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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon LX
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon LX 17 24 $24,336 $26,340
4-Door Wagon Touring 16 23 $27,311 $29,645
4-Door Wagon Limited 17 25 $33,732 $36,780
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon SE 17 24 $20,743 $22,520
4-Door Wagon SXT 16 23 $25,380 $27,730
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,336
$20,743
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,340
$22,520
Monthly Payment Estimate
$439 / month
$375 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line Families that need spaciousness and practicality should definitely look at the 2009 Chrysler Town & Country, which offers an array of useful storage and entertainment features. The 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan is loaded with practical features that families on the go will use and appreciate, but it’s not the most luxurious minivan out there.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Minivan 2WD Minivans
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 7 7
Third Leg Room (in) 37.6 37.6
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 39.2
Third Hip Room (in) 48.7 - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 64.7 64.7
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6 40.6
Third Head Room (in) 37.9 37.9
Front Hip Room (in) 57.6 57.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 163.5 163.4
Third Shoulder Room (in) 62.0 62.0
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 39.8
Second Hip Room (in) 64.8 64.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 63.0 63.0
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.9 88.5
Track Width, Front (in) 65.5 65.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 202.5 202.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 68.9 68.9
Liftover Height (in) 24.4 24.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.8 64.8
Wheelbase (in) 121.2 121.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 82.7 82.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 48.6 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 143.8 143.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 32.3 32.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 49.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 0.47 - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 1.10 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0 20.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.1 39.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.14 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/65R16 P225/65R16
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code TUG TUG
Spare Tire Order Code NA TBK
Rear Tire Size P225/65R16 P225/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code TUG TUG
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4335 4217
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 600
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 205 @ - TBD - 205 @ 4000
Engine Order Code EGV EGV
Displacement 3.3L/202 3.3L/202
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ - TBD - 175 @ 5600
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.21 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 - TBD -
Trans Order Code DFF DFF
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.43 3.43
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 2.37
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 - TBD -
Trans Type 4 4
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door Ext WB
Vehicle Name Chrysler Town & Country Dodge Grand Caravan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Twist Beam Axle Semi-Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
 
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