Compare 1998 Mazda MPV vs 1998 Dodge Caravan

1998 Mazda MPV
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4-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door LX 16 21 $20,854 $23,095
4-Door ES 16 21 $23,827 $26,395
4-Door 4WD LX 15 19 $24,278 $26,895
4-Door 4WD ES 15 19 $26,080 $28,895
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3-Door 113" WB Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door 113" WB Base 20 26 $15,955 $17,540
4-Door Grand 119" WB Base 19 24 $18,380 $20,250
4-Door 113" WB SE 19 26 $19,365 $21,415
4-Door Grand 119" WB SE 19 26 $20,281 $22,410
4-Door 113" WB LE 18 24 $22,656 $25,155
4-Door Grand 119" WB AWD SE 16 23 $23,242 $25,775
4-Door Grand 119" WB LE 18 24 $23,572 $26,150
4-Door Grand 119" WB ES 18 24 $24,082 $26,730
4-Door Grand 119" WB AWD LE 16 23 $26,366 $29,325
4-Door Grand 119" WB AWD ES 16 23 $26,824 $29,845
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,854
$15,955
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,095
$17,540
Monthly Payment Estimate
$385 / month
$292 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Special Purpose 2WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.3 61.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 62.5
Third Leg Room (in)
36.1 NA
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 41.0
Passenger Capacity
8 5
Third Hip Room (in)
49.3 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 63.8
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 40.6
Third Head Room (in)
37.7 NA
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 57.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
30.9 NA
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 42.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - NA
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
36.3 40.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.9 76.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.5 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
183.5 186.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 51.3
Height, Overall (in)
66.7 68.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 23.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 64.0
Wheelbase (in)
110.4 113.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
37.5 57.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 51.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
40.6 46.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
79.4 86.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
42.1 114.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
11.1 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
45.4 49.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 43.5
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.7 NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.84 x 2.17
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 1.0 10.03 x 0.94
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.6 19.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
20.3 17.84
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 37.7
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.6 3.14
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.1 42.6
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/75R15 P205/75R14
Spare Tire Size
P195/75R15 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/75R15 P205/75R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
390 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2600 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3844 3526
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 14 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 14 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.6 11.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
EFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
169 @ 4000 167 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA EDZ
Displacement
3.0L/180.3 2.4L/148
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 5000 150 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 26
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 2.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA DGA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 3.19
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 2.69
Clutch Size (in)
N/A NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 3
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Summary
Body Style
4dr LX 3 Door
Vehicle Name
Mazda MPV Dodge Caravan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
25 34.9
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.26 1.0
Suspension Type - Rear
5-link live axle, Parallel Leaf Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Coil Springs w/Rigid Beam Axle
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
12.5 30.2
Suspension Type - Front
Indep w/Struts, MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.83 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Coil Springs NA

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