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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon Touring
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Trim

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
4-Door Wagon American Value Pkg
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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
4-Door Wagon American Value Pkg 17 25 $20,810 $20,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,790
$20,810
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,995
$20,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
$350 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Minivan 2WD Minivan
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Hip Room (in) 64.8 65.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 63.0 63.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 156.1 163.5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.8 64.8
Wheelbase (in) 121.2 121.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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 -
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0 20.0
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.9 14.3
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code TX4 TX4
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 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
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 260 @ 4300 260 @ 4400
Engine Order Code ERB ERB
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 25
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Passenger Van
Vehicle Name Chrysler Town & Country Dodge Grand Caravan
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
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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