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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.

2021 Chrysler Grand Caravan SXT. (Motor City Chrysler).
2021 Chrysler Grand Caravan SXT. (Motor City Chrysler).

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.

2021 Chrysler Grand Caravan SXT. (Motor City Chrysler).
2021 Chrysler Grand Caravan SXT. (Motor City Chrysler).

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
2021 Chrysler Grand Caravan SXT. (Motor City Chrysler).
2021 Chrysler Grand Caravan SXT. (Motor City Chrysler).

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
2021 Chrysler Grand Caravan SXT. (Motor City Chrysler).
2021 Chrysler Grand Caravan SXT. (Motor City Chrysler).

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.

2021 Chrysler Grand Caravan SXT. (Motor City Chrysler).
2021 Chrysler Grand Caravan SXT. (Motor City Chrysler).

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).

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hard to believe a piece of chromed plastic is so important to Canadian

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This approach to Canadian GC loyalists makes sense and hopefully our northern neighbors will respond by continuing to buy lots of GCs. They will be rewarded with an outstanding product. I also support the discontinuation of the old Dodge GC, of course for government regulations reasons, but also because it does not fit any longer in the Dodge performance culture and image. Going forward I would suggest moving the next generation Durango to the Ram brand and introducing a shortened Grand Cherokee based (Stelvio sized) high performance crossover as Dodges only SUV. By concentrating on the Charger, Challenger and, I’ll call the Dodge SUV “Renegade” for now, they will enhance the brand. In the reasonable future Dodge can introduce a line of electrified mid-size sedans and a coupe to augment, not replace as Ford is doing, the brands popular muscle cars. The Grand Caravan served Dodge long and proud, but that job now rests with Chrysler. Welcome home Grand Caravan to our friends in Canada.

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Durango still fits at Dodge.... Will it. IDK. With the IRS, on the already well behaving DT platform, it not out of the question that the next one still does also. Brampton most surely will get a performance SUV, Mid-sized as D segment..... ahhhhhh oh tough sell on that one.

More power to new company if all it takes is a bit of Chromed plastic to get the Canadians on board with the new model made in their own country.

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Durango still fits at Dodge.... Will it. IDK. With the IRS, on the already well behaving DT platform, it not out of the question that the next one still does also. Brampton most surely will get a performance SUV, Mid-sized as D segment..... ahhhhhh oh tough sell on that one.

More power to new company if all it takes is a bit of Chromed plastic to get the Canadians on board with the new model made in their own country.

I still don't understand why Toyota is praised for keeping the Camry nameplate around for decades, and FCA was bashed for dropping other name plates in the past, but when FCA keeps a significant name plate, it's made fun of now?

I mean, it's not like this is a Renegade that has only been around for a few years, the Caravan name has been around since 1984, and has been a significant name in Canada, and even in the USA. I don't agree with how FCA has handled the minivans since 2017, but here we are. The 5th gen minivans should have all gone away in 2017 and been replaced with the 6th gen Grand Caravan & Pacifica. I still personally would have liked if they had put a Dodge grille on it and racetrack taillights on the back.

But what do I know, I only live in Canada, and see how the Caravan outsells the competition. In Canada, in 2019 & 2020 the Caravan was still 50% of the minivan market. And that's despite it has been left on the vine to rot after not being updated in a decade with price increases every year and little marketing. I don't know how the Chrysler Grand Caravan will do, as I'm seeing the base versions for $34k on dealer lots, which is a far cry from the $20k CVP editions, but we'll see! The way the pricing is, I'd personally just buy a Pacifica Touring, but at least we get a Grand Caravan with full Stow N Go seats still here.

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Because wouldn't one have to be under a rock to not know that this is a Chrysler Pacifica? I think more of my Canadian friends, but perhaps they just appreciate the nod.

Town and Country was let go because the Q rating on it was pretty bad, I suppose Caravan doesn't have

I just wonder myself our Canadians the fond of the Name or was it more about the transaction cost that came with it?

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