We recently discussed the changes to the Chrysler Voyager for the 2022 model year. Chrysler re-introduced the Voyager nameplate to the American market as the value-based minivan option, making the popular Pacifica a more upscale offering. Although the Voyager will be offered a fleet-only option for the 2022 model year, its Canadian counterpart will have a different story for the new model year.
The Chrysler Grand Caravan marks the second year that the nameplate will be heralded under the Chrysler banner in Canada. The well-equipped Chrysler Grand Caravan holds its own distinct position in the award-winning Chrysler minivan lineup, offering even more value for those who seek the quintessential family vehicle. For the 2022 model year, the Grand Caravan is about to get even better with more standard features than ever before.
So what exactly is new for the 2022 model year?
The 2022 Chrysler Grand Caravan drops the SE offering for the new model year, leaving only the SXT trim.
The 2022 Chrysler Grand Caravan will feature the all-new Uconnect 5 software on its standard 7-inch infotainment touchscreen. The new Uconnect 5 software is more personalized and easier to use, delivering enhanced processing power, resolution, and system features for 2022. The new software will be able to deliver over-the-air (OTA) updates, connect two phones simultaneously with Bluetooth, Amazon Alexa voice control, Uconnect Market, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with voice recognition.
The Pacifica’s 10.1-inch Uconnect infotainment system will also be able for the first time on Grand Caravan models with the new Safety and Premium Group option.
More Standard Features –
The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica will come with a number of new standard equipment features. Those new standard features include…
- Dual Power Sliding Doors
- Power Liftgate
- Second-Row Stow ‘N Go Seating with In-Floor Storage
- Heated Front-Row Seating
- Heated Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
- Inflatable Spare Tire Kit
- Remote Start
- Security Alarm
- 6-Speakers with Active Noise Cancellation
- SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 1-Year Subscription
All 2022 Chrysler Grand Caravan models will get a new clear air filtration system that filters 95% of air particulates, reducing many types of solid and liquid airborne matter, such as dust, smoke, droplets, and aerosols, making it the cleanest cabin air ever in a Chrysler minivan.
Optional Packages –
There is a new optional Safety and Premium Group for the 2022 Chrysler Grand Caravan. The Safety and Premium Group offers the following features…
- Blind-Spot Monitoring
- ParkSense Rear Park Assist
- Rear Cross Path Detection
- Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus with Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)
- 10.1-Inch Uconnect 5 Infotainment Touchscreen with Navigation
- SiriusXM 360L and SiriusXM Guardian
For those in the Fleet market, an optional Fleet Group offers two additional key fobs and a global telematics box.
Under the hood, the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 is paired with a segment-exclusive 9-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission and delivers 287 horsepower (214 kW) and 262 lb.-ft. (355 N•m) of torque. The value-based Chrysler Grand Caravan is only available in a front-wheel-drive configuration, those who want all-wheel-drive (AWD) will have to step up to the much more luxurious 2022 Chrysler Pacifica.
Launched with a five-star overall safety rating from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Grand Caravan also comes standard with a long list of safety features, including 7 airbags, daytime running lights, electronic stability control, Brake Assist, Child Seat Anchor System (LATCH), ParkView rear backup camera and more.
As the first company to introduce the minivan, and through 6 generations of the vehicle, Stellantis has innovated 117 minivan firsts. The company has sold more than 15 million minivans globally since 1983, twice as many as any other manufacturer in the past 37 years.
The 2022 Chrysler Grand Caravan SXT will only be offered in 5 exterior colors. Those colors include Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Coat, Velvet Red Pearl Coat, and Silver Mist (new for the 2022 model year).
For the interior color choices, there is only one choice available – the color black.
Pricing for the 2022 Chrysler Grand Caravan has not yet been released. For more information, contact your local Canadian Chrysler dealer.