The Grand Caravan may be outdated, but still is a pretty strong seller and that’s the reason why we believe that that the 2021 Dodge Grand Caravan will carry on in the same way. The current model has been around since 2008 and we haven’t seen too many changes since then. Therefore, it’s not hard to make a conclusion that this model is outdated by many standards. That’s the reason why rumors about discontinuation appeared. Allegedly, this minivan will end production this year, and leave the space for the production of new Chrysler Voyager.
However, we don’t believe in such a scenario and I will get back on that in a minute. We are pretty sure that the 2021 Dodge Grand Caravan will carry on and that we are about to see familiar design and features. The next-year model should arrive in a typical time of year, sometime in the last quarter of 2020.
2021 Dodge Grand Caravan Won’t Be Discontinued
These days you can hear a lot of reports that suggest the Grand Caravan may end production this year. According to them, the company is making space for the new Chrysler Voyager, which would be produced in the same assembly. However, we don’t believe in such a scenario and the reason is pretty clear. Despite it’s outdated by many standards, this minivan is also a pretty affordable model and that is the main reason for its popularity. Measured in numbers, this model has been sold almost two times more than the modern and more expensive Pacifica, so it doesn’t make any sense to discontinue a model that is more than a decent money maker.
2021 Dodge Grand Caravan Redesign
Therefore, we have no doubt that the 2021 Dodge Grand Caravan will carry on in the same way. You may count on the same design that hasn’t changed too much since 2008, not even in terms of aesthetics. The model rides on a good-old RT platform, which may be outdated in many aspects, but it is also highly beneficial in terms of production costs, price, and maintenance. After all, that’s the main reason for the model’s popularity. The styling is typical for Dodge models of that era, and you can also notice the famous crosshair grille. The rest of the body comes in a typical minivan manner, where there isn’t too much space for some exclusive styling solutions.
When it comes to the interior design, the 2021 Dodge Grand Caravan clearly shows its age and budget-minded character. You won’t find any premium materials here, while the dashboard looks very simple and outdated. This is also highly notable if you look at the list of standard and available equipment.
When it comes to standard features, we’ve been seeing constant updates, but the list isn’t particularly long. Base models come with things like a 6.5-inch touch screen and a six-speaker stereo, as well as with a rearview camera. In higher trims, you can also get navigation, satellite radio, rear-seat entertainment system etc.
Still, the strongest point of this minivan is interior space and functionality. With more than 121 inches in wheelbase, you may count on nothing less but plenty of legroom. All three rows are very generous in this aspect. Also, the total cargo capacity goes to a respectable 140 cubic feet. More importantly, you may count on standard Stow ‘n Go seats, which completely fold into the floor. That highly beneficial in terms of cargo functionality.
2021 Dodge Grand Caravan Engine
This is where Grand Caravan clearly shows its age. Considering that the platform has been updated, things are actually pretty good, as you may count on a 3.6-liter V6, which is good for about 283 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. These numbers make Grand Caravan one of the most powerful models in the class, more powerful than many younger rivals. Also, we like the 6-speed automatic gearbox, which works more than decent.
When it comes to fuel economy, we can put it in a couple of words – not great, not terrible. The numbers are slightly below average, but actually quite decent, as you may count on about 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.
Release Date and Price
Considering that no changes are expected for the 2021 Dodge Grand Caravan, we presume it will hit the market in a typical time of year, sometime in the last quarter of 2020. When it comes to the price, the current model starts at 27.000 dollars and we don’t expect bigger changes for the next year.