2019 Dodge Grand Caravan

Buyer's Guide

The Dodge Grand Caravan is the minivan that time forgot. It was last redesigned a decade ago into the shape you see here, and since then has seen key competitors like the Honda Odyssey redesigned three times and the Toyota Sienna twice.

In 2016, Dodge's parent company, Chrysler, rolled out a new upscale van called the Pacifica, leaving this popular box as one of the oldest designs you'll find today in a new-car showroom.

For 2019, the Grand Caravan carries over with no changes.

At the very least, this van gets its motivation from a reputable source, Chrysler's 3.6L "Pentastar" V6, used in vehicles as varied as mid-size SUVs, full-size sedans and here, where it makes 283 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque.

Those numbers are competitive, but this is now the only minivan stuck with a six-speed transmission (all of Dodge's competitors boast at least eight ratios, the Pacifica uses a nine-speed and the Honda Odyssey offers the class's only 10-speed) and that deficit shows up in the Grand Caravan's fuel consumption figures, estimated at 13.7/9.4 L/100 km (city/highway). Those numbers make this the thirstiest minivan on the market.

Grand Caravan trim levels include Canada Value Package (CVP), SXT, SXT Premium Plus, Crew, Crew Plus and GT.

The CVP trim is a pretty basic van whose most notable features are manual dual-zone climate control and heated side mirrors. You have to move up to the SXT (and then option up to the Plus package) to get things like fold-in-floor second-row seating, power second-row windows and alloy wheels.

SXT Premium Plus brings a power driver's seat, and Crew builds on that with three-zone automatic climate control, vehicle information centre, leather-trimmed steering wheel and shifter and fog lights. Crew Plus adds a 6.5-inch infotainment touchscreen, power sliding doors and tailgate, leather-faced, heated and power adjustable front seats and a garage door opener.

GT trim gets a performance suspension, navigation, nine-speaker stereo, window shades, heated second row seats and a heated steering wheel.

2019 Dodge Grand Caravan Specifications

There are 6 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $31,245 MSRP
11.6
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
283 hp @6400 rpm
Number of seats 7
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Body style Minivan
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
SXT Premium Plus 2WD $31,245 7 Minivan
SXT Premium Plus 2WD 283 hp @6400 rpm 260 ft-lb @4400 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
SXT Premium Plus 2WD 202.8" 78.7" 67.9" 121.2"
SXT Premium Plus 2WD
SXT Premium Plus 2WD N/A
SXT Premium Plus 2WD
SXT Premium Plus 2WD
Canada Value Package 2WD $31,245 7 Minivan
Canada Value Package 2WD 283 hp @6400 rpm 260 ft-lb @4400 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
Canada Value Package 2WD 202.8" 78.7" 67.9" 121.2"
Canada Value Package 2WD
Canada Value Package 2WD Cloth Seats
Canada Value Package 2WD
Canada Value Package 2WD
SXT 2WD $31,245 7 Minivan
SXT 2WD 283 hp @6400 rpm 260 ft-lb @4400 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
SXT 2WD 202.8" 78.7" 67.9" 121.2"
SXT 2WD
SXT 2WD Cloth Seats
SXT 2WD
SXT 2WD
Crew 2WD $41,045 7 Minivan
Crew 2WD 283 hp @6400 rpm 260 ft-lb @4400 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
Crew 2WD 202.8" 78.7" 67.9" 121.2"
Crew 2WD
Crew 2WD Cloth Seats
Crew 2WD
Crew 2WD
Crew Plus 2WD $41,045 7 Minivan
Crew Plus 2WD 283 hp @6400 rpm 260 ft-lb @4400 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
Crew Plus 2WD 202.8" 78.7" 67.9" 121.2"
Crew Plus 2WD
Crew Plus 2WD N/A
Crew Plus 2WD
Crew Plus 2WD
GT 2WD $46,245 7 Minivan
GT 2WD 283 hp @6400 rpm 260 ft-lb @4400 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
GT 2WD 202.8" 78.7" 67.9" 121.2"
GT 2WD
GT 2WD Leather Seats
GT 2WD
GT 2WD

Owner Reviews: 2019 Dodge / Grand Caravan

Average Rating

2003 Dodge Grand Caravan

by cornmanz on 10-12-2012
Good old Minivan
I've driven minivans for 25 years now, ever since our first Dodge Caravan 4 cylinder manual transmission woody wagon back in the early 80's.
We tried Oldsmobile vans for a few years, but I firmly believe Dodge has this segment figured out, in terms of value.
Our current Grand Caravan has been reliable, with no major outages in 9 years. at 153,000 km, the mileage is getting up there, and as with all our Caravans, the transmission is showing signs of deterioration.
But you cant beat the price and storage capability. The mileage tradeoff between a minivan and a small car isnt big enough to make me switch.
Would I buy another Caravan? Reluctantly, absolutely. Someday I'll get my Mazda Miata and have a little fun.......
Overall
3.5
Comfort
4/5
Performance
3/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
2/5
Reliability
4/5
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2012 Dodge Grand Caravan

Trim: SE
by Matt_MacNeil on 10-12-2012
Getting better, good value - high repair bills
Got my Caravan about a year ago and have already had to do a full brake job. (28,000km) at a cost of almost $1000.00. The new motor is very good and strong but the 6spd trans is still a week point. Shifts at low and high rpm can be harsh, slow and clunky. Considering its low low starting price can be good value, just watch for hefty repair bills.
Overall
3.0
Comfort
4/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
2/5
Exterior Styling
3/5
Reliability
2/5
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2004 Dodge Grand Caravan

Trim: stx
by James-ON on 10-12-2012
A good family van
A good family van for a large family up to 7. Perfect for long trips. Good CD/DVD system. Big room and big power for anything you need carry. But the power windows and power doors are not durable. No windows at passenger side.
Overall
3.0
Comfort
3/5
Performance
3/5
Fuel Economy
2/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
3/5
Reliability
2/5
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