Compare 1997 Dodge Caravan vs 1997 Chrysler Town & Country

1997 Dodge Caravan
1997 Chrysler Town & Country
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3-Door 113" WB Base
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
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4-Door 113" WB FWD SX
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Special Purpose Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
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
Third Head Room (in)
NA 38.1
Front Hip Room (in)
57.7 57.7
Exterior Dimensions
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
Length, Overall (in)
186.3 186.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
51.3 51.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.1 49.1
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.84 X 2.16 9.8 x 2.2
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 19.8
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.14 3.14
Tires
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
Spare 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
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
167 @ 4000 203 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
EDZ EGA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 24
Transmission
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
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Caravan Chrysler Town & Country
Body Style
3 Door 4 Door
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30.2 30.2
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Iso Strut w/

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