Chrysler Voyager Vs. Dodge Grand Caravan

By Justin Cupler | July 5th, 2019

The 2020 model year will bring in another Chrysler minivan, the Voyager. While the 2020 Voyager will be a new model, Chrysler will base it on the current Pacifica L and LX trims, giving buyers a budget-oriented van. But we already sell a budget van in the 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan here at Garber Automall. Which is better for our Green Cove Springs shoppers? Find out here. 

Exterior

A redesigned Dodge Grand Caravan seems like a lifetime away, as it last arrived in 2008. Now, in 2019, the Grand Caravan remains the longest-running production cycle in the minivan segment. This gives it a dated appearance, but it also means you’re basically paying 2008 prices for a three-row, eight-passenger minivan. 

The 2020 Chrysler Voyager is based on the Pacifica, so it carries the critically acclaimed design that debuted in 2017. This includes a semi-rounded rear liftgate, swoopy headlights, thin grille, sleek windshield, and sharp creases down the sides. 

 

The 2020 Voyager is available in only a pair of trims inherited from the lower end of the Pacifica lineup: L and LX. Its standard exterior features are simple and include 17-inch steel wheels with hubcaps and black grilles. Moving up to the LX trim will add more stylish features like standard 17-inch alloy wheels and body-color door handles. Despite its simplicity, the Voyager, like its Pacifica sibling, will still be one of the best-looking minivans on the market.  

The 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan’s base trim is also very simple with 17-inch steel wheels and hubcaps, a black and chrome grille, and other basics. Moving into its SE Plus trim adds some darkening features, black alloy wheels, and other sleek look-good bits. The range-topping SXT has standard 17-inch wheels, fog lights, bright moldings, and a power liftgate, which gives this aging minivan more range-topping exterior amenities than the new Voyager. 

 

Measurement 2020 Chrysler Voyager 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan Difference
Length 203.8 inches 203.7 inches +0.1 inches
Width 79.6 inches 78.7 inches +0.9 inches
Height 69.9 inches 69 inches +0.9 inches
Wheelbase 121.6 inches 121.2 inches +0.4 inches
Ground Clearance 5.1 inches 5.8 inches -0.7 inches
Curb weight 4,330 pounds 4,510 pounds -180 pounds

 

Advantage: 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan

  • Simple, classic design
  • Available power liftgate

Advantage: 2020 Chrysler Voyager

  • Shares Pacifica’s stunning body
  • Smaller and nimbler

Interior

Inside, the 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan is just as dated as its exterior. While shoppers looking for the latest in style and tech may turn their noses up at this, those looking for a simpler cabin on a budget will find everything they need in the 2019 Grand Caravan. Its standard features are simple but useful and include a six-speaker audio system, a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Stow ‘n Go third-row seats, manual three-zone climate control, and more. Sure, it lacks advanced smartphone connectivity, but that is not a concern when you’re looking for value first. 

Like its exterior, the 2020 Chrysler Voyager’s interior is identical to today’s Pacifica L and LX. This gives it a sharp design with lots of swoops and curves to catch the eye and a rotary shifter to keep things clean. The Voyager gets a leg up on the Odyssey in standard features with its 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a Stow ‘n Go third-row bench, and more. 

Measurement 2020 Chrysler Voyager 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan Difference
First-row headroom 38.4 to 40.1 inches 39.8 inches -1.4 to +0.3 inches 
First-row legroom 41.1 inches 40.7 inches +0.4 inches
First-row shoulder room 63.8 inches 63.7 inches +0.1 inches
First-row hip room 59 inches 58.4 inches +0.6 inches
Second-row headroom 38 to 39.6 inches 37 to 39.3 inches +0.3 to +1 inch
Second-row legroom 39 inches 36.5 to 37.1 inches +2.5 to +1.9 inches
Second-row shoulder room 63 inches 64.1 to 64.7 inches +1.1 to +1.7 inches
Second-row hip room 64.8 inches 64.8 to 65 inches -0.2 to +0 inches
Third-row headroom 38.7 inches 37.7 to 37.9 inches +1 to +1.2 inches
Third-row legroom 36.5 inches 32.7 to 37.7 inches -1.2 to +3.8 inches
Third-row shoulder room 61.2 inches 62 inches -0.8 inches
Third-row hip room 49.5 inches 48.7 inches +0.8 inches
Cargo room (behind third row) 32.3 cubic feet 31.1 cubic feet +1.2 cubic feet
Cargo room (behind second row) 87.5 cubic feet 78.9 cubic feet +8.6 cubic feet
Cargo room (behind first row) 140.5 cubic feet 140.3 cubic feet 0.2 cubic feet

 

Advantage: 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan

  • Simple, no-frills cabin
  • Plenty of value
  • Sharp gloss-black accents in SE Plus trim

Advantage: 2020 Chrysler Voyager

  • Roomier seating
  • More cargo room
  • Swoopy, stylish dash
  • Standard 7-inch touchscreen
  • Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Performance

The 2019 Dodge Caravan and 2020 Chrysler Voyager show their close relationship under their hoods, as both come standard with the Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 engine. In the Grand Caravan, this engine pushes 283 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque through a six-speed automatic transmission. 

 

The 2020 Voyager’s 3.6-liter engine has a small advantage with 287 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. It also has a more advanced nine-speed automatic transmission. 

 

2020 Chrysler Voyager 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan Difference
Engine 3.6-liter V-6 3.6-liter V-6
Horsepower 287 hp at 6,400 rpm 283 hp at 6,400 rpm +4 hp
Torque 262 lb-ft at 4,000 rpm 260 lb-ft at 4,400 rpm +2 lb-ft
Standard transmission 9-spd automatic 6-spd automatic
Driveline FWD FWD
0-60 time TBD 7.9 seconds (est.)
Towing capacity 3,600 pounds 3,600 pounds
MPG City TBD 17 mpg
MPG Highway TBD 25 mpg
MPG Combined TBD 20 mpg

Advantage: 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan

  • Towing matches the Voyager

Advantage: 2020 Chrysler Voyager

  • More standard power
  • More advanced transmission
  • Modern chassis with a smoother, quieter ride

Pricing and Features

The new-for-2020 Chrysler Voyager has just two trim levels on the retail level: L and LX. There is no pricing data on these trims yet, but stay tuned for updates. 

 

There are three trim levels in the 2019 Grand Caravan lineup: SE, SE Plus, and SXT. Their starting prices range from $27,040 to $32,540

2020 Chrysler Voyager Key Features and Pricing by Trim

L: $TBD

  • 3.6-liter V-6 engine
  • Nine-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Automatic engine stop/start
  • Normal-duty suspension
  • 17-inch steel wheels with hubcaps
  • Black door handles
  • Black grille
  • Quad halogen headlights
  • Power, heated, body-color mirrors
  • Variable-intermittent windshield wipers
  • Dual-zone manual front climate control
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Cruise control
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Urethane steering wheel
  • Floor tray
  • Floor console
  • 3.5-inch driver-information center
  • Power front windows with driver’s one-touch down
  • Power second-row windows
  • Premium cloth seating
  • Second-row deluxe bench seat
  • Stow ‘n Go third-row bench seats
  • Six-speaker AM/FM audio system
  • Uconnect 4 infotainment system
  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • USB port
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Proximity key (driver’s door)
  • Electric parking brake
  • Rearview camera

 

LX: $TBD

  • All L features, plus
  • Touring-tuned suspension
  • Body-color door handles
  • Black grille with bright surround
  • Automatic-on/off headlights
  • 17-inch aluminum wheels
  • Tri-zone manual climate control
  • Front and rear LED interior lights
  • Cargo compartment light
  • Front courtesy light
  • Ambient lighting
  • Steering-wheel-mounted controls
  • One-touch down front windows
  • Eight-way power driver’s seat
  • Second-row quad seats
  • In-floor storage bins 
  • SiriusXM radio

2019 Dodge Grand Caravan Key Features and Pricing by Trim

SE: $27,040

  • 3.6-liter V-6 engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Touring suspension
  • 17-inch steel wheels with hubcaps
  • Beltline moldings
  • Body-color sill applique
  • Daytime running lights
  • Halogen quad headlights
  • Body-color fascias
  • Power, heated mirrors
  • Rear window wiper
  • Black and chrome grille
  • Black door handles
  • Second-row bench seat
  • Third-row 60/40 Stow ‘n Go bench
  • Black cloth seats
  • Front and rear 12-volt power outlets
  • Three-zone manual climate control
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Easy-clean floor mats
  • Interior observation mirror
  • Luxury steering wheel
  • Cruise control
  • Outside temperature display
  • Overhead console
  • Power door locks
  • Power windows with one-touch front windows
  • Power third-row vent windows
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • 40GB hard drive
  • Six-speaker audio system
  • 6.5-inch touchscreen
  • Audio jack
  • Radio 430
  • Steering-wheel-mounted controls
  • Rearview camera

 

SE Plus: $29,805

  • All SE features, plus
  • 17-inch black-painted wheels
  • Black headlight bezels
  • Gloss-black grille
  • Automatic headlights
  • Fog lights
  • Body-color door handles
  • Remote ignition
  • Black interior accents
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Silver accent stitching
  • Premium cloth seating
  • Floor console
  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • USB port
  • SiriusXM
  • Uconnect voice command
  • Security alarm

 

SXT: $32,540

  • All SE features, plus
  • 17-inch Tech Silver aluminum wheels
  • Bright belt moldings
  • Power liftgate
  • Auto-on/off headlights
  • Fog lights
  • Body-color door handles
  • Body-color exterior mirrors
  • Bright side roof rails
  • Integrated roof-rail crossbars
  • Remote ignition
  • Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Third-row Stow ‘n Go seats
  • Third-row tailgate seats
  • Eight-way power driver’s seat
  • Premium seats with suede inserts
  • Second-row bucket seats with fold-in-floor feature
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Power-sliding rear doors
  • Premium interior accents
  • Super console
  • Remote USB port
  • SiriusXM
  • Uconnect voice command with Bluetooth
  • Security alarm

Who Should Buy the 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan?

Looking for cheap wheels with room for the whole family? The 2019 Dodge Caravan offers the no-frills family transportation you’re looking for. 

Who Should Buy the 2020 Chrysler Voyager?

The 2020 Chrysler Voyager is all about value too, but it has more standard features than the Grand Caravan like a 7-inch touchscreen and advanced smartphone integration. 

 

Come explore the 2020 Chrysler Voyager to see what it can offer your family? It hasn’t arrived here at Garber Automall serving Jacksonville yet, but it will be here soon. Keep an eye on our online inventory page to know when it is available in the Orange Park and Fleming Island areas. Until it arrives, there are plenty of in-stock Chrysler Pacifica models to pick from.