Compare 2012 Chrysler Town & Country vs 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan

2012 Chrysler Town & Country
2012 Dodge Grand Caravan
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4-Door Wagon Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon Touring 17 25 $28,790 $29,995
4-Door Wagon Touring-L 17 25 $31,688 $33,145
4-Door Wagon Limited 17 25 $37,674 $39,650
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4-Door Wagon SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon American Value Pkg 17 25 $20,810 $20,995
4-Door Wagon SE 17 25 $20,810 $20,995
4-Door Wagon SXT 17 25 $25,450 $26,495
4-Door Wagon Crew 17 25 $27,290 $28,495
4-Door Wagon R/T 17 25 $28,670 $29,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,790
$20,810
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,995
$20,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
$350 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Chrysler Town & Country isn't substantially different from the Dodge Grand Caravan, but it's fully equipped and a significant bargain compared to well-equipped minivans from Japan. With its worst penalty-box trim neatly excised, the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan is a high-functioning box on wheels.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Minivan 2WD Minivan
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
64.8 65.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.0 63.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
156.1 163.5
Third Leg Room (in)
31.8 32.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 39.3
Third Hip Room (in)
48.7 48.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
64.7 64.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 40.7
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Head Room (in)
37.9 37.9
Front Hip Room (in)
57.6 58.4
Third Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 62.0
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 36.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.8 64.8
Wheelbase (in)
121.2 121.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.9 78.7
Track Width, Front (in)
65.5 65.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
202.5 202.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.9 67.9
Liftover Height (in)
24.4 24.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
83.7 83.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
46.2 46.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
140.1 143.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
32.3 33.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.0 49.0
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 12.0 x 0.5
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 11.9 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 14.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.1 39.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.14 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TX4 TX4
Front Tire Size
P235/60R16 P235/60R16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TX4 TX4
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBK
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R16 P235/60R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4507 4510
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.3 10.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 700
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 160
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4300 260 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
ERB ERB
Displacement
3.6L/- TBD - 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
283 @ 6350 283 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.13 4.12
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.28 2.28
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.84
Trans Order Code
DG2 DG2
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45-1.57 1.45/1.57
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chrysler Town & Country Dodge Grand Caravan
Body Style
4 Door Passenger Van
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Twist-beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1 9.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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