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Selected Style Ext 111" WB RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ext 111" WB AWD 15 19 $19,763 $21,838
Ext 111" WB RWD 16 21 $17,772 $19,638
3-Door Base 113" WB
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door 113" WB Base 20 25 $15,687 $17,235
3-Door 113" WB SE 18 25 $18,054 $19,925
4-Door 113" WB LE 18 24 $22,709 $25,215
4-Door 113" WB ES 18 24 $23,228 $25,805
3-Door Grand 119" WB Base 20 25 $16,910 $18,580
3-Door Grand 119" WB SE 18 25 $18,824 $20,755
4-Door Grand 119" WB LE 18 24 $23,356 $25,905
4-Door Grand 119" WB ES 18 24 $23,876 $26,495
4-Door Grand 119" WB AWD SE 15 22 $22,978 $25,475
4-Door Grand 119" WB AWD LE 15 22 $26,142 $29,070
4-Door Grand 119" WB AWD ES 15 22 $26,608 $29,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,772
$15,687
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,638
$17,235
Monthly Payment Estimate
$327 / month
$287 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Panel -
EPA Classification - 2WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in) NA NA
Front Hip Room (in) 64.9 57.7
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA NA
Second Leg Room (in) 36.5 42.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 39.8
Second Hip Room (in) 50.9 61.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 64.0 62.5
Third Leg Room (in) NA NA
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 41.0
Third Hip Room (in) NA NA
Second Shoulder Room (in) 67.1 63.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) - NA
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Height (in) 44.5 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.3 -
Height, Overall (in) 76.1 68.5
Step Up Height - Front (in) 18.6 -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 42.0 40.6
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 46.0 -
Wheelbase (in) 111.0 113.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.8 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.5 76.8
Side Door Opening Width (in) 34.5 -
Overhang, Front (in) 32.5 -
Step Up Height - Side (in) 20.2 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 57.2 51.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 25.9 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 189.8 -
Liftover Height (in) - 23.8
Track Width, Rear (in) - 64.0
Track Width, Front (in) - 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 5.4
Length, Overall (in) - 186.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 51.6 49.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 98.6 86.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 170.4 114.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 57.2 68.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) 126.0 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 47.2 46.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 61.7 43.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 104.4 57.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.5 x 2.0 9.84 X 2.16
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.86 x 1.04 10.03 X 0.94
Brake Type Power Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location Forward of rear axle -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 25 20
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 14.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.5 37.7
Steering Type Power, spd sensitive Power
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 42.6
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.14
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 17.84
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1583 -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 752 -
Rear Tire Size P215/75R15 P205/75R14
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare NA -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1583 -
Rear Tire Order Code QCU NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) NA -
Front Tire Size P215/75R15 P205/75R14
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 752 -
Spare Tire Size T145/80D16 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code QCU NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 550 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4500 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A -
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 9000 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2259 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5950 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3150 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1824 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2800 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3530
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in) 15.0 x 6.0 14 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15.0 x 6.0 14 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.7 10.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts 1200 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 90
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 250 @ 2800 167 @ 4000
Engine Order Code L35 EDZ
Displacement 4.3L/262 2.4L/148
Engine Oil Cooler Yes -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 190 @ 4400 150 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System SFI MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 20
Transmission
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.06 2.69
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Type 4 3
Trans PTO Access NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.29 2.10
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63 1.55
Trans Order Code M30 DGA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.19
Summary
Body Code ZW9 -
Body Style Extended 111" WB 3 Door
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Astro Passenger Dodge Caravan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 30.2
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2800 -
Suspension Type - Rear Leaf spring Parallel Leaf Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.18 0.75
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3150 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 34.9
Axle Type - Rear Semi-floating -
Suspension Type - Front Coil spring MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.26 1.0
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3150 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2800 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.23 -
Axle Type - Front Independent -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - NA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - w/Rigid Beam Axle
Frame
Frame Type Integral body -
Doors
Side Door Type Sliding -
 
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