Compare 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans

2012 Dodge Grand Caravan
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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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RWD 2500 144"
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 2500 144" N/A N/A $37,195 $39,995
RWD 2500 144" N/A N/A $37,195 $39,995
4WD 2500 170" N/A N/A $42,947 $46,180
RWD 2500 170" N/A N/A $42,947 $46,180
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,810
$37,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,995
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$350 / month
$667 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
With its worst penalty-box trim neatly excised, the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan is a high-functioning box on wheels. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter now offers 4x4 for improved all-weather and all-terrain ability, building on its proven strengths as a flexible business vehicle.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
25 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Minivan -
Rear Door Type
- Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 -
Second Hip Room (in)
65.0 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.7 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
163.5 -
Third Leg Room (in)
32.7 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 -
Third Hip Room (in)
48.7 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
64.1 -
Front Leg Room (in)
40.7 -
Passenger Capacity
7 12
Third Head Room (in)
37.9 -
Front Hip Room (in)
58.4 -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
24.4 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.8 -
Wheelbase (in)
121.2 144.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.7 79.7
Track Width, Front (in)
65.6 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 -
Length, Overall (in)
202.8 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
67.9 96.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 27.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
83.3 NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 70.1
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
46.2 63.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
143.8 68.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 32.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
33.0 68.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.0 53.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- 68.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.1 -
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 -
Brake Type
Pwr -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 26.4
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.3 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.1 47.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R16 LT245/75R16
Rear Tire Order Code
TX4 RH8
Front Tire Size
P235/60R16 LT245/75R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
TX4 RH8
Spare Tire Order Code
TBK NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 5556
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- 662
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 6084
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- 662
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4510 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 5360
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 13550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 3970
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 8550
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.3 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
700 850
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- 850
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Diesel Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4400 265 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
ERB MG3
Displacement
3.6L/220 2.1 L/131
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
283 @ 6400 161 @ 3800
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
Engine Oil Cooler
- None
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 -
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.12 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.28 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.86
Trans Order Code
DG2 G42
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45/1.57 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No
Trans PTO Access
- No
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Grand Caravan Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Body Style
Passenger Van Passenger Van 144" WB RWD
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Twist-beam Leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Axle Type - Rear
- Rigid Axle
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.92
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3970
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.92
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 5360
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -
Doors
Side Door Type
- Sliding
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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