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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
3-Door Reg WB
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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
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 2.17 8.9 x 1.77
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.8 20.0
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 42.6 40.5
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.84 16.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 T125/70R15
Front Tire Order Code NA XGY
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/75R14 P205/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA XGY
Front Tire Size P205/75R14 P205/70R15
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) 3526 3748
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6.0 15 x 6
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.2 10.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 600
Engine
Fuel System MPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 167 @ 4000 205 @ 4000
Engine Order Code EDZ LA1
Displacement 2.4L/148 3.4L/207
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5200 180 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 18
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 3 Door 3 Door Reg WB
Vehicle Name Dodge Caravan Pontiac Trans Sport
Suspension
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
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
 
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