2019 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan

2019 Dodge Grand Caravan
Save up to $9,448
MSRP range
$26,250 - $31,750
2019 Dodge Grand Caravan
Save up to $9,448

What’s new

  • Auto-dimming rearview camera now standard
  • Part of the fifth Grand Caravan generation introduced for 2008

Pros

  • Cheaper than other vans
  • Second-row Stow 'n Go seats fold right into the floor

Cons

  • No Apple CarPlay/Android Auto availability
  • Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity are optional
  • Touchscreen interface is dated and lacks features
  • Cabin materials feel cheap


Which Grand Caravan does Edmunds recommend?

The 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan is the dinosaur in the minivan segment. It hasn't been fully redesigned in a decade, and as such, the base trim level is missing basic items such as Bluetooth phone connectivity and a USB port. As a result, we'd recommend upgrading to the SE Plus at a minimum. Pricing-wise, it's competitive with base trim levels of the other segment leaders and it adds the aforementioned USB port along with Bluetooth, Stow 'n Go third-row seats and a few other creature comforts. What's more, you get upgraded cloth upholstery and some leather-trimmed bits to the interior feel a bit less cheap.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

The 2019 Dodge Caravan is a no-nonsense minivan. At base trim levels, it offers a low price and a list of functional equipment. Seven-passenger seating, typically enormous minivan space and adequate power mean it's a totally competent family hauler, even on road trips. It's low on frills, which means it's priced less than rivals and your wallet will thank you for that in the long run.

On upper trims, the Grand Caravan offers a few extra creature comforts and optional niceties such as leather upholstery and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, but even with the extra gear, the Grand Caravan still seems decidedly pragmatic. This is a van that hasn't been redesigned in a decade and it shows in virtually every area. If you want to see just how much has changed in the minivan game in that time, all you have to do is look across the dealership floor to Chrysler's Pacifica. Its added features alone, from infotainment features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to safety items including forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking, make it a wildly more appealing minivan. Its massively improved interior quality, style and driving experience should really drive home the point.

Even if pricing is your primary concern, a used or certified pre-owned version of a Pacifica or one of the other minivans would likely bring you a more appealing, competitive family hauler. If you have to have that new car smell, however, the Grand Caravan at least delivers the basics.

Trim levels & features

The budget-friendly, seven-passenger Dodge Grand Caravan is sold in three trim levels: SE, SE Plus and SXT. All Grand Caravans have a 3.6-liter V6 (283 horsepower, 260 pound-feet of torque) paired to a six-speed automatic transmission.

The base SE comes standard with 17-inch steel wheels, heated mirrors, tri-zone climate control (with rear air-conditioning), rearview camera, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a conversation mirror, a second-row bench seat, auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 6.5-inch touchscreen, and a six-speaker audio system with a CD player and an auxiliary audio jack.

The SE can be ordered with the Uconnect Hands-Free Group package, which adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, satellite radio, a USB port, and Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity. Second-row Stow 'n Go captain's chairs that fold into the floor are an optional upgrade.

The SE Plus comes with the above equipment (including Stow 'n Go) as standard, plus 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, foglights, black exterior styling elements, remote ignition, a front floor console, and upgraded upholstery and trim.

The Grand Caravan SXT added features such as chrome exterior trim, roof rails, power-sliding rear doors, a power liftgate, a larger floor console, dual-zone air conditioning, leather upholstery with suede inserts, and an eight-way power driver seat (with two-way power lumbar adjustment).

The SXT offers two notable options packages. The Blacktop package retains the SE's black exterior trim and removes the roof rack, while the considerably more feature-rich Driver Convenience Group package adds a rear overhead console, an overhead storage bin, three-zone automatic climate control, a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, ambient lighting, and second-row sunshades.

Options on all trims include an enhanced touchscreen that includes integrated Garmin navigation, satellite radio and digital music storage. Other extras include the Rear Park Assist package, which adds rear parking sensors, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, and an enhanced trip computer. And an optional DVD rear entertainment system includes one roof-mounted screen, a DVD player, satellite radio, 115V power outlet, a charge-only USB port, and wireless headphones.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the Dodge Grand Caravan SXT (3.6L V6 | 6-speed automatic | FWD).

NOTE: Since this test was conducted, the current Grand Caravan has received some revisions, including the elimination of power-adjustable pedals and the addition of a standard rearview camera. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's Grand Caravan, however.

Driving

The Grand Caravan is adequate from a performance perspective, which is all you really need from a minivan. Though it does little truly wrong from behind the wheel, it lacks refinement in both its powertrain and suspension tuning relative to its competition.

Acceleration

The Grand Caravan hits 60 in 8.0 seconds, which is slower than other top minivans. The Grand Caravan offers manual gear selection, but the shifter's location next to the instrument panel makes it a little awkward to use.

Braking

The Grand Caravan's stopping distance from 60 mph is also average for the segment, but the significant amount of nosedive and increasingly mushy brake pedal are not. Thankfully, this problem doesn't arise in normal driving.

Steering

There's enough information available through the steering wheel to prudently guide this van. The steering weight and feedback, though not substantial, are appropriate for the segment.

Handling

Instrumented testing shows the Grand Caravan's road-holding abilities are on par with its competition. During typical use, the van is easy to handle but not nimble.

Drivability

We observed gear hunting from the six-speed automatic transmission in certain situations. The Grand Caravan's throttle calibration is a little jumpy, too. Overall, though, these are nitpicks most drivers will adjust to or drive around.

Comfort

This is a minivan with enough luxuries and features to handle all-day drives. The ride comfort is acceptable, and its interior is loaded with comfort-enhancing amenities.

Seat comfort

Seat comfort for the front seats is very good. The third row's seat bottom is tilted at a high angle that might bother some occupants. The second-row Stow 'n Go seats aren't as comfortable as those on most rival vans.

Ride comfort

The Grand Caravan sticks to the road fairly well. As in most minivans, comfort is a priority. You will be comfortable on long drives in the first or second row easily.

Noise & vibration

Levels of road and wind noise are at than segment standards or better. This Grand Caravan didn't exhibit any rattles. But its complex second-row seats make us wonder if they'll be rattle-free in five years.

Interior

The Grand Caravan's interior flexibility is its biggest strength. Once you step into the cabin, you'll find there's more than enough passenger room throughout.

Ease of use

The primary controls, with the exception of the bizarre dash-mounted shifter, are all easy to use and reach. The secondary controls, including the climate control knobs, fall readily to hand.

Getting in/getting out

The first and second rows offer average ease of entry. Access to the third row is very good thanks to second-row seats that fold, tumble and slide inward.

Roominess

The Grand Caravan uses its space very well. From front-seat headroom to third-row legroom, there's ample space everywhere.

Visibility

Overall visibility is good. Rear-quarter visibility is marginally inhibited by the third-row headrests, though they can be flipped down.

Quality

There's less attention to quality details in the Grand Caravan than all other minivans. Though some materials are acceptable, they're matched with large swaths of cheap plastic trim. We question the durability of the complex second-row seats.

Utility

The Stow 'n Go second-row seats are segment-leading in terms of versatility. Manual operation of the third row is a little busy but works well. And there's massive storage in the second-row floor if you don't need to stow the seats.

Technology

The base technology in the the Grand Caravan is well below segment standards. And even on the top trim levels, the Grand Caravan is missing much of the high-tech equipment we expect from minivans these days. Poor and out-of-date.

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Features & Specs

MSRP
$26,250
MPG
17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
283 hp @ 6400 rpm
MSRP
$31,750
MPG
17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
283 hp @ 6400 rpm
MSRP
$28,015
MPG
17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
283 hp @ 6400 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Grand Caravan safety features:

ParkSense Rear Park Assist
Sounds an alert as the Grand Caravan approaches an object behind the bumper.
Blind-Spot Monitoring
Alerts the driver if there is a vehicle in the Grand Caravan's blind spot. Also detects cross-traffic while reversing.
ParkView Rear Back Up Camera
Displays an image of the area right behind the vehicle in the central touchscreen.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover16.4%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Poor
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

Dodge Grand Caravan vs. the competition

2019 Dodge Grand Caravan

2019 Dodge Grand Caravan

2019 Chrysler Pacifica

2019 Chrysler Pacifica

Dodge Grand Caravan vs. Chrysler Pacifica

The Chrysler Pacifica is effectively the Grand Caravan's replacement. It has a modern interior, modern tech features and a sleek exterior design. The Pacifica also has the same trick-folding Stow 'n Go seats that make the Grand Caravan so special from an interior-versatility standpoint, but the Pacifica's seat cushions are considerably more comfortable. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Chrysler Pacifica.

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Dodge Grand Caravan vs. Honda Odyssey

After its recent redesign, the Honda Odyssey is on the top of the minivan heap again. Like the Grand Caravan, the Odyssey also offers a versatile seating setup and lots of cargo space. The Odyssey, however, also offers modern infotainment technology and a long list of optional safety features that the Grand Caravan can't match. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Honda Odyssey.

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Dodge Grand Caravan vs. Kia Sedona

The Kia Sedona is perhaps the best new-van alternative if you're especially attracted to the Grand Caravan's low price. It can't quite match the Dodge's bottom line, but you'll be getting the more sophisticated, premium and well-rounded van with a class-leading warranty to boot. It's also not too far off the pace of the segment's latest and greatest choices. Our preference in this case is the Sedona. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Kia Sedona.

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2019 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan for Sale

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2019 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan Overview

The 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan is offered in the following styles: SE 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A), SXT 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A), and SE Plus 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A).

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This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

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2019 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan SXT 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

The 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan SXT 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $33,095. The average price paid for a new 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan SXT 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A) is trending $9,448 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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2019 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan SE Plus 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

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