Compare 1998 Dodge Caravan vs 1998 Pontiac Trans Sport

1998 Dodge Caravan
1998 Pontiac Trans Sport
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3-Door 113" WB Base
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
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3-Door Reg WB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Reg WB 18 25 $18,860 $20,840
4-Door Reg WB 18 25 $20,253 $22,380
4-Door Ext WB 18 25 $20,986 $23,190
4-Door Reg WB 1SF 18 25 $21,092 $23,255
4-Door Reg WB 1SG 18 25 $21,999 $24,255
4-Door Ext WB 1SG 18 25 $22,819 $25,215
4-Door Reg WB 1SH 18 25 $22,906 $25,255
4-Door Ext WB 1SH 18 25 $23,813 $26,255
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,955
$18,860
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,540
$20,840
Monthly Payment Estimate
$292 / month
$347 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Special Purpose 2WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA 60.1
Second Leg Room (in)
42.3 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
NA N/A
Second Hip Room (in)
61.5 60.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.5 59.8
Third Leg Room (in)
NA 34.0
Second Head Room (in)
41.0 39.3
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Third Hip Room (in)
NA 48.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
63.8 61.9
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 39.9
Third Head Room (in)
NA 38.8
Front Hip Room (in)
57.7 55.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
68.5 67.4
Liftover Height (in)
23.8 24.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.0 63.3
Wheelbase (in)
113.3 112.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
40.6 40.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.8 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
186.3 187.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
51.3 50.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
43.5 50.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
57.8 - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
51.3 59.1
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
46.7 45.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
86.4 86.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
114.8 126.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.1 48.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.03 x 0.94 10.9 x 1.27
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 8.9 x 1.77
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 40.5
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.84 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 38.6
Steering Type
Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.14 3.1
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/75R14 P205/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA XGY
Front Tire Size
P205/75R14 P205/70R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 T125/70R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA XGY
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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)
3526 3748
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6.0 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6.0 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.2 10.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 105
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/148 3.4L/207
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5200 180 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
MPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
167 @ 4000 205 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
EDZ LA1
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 25
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 2.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.56
Trans Order Code
DGA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.19 3.29
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.69 2.92
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Caravan Pontiac Trans Sport
Body Style
3 Door 3 Door Reg WB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 1.42
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
34.9 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.0 1.34
Suspension Type - Rear
Parallel Leaf Spring Trailing Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Rigid Beam Axle w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30.2 30
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut

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