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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 $19,700 $21,769
3-Door Reg WB 18 25 $18,325 $20,249
4-Door Ext WB 18 25 $20,234 $22,359
4-Door Reg WB 18 25 $19,393 $21,429
3-Door Base 113" WB
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door 113" WB Base 20 26 $15,955 $17,540
4-Door 113" WB SE 19 26 $19,365 $21,415
4-Door 113" WB LE 18 24 $22,656 $25,155
4-Door Grand 119" WB Base 19 24 $18,380 $20,250
4-Door Grand 119" WB SE 19 26 $20,281 $22,410
4-Door Grand 119" WB LE 18 24 $23,572 $26,150
4-Door Grand 119" WB ES 18 24 $24,082 $26,730
4-Door Grand 119" WB AWD SE 16 23 $23,242 $25,775
4-Door Grand 119" WB AWD LE 16 23 $26,366 $29,325
4-Door Grand 119" WB AWD ES 16 23 $26,824 $29,845
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,325
$15,955
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,249
$17,540
Monthly Payment Estimate
$337 / month
$292 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 26 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
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.3 5.1
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
Track Width, Front (in) 61.5 63.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 51.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 45.8 46.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 86.1 86.4
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 2.17
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 19.8
Steering
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.05 3.14
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 39.1 42.6
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.5 17.84
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 37.7
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) 3699 3526
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.87 11.2
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 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 20
Transmission
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) 2.39 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
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic
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) 30 30.2
Suspension Type - Front Delco 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 Twist Axle Parallel Leaf Spring
 
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