If you though that the 2011 Dodge Avenger was the only surprise, think again as Chrysler also unveiled the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan. As expected, the 2011 model year comes with a new front fascia featuring the new Dodge signature “split crosshair” grille, a redesigned hood and new quad headlamps. At the rear end we find a new set of “ring of fire” LED taillamps and new Dodge badging.
Inside, we find a new, more intuitive instrument panel with improved ergonomics and larger, redesigned gauges. The trim rings in the console glow an ambient blue-green color.
The new Grand Caravan comes with more comfortable, larger Stow ‘n Go seats with a new, easy to use one-touch fold down function. Just like the other redesigned cars, the new Grand Caravan comes with new, premium seating materials and new door trim.
As a premiere for a minivan, the new car offers a heated steering wheel option. Some of the standard safety and security systems introduced by the new car include front seat mounted side air bags, a new driver side knee blocker air bag, supplemental three-row side-curtain air bags, electronic stability control, tire pressure monitoring and remote keyless entry.
Chrysler will also offer the new 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T, featuring a redesigned interior and exterior. The new vehicle will carry under the hood the new 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
This engine replaces all three of the previous minivan engines: the 3.3-liter, 3.8-liter and 4.0-liter V6 engines. The Pentastar engine delivers 283 hp and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. The car also features a driver-selectable Fuel Economizer Mode, in order to maximize the fuel efficiency.