2020 Dodge Grand Caravan

MSRP $27,530

Ranked #8 in Midsize Van

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2020 Dodge Grand Caravan Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 1, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan comes with a heavy nameplate that doesn’t speak of anything less than a luxury minivan. The value lies in the word Grand that resides deep into this car’s structure and performance. It’s a fifth-generation minivan that has been at the top of its segment for over a decade now. But don’t be fooled by how old it looks. The appearance is just a farce. 

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Pros

Powerful V6 Engine 

Stow n Go Seats give comfort and ease

Base price is budget-friendly

Cons

Standard and Tech features are lacking 

Interior materials are not top-notch

Acceleration doesn’t make the car zoom up

Ride quality is unrefined compared to competitors

What's New?

The SE model gets new standard features

Both SE Plus and SXT models come with a Blacktop Appearance package as optional


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$27530

bodystyle

dr Minivan

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

SE$27,530 onwards

Colors and Styles

2020 Dodge Grand Caravan in Billet Clearcoat color
Billet Clearcoat

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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


When the Dodge Grand Caravan started out, it was practically the most favorite haulers of the families in the US. But be it in terms of conveniences, safety, structure, aesthetics, comfort, or technology, there’s a lot to compete over these days. However, post-2020, Dodge is probably discontinuing the Grand Caravan. Perhaps because minivans that have aged are banned in 12 of the American states. It competes against cars like Honda Odyssey, Kia Sedona, and Toyota Sienna.

2020 Dodge Grand Caravan Features

The Dodge Grand Caravan has been divided into 3 main well-defined trims in the market. The trim hierarchy hasn’t been changed a bit from the last models. Plus, the features that the last model had are also the same. These trims start at $27,530 and go up to $32,995 and are equipped with tons of convenience features.

Trim

SE

SE Plus

SXT

MSRP

$27,530

$30,330

$32,995

Key Features

Heated mirrors

Equipped with the SE’s features

Equipped with the SE Plus’s features

 

17-inch steel wheels

Eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat

Leatherette seats with suede inserts

 

6.5-inch touchscreen

Uconnect Voice Command with Bluetooth

Stow ‘n Go Super Console

 

Tri-zone climate control

Remote ignition

Power sliding doors and liftgate

 

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Upgraded upholstery and trim

Chrome exterior trim

 

Tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel

Automatic headlights

Leather upholstery with suede inserts

 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration

Black exterior styling elements

 

Which Trim should you buy?

Thinking of buying the Grand Caravan? Well, we’d definitely suggest you take a check on the rivals but if your heart is set on the Grand Caravan, then the mid-range SE Plus should be your pick. The SE Plus trim is pretty much basic but comes with some great features like Stow ‘n Go 2nd-row seats, Bluetooth connectivity, automatic headlamps, etc. 

2020 Dodge Grand Caravan Engine and Performance

The Grand Caravan comes with a 3.6-liter naturally aspirated V6 engine mated with a 6-speed automatic gearbox churning 283 horses and 260 lb-ft of torque via the front wheels. Even a middling powertrain stays cool in the Grand Caravan since it’s more of a passenger transporter. For the purpose that it serves, this engine is pretty much all you need.

2020 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.6L Engine

The 0-60 mph time is around 7 seconds, but we shouldn’t keep it from you that the Grand Caravan is comparatively slower than most competitors. On the flip side, the car’s maximum towing capacity is 3,600 lbs which is much ahead of its rivals’ capacity, the top speed is limited to 140 mph.

Models

2020 Dodge Grand Caravan

2020 Toyota Sienna

2020 Kia Sedona

2020 Honda Odyssey

MSRP

$27,530

$31,415

$27,400

$30,690

Engine

3.6L Regular V6

3.5L Regular V6

3.3L Regular V6

3.5L Regular V6

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

6-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

10-Speed Automatic

Power

283hp@6,400rpm

296hp@6,600rpm

276hp@6,000rpm

280hp@6,000rpm

Torque

260lb-ft@4,400rpm

263lb-ft@4,700rpm

248lb-ft@5,200rpm

262lb-ft@4,700rpm

0-60 MPH (seconds)

7.0

6.9

7.6

7.6

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

16.6

15.3

15.8

15.9

Top-Speed (MPH)

140

120

140

111

The Grand Caravan is your pick if you like a crossover that doesn’t create many problems in maneuvering through tough roads. But it’s not quite the same while driving on the highway. The drive might not be that engaging but it all seems fine once the car settles down. The Dodge is only a bit slower than the fastest competitor, the Toyota Sienna.

How well does the 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan handle?

Minivans are usually meant for transporting the passengers or their cargo from one place to another. But going much above that, the Dodge Grand Caravan also gives you a comfy ride. The minivan might be stable and compliant owing to the absorption that its suspension can brilliantly do. It can wave off most of the imperfections or obstacles on the road. However, some extreme obstacles may make you feel some shudder inside the cabin. However, overall the handling is more or less better than the competitors. Besides, inside the cabin, you won’t feel much engine noise.

2020 Dodge Grand Caravan Driving View

The suspension that is mated to the Grand Caravan is surely balanced, resulting in the ride quality being good. Besides, the minivan usually stays stable even on tough turns. Even the boxiness of the structure doesn’t make the Caravan look heavy and doesn’t give you much body roll on these tough turns. The steering wheel, brake pedals, and the accelerator, all make the Grand Caravan a relaxed minivan to cruise down around the town. It may not offer you easy maneuverability in tight spaces but other than that, it’s a good catch. 

2020 Dodge Grand Caravan Braking Performance

The Grand Caravan comes equipped with disc brakes that are assisted by the ABS on its front as well as rear wheels. The braking performance of the car is decent, thanks to the 11.9-inch brake rotors in the front and 12-inch rotors in the rear. Besides, the weight of the car is distributed equally which enhances the braking performance. It is also fairly light at 4300 lbs.

Models

2020 Dodge Grand Caravan

2020 Toyota Sienna

2020 Kia Sedona

2020 Honda Odyssey

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

11.9

12.9

12.6

12.6

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

12.0

12.2

11.9

13.0

Curb Weight (lbs)

4321

4430

4411

4354

60-0 (feet)

124

131

118

NA

The pedals aren’t hard and applying brakes is easy. They are responsive and come to action almost immediately after the command. Among the competition, only the Kia Sedona is better in terms of braking performance than the Dodge Grand Caravan. The Toyota Sienna is the heaviest.

2020 Dodge Grand Caravan Fuel Economy

The Grand Caravan may be your favorite when it comes to braking, but it’s going to make you fork out more in terms of fuel consumption. The EPA gas mileage estimates are 12 mpg in the city, 25 mpg on the highway, and 20 mpg combined. Combined with a gas tank of 20 gallons, this results in 340, 500, and 400 miles respectively on city, highway, and combined cycles.

Models

2020 Dodge Grand Caravan

2020 Toyota Sienna

2020 Kia Sedona

2020 Honda Odyssey

MPG (City)

17

19

18

19

MPG (Highway)

25

26

25

28

MPG (Combined)

20

21

21

22

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

20.0

20.0

21.1

19.5

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

340/500/400 miles

380/520/420 miles

380/506/443 miles

371/546/429 miles

When it comes to fuel economy, Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna take the top position. This is followed by Kia Sedona and the Dodge Grand Caravan is the thirstiest car off the lot. The Kia Sedona has the highest tank capacity among all rivals while the Honda Odyssey has the lowest.

2020 Dodge Grand Caravan Interior

There’s plenty of room inside the Grand Caravan, be it in terms of the headroom or the legroom. Plus, the layout of the cabin is ergonomic and as a driver, you’ll be positioned in a manner that you get a perfect view of the outside. The front seats are comfortable, perfectly cushioned, and well contoured.

2020 Dodge Grand Caravan Dashboard

 The driver’s seat has perfect adjustability, but the 2nd and 3rd rows aren’t as comfortable as you’d expect. They are designed to fold away on the floor to give space for more cargo, which is why the cushioning on these seats is thin. The ingress and egress are easy because of space, sliding middle row seats, and the sliding doors. 

Models

2020 Dodge Grand Caravan

2020 Toyota Sienna

2020 Kia Sedona

2020 Honda Odyssey

Seating Capacity

7

7

7

7

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

39.8/63.7/40.7

41.0/65.0/40.5

39.8/63.9/40.9

40.7/63.1/40.9

Second Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

39.3/64.1/36.5

39.7/64.6/37.6

39.4/63.1/41.1

39.5/61.6/40.9

Third Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

37.9/62.0/32.7

38.3/61.1/36.3

38.9/59.4/34.8

38.4/59.2/38.1

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

33.0

39.1

33.9

32.8

Dodge has surely made some space for the cargo in this model. Both the rear rows fold to give you extra 33 cubic feet of cargo space. The Odyssey, in comparison, only offers 32.8 cubic feet of maximum cargo space. The Dodge has slightly lesser room than rivals in the third row. Some of the interior features include:

  • Triple-zone manual climate control 
  • Rear air conditioning
  • Backup camera
  • Tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
  • Second-row bench seat
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror

What’s there to keep you entertained?

Although the infotainment system of the Dodge hasn’t been upgraded in the 2020 version of the Grand Caravan, you will still have the good old system. There is a 6.5 touch panel on the center console but without any Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integrations. But you do get Chrysler’s Uconnect’s updated version.

2020 Dodge Grand Caravan Infotainment System

While driving, it’s hard to toggle the tiny buttons. Plus, the layout is also not intuitive. The system comes with wifi and Bluetooth integration. But other than this, the dashboard is made of cheap plastic which doesn’t give any luxury feel. Some important features of the infotainment system are:

  • 6.5-Inch Touchscreen Display
  • Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  • AM/FM Radio
  • Sirius Satellite Radio
  • UConnect with Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
  • 6-Speaker Audio System

2020 Dodge Grand Caravan Exterior

Subtlety is the call-sign of the 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan. The outside of the car is blended with subtle styling bits and a simpler structure. However, all in all, there are not many upgrades that you’ll be seeing across the exteriors. And it would have been good if the minivan would have received some revamps this year.

2020 Dodge Grand Caravan Three Quarter view

The signature Dodge character can be seen in the cross at the front grille. It takes a different path by implementing a boxy design instead of curviness. There are sliding side doors on the Dodge Grand Caravan that enhance the accessibility feature of both the rear seats. 

Models

2020 Dodge Grand Caravan

2020 Toyota Sienna

2020 Kia Sedona

2020 Honda Odyssey

Curb Weight (lb)

4321

4430

4411

4354

Length (inches)

201.4

200.6

201.4

203.2

Width (inches)

78.1

78.1

78.1

78.5

Height (inches)

68.5

68.9

68.5

68.3

Ground Clearance (inches)

6.7

6.5

6.7

4.5

Wheelbase (inches)

120.5

119.3

120.5

118.1

When it comes to the dimensions, the 2020 Grand Caravan comes with 201.4 inches of length and 120.5 inches of wheelbase. You get 6.7 inches of ground clearance which is the highest in class as well. Comparatively, the Sienna is smaller, and the Honda Odyssey is a lot larger. Some standout exterior features include:

  • 17-inch steel wheels
  • Fog lamps
  • Sliding doors
  • Blacked out exterior trim
  • Rear spoiler 

2020 Dodge Grand Caravan Safety

The Dodge Grand Caravan doesn’t give you good safety ratings. The NHTSA gave the Grand Caravan an average overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars. The IIHS gave the car 4 scores of Good, and two of Poor due to the overlap at the front as well as through the driver’s side. The standard safety consignment for the Caravan isn’t that great either. You might expect some driver-assist technologies as well as active safety systems in the minivan, but there are features that are meant for transporting the passengers only. Some standard safety features are as follows:

  • Seven standard airbags
  • Integrated rear-view camera
  • Trailer sway damping
  • Cruise control
  • 2nd-row child seat anchor system
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Electronic stability control

2020 Dodge Grand Caravan Competition

2020 Dodge Grand Caravan vs 2020 Toyota Sienna

The Toyota Sienna is priced at $31,000, which is a bit more than what the Grand Caravan is priced at. However, when it comes to offering a premium feel, the Sienna is much better than the Caravan. The Sienna comes equipped with a V6, 8-speed auto, FWD and AWD system, and an advanced powertrain. It simply means that Sienna has better fuel economy (19/26/21 mpg). This isn’t the case with the Grand Caravan. Even for practicality, the Sienna is much better - offering 39 cubic feet of cargo room behind the rear seats. 

2020 Toyota Sienna Three Quarter View

2020 Dodge Grand Caravan vs 2020 Kia Sedona

In the Kia Sedona, the passengers will be able to sit more comfortably as compared to the Dodge Grand Caravan rear seats. Thanks to better legroom and headroom, every row is spacious. There’s not much difference in the headroom and legroom in the front for both the cars but things change as you go to the rear rows. All in all, both these cars are almost similar in terms of performance, interiors, and others. 

2020 Kia Sedona Three Quarter View

2020 Dodge Grand Caravan vs 2020 Honda Odyssey

In the segment, amongst all competitors, the Honda Odyssey is perhaps the best. With a great exterior shell, comfy cabin, and perfect fuel economy, it beats every other rival fair and square. If you’re on the lookout for a minivan, then Odyssey should be your go-to destination. The Dodge could be something to consider, but not advisable especially in 2020. 

2020 Honda Odyssey Three Quarter View

2020 Dodge Grand Caravan Final Verdict

We would say that considering the cost of the Dodge Grand Caravan, the fold-flat second & third-row seating, you may want to consider the car. However, the V6 engine, thinly cushioned seats at the rear, and outdated design might put you off. The car is surely great to take on a vacation but it isn’t something you’d buy for your family, especially because the safety isn’t great. Being quite outdated in 2020, it certainly has to make way for better competitors.