Compare 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan vs 2012 Ford Flex

2012 Dodge Grand Caravan
2012 Ford Flex
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4-Door Wagon SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon American Value Pkg 17 25 $20,810 $20,995
4-Door Wagon SE 17 25 $20,810 $20,995
4-Door Wagon SXT 17 25 $25,450 $26,495
4-Door Wagon Crew 17 25 $27,290 $28,495
4-Door Wagon R/T 17 25 $28,670 $29,995
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4-Door FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door FWD SE 17 24 $27,918 $29,465
4-Door FWD SEL 17 24 $30,021 $32,100
4-Door AWD SEL 16 23 $31,705 $33,950
4-Door FWD Limited 17 24 $33,356 $35,765
4-Door AWD Limited 16 23 $35,039 $37,615
4-Door FWD Titanium 17 24 $35,627 $38,260
4-Door AWD Titanium 16 23 $37,310 $40,110
4-Door AWD Limited w/EcoBoost 16 23 $37,765 $40,610
4-Door AWD Titanium w/EcoBoost 16 23 $40,035 $43,105
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,810
$27,918
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,995
$29,465
Monthly Payment Estimate
$350 / month
$491 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
With its worst penalty-box trim neatly excised, the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan is a high-functioning box on wheels. One of our top-rated vehicles, the 2012 Ford Flex has real distinction, along with top-shelf turbo power, great seats and great features.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Minivan 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 50.8
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 44.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 41.8
Second Hip Room (in)
65.0 55.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.7 58.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
163.5 155.8
Third Leg Room (in)
32.7 33.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 40.5
Third Hip Room (in)
48.7 41.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
64.1 58.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40.7 40.8
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Head Room (in)
37.9 38.7
Front Hip Room (in)
58.4 55.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
24.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.8 65.4
Wheelbase (in)
121.2 117.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.7 75.9
Track Width, Front (in)
65.6 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
202.8 201.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.9 68.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
83.3 43.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
46.2 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
143.8 83.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
33.0 20.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.0 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.1 12.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 0.5 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 18.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.3 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.1 40.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R16 P235/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
TX4 NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60R16 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TX4 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBK NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4510 4471
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
700 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4400 248 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
ERB 99C
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
283 @ 6400 262 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.12 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.28 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.21 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.87
Trans Order Code
DG2 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45/1.57 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Grand Caravan Ford Flex
Body Style
Passenger Van 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.9
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.3
Suspension Type - Rear
Twist-beam Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 3 (2011)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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