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Selected Style 114.6" XL w/o side or rear door glass
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
114.6" w/o side or rear door glass XL 21 27 $20,562 $22,035
114.6" w/o side or rear door glass XLT 21 27 $21,527 $23,095
114.6" w/rear door privacy glass XL 21 27 $20,731 $22,220
114.6" w/rear door privacy glass XLT 21 27 $21,836 $23,435
114.6" w/side & rear door privacy glass XL 21 27 $20,794 $22,290
114.6" w/side & rear door privacy glass XLT 21 27 $21,899 $23,505
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
$20,562
$20,810
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,035
$20,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$367 / month
$350 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line 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 21 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Dual Swing -
EPA Classification - 2WD Minivan
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 50.8 58.4
Front Head Room (in) 51.1 39.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 63.7
Passenger Capacity 2 7
Front Leg Room (in) 40.5 40.7
Second Hip Room (in) - 65.0
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
Third Head Room (in) - 37.9
Third Shoulder Room (in) - 62.0
Second Leg Room (in) - 36.5
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA -
Overhang, Front (in) 36.5 -
Step Up Height - Side (in) NA -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 50.2 - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 23.1 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 180.6 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.2 -
Height, Overall (in) 79.3 67.9
Step Up Height - Front (in) - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 52.1 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 29.5 -
Wheelbase (in) 114.6 121.2
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.9 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.7 78.7
Track Width, Rear (in) - 64.8
Track Width, Front (in) - 65.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 5.6
Length, Overall (in) - 202.8
Liftover Height (in) - 24.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
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) 81.0 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 48.1 49.0
Cargo Volume (ft³) 129.6 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 83.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 143.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - 33.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 12.0 x 0.5
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location - TBD - -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.4 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 39.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 14.3
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code N/A TBK
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front N/A -
Rear Tire Size P205/65R15 P235/60R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare N/A -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code N/A TX4
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Front Tire Size P205/65R15 P235/60R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear N/A -
Spare Tire Size P205/65R15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code N/A TX4
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5005 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2491 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1896 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - TBD - -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2740 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1464 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4510
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 10.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts N/A -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
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
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
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) 21 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 25
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.65 3.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.50 2.84
Trans Order Code 442 DG2
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 1.45/1.57
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.82 4.12
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 2.28
Trans Type 4 6
Trans PTO Access NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.16
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Transit Connect Dodge Grand Caravan
Body Code 114.6 -
Body Style Cargo Van Passenger Van
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear NA -
Axle Type - Front - TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Leaf Spring Twist-beam
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front 3.96 -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear NA -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) NA -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - w/Coil Springs
Frame
Frame Type - TBD - -
Doors
Side Door Type NA -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.0 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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