It looks like a decade old minivan is about to continue without bigger changes in the next few years before FCA definitely discontinue it. According to the latest reports, the 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan will be the last year model of the familiar MPV, which has been around for almost 35 years. For all these years, we have seen many versions of it. There are five generations in total and the current one is characterized by the longest production cycle. It is present on the market since 2008, which seems a little bit outdated, even for the MPV segment. Most likely, the company will replace it with a new, a little bit smaller minivan, which will come under Chrysler’s badge. Still, it won’t happen in the next two years, so 2020 Grand Caravan is about to come, without bigger changes compared to the current model.
2020 Dodge Grand Caravan Redesign
You definitely can’t expect much from a decade-old minivan. That would be the best words to describe the Grand Caravan. Compared to the competition, this model lacks in many aspects. Of course, the main reason is an old platform. It is the same one that was used for the last-generation Chrysler Town and Country. Younger competitors are more comfortable and also feature better dynamics. On the other side, the styling seems fairly good, despite the age. You can notice Dodge’s familiar styling cues, which haven’t change too much in the newest models. There a lot of classic lines, which keeps this minivan safe from getting old. The 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan definitely won’t receive any change in style. Still, there is a chance to see more colours in the offer.
2020 Dodge Grand Caravan Interior
The 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan will be a pretty aged minivan, with its age will be reflected in the interior as well. A dated dashboard design in a combination with cheap-looking materials without any doubt make this model look unattractive. On the other side, practicality is on a pretty high level and that is definitely one of the model’s strongest points, along with its affordable price. It can accommodate up to seven passengers and it features super-practical Stow ’n Go seats. Also, there is a pretty long list of standard equipment. The 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan will continue in the same way, possibly with a few more additions for each trim levels. Speaking of the trim levels, there are three of them – SE, SE Plus and SXT.
Base models come with things like 6.5-inch touchscreen, manual tri-zone climate control, 6-speaker audio system, rearview camera etc. A mid-level SE Plus adds things like a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, premium cloth seats, fog lights, Bluetooth, satellite radio, USB etc. Finally, the SXT comes with things like dual power-sliding rear doors, a power liftgate, leather upholstery, premium audio system, power-adjustable seats and much more.
2020 Dodge Grand Caravan Engine
Under the hood, the 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan will continue in the same way. It will feature the same 3.6-liter V6 engine, which is good for about 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent front wheels via the 6-speed automatic transmission. In terms of fuel economy, this minivan marks below-average results, but still pretty decent for the class. You can count on 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.
2020 Dodge Grand Caravan Release Date and Price
The 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan should come sometime late in the next year. Just like the current model, it will feature a pretty affordable price, which is definitely the model’s strongest point. Base versions will cost around 26.000 dollars, while fully-loaded models will go up to 33.000 dollars.
For years since the demise of the short wheelbase caravan and the Dodge ram passenger van of the same length, the needs of the city dwellers, who like the functionality these vehicles offered, but lack space due to on street parking, have been ignored.