Is the Dodge Caravan still being produced?
Technically, yes, but the answer is not quite that simple. Dodge is winding down the production of the Dodge Grand Caravan and will no longer produce this vehicle as part of their lineup in 2020.
That’s right. After 25 years in production, it’s time to say goodbye to the Dodge Grand Caravan.
The History of the Dodge Grand Caravan
The Dodge Grand Caravan was introduced by Chrysler as part of a series of minivans in the early 1980s (more precisely right around 1984) that also included the Plymouth Voyager and the Chrysler Town & Country minivans. The Dodge Grand Caravan is currently the only remaining model of the three, as the Voyager was discontinued in 2000 and the Town & Country was replaced more recently by the Pacifica in 2017. For five years, Volkswagen also sold a rebadged version of the Dodge Grand Caravan, the Volkswagen Routan. But, come 2020 the Dodge Grand Caravan will join these models in the production graveyard.
Models and Features
The final production generation (the fifth generation) Dodge Grand Caravan comes in two trim levels, the SXT and the GT. Both models are available to be converted into wheelchair accessible vans. The Dodge Grand Caravan SXT includes standard features like a power liftgate, keyless entry, leather and suede bucket seats, three-zone temperature control, power heated exterior mirrors, sunscreen glass and tech silver aluminum wheels. The GT model includes additional features like a touchscreen display with Garmin navigation, Bluetooth audio, heated front seats, SiriusXM Satellite Radio and polished aluminum wheels.
These are only just a few features of the two trim levels. You can get full details on the features included in the SXT and GT models on our website here.
Dodge Grand Caravan Wheelchair Vans
When it comes to the Dodge Grand Caravan as a wheelchair conversion van, this popular model featured a standard floor to ceiling height of 58 inches and a door opening height of 54 inches (more than enough height for the vast majority of wheelchair users) with the 11 inch drop. And, if a wheelchair user needed more space, the floor could be dropped another three inches to accommodate any additional clearance space necessary for some wheelchair users. Within the cabin of the Dodge Grand Caravan, wheelchair users could choose to sit within the middle of the cabin, ride as a passenger in the front passenger position, or get behind the wheel either from their wheelchair or with the assistance of a transfer seat.
What Does this Mean for Wheelchair Users?
So, what does that mean for wheelchair users who know and love the Dodge Grand Caravan and want to purchase this model as their next wheelchair van? For the time being our customers are in luck, as our team at Rollx Vans has been working tirelessly to add as many Dodge Grand Caravan minivans as possible to our inventory of wheelchair accessible vans. Which makes right now the perfect time to get one of them before they are gone for good.
And, for those of you who already own a Dodge Grand Caravan and may be wondering about service for your vehicle? There is no need to worry. Our team of expert technicians will continue to service these accessible vans as long as we still have customers who own one of our Rollx Vans Dodge Grand Caravans.
What’s Next for Dodge?
The Chrysler Voyager is back and currently in production. This new model will act as a less expensive option to the Chrysler Pacifica in the minivan category. Our team at Rollx Vans is excited about the Voyager and can’t wait to help get our customers behind the wheel.
Time’s Ticking. Get Yours Today
As production on this model winds down, they may become increasingly more difficult to find. So, if you find yourself wondering if it’s the right time to add the Dodge Grand Caravan as your next vehicle, the time is definitely now. Browse our available inventory of Dodge Grand Caravans online and then give our sales team a call. We’re eager to help you get behind the wheel of your first or next wheelchair van and will do everything we can to get you your very own Dodge Grand Caravan before they become extinct.