Compare 1997 Dodge Caravan vs 1997 Mercury Villager Wagon

1997 Dodge Caravan
1997 Mercury Villager Wagon
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3-Door Base 113" WB
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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3-Door GS
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Special Purpose 2WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Third Hip Room (in)
NA NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
63.8 62.1
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
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
NA - TBD -
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 63.4
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
46.7 46.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
86.4 84.6
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 -
Brakes
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 - 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 39.9
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 T125/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA T70
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3500
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3530 3871
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
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
Fuel System
MPI SEFI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 17
Transmission
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,
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
Summary
Body Style
3 Door 3 Door GS
Vehicle Name
Dodge Caravan Mercury Villager Wgn
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Parallel Leaf Spring Hotchkiss
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

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