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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 113" WB SE 18 25 $18,054 $19,925
4-Door 113" WB LE 18 24 $22,709 $25,215
4-Door 113" WB ES 18 24 $23,228 $25,805
3-Door Grand 119" WB Base 20 25 $16,910 $18,580
3-Door Grand 119" WB SE 18 25 $18,824 $20,755
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 SE 15 22 $22,978 $25,475
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
3-Door GS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door GS 17 23 $18,299 $20,215
3-Door LS 17 23 $22,585 $25,085
3-Door Nautica 17 23 $24,174 $26,915
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,687
$18,299
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,235
$20,215
Monthly Payment Estimate
$287 / month
$337 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Special Purpose 2WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6 39.9
Third Head Room (in) NA NA
Front Hip Room (in) 57.7 56.8
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA NA
Second Leg Room (in) 42.3 34.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) NA - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 39.4
Second Hip Room (in) 61.5 56.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 62.5 62.1
Third Leg Room (in) NA NA
Second Head Room (in) 41.0 39.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Third Hip Room (in) NA NA
Second Shoulder Room (in) 63.8 62.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 186.3 190.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 51.3 50.9
Height, Overall (in) 68.5 65.9
Liftover Height (in) 23.8 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.0 63.4
Wheelbase (in) 113.3 112.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 40.6 41.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.8 73.8
Track Width, Front (in) 63.0 63.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 114.8 126.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 10.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 49.1 48.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 43.5 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 57.8 47.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 68.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 46.7 46.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 86.4 84.6
Brakes
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 - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.03 X 0.94 10.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20 20.0
Steering
Steering Type Power Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.14 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 42.6 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.84 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.7 39.9
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/75R14 P205/75R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA T70
Front Tire Size P205/75R14 P205/75R15
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 T125/90D16
Front Tire Order Code NA T70
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3530 3871
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6.0 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6.0 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.6 11.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 167 @ 4000 174 @ 4400
Engine Order Code EDZ 991
Displacement 2.4L/148 3.0L/181
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5200 151 @ 4800
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System MPI SEFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 17
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.69 2.79
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 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.55 1.55
Trans Order Code DGA 44P
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.19 3.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD,
Summary
Body Style 3 Door 3 Door GS
Vehicle Name Dodge Caravan Mercury Villager Wgn
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Rigid Beam Axle w/Leaf Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30.2 30.0
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.75 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 34.9 31.8
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.0 1.3
Suspension Type - Rear Parallel Leaf Spring Hotchkiss
 
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