Compare 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans

2014 Dodge Grand Caravan
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4-Door Wagon SE 30th Anniversary
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon American Value Pkg 17 25 $20,576 $20,895
4-Door Wagon SE 17 25 $20,576 $20,895
4-Door Wagon SE 30th Anniversary 17 25 $20,576 $20,895
4-Door Wagon SXT 17 25 $25,770 $26,995
4-Door Wagon SXT 30th Anniversary 17 25 $25,770 $26,995
4-Door Wagon R/T 17 25 $28,530 $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
$20,576
$37,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,895
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$348 / month
$667 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
With the best flexibility and infotainment in the minivan world, the 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan also satisfies families with great safety scores and good gas mileage. 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 Minivans -
Rear Door Type
- Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
62 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 -
Second Hip Room (in)
65 -
Passenger Capacity
7 12
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.7 -
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 -
Third Head Room (in)
37.9 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
163.5 -
Front Hip Room (in)
58.4 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
68.9 96.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.8 -
Wheelbase (in)
121.2 144.3
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 -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 27.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
143.8 68.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
33 68.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
48.6 63.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
83.3 NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 128.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 70.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 128.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 32.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- 68.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 53.1
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 -
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)
12.9 -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 26.4
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.1 47.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
TU3 RH8
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65SR17 LT245/75R16
Rear Tire Order Code
TU3 RH8
Front Tire Size
P225/65SR17 LT245/75R16
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 6084
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- 662
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 5556
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- 662
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3600 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
360 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
360 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3600 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4321 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 13550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 3970
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 8550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 5360
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 850
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- 850
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Diesel Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4400 265 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
ERB MG3
Displacement
3.6 L/220 2.1 L/131
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
283 @ 6400 161 @ 3800
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 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
Trans Description Cont.
Multi-Speed Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.90 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.16 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.69 2.86
Trans Order Code
DG2 G42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.37
Trans PTO Access
- No
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No
Summary
Body Style
Passenger Van Passenger Van 144" WB RWD
Vehicle Name
Dodge Grand Caravan Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut -
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
Axle Type - Rear
- Rigid Axle
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.0 (Est) -
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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