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Selected Style 3-Door Reg WB
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Ext WB 18 25 $19,086 $21,090
3-Door Reg WB 18 25 $18,032 $19,925
4-Door Ext WB 18 25 $20,542 $22,699
4-Door Reg WB 18 25 $19,791 $21,869
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
$18,032
$15,687
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,925
$17,235
Monthly Payment Estimate
$332 / month
$287 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Special Purpose 2WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in) 34.0 NA
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 41.0
Passenger Capacity 7 5
Third Hip Room (in) 48.3 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.9 63.8
Front Leg Room (in) 39.9 40.6
Third Head Room (in) 38.8 NA
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 57.7
Third Shoulder Room (in) 60.1 NA
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 42.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) N/A NA
Second Hip Room (in) 60.4 61.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.8 62.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.5 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.3 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 186.9 186.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 51.4 51.3
Height, Overall (in) 67.4 68.5
Liftover Height (in) 24.0 23.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.3 64.0
Wheelbase (in) 112 113.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 40.7 40.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.0 76.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 45.8 46.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 86.1 86.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 126.6 114.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 18.1 NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 16.3 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 48.3 49.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 50.7 43.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 42.8 57.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 50.5 68.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.86 X 1.77 9.84 X 2.16
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.94 X 1.27 10.03 X 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20 20
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.6 37.7
Steering Type Power w/Reduced Effort Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.05 3.14
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40.5 42.6
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.8 17.84
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/70R15 P205/75R14
Spare Tire Size T125/70R15 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/70R15 P205/75R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3671 3530
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 14 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 14 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0 15 x 4.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.23 10.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 600
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System SFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 205 @ 4000 167 @ 4000
Engine Order Code LA1 EDZ
Displacement 3.4L/207 2.4L/148
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 180 @ 5200 150 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 20
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.29 3.19
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.92 2.69
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Type 4 3
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.38 2.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 1.55
Trans Order Code MX0 DGA
Summary
Body Style 3 Door 3 Door
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Venture Dodge Caravan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.34 1.0
Suspension Type - Rear Trailing Arm Parallel Leaf Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Rigid Beam Axle
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 30.2
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.42 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 34.9
 
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