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Selected Style 3-Door Base 113" WB
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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
4-Door 113" WB SX FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 113" WB FWD SX 17 24 $24,213 $26,680
4-Door 119" WB FWD LX 17 24 $24,403 $26,895
4-Door 119" WB AWD LX 15 22 $27,034 $29,885
4-Door 119" WB FWD LXi 17 24 $28,512 $31,565
4-Door 119" WB AWD LXi 15 22 $30,602 $33,940
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,687
$24,213
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,235
$26,680
Monthly Payment Estimate
$287 / month
$445 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Special Purpose Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in) NA 38.1
Front Hip Room (in) 57.7 57.7
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA 62.1
Second Leg Room (in) 42.3 35.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) NA - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in) 61.5 68.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 62.5 62.5
Third Leg Room (in) NA 35.2
Second Head Room (in) 41.0 40.5
Passenger Capacity 5 7
Third Hip Room (in) NA 49.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 63.8 64.0
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6 40.6
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 186.3 186.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 51.3 51.3
Height, Overall (in) 68.5 68.7
Liftover Height (in) 23.8 24.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.0 64.0
Wheelbase (in) 113.3 113.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 40.6 39.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.8 76.8
Track Width, Front (in) 63.0 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 5.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 49.1 49.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 43.5 49.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 57.8 NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 68.4 NA
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 46.7 45.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 86.4 86.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 114.8 138.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.84 X 2.16 9.8 x 2.2
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.03 X 0.94 11.1 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20 19.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.14 3.14
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 42.6 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.84 17.84
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.7 37.7
Steering Type Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/75R14 P215/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/75R14 P215/65R16
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 T145/90D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3530 3967
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.6 13.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 500
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 167 @ 4000 203 @ 3250
Engine Order Code EDZ EGA
Displacement 2.4L/148 3.3L/201
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5200 158 @ 4850
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System MPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 17
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Type 3 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.10 2.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.55 1.57
Trans Order Code DGA DGB
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.19 3.62
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.69 2.84
Summary
Vehicle Name Dodge Caravan Chrysler Town & Country
Body Style 3 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30.2 30.2
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut Iso Strut w/
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.75 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 34.9 34.9
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.0 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear Parallel Leaf Spring Leaf spring w/
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Rigid Beam Axle linkless antisway bar
 
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