Compare 2011 Volkswagen Routan vs 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan

2011 Volkswagen Routan
2011 Dodge Grand Caravan
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4-Door Wagon S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon S 17 25 $25,826 $26,930
4-Door Wagon SE 17 25 $30,467 $31,770
4-Door Wagon SE w/RSE 17 25 $32,404 $33,790
4-Door Wagon SE w/RSE & Navigation 17 25 $33,326 $34,750
4-Door Wagon SEL w/Navigation 17 25 $35,857 $37,390
4-Door Wagon SEL w/RSE & Navigation 17 25 $37,775 $39,390
4-Door Wagon SEL Premium 17 25 $41,467 $43,240
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4-Door Wagon SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon SE 17 25 $23,660 $23,995
4-Door Wagon Mainstreet 17 25 $24,882 $25,845
4-Door Wagon Crew 17 25 $27,309 $28,795
4-Door Wagon R/T 17 25 $29,038 $30,695
4-Door Wagon Lux 17 25 $31,099 $32,960
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,826
$23,660
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,930
$23,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$449 / month
$400 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan is a high-functioning box on wheels—with the old penalty-box trim neatly excised, and a new powertrain spliced into place.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Minivan 2WD Minivan
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 62.0
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 36.5
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
64.8 65.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.0 63.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
163.5 - TBD -
Third Leg Room (in)
31.8 - 37.6 32.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 - 39.7 39.3
Third Hip Room (in)
48.7 48.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
64.7 64.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 40.7
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Head Room (in)
37.9 37.9
Front Hip Room (in)
57.0 58.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 24.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.8 64.8
Wheelbase (in)
121.2 121.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.9 78.7
Track Width, Front (in)
65.0 65.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
202.5 202.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.9 67.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
83.0 83.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
46.2 - 48.6 46.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
140.6 - 144.4 143.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
32.7 33.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 49.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.1 11.9 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
- TBD - 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 0.5 12.0 x 0.5
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.5 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 14.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.0 39.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Size
225/65R16 P235/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TX4
Front Tire Size
225/65R16 P235/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TX4
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBK
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3600 3600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
360 360
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
540 540
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3600 3600
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4494 4510
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
700 700
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 160
Engine
Fuel System
EFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4400 260 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA ERB
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
283 @ 6350 283 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.13 4.12
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.28 2.28
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.84
Trans Order Code
NA DG2
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.45 - 1.57
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Routan Dodge Grand Caravan
Body Style
4 Door Minivan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Twist Beam Twist-beam axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 9.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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