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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon LX
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Trim

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
4-Door Wagon American Value Pkg
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Trim

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
$24,165
$20,810
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,900
$20,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$415 / month
$350 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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. 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 18 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Minivan - 2WD 2WD Minivan
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 65.9 65.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 63.2 63.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 172.3 163.5
Third Leg Room (in) 34.0 32.7
Second Head Room (in) 39.8 39.3
Third Hip Room (in) 50.1 48.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 65.3 64.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 40.7
Passenger Capacity 7 7
Third Head Room (in) 38.3 37.9
Front Hip Room (in) 59.2 58.4
Third Shoulder Room (in) 60.5 62.0
Second Leg Room (in) 40.9 36.5
Front Head Room (in) 40.9 39.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 66.3 64.8
Wheelbase (in) 118.9 121.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.1 78.7
Track Width, Front (in) 66.3 65.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.6 5.6
Length, Overall (in) 202.0 202.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 69.3 67.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 24.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 80.1 83.3
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) 141.5 143.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 32.2 33.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 49.0
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 0.5
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 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 14.3
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 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA TX4
Front Tire Size P225/70R16 P235/60R16
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA TX4
Spare Tire Order Code NA TBK
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 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4374 4510
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 4.6 10.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 700
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 160
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 248 @ 4500 260 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA ERB
Displacement 3.5L/212 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 271 @ 6300 283 @ 6400
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.25 4.12
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 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.39 1.45/1.57
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name Kia Sedona Dodge Grand Caravan
Body Style Passenger van Passenger Van
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Twist-beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.7 9.1
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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