NEW FOR 2015:
Dodge's most-popular family vehicle moves into 2015 unchanged. All versions of this van are powered by a 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 making 283 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
Trim levels include Canada Value Package (CVP), SXT, Crew, Crew Plus and R/T. A cargo van version sold under the Ram name is covered in a separate buyer's guide entry.
The lineup starts with the Canada Value Package, which includes cloth seats, second-row bench seat and 60/40 split folding third row with tailgate seating function, Uconnect media centre with four-speaker stereo, steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, three 12-volt power outlets, dual-zone air conditioning, tilt-and-telescoping steering column, overhead console, two glove boxes, outside temperature display, front maplights, power locks and power windows with one-touch driver up/down, 17-inch steel wheels, power heated outside mirrors, keyless entry, trailer sway control and enhanced accident response system (EARS).
SXT trim adds second-row Stow ‘n Go seats, body-colour door handles and bodyside moulding, black roof rack, floor mats, front floor console with cup holders and sunscreen glass.
Crew trim adds aluminum wheels, three-zone automatic climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, bright bodyside trim and roof rack, body-colour door sills and side mirrors, electronic vehicle information centre, fog lights, super console and power adjustable pedals, eight-way power driver’s seat, power second-row windows and rear quarter windows, six-speaker stereo and illuminated front-door storage.
Crew Plus brings a 115-volt power outlet, power-operated sliding doors and tailgate, heated front seats, leather seating surfaces, ambient lighting, overhead storage bin, backup camera, power-adjustable driver and front passenger seats, rear swivelling reading lights, single rear overhead console, satellite radio, sun visors with lighted vanity mirrors, Uconnect 430 media centre and a garage door opener.
In the R/T, Dodge adds unique black leather seats with red stitching, satin carbon aluminum wheels, nine-speaker stereo with subwoofer and amplifier, body-colour grille, black headlight bezels, remote start, black interior, heated steering wheel and second-row seats, Bluetooth, performance suspension and second- and third-row window shades.
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