Compare 1997 Chevrolet Venture vs 1997 Dodge Caravan

1997 Chevrolet Venture
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3-Door Reg WB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Reg WB 18 25 $18,032 $19,925
3-Door Ext WB 18 25 $19,086 $21,090
4-Door Reg WB 18 25 $19,791 $21,869
4-Door Ext WB 18 25 $20,542 $22,699
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3-Door 113" WB Base
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
$18,032
$15,687
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,925
$17,235
Monthly Payment Estimate
$332 / month
$287 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Special Purpose 2WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
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
Third Leg Room (in)
34.0 NA
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 41.0
Passenger Capacity
7 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 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
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
45.8 46.7
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
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
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
Front Tire Size
P205/70R15 P205/75R14
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1000
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
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
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas 4-Cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20
Transmission
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.19
Summary
Body Style
3 Door 3 Door
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Venture Dodge Caravan
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 1.0
Suspension Type - Rear
Trailing Arm Parallel Leaf Spring

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