The engineers at Dodge have been turning quite a few heads with the 2016 model of their classic Grand Caravan, but how do its safety features compare to those in the 2016 Honda Odyssey? The Odyssey has developed a reputation as one of the best minivans available today, and when you compare it to a competitor like the 2016 Grand Caravan, it’s easy to see why! Intelligent, computer-based driver assistance is the gold standard in safety today, and Honda has made these technologies available in a wide variety of trims!
Safety Ratings and Crash Tests
In the event of a collision, the 2016 Honda Odyssey is much better equipped to protect you and your family. For starters, the Odyssey outperformed the competition in both Front Driver and Front Passenger crash tests by the NHTSA! The Grand Caravan received just 4 stars overall, while the Odyssey earned a perfect 5-star rating.* What’s more, the 2016 Odyssey’s Forward Collision Warning System makes it a 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick.**
Smart Safety Technologies
The 2016 Grand Caravan lags far behind in terms of intelligent safety features. Blind spot monitoring and cross path detection, for instance, are only available as upgrades in the Grand Caravan’s most expensive R/T trim! Features like electronic parking assistance—available from the base trim as an optional feature in the Honda Odyssey—are also restricted to the R/T.
Honda goes above and beyond to demonstrate their commitment to making smart safety more accessible. A Lane Departure Warning, a Forward Collision Warning, and a multi-angle rearview camera are all equipped as standard features in three different Odyssey trims: the EX-L, the Touring, and the Touring Elite. Additionally, Honda LaneWatch comes standard in the Odyssey’s EX, SE, EX-L, and Touring trims.
Enjoy the Journey!
Choosing a car with great safety and security features is the best way to get more enjoyment out of your time on the road, and once you’ve gotten behind the wheel of the 2016 Honda Odyssey, we trust that you’ll see why the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan just can’t compete!
Keep reading to explore the Honda Odyssey’s other advantages over the Grand Caravan, and schedule a test drive at one of our Capital Region Honda Dealers locations today!
*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).
**The following 2016 models have been awarded an esteemed TOP SAFETY PICK rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in recognition of their excellent safety performance: Accord Sedan, Accord Coupe, CR-V, Pilot, and Odyssey.