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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon XLT
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon XLT 22 27 $22,041 $23,660
4-Door Wagon XLT Premium 22 27 $22,177 $23,810
4-Door Wagon American Value Pkg
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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
4-Door Wagon American Value Pkg 17 25 $20,810 $20,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,041
$20,810
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,660
$20,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$394 / month
$350 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line If you're supporting a small business and need a scaled-down van to fit its needs, the 2012 Ford Transit Connect Wagon fits the bill. With its worst penalty-box trim neatly excised, the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan is a high-functioning box on wheels.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Special Purpose Vehicle 2WD Minivan
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.6 64.1
Front Leg Room (in) 40.5 40.7
Passenger Capacity 5 7
Front Hip Room (in) 50.8 58.4
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 36.5
Front Head Room (in) 51.1 39.8
Second Hip Room (in) 59.8 65.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 63.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 132.1 163.5
Second Head Room (in) 50.5 39.3
Third Hip Room (in) - 48.7
Third Head Room (in) - 37.9
Third Shoulder Room (in) - 62.0
Third Leg Room (in) - 32.7
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 50.2 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 79.3 67.9
Liftover Height (in) 23.1 24.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.1 64.8
Wheelbase (in) 114.6 121.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 52.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.7 78.7
Track Width, Front (in) 59.3 65.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.2 5.6
Length, Overall (in) 180.6 202.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 49.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 78.4 83.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 59.8 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 53.7 46.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 72.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 118.7 143.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 33.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 48.1 49.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 12.0 x 0.5
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.9 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.4 20.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 14.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 39.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA TX4
Spare Tire Order Code NA TBK
Rear Tire Size P205/65R15 P235/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA TX4
Front Tire Size P205/65R15 P235/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3503 4510
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-Size Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 10.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 500 700
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 136 @ 6300 283 @ 6400
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 128 @ 4750 260 @ 4400
Engine Order Code 99N ERB
Displacement 2.0L/121 3.6L/220
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 25
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.65 3.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.50 2.84
Trans Order Code 442 DG2
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.96 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 1.45/1.57
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.82 4.12
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 2.28
Trans Type 4 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Summary
Body Style Passenger Van Passenger Van
Vehicle Name Ford Transit Connect Wagon Dodge Grand Caravan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Leaf Spring Twist-beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.6 9.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 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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