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Selected Style 3-Door GS
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door GS 17 23 $18,299 $20,215
3-Door LS 17 23 $22,585 $25,085
3-Door Nautica 17 23 $24,174 $26,915
3-Door Base 113" WB
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door 113" WB Base 20 25 $15,687 $17,235
3-Door 113" WB SE 18 25 $18,054 $19,925
4-Door 113" WB LE 18 24 $22,709 $25,215
4-Door 113" WB ES 18 24 $23,228 $25,805
3-Door Grand 119" WB Base 20 25 $16,910 $18,580
3-Door Grand 119" WB SE 18 25 $18,824 $20,755
4-Door Grand 119" WB LE 18 24 $23,356 $25,905
4-Door Grand 119" WB ES 18 24 $23,876 $26,495
4-Door Grand 119" WB AWD SE 15 22 $22,978 $25,475
4-Door Grand 119" WB AWD LE 15 22 $26,142 $29,070
4-Door Grand 119" WB AWD ES 15 22 $26,608 $29,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,299
$15,687
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,215
$17,235
Monthly Payment Estimate
$337 / month
$287 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Special Purpose 2WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA NA
Second Leg Room (in) 34.8 42.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - NA
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 39.8
Second Hip Room (in) 56.8 61.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 62.1 62.5
Third Leg Room (in) NA NA
Second Head Room (in) 39.7 41.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Third Hip Room (in) NA NA
Second Shoulder Room (in) 62.1 63.8
Front Leg Room (in) 39.9 40.6
Third Head Room (in) NA NA
Front Hip Room (in) 56.8 57.7
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 50.9 51.3
Height, Overall (in) 65.9 68.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 23.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.4 64.0
Wheelbase (in) 112.2 113.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 41.6 40.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.8 76.8
Track Width, Front (in) 63.4 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 190.2 186.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 48.3 49.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 43.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 47.6 57.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 68.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 46.4 46.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 84.6 86.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 126.0 114.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 10.4 NA
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.0 10.03 X 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.8 x - TBD - 9.84 X 2.16
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0 20
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.14
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 42.6
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.5 17.84
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.9 37.7
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Power
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/75R15 P205/75R14
Rear Tire Order Code T70 NA
Front Tire Size P205/75R15 P205/75R14
Spare Tire Size T125/90D16 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code T70 NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3871 3530
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 14 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4 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) 11.3 10.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 90
Engine
Displacement 3.0L/181 2.4L/148
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 151 @ 4800 150 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System SEFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 174 @ 4400 167 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 991 EDZ
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA 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
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.27 2.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.55 1.55
Trans Order Code 44P DGA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.86 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) 2.79 2.69
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercury Villager Wgn Dodge Caravan
Body Style 3 Door GS 3 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 31.8 34.9
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.3 1.0
Suspension Type - Rear Hotchkiss Parallel Leaf Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Leaf Springs w/Rigid Beam Axle
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30.0 30.2
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
 
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