A hammer may not be the most elegant tool, but it was designed with the utmost purpose and gets the job done time and again. The same can be said of the 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan. It forgoes the over-stylized designs of its rivals in favor of a clean, boxy exterior that prioritizes function over form—and that's what families value most.

Although the minivan is no longer a novel concept, the Grand Caravan still shines as it packs an incredible amount of utility into a powerful, affordable, and safe package. The seven-seat Grand Caravan is available in four trim levels with a starting price of $26,250.* The entry-level SE model includes such standard features as tri-zone climate control, Stow 'n Go® Seating and Storage System, and six-speaker audio system with a 6.5-inch touchscreen display.

Moving up to the SE Plus and top-of-the-line SXT trims considerably expands the Grand Caravan’s list of convenience and technology features with the Uconnect® system, remote engine start, eight-way power driver and front-row passenger seating, navigation, and more.

The Perfect Ride for…

Families, church groups, garage bands, and anybody else who needs to transport a large group at a great price. The Grand Caravan remains an affordable proposition even at its most handsomely equipped, and even base models deliver a surprisingly robust features list—especially with the addition of a standard touchscreen and rearview camera. The practical but comfortable interior also ensures that you and your passengers will enjoy the ride in this popular people-mover. 

Drive & Handling

Dodge keeps things simple with a single Grand Caravan powertrain option. Buyers get a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, which produces 283 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. It drives the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission.

A naturally aspirated V6 may seem out of place in today’s world of tiny turbocharged four-cylinder engines, but the Grand Caravan proves pretty fuel efficient with an EPA rating of 20 mpg combined (17 mpg city, 25 mpg highway).**

In addition to its capable engine and impressive fuel economy, the 2019 Grand Caravan can tow up to 3,600 pounds when properly equipped. Hauling a trailer or a pair of water toys to the lake just got a lot easier. 

Key Features

Intelligent Storage Options

The Grand Caravan makes it easy to transport all your gear along with your crew. With the Stow 'n Go® seating folded flat, there’s more than 140 cubic feet of storage space. Available Super Stow 'n Go® provides an additional 12 cubic feet of hidden storage space, while the available overhead bin offers convenient storage for passengers. An optional Super Console is also available, offering four cup holders, two power outlets, and covered storage.

Available Uconnect Multimedia

Enjoy entertainment as well as peace of mind on your next adventure. The Uconnect Multimedia system brings together some of the most modern infotainment tech in the industry into one great package. You can connect your devices via USB, audio jack, or wirelessly with Bluetooth® and enjoy streaming content from your compatible device. Alternatively, you can load up thousands of song files on the standard built-in hard drive offering 28 GB of data storage, or you can connect to the available SiriusXM® satellite radio. Uconnect also offers convenient turn-by-turn voice directions and touchscreen menus to get you to your destination with ease. You can even upgrade and subscribe to the available 5-Year SiriusXM® Travel Link Service or Garmin® Navigation System.

Alternative Options

If a full-sized minivan isn’t the right fit, there’s the Dodge Journey. A handsome and practical family crossover, the Journey comes with an optional third row, if you’re looking to haul around the kids and all their friends. Alternatively, the Dodge Durango is a more aggressive take on the family SUV, channeling some of the spirit of Dodge’s muscle cars and even some of their substance in the form of an available HEMI® V8. Learn more about Dodge’s crossover, SUV, and minivan options at 3 Birds Linking today.


* MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

** EPA-estimated mpg. Actual mileage may vary.

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