Compare 2013 Chrysler Town & Country vs 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan vs 2013 Volkswagen Routan

2013 Chrysler Town & Country
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2013 Dodge Grand Caravan
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2013 Volkswagen Routan
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4-Door Wgn Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Town & Country 4-Door Wgn Limited 17 25 $38,993 $41,145
Town & Country 4-Door Wgn S 17 25 $30,627 $32,050
Town & Country 4-Door Wgn Touring 17 25 $29,310 $30,620
Town & Country 4-Door Wgn Touring-L 17 25 $32,277 $33,845
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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 $19,745 $19,995
Grand Caravan 4-Door Wgn Crew 17 25 $27,441 $28,795
Grand Caravan 4-Door Wgn R/T 17 25 $28,545 $29,995
Grand Caravan 4-Door Wgn SE 17 25 $19,745 $19,995
Grand Caravan 4-Door Wgn SXT 17 25 $25,509 $26,695
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4-Door Wgn S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Routan 4-Door Wgn S N/A N/A N/A N/A
Routan 4-Door Wgn SE w/RSE & Navigation N/A N/A N/A N/A
Routan 4-Door Wgn SEL Premium N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,993
$19,745
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,145
$19,995
N/A
Monthly Payment Estimate
$686 / month
$333 / month
N/A
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Chrysler Town & Country is tops in safety, flexibility, and features--the things that matter in minivans--though it's pricey. Function reigns supreme in the Dodge Grand Caravan: it has the best seating system and infotainment features of any minivan, and gas mileage and safety scores are excellent. Top safety scores and spaciousness are in place, even if the VW Routan doesn't have all the same utility and tech options of the related Chrysler minivans.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 25 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Minivan 2WD Minivan 2WD Minivan
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
37.9 37.900 37.9
Front Hip Room (in)
58.4 58.400 57.0
Third Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 62.000 62.0
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 36.500 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.800 37.2
Second Hip Room (in)
65.0 65.000 64.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.7 63.700 63.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
163.5 163.500 163.5
Third Leg Room (in)
32.7 32.700 31.8 - 37.6
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 39.300 39.2 - 39.7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.7 48.700 48.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
64.1 64.100 64.7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.7 40.700 40.6
Passenger Capacity
7 7 7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.600 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
202.8 202.800 202.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Height, Overall (in)
67.9 67.900 68.9
Liftover Height (in)
24.4 24.400 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.8 64.800 64.8
Wheelbase (in)
121.2 121.200 121.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.7 78.700 76.9
Track Width, Front (in)
65.6 65.600 65.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
33.0 33.000 32.7
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.03 49.000 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
83.3 83.300 83.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
46.16 46.200 46.2 - 48.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
143.8 143.800 140.6 - 144.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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 1.1 11.900 x 1.100 11.9 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel - TBD -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 0.47 12.000 x 0.500 12.0 x 0.5
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 20.000 20.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.90 2.900 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.3 14.300 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.1 39.100 38.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBK NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65R17 P225/65R17 225/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
TRZ TU3 NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65R17 P225/65R17 225/65R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TRZ TU3 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3600 - TBD - 3600
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3600 - TBD - 3600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
360 - TBD - 360
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
540 - TBD - 540
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4652 4510 4494
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 17 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 17 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.3 10.300 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
700 730 700
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 160 160
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4400 260 @ 4400 260 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
ERB ERB NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.6L/220 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
283 @ 6400 283 @ 6400 283 @ 6350
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 20 - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 25 - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17 - TBD -
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.842 2.840 2.84
Trans Order Code
DG2 DG2 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.160 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.452/1.570 1.450/1.570 1.57
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.690 0.690 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.127 4.120 4.12
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.283 2.280 2.28
Trans Type
6 6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.000 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.214 3.210 3.21
Summary
Body Style
Passenger Van Passenger Van Minivan
Vehicle Name
Chrysler Town & Country Dodge Grand Caravan Volkswagen Routan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Twist-Beam Twist-beam Twist Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1 9.1 - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 (2012) 5 - TBD -
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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