Minivans Fight: Mazda vs Dodge

August 20, 2012 at 09:42

Today we decided that it is right about time for a big car. Therefore we are having tonight the minivans fight. The fight will not be that ordinary as we are going to clash American automaker with the Japanese one. Therefore let’s see which one appears to be the king today! We present to you the fight between 2012 Mazda 5 model and 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan.

2012 Mazda 5 Photo

2012 Mazda 5 Photo

Starting with price we think that you are have already guessed that Dodge will cost more. Mazda 5 invoice price was set at $19,500, while Dodge Grand Caravan at $21,000. At the base mechanics that we also examine, Mazda got 2.5-Liter 157-hp I4 engine to be more economic, while Dodge got the 3.6 Liter beast with 283-hp and V6… Of course, as expected from the American car. Both models got the front wheel drive. Mazda is far more economic than Dodge, with 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, while Grand Caravan can offer just 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. Both models have 6-speed transmission system.

2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Pic

2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Pic

So in the end we have to say that so much capacity is not needed for the minivan, as Dodge offers, we go for more economic Mazda 5, therefore it wins the fight!