The Dodge Grand Caravan arguably created, but certainly revolutionized, the minivan segment way back in 1984. Today, the Grand Caravan is gasping its last few breaths, as FCA now has the more modern Chrysler Pacifica and Voyager. Despite its age, the Grand Caravan will continue into 2020 as mostly a carryover model.
The Dodge Grand Caravan is essentially the same minivan that debuted way back in 2008, as little more than a few special models and mild tweaks have come through since to change its looks. This aging, but still oddly stylish, look will roll into the 2020 model year without a single notable update.
The Grand Caravan’s interior has changed just about as much as its exterior has since 2008, save for a few tech updates to barely keep pace with the competition. Today, this cabin includes a simple design with plenty of hard plastics, a very basic infotainment system sans Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and no standout features of note. We expect this simple interior to carry on unchanged.
While the base interior will remain the same, the midrange SE Plus trim will get a few updates to its features. Its standard features will now include second-row Super Stow ‘n Go bucket seats, an in-floor storage bin, an eight-way power driver’s seat, and an all-black interior with Cranberry Wine accent stitching. The SE Plus will also get the optional Blacktop Package to darken it up a bit.
Under its hood, the 2020 Dodge Caravan will continue with the same 3.6-liter V6 engine that’ll crank out 283 horsepower. This engine will pair with a six-speed automatic transmission that’ll shoot the power out to the front wheels.
The current Dodge Grand Caravan still runs on 2008 safety gear, so it leaves folks desiring a lot in this department. It received “Good “ratings in four of the five IIHS crash tests, but the frightening “Poor” rating in the small-overlap front driver’s side crash test is enough to deter some buyers. On top of that, it also lacks any advanced safety tech like automatic emergency braking or forward-collision warning. With not a change coming, we expect all the same ratings and safety equipment on the 2020 Grand Caravan.