Compare 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan vs 2012 Nissan Quest

2012 Dodge Grand Caravan
2012 Nissan Quest
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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 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door S 19 24 $24,222 $25,990
4-Door SV 19 24 $28,604 $31,050
4-Door SL 19 24 $31,776 $34,500
4-Door LE 19 24 $38,774 $42,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,810
$24,222
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,995
$25,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$350 / month
$433 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
With its worst penalty-box trim neatly excised, the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan is a high-functioning box on wheels. It's less spacious and less flexible than before, but the 2012 Nissan Quest drives better than other minivans.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Minivan 2WD Minivans
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
37.9 40.0
Front Hip Room (in)
58.4 57.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 61.2
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 36.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 42.1
Second Hip Room (in)
65.0 66.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.7 64.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
163.5 177.8
Third Leg Room (in)
32.7 40.5
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 41.6
Third Hip Room (in)
48.7 49.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
64.1 63.2
Front Leg Room (in)
40.7 43.8
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 6.2
Length, Overall (in)
202.8 200.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Height, Overall (in)
67.9 73.0
Liftover Height (in)
24.4 25.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.8 67.7
Wheelbase (in)
121.2 118.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.7 77.6
Track Width, Front (in)
65.6 67.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
33.0 25.7
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.0 47.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
83.3 63.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 47.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
46.2 NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 148.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
143.8 108.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 20.2
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.1 11.4 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 12.1 x 0.6
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 20.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.3 18.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.1 36.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
TBK NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R16 P225/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
TX4 NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60R16 P225/65R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
TX4 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 525
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4510 4367
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.3 10.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
700 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 130
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4400 240 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
ERB NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
283 @ 6400 260 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 19
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 NA
Trans Order Code
DG2 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 4.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45/1.57 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Continuously variable ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.12 2.37-0.43
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.28 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.21 1.76
Summary
Body Style
Passenger Van 4 Door Minivan
Vehicle Name
Dodge Grand Caravan Nissan Quest
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear
Twist-beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4
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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