After a period of waiting, the 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan is finally going to be updated. The model has been kept the same for a long time and the final major change was made in 2011, so it is fine time that they do something for this minivan. The previous models were graced with functionality which not a lot of cars in the segment had. But the model has been undermined with the safety scores which were not going in the favor of this model. The vehicle has been not taken so seriously because of that, but it has still managed to provide a very good kind of a setup for its fans. The model is going to be a really good one now when it finally got some work done and the updates will bring a new kind of offer which will fix some things that were missing for the vehicle.
The Dodge Grand Caravan has been introduced back in 1983 and it was one of the best minivan models that Chrysler has made. It has provide time and time again that it is a reliable model and that it is a vehicle that people can be proud of. Some even go as far to say that it is a timeless addition to the market which will never fade. Although they were going with the times at some point, the recent models starting lagging a bit. The look is already dated as it gets, but that can be easily fixed. But the safety is not something that one should take lightly. The vehicle has managed to slip up during the last ten years or so but it is catching up to them. If they want to keep their car competitive they should start thinking of introducing more new equipment and improving the security of the car.
But what the 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan will now have is a far superior setup compared to anything that the competition has to offer. This includes an interior which has all the qualities needed to help hauling people at a long distance and it the same time providing the best kind of an offer one can. What the model has never lack is entertainment and they have always put an emphasis on giving the people inside the best kind of entertainment they could. It is a very important aspect and even though the safety is lacking, it will be covered by this fact.
The newest 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan is going to compete in the same manner as it did before and it will still have the same trims that it used to. The model will be offered in SE, SE Plus, SXT, and GT and as the release date is getting closer and closer it is only fitting that we discuss more about this car in our review.
When is the Car Going to be Released?
We are all expecting to see the 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan on the market by next year. Actually the model is probably a year away from us now and there have only been some recent emerging photos of it. The model is still under development but most of the details have been mentioned or released somewhere. We see the car as a perfect addition to the Dodge roster and the Grand Caravan has always been a go to choice for the people movers. The model is going to be released somewhere in the latter part of 2018, making it ready to start sales by the end of the year. The model is getting the updates in needs and even with the aging look and its popularity flaring a bit, this is the perfect time to get it back into contention. We shall see how will all of this work and how the car manages to compete back here.
What is the price of the 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan?
The price of the 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan is going to differ compare to the previous one. The updates that have been given are going to enhance the price a bit. And actually as they should, because the car needed some spunk and they needed to improve some things about it so it gets to be as competitive as it was. The vehicle has not been given an exterior redesign which some expected but it will be enough to make sure that things on the inside look good as well as some improvements in the safety are met. The price is thus going to start with 26,000 USD for the SE trim and it contuses to around 27,000 for the SE Plus while the SXT is given for the price of 31,000 USD now. The price is similar but the boost is noticeable which means that we can only expect to get some improvements.
What is on the Inside of the Car?
The newest 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan is going to offer the best utility offer than all of the other minivans. The model is going to have an advantage because of that as it also gives fold-away second- and third-row seats. The Stow ‘N Go is a standard one seen on all the models expect the base one, but you can add it as an option still. The seats can fold flat to the floor and will allow for added storage. The seats are made to be thinner and flatter because of this, but the comfort is not going to be diminished. The seats are as comfortable as they ever were and will have a standard set which will help the fans feel a lot better. The comfort is the main concern as well and they are updating it to fit eth people and will be a major part of the entire update.
As far as technology goes, the 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan is also thinking about that as well. They manage to outdo many of the rivals in this manner and this actually enhances the price a little bit, or by a lot depending on how you see it. The model will add navigation, a Blu-ray DVD entertainment system, a media hard drive, satellite radio, Bluetooth and USB ports which will help with charging. Of course the model is not going to pass without using the Chrysler’s UConnect Web services.
2019 Dodge Grand Caravan Design
The 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan is going to keep using the usual kind of a look for yet another period of its time. But the car has a reason for doing so. It is mainly a utility model and does not concerns itself with so much luxury and design features. The minivan segment is not meant to be an attractive one so the boxy styling theme is going to be used this time as well. Many of the newest models have already switched to a more modern one and it is probably why they are doing better than the Grand Caravan in sales, but the model is aware that one has to have functionality in order to be taken seriously. The model will still have the egg-shaped vents and continue to be as space efficient as it can. The model is slab sided and looks plain to most of the newer versions that you would see in the market now. But what the model brings is true full use of glass over sheet metal and its helps with the outward visibility which is really advanced here.
The vehicle is still not modernized and does not look up to date with the other minivans in the segment. It has a lot of work to do before it becomes as contemporary and modern looking as they others. But it is obvious that Dodge has decided to go for functionality here rather than keeping the looks of the car. The vehicle will most certainly be a very useful one but do not expect to turn heads when you go down the street. But this is a minivan and it has not been designed to do that so do not expect the model to dazzle anybody based on its looks.
Drivetrain Capability and Specs
The 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan is going to have the same drivetrain option that it used to have. The engine is a very solid one and it is still a very powerful one. The model brings forth class leading performance and manages to get the best that it can from it. The engine in question is still the 3.6-liter V-6 engine and it will provide us with an output of 283 horsepower. The model will come with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The power will be transferred to the front wheels and there is not going to be a comeback of the all-wheel drive this year as this has not been an option for quite some time already.
0-60 mph and Top Speed
Thanks to the overpowered drivetrain of the 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan model, the vehicle is going to have impressive acceleration. The model is going to be able to speed up to 0-60 mph in just 7.9 seconds with is an impressive feat when you count all the other minivans out there. The top speed is even rated at 113 mph. All in all, this does look like a very nice and fitting offer for the model thus far.
Fuel Economy of the 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan
The fuel economy of the 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan is nor impressive nor bad. It is actually on a par with some of its rivals, particularly the Nissan Quest version. It has an EPA rating of 17 mpg city, 25 highway, 20 combined and will be a steady offer in the segment no matter the opportunity or the rivals.
Size and Dimension
The newest 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan is going to keep its steady dimensions. The length of the car is 203.7 inches, the wheelbase is 121.2 inches, the height is 69.0 inches and the width is 78.7 inches. But the spacing inside is the most important aspect of the car and it will complete offer us 164 cu ft of passenger space while the cargo capacity is 31 cu ft.
Safety Still has to Improve
The 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan has seen its safety go further down and down and they still have not managed to bring it back up and fix the problem that they have. The thing is that they have to make the offer more dated. It does not help doing the same thing all the time. The current model has a 4-star overall rating given by NHTSA and the IIHS even gives it a “Poor” rating for the small-overlap crash test. But the equipment is certainly not lacking as the models will come with curtain airbags and stability control, while also added are the blind-spot monitors, a rearview camera, and power sliding doors. But the minivan still has to do a lot more so it is regarded as really competitive and we finally get to see some improvements made.
The 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan Will Have some Decent Company
Maybe the 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan is late to add the changes, but it has always been necessary for them to step up and bring forth a better offer. The competition has not been resting for all this time and neither should the people from Dodge have done so. The competition has been gearing up throughout all this time and has managed in incur a very gallant looking and a very decent kind of an offer. The model will need to up its game if they are to prosper here and there is no telling for now that the work which they have done is enough. The clearest competitor here is the Honda Odyssey which will certainly hold its own and we cannot forget the Toyota Sienna as well. Kia Sedona has been a forgotten model here and there is also the Nissan Quest model that we need to think about. All in all, it is going to be a very hard comeback fof the Grand Caravan to make.
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