When you’re choosing the 2019 Dodge Caravan over the practically identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as nicely skip proper to the 2019 Dodge Caravan. You get a much better powertrain and more refined suspension, nicer inside materials, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Edition package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, but the 2019 Dodge Caravan happens to be one in every of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Dodge Caravan affords ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this sort of automobile can ship. A V8 engine comes standard, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction whenever you need it most.
The 2019 Dodge Caravan, nevertheless, also has some flaws commonly related to this sort of automobile. Cargo house is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gas. We’re also not keen on the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Dodge Caravan’s ride and driving experience begin to fall in keeping with extra trendy automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d advocate checking out the 2019 Dodge Caravan’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, however it has a higher maximum towing capacity and superior cargo area and it’s all around a more refined and upscale automobile.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds ahead collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience bundle provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting fashions at extra value. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Dodge Caravan are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Dodge Caravan additionally affords power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Dodge Caravan contemporary by including a budget-conscious Customary Edition Worth Package as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Dodge Caravan, which pushes the 2019 Dodge Caravan into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and will be had in long wheelbase Suburban type as nicely, often at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours out there for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.