Compare 2012 Chrysler Town & Country vs 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan vs 2012 Toyota Sienna

2012 Chrysler Town & Country
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2012 Dodge Grand Caravan
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2012 Toyota Sienna
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4-Door Wgn Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Town & Country 4-Door Wgn Limited 17 25 $37,674 $39,650
Town & Country 4-Door Wgn Touring 17 25 $28,790 $29,995
Town & Country 4-Door Wgn Touring-L 17 25 $31,688 $33,145
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4-Door Wgn American Value Pkg
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Grand Caravan 4-Door Wgn American Value Pkg 17 25 $20,810 $20,995
Grand Caravan 4-Door Wgn Crew 17 25 $27,290 $28,495
Grand Caravan 4-Door Wgn R/T 17 25 $28,670 $29,995
Grand Caravan 4-Door Wgn SE 17 25 $20,810 $20,995
Grand Caravan 4-Door Wgn SXT 17 25 $25,450 $26,495
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5-Door 7-Pass Van I4 FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sienna 5-Door 7-Pass Van I4 FWD 19 24 $23,431 $25,060
Sienna 5-Door 7-Pass Van V6 FWD 18 24 $24,328 $26,300
Sienna 5-Door 7-Pass Van V6 LE AAS FWD 18 24 $33,240 $35,935
Sienna 5-Door 7-Pass Van V6 LE AWD 16 22 $29,537 $31,930
Sienna 5-Door 7-Pass Van V6 Ltd AWD 16 22 $37,324 $40,570
Sienna 5-Door 7-Pass Van V6 Ltd FWD 18 24 $36,157 $39,300
Sienna 5-Door 7-Pass Van V6 XLE AAS FWD 18 24 $37,239 $40,475
Sienna 5-Door 7-Pass Van V6 XLE AWD 16 22 $32,701 $35,545
Sienna 5-Door 8-Pass Van I4 LE FWD 19 24 $24,445 $26,145
Sienna 5-Door 8-Pass Van I4 LE FWD 19 24 $24,445 $26,145
Sienna 5-Door 8-Pass Van V6 LE FWD 18 24 $27,473 $29,700
Sienna 5-Door 8-Pass Van V6 SE FWD 18 24 $30,932 $33,440
Sienna 5-Door 8-Pass Van V6 XLE FWD 18 24 $30,548 $33,205
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,674
$20,810
$23,431
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,650
$20,995
$25,060
Monthly Payment Estimate
$661 / month
$350 / month
$418 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Chrysler Town & Country isn't substantially different from the Dodge Grand Caravan, but it's fully equipped and a significant bargain compared to well-equipped minivans from Japan. With its worst penalty-box trim neatly excised, the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan is a high-functioning box on wheels. It's not as flexible as some minivans, but the 2012 Toyota Sienna is large, safe, and still has options for four-cylinder power and all-wheel drive.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Minivan 2WD Minivan 2WD Minivan
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
64.8 65.0 66.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.0 63.7 65.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
156.1 163.5 164.4
Third Leg Room (in)
31.8 32.7 36.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 39.3 39.7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.7 48.7 50.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
64.7 64.1 64.6
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 40.7 40.5
Passenger Capacity
7 7 7
Third Head Room (in)
37.9 37.9 38.3
Front Hip Room (in)
57.6 58.4 58.6
Third Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 62.0 61.1
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 36.5 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.8 41.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.8 64.8 67.7
Wheelbase (in)
121.2 121.2 119.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.9 78.7 78.2
Track Width, Front (in)
65.5 65.6 67.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.6 6.5 - 6.7
Length, Overall (in)
202.5 202.8 200.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.9 67.9 68.9
Liftover Height (in)
24.4 24.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
83.7 83.3 87.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
46.2 46.2 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
140.1 143.8 150.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
32.3 33.0 39.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.0 49.0 - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 0.47 12.0 x 0.5 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.10 11.9 x 1.1 12.9 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 20.0 20
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 14.3 15.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.1 39.1 36.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.14 2.9 3.44
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TRZ TX4 NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65R17 P235/60R16 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TRZ TX4 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBK NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65R17 P235/60R16 P235/60R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4621 4510 4275
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 16 x 6.5 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 16 x 6.5 17 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.3 10.3 9.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 700 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 160 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4300 260 @ 4400 186 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
ERB ERB NA
Displacement
3.6L/- TBD - 3.6L/220 2.7L/163
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
283 @ 6350 283 @ 6400 187 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 20 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.69 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.13 4.12 3.00
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.28 2.28 1.42
Trans Type
6 6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.21 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.84 1.90
Trans Order Code
DG2 DG2 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.16 4.36
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45-1.57 1.45/1.57 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chrysler Town & Country Dodge Grand Caravan Toyota Sienna
Body Style
4 Door Passenger Van 5 Door Reg WB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Twist-beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1 9.1 8.9
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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