2019 Dodge Grand Caravan vs. 2020 Kia Telluride

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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For enhanced safety, the front and middle seat shoulder belts of the Dodge Grand Caravan are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Kia Telluride doesn’t offer height-adjustable middle seat belts.

The Grand Caravan has standard Reactive Head Restraints, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Reactive Head Restraints system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The Telluride doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

Both the Grand Caravan and the Telluride have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.


There are over 3 times as many Dodge dealers as there are Kia dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Grand Caravan’s warranty.


J.D. Power and Associates rated the Grand Caravan first among minivans in their 2018 Initial Quality Study. The Telluride isn’t in the top three in its category.

Fuel Economy and Range

The Grand Caravan has 1.2 gallons more fuel capacity than the Telluride (20 vs. 18.8 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Suspension and Handling

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Grand Caravan’s wheelbase is 7 inches longer than on the Telluride (121.2 inches vs. 114.2 inches).

Passenger Space

The Grand Caravan has 8.5 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Telluride (163.5 vs. 155).

The Grand Caravan has 2.1 inches more front shoulder room, 6.8 inches more rear hip room, 3.5 inches more rear shoulder room, 6.3 inches more third row legroom, 5 inches more third row hip room and 6.7 inches more third row shoulder room than the Telluride.

Flexibility is maximized at the game, campground or a drive-in theatre in the Grand Caravan when its tailgating rear seats are deployed, allowing people to sit facing out of the liftgate. (Do not use while vehicle is in motion.) The Telluride doesn’t offer tailgating seats.

Cargo Capacity

The Grand Caravan’s cargo area provides more volume than the Telluride.

Grand Caravan


Behind Third Seat

31.1 cubic feet

21 cubic feet

Third Seat Folded

78.9 cubic feet

46 cubic feet

Second Seat Folded

140.3 cubic feet

87 cubic feet

A low lift-over cargo hatch design makes loading and unloading the Grand Caravan easier. The Grand Caravan’s cargo hatch lift-over height is 24 inches, while the Telluride’s liftover is 30.7 inches.

The Grand Caravan’s cargo area is larger than the Telluride’s in every dimension:

Grand Caravan


Length to seat (3rd/2nd/1st)



Max Width



Min Width






The Grand Caravan offers optional Stow ‘n Go™ second and third row seats, which fold flat into the floor. This completely clears a very large cargo area quickly. The Telluride doesn’t offer seats that fold into the floor.


The Grand Caravan has a standard dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. Dual zone air conditioning is only available on the Telluride EX/SX.

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