The current generation of this minivan might be affordable, but definitely has too many weak points for some decent sales results. The reason is simple, no one wants a decade-old design, even if we are talking about a specific kind of vehicles. Therefore, we heard a lot of talk in the last few months about the 2022 Dodge Grand Caravan and the complete future of the nameplate that rides on the road for almost 35 years. According to the latest reports, the company prepares a new, little bit smaller minivan, based on the Chrysler Pacifica. However, it is still unclear whether the familiar nameplate remains or we are about to get something new.
- Completely redesigned
- Smooth Ride
- Potent Engine
- Attractive price
- Could be smaller and tighter compared to competitors
A new minivan from Dodge is definitely coming, according to FCA officials. However, we will see it in a little bit different form, compared to the current version. It looks like the new model, which may keep the same name and come as 2022 Dodge Grand Caravan, is going to be some kind of a downsized Pacifica. The Chrysler’s new minivan is doing pretty well on the market, thanks to a modern platform and efficient engines. The 2022 Dodge Grand Caravan would probably be the ¾ size of the Pacifica. Also, it should come with a completely new styling, something that would finally replace Dodge’s current, archaic-looking layout.
If we take these rumors about downsizing as a certain thing, there is no doubt that there won’t be anything “Grand” in the new Caravan. Most likely, it will be a two-row minivan, definitely not big enough to compete with models like Toyota Sienna and Kia Sedona. In any case, it will come with a significant improvement in terms of interior quality, which currently lags behind all models in the segment. Old tech features, low-quality materials, and a few more things are something that bothers potential buyers of this minivan, despite the pretty attractive price tag.
The current model comes with a potent 3.6-liter V6, which delivers around 280 horsepower. It definitely doesn’t lack in power, but fuel economy could be better. Therefore, the new minivan should come with a newer version of this engine, which delivers just a few more hp, but significantly improves fuel economy. If we consider that the new model is about to be smaller lighter, mpg ratings should be even better compared to Pacifica. A hybrid version also sounds quite possible.
2020 Dodge Grand Caravan Release Date and Price
Whether it keeps the same name or not, the 2022 Dodge Grand Caravan will definitely come redesigned in a year or two. Considering a potentially smaller size, it could be even cheaper than the current model, which goes around $26,000 in its base version.