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Selected Style 4-Door LX
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 4WD LX 15 19 $24,278 $26,895
4-Door LX 16 21 $20,854 $23,095
4-Door ES 16 21 $23,827 $26,395
4-Door 4WD ES 15 19 $26,080 $28,895
3-Door Base 113" WB
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door 113" WB Base 20 26 $15,955 $17,540
4-Door 113" WB SE 19 26 $19,365 $21,415
4-Door 113" WB LE 18 24 $22,656 $25,155
4-Door Grand 119" WB Base 19 24 $18,380 $20,250
4-Door Grand 119" WB SE 19 26 $20,281 $22,410
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 SE 16 23 $23,242 $25,775
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Special Purpose 2WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in) 30.9 NA
Second Leg Room (in) 34.8 42.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - NA
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.8
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 43.5
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
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x 1.0 10.03 x 0.94
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.6 19.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.1 42.6
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/75R15 P205/75R14
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 100
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3844 3526
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 14 x 6.0
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.6 11.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 70 90
Engine
Displacement 3.0L/180.3 2.4L/148
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 155 @ 5000 150 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System EFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 169 @ 4000 167 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA EDZ
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 26
Transmission
Trans Type 4 3
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Mazda MPV Dodge Caravan
Body Style 4dr LX 3 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.83 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Coil Springs NA
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
 
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