Compare 2012 Kia Sedona vs 2012 Chrysler Town & Country

2012 Kia Sedona
2012 Chrysler Town & Country
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4-Door Wagon LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon LX 18 25 $24,165 $24,900
4-Door Wagon EX 18 25 $27,275 $29,190
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4-Door Wagon Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon Touring 17 25 $28,790 $29,995
4-Door Wagon Touring-L 17 25 $31,688 $33,145
4-Door Wagon Limited 17 25 $37,674 $39,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,165
$28,790
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,900
$29,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$415 / month
$500 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The aging Kia Sedona still offers the usual minivan virtues of people-carrying and cargo-toting, but there are newer, more flexible, safer choices. The 2012 Chrysler Town & Country isn't substantially different from the Dodge Grand Caravan, but it's fully equipped and a significant bargain compared to well-equipped minivans from Japan.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minivan - 2WD 2WD Minivan
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
65.9 64.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.2 63.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
172.3 156.1
Third Leg Room (in)
34.0 31.8
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 39.7
Third Hip Room (in)
50.1 48.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.3 64.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 40.6
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Head Room (in)
38.3 37.9
Front Hip Room (in)
59.2 57.6
Third Shoulder Room (in)
60.5 62.0
Second Leg Room (in)
40.9 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.9 39.8
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
118.9 121.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.1 76.9
Track Width, Front (in)
66.3 65.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.6 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
202.0 202.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.3 68.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 24.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.3 64.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
80.1 83.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 46.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
141.5 140.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
32.2 32.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 49.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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)
11.9 x - TBD - 12.0 x 0.47
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x - TBD - 11.9 x 1.10
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 20.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.6 39.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 3.14
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TX4
Front Tire Size
P225/70R16 P235/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA TX4
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/70R16 P235/60R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4374 4507
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.6 16.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 160
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
248 @ 4500 260 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA ERB
Displacement
3.5L/212 3.6L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
271 @ 6300 283 @ 6350
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 2.28
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 2.84
Trans Order Code
NA DG2
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.04 3.25
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.45-1.57
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.25 4.13
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Sedona Chrysler Town & Country
Body Style
Passenger van 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 9.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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