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Selected Style 4-Door Base
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Base 16 24 $24,049 $25,950
4-Door S 16 24 $24,697 $26,650
4-Door SL 16 24 $27,984 $30,550
4-Door SE 16 24 $32,648 $35,650
4-Door Wagon SE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon SE 17 24 $20,743 $22,520
4-Door Wagon SXT 16 23 $25,380 $27,730
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,049
$20,743
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,950
$22,520
Monthly Payment Estimate
$433 / month
$375 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line If you like what minivans provide but don’t appreciate the looks of most of them, you might still keep the 2009 Nissan Quest on your shopping list. The 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan is loaded with practical features that families on the go will use and appreciate, but it’s not the most luxurious minivan out there.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Minivans 2WD Minivans
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in) 50.0 - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 65.9 64.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 40.6
Third Head Room (in) 37.6 37.9
Front Hip Room (in) 58.5 57.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 131.0 163.4
Third Shoulder Room (in) 61.2 62.0
Second Leg Room (in) 42.1 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 41.7 39.8
Second Hip Room (in) 67.4 64.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 63.8 63.0
Passenger Capacity 7 7
Third Leg Room (in) 31.6 37.6
Second Head Room (in) 41.7 39.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 67.3 65.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.8 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 204.1 202.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 71.9 68.9
Liftover Height (in) 25.0 24.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 67.3 64.8
Wheelbase (in) 124.0 121.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in) NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.6 88.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 148.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 148.1 143.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 20.2 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 32.1 32.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 47.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 84.8 82.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 47.7 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) NA - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.1 x 0.63 - TBD -
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) 11.4 x 1.1 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.0 39.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size T135/80D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA TUG
Spare Tire Order Code NA TBK
Rear Tire Size P225/65R16 P225/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA TUG
Front Tire Size P225/65R16 P225/65R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4293 4217
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.36 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 600
Engine
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 240 @ 4400 205 @ 4000
Engine Order Code VQ35 EGV
Displacement 3.5L/- TBD - 3.3L/202
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 235 @ 5800 175 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 17
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.34 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.66 2.37
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.98 - TBD -
Trans Type 5 4
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.01 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 5.11 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.03 - TBD -
Trans Order Code NA DFF
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.27 3.43
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Quest Dodge Grand Caravan
Body Style 4 Door Reg WB 4 Door Ext WB
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Semi-Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
 
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