2019 Dodge Grand Caravan
As we enter the 2019 model year, many automotive brands will have released or begin to release their new lineup for 2019. Some vehicles go through a refresh or get updates, whereas other vehicles tend to stay true to their original purpose. Like most minivans, the Dodge Grand Caravan isn’t made to entertain teenagers – it’s to carpool with kids and have space for after-school activities, groceries, and whatever else. That’s why, although the 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan has some technology, it’s mostly built as a passenger vehicles, like always.
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2nd-row Overhead DVD Console
For 2019, the three-model lineup returns with the SE, SE Plus, and SXT trims. The same engine is under the hood of each trim too, the 283-horsepower Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 engine optimized by variable valve training (VVT) technology. No surprise there.
Driving and Handling
With only a front-wheel drivetrain to choose from and a six-speed automatic transmission, the powertrain and drivetrain for the Dodge Grand Caravan are set in stone. Doesn’t mean consumers should worry though. With that Pentastar V6 and an automatic transmission, the 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan has a fuel economy of 17/25 mpg city/highway.
The 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan will always have minivan features, such as a standard sliding driver and passenger-side door with fixed glass. Other standard features include heated exterior mirrors, a rear window wiper, side roof rails, and integrated roof rail crossbars. If looking for convenient features, consumers will find them on the SE Plus and SXT trims, including automatic headlamps, door sill guards made by Mopar, and splash guards by Mopar.
On the SE Plus trim, the Blacktop appearance package is standard (optional on SXT), complete with 17-inch aluminum wheels with Gloss Black pockets, a Gloss Black grille, black headlamp bezels, and an all-black interior. Available exterior colors consist of Billet, Black Onyx, Granite Crystal, IndiGO Blue, Octane Red, and White Knuckle. All vehicles ride on 17-inch wheels.
Everyone loves the Dodge Grand Caravan for the passenger and cargo storage configurations. Such functionality is thanks to Stow ‘n Go second and third-row bench seating (second row only for SE and SE Plus, third row for SXT). Consumers will enjoy standard lineup features like triple-zone manual temperature control, sunscreen glass, and easy clean floor mats.
For easy maneuvering to the third row, the second row can be outfitted with two bucket fold-in-floor seats. If having opted in for the Blacktop appearance package, the interior comes with a leather-wrapped steering wheel with silver accent stitching and a leather shift knob. Consumers can choose black or a black-light greystone combo for the interior colors.
Not much has changed in terms of entertainment options for 2019. The Dodge Grand Caravan still comes with a six-speaker sound system, a 6.5-inch touchscreen display powering Radio 430, and steering wheel-mounted controls. The SE Plus and SXT trims come with Bluetooth streaming audio and Uconnect voice command with Bluetooth, but consumers with the base, SE, trim can opt-in for such features. All trims can opt-in for a second-row overhead 90-inch VGA video screen, a second-row overhead DVD console, or single DVD entertainment center – all with the option of wireless headphones.
Safety Features and Warranty
All 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan trims come with advanced multistage front airbags with a driver’s knee airbag, supplemental front seat-mounted and side-curtain airbags in all rows, stability and traction control systems, a LATCH ready child seat anchor system, and a ParkView rear backup camera. On the Grand Caravan SE Plus and SXT trims, consumers can get a remote start system and security alarm.
All Dodge vehicles are covered by a 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain, and roadside assistance for 5 years or 100,000 miles.