Although SUVs may have become an increasingly popular option for families over the last few decades, for many people, nothing can beat an excellent minivan. And when it comes to great minivans, few can match the incredible features and styling of the 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan, a van that has everything you could want and more. There are three terrific trims for you to choose from, so you can get just the experience you want, with plenty of features and performance that make the Grand Caravan practical and a lot of fun to drive.
Under the hood, the 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan is powered by an impressive V6 engine that ensures you can get where you need to go. As a minivan, you would expect this beauty to really shine in terms of interior capacity, and it does not disappoint. The Grand Caravan offers seating for up to seven passengers, with more than 160 cu.ft. of interior passenger volume available. And if you need that space for taking stuff with you, rather than people, you get more than 140 cu.ft. of interior cargo volume to use, letting you load up with everything you need.
Inside the Grand Caravan, you will find an impressive interior with great features such as available three-zone temperature control, steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, and an Infotainment system with wireless phone connectivity. There is even an available overhead entertainment system that comes with wireless headphones to help keep passengers entertained on long road trips. Overall, the 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan is everything you want in a minivan and continues to prove itself against the competition.
No matter what kind of vehicle you are looking at, even with a minivan, you want to make sure it has a good engine to make driving fun. In a very real way, the engine is the heart of the vehicle, and a powerful engine can make driving any type of vehicle a lot more enjoyable. That is why it is so good to see that Dodge has provided an excellent engine in the 2020 Grand Caravan that not only makes it a great choice for a big family, but for an enjoyable time behind the wheel.
There is a single engine available for the Grand Caravan, which is great because you do not have to worry about choosing a less compelling option; no matter which trim or features you choose, you are in good shape. The Grand Caravan comes with a 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine that delivers up to 283 hp, and it comes paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. This is plenty of power to handle whatever you throw at it. Plus, it comes with front-wheel drive for improved fuel economy.
Speaking of which, the fuel efficiency with the 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan is quite a bit better than you might expect at first. Despite its large size and passenger capacity, the Grand Caravan gets an estimated 17 MPG in the city and 25 MPG on the highway, for a combined 20 MPG overall. With a 20-gallon fuel tank, you can go quite a ways before you have to stop for gas, making this minivan the perfect choice for road trips and getting around town.
You might not think of a minivan first when someone mentions towing, but the impressive power and design of the 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan means it can actually handle some pretty great towing jobs. When properly equipped, the Grand Caravan has a maximum towing capacity of 3,600 lbs. While that certainly cannot compete with something like a heavy-duty truck, it is plenty of towing capacity for a small trailer or camper. If you are looking for more towing power than that, then consider something like the Ram 1500 or even the Ram 3500 for serious jobs that require massive amounts of power.
We know from talking to our customers that one of the most important things to you, particularly when looking at vehicles like minivans, is the amount of space you get inside for your passengers. For a lot of people, the number one reason they are looking to buy a minivan is to have a lot of room inside for all of their friends or a growing family. Thankfully, Dodge has come through in this department, and the interior of the 2020 Grand Caravan is perfect for large groups of people.
Inside the Grand Caravan, you get seating for up to seven people thanks to a pair of seats in the front, two seats in the middle, and a three-person bench seat in the rear. There is an available 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with 2-way power lumbar support, along with an available 4-way adjustable front passenger seat. Second-row captain’s chairs ensure all of your passengers are comfortable, while available three-zone automatic temperature control helps keep everyone happy throughout the interior. Some of these features will depend on the trim level and options you choose, of course, but even the starting features are sure to keep your passengers comfortable.
Overall, you get plenty of space for all of your friends and family inside the Grand Caravan with more than 160 cu.ft. of total passenger volume available inside. This includes more than 40 inches of front-seat legroom, more than 36 inches of second-row legroom, and more than 32 inches of legroom in the third row. Combine that with nearly 40 inches of front and second-row headroom, plus almost 38 inches of third-row headroom, and you can see just how comfortable your passengers are going to be.
One of the great things about the 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan is that it is a terrific option for taking plenty of passengers with you, but it is also a fantastic choice for taking stuff with you. A minivan is excellent for big families, but it is also the perfect choice if you like to go camping, do some tailgating, or simply need to be able to haul large objects with you. Best of all, with the Grand Caravan, you do not have to settle on one or the other, since it can so easily be adjusted for more interior cargo room as needed.
Select models of the Grand Caravan have second-row seats that can be stowed for easy access to much more interior space, or even removed completely. That kind of flexibility is something you will not find in a lot of other vehicles. When properly configured, you get more than 140 cu.ft. of total cargo volume inside this minivan, which absolutely blows away a lot of other vehicles, including many large SUVs.
Safety is always important to consider when looking at any vehicle, even something like a minivan that is designed for function and to seat a large group of people comfortably. Because, while being comfortable in the vehicle is important, as is the power it puts out, nothing matters if the driver and passengers are not safe. Just fifty years ago, even seatbelts were not standard. Now, though, vehicles come equipped with many features to keep everyone safe and sound, and the Grand Caravan is no exception.
While the 2020 Grand Caravan might lack some high-tech features, it still has a fantastic overall design with numerous crumple zones. Plus, it has a steel safety frame designed to take the brunt of the impact in any kind of collision, keeping you and your passengers safe.
The Grand Caravan also has seven advanced airbags located throughout the interior, including advanced multistage driver and front passenger airbags, front and rear side-curtain airbags, and front seat-mounted side airbags, which are all standard. You also get traction control and electronic stability control, plus brake assist and a ParkView rear back up camera that includes on-screen gridlines to help keep you safe. Overall, with all of the features and general structure of the vehicle, the Grand Caravan is an extremely safe family vehicle.