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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 26 $15,955 $17,540
4-Door Grand 119" WB Base 19 24 $18,380 $20,250
4-Door 113" WB SE 19 26 $19,365 $21,415
4-Door Grand 119" WB SE 19 26 $20,281 $22,410
4-Door 113" WB LE 18 24 $22,656 $25,155
4-Door Grand 119" WB AWD SE 16 23 $23,242 $25,775
4-Door Grand 119" WB LE 18 24 $23,572 $26,150
4-Door Grand 119" WB ES 18 24 $24,082 $26,730
4-Door Grand 119" WB AWD LE 16 23 $26,366 $29,325
4-Door Grand 119" WB AWD ES 16 23 $26,824 $29,845
120.7" WB 3.0L Base
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
120.7" WB 3.0L Base 18 25 $17,977 $19,380
120.7" WB GL 18 25 $19,156 $21,160
120.7" WB LX 17 24 $23,771 $26,405
120.7" WB Limited 17 24 $26,675 $29,705
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,955
$17,977
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,540
$19,380
Monthly Payment Estimate
$292 / month
$323 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Special Purpose 2WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 61.5 61.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 62.5 60.9
Third Leg Room (in) NA 35.4
Second Head Room (in) 41.0 38.9
Passenger Capacity 5 7
Third Hip Room (in) NA 48.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 63.8 62.9
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6 40.7
Third Head Room (in) NA 38.1
Front Hip Room (in) 57.7 57.6
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA 56.9
Second Leg Room (in) 42.3 39.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) NA - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 23.8 23.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.0 63.0
Wheelbase (in) 113.3 120.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 40.6 40.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.8 75.8
Track Width, Front (in) 63.0 64.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 186.3 201.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 51.3 52.8
Height, Overall (in) 68.5 68.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 43.5 59.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 57.8 50.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 51.3 69.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 46.7 45.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 86.4 93.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 114.8 142.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA 26.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 20.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 49.1 48.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.03 x 0.94 10.87 x 0.45
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 2.17 9.84 x 2.2
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.8 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 42.6 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.84 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.7 40.3
Steering Type Power Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.14 2.96
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA T33
Front Tire Size P205/75R14 P205/70R15SL
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 T125/90R15
Front Tire Order Code NA T33
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/75R14 P205/70R15SL
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3526 3762
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6.0 15.0 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0 15.0 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6.0 15.0 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.2 11.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 130
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5200 150 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System MPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 167 @ 4000 200 @ 3300
Engine Order Code EDZ 99U
Displacement 2.4L/148 3.0L/182
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 25
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.10 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.55 1.54
Trans Order Code DGA 44L
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.19 3.98
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 2.77
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Type 3 4
Summary
Vehicle Name Dodge Caravan Ford Windstar Wagon
Body Style 3 Door 3-Door Passenger Van
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 34.9 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.0 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear Parallel Leaf Spring Variable Rate Steel
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Rigid Beam Axle Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30.2 30
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.75 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
 
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