The Chrysler Voyager enters the 2021 model year with a more important role than ever before, as the direct replacement for the beloved but aged Dodge Grand Caravan. Chrysler re-introduced the Voyager nameplate to the U.S. market last year, as the entry-level variant of the Chrysler Pacifica. The 2020 Chrysler Voyager featured a cheaper starting price than the Grand Caravan and proved that it could be a suitable replacement for the popular nameplate.
In the Canadian marketplace, the Grand Caravan nameplate has proven year after year to be one of the best-selling vehicles in the nation. So it wasn’t a huge surprise when Chrysler ditched the Voyager nameplate in favor of the Grand Caravan nameplate as its entry-level van for the 2021 model year.
As an identical clone to the American 2021 Chrysler Voyager, the 2021 Chrysler Grand Caravan offers two trim-levels to the public. However, instead of dumping the trim-level names for Chrysler Pacifica themed trim-level names like “L” and “LX”, the 2021 Chrysler Grand Caravan carries over its Dodge-based trim-level names of SE and SXT.
Grand Caravan SE
The Grand Caravan SE serves as the entry-level model in the Grand Caravan lineup and includes an impressive list of high-value standard features, including:
- Seven-passenger seating with second-row bench seat and third-row Stow ‘n Go 60/40 bench seat
- Floor tray and console
- Lower instrument panel cubby bin
- Uconnect 4 system with a seven-inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Hands-free communication with integrated voice command
- Six-speaker audio system and media hub with USB and auxiliary input jacks
- 3.5-inch digital vehicle information display cluster
- 17-inch steel wheels with covers
- Keyless Enter ‘n Go with proximity entry (driver door) and push-button start
- Power windows with a one-touch driver, power second-row windows
- Dual-zone climate control
- Active noise cancellation
- Cruise control
- Tilt/telescoping steering column
- Safety features:
- Electronic stability control
- Front-seat side, side-curtain, and driver/front passenger knee blocker airbags
- Tire Pressure Monitoring
- Rain Brake Support and Ready Alert Braking
- Hill-start Assist
- Electric parking brake with safe hold
- Sliding door alert warning
- Heated exterior mirrors
- ParkView Rear Back-up Camera
Grand Caravan SXT
The Grand Caravan SXT includes all the standard content found on the Grand Caravan SE, plus:
- Seven-passenger seating with second-row removable bucket seats and third-row Stow ‘n Go 60/40 bench seat
- Second-row in-floor storage bins
- Power eight-way adjustable driver seat with four-way power lumbar adjust
- 17-inch silver aluminum wheels
- Tri-zone climate control with rear air-conditioning/heating
- Power front windows with one-touch up and down
- Steering wheel-mounted audio controls
- Automatic headlamps
- Front and rear interior LED reading lamps
- Front and rear floor mats
- Interior observation mirror
Under the hood of the Grand Caravan is the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 delivering 287 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque and mated to a 9-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission. Unlike the more luxury-oriented Chrysler Pacifica, the Chrysler Grand Caravan will be only offered in front-wheel-drive.
The entry-level Chrysler Grand Caravan SE has a starting Canadian Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $37,995. The more equipped SXT model will have an MSRP of $39,995. The 2021 Grand Caravan will be offered in six exterior colors which include, Billet Metallic Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Coat, Ocean Blue Metallic Coat, and Velvet Red Pearl Coat.
Recently, the 2021 Chrysler Grand Caravan lineup has been arriving in dealer showrooms across Canada. This particular 2021 Chrysler Grand Caravan SXT model is currently in inventory at MotorCity Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram in Windsor, Ontario (as of the writing of this article).