This family minivan is one of the oldest models in the segment, so it’s no wonder that everyone expects its discontinuation soon. According to the latest reports, the 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan will be the last year model not just of this generation, but of the nameplate as well. This model will leave the space for the much newer Chrysler Pacifica 2020, which have been introduced a few years ago. Considering that this will be the last year of production, we definitely won’t see any bigger change. The 2020 Grand Caravan should come in late 2019.
This will be the last year of production, so no one expects to see novelties on this aged minivan. This model is present for a pretty long time. It came in 2008 and since then, we have only seen a few mild updates. Despite novelties, the model remained largely unchanged, with a familiar shape and only minor tweaks to the styling. Last time we saw such changes was more than six years ago. The most recent update has brought novelties in terms of standard features. The mechanical aspect of the car remained unchanged from the initial launch from a decade ago, so it’s no wonder that it lacks in terms of drive quality and several other aspects compared to the competition.
Although aged, the 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan will offer a fairly equipped interior. Though materials and overall layout might seem outdated, the list of standard equipment is pretty fair, especially if we consider the low starting price. This model comes even with things like a 6.5-inch touchscreen with the new infotainment system and similar things. However, advanced technologies are the aspect where this model shows its age. For example, Honda Oddysey offers a lot of such features. Some of the highlights are things like forwarding collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and lane keeps assist. These systems are not available even in Grand Caravan’s highest trim levels.
One of the 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan’s strong points will be a familiar V6 engine. It is a well-known 3.6-liter unit, which in this case delivers around 280 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. With such numbers, this is definitely one of the most powerful minivans in the class. However, a decade-old chassis definitely slows it down. It needs more than 8 seconds to reach 60 miles per hour, which is among the weakest results in the class. However, fuel economy seems ok. This one returns around 17 mpg in the city and 25 on the highway, which are average numbers for the segment.
2020 Dodge Grand Caravan Release Date and Price
The 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan is expected to come in usual time, in late 2019. We don’t expect bigger changes in price, which currently goes in a range between $26,000 and $32,000.