dealership? Contact the team at Sunnyside Chrysler & Dodge through our inquiry form to have your questions answered by a dedicated product specialist.

2017 Chrysler Pacifica vs. 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan Performance in McHenry, IL

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