Compare 1997 Chevrolet Astro Passenger vs 1997 Dodge Caravan

1997 Chevrolet Astro Passenger
1997 Dodge Caravan
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Ext 111" WB RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ext 111" WB RWD 16 21 $17,772 $19,638
Ext 111" WB AWD 15 19 $19,763 $21,838
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3-Door Base 113" WB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door 113" WB Base 20 25 $15,687 $17,235
3-Door Grand 119" WB Base 20 25 $16,910 $18,580
3-Door 113" WB SE 18 25 $18,054 $19,925
3-Door Grand 119" WB SE 18 25 $18,824 $20,755
4-Door 113" WB LE 18 24 $22,709 $25,215
4-Door Grand 119" WB AWD SE 15 22 $22,978 $25,475
4-Door 113" WB ES 18 24 $23,228 $25,805
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 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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Panel -
EPA Classification
- 2WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
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
Third Head Room (in)
NA NA
Front Hip Room (in)
64.9 57.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
44.5 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.3 -
Height, Overall (in)
76.1 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
- 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
- 186.3
Liftover Height (in)
- 23.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 64.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
25 20
Fuel Tank Location
Forward of rear axle -
Steering
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
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
14.0 -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.14
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 17.84
Tires
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
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1583 -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA 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 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 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
9000 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2259 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3530
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Size (in)
15.0 x 6.0 14 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.7 10.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
1200 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Engine
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
250 @ 2800 167 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
L35 EDZ
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 20
Transmission
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 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 2.10
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
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 2.69
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.19
Summary
Body Style
Extended 111" WB 3 Door
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Astro Passenger Dodge Caravan
Body Code
ZW9 -
Suspension
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 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 30.2
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2800 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf spring Parallel Leaf Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Rigid Beam Axle
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- NA
Frame
Frame Type
Integral body -
Doors
Side Door Type
Sliding -

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