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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 $18,843 $20,805
3-Door LS 17 23 $22,601 $25,075
3-Door Nautica 17 23 $24,211 $26,905
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
$18,843
$15,955
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,805
$17,540
Monthly Payment Estimate
$347 / month
$292 / 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 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Special Purpose 2WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 59.0 61.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 62.1 62.5
Third Leg Room (in) NA NA
Second Head Room (in) 40.1 41.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Third Hip Room (in) NA NA
Second Shoulder Room (in) 63.9 63.8
Front Leg Room (in) 39.9 40.6
Third Head Room (in) NA NA
Front Hip Room (in) 56.8 57.7
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA NA
Second Leg Room (in) 37.7 42.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) NA NA
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 39.8
Exterior Dimensions
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 5.1
Length, Overall (in) 190.2 186.3
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 47.6 57.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 51.3
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) 14.1 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 48.3 49.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 43.5
Brakes
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 2.17
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.02 10.03 x 0.94
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0 19.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.5 17.84
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.9 37.7
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.14
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 42.6
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size P205/75R15 P205/75R14
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3671 3526
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 14 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.3 11.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 600
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System SEFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 174 @ 4400 167 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 991 EDZ
Displacement 3.0L/181 2.4L/148
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 151 @ 4800 150 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 26
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 3 Door GS 3 Door
Vehicle Name Mercury Villager Wgn Dodge Caravan
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
 
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