Compare 1997 Dodge Caravan vs 1997 GMC Safari Passenger

1997 Dodge Caravan
1997 GMC Safari Passenger
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3-Door 113" WB Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door 113" WB Base 20 25 $15,687 $17,235
3-Door Grand 119" WB Base 20 25 $16,910 $18,580
3-Door 113" WB SE 18 25 $18,054 $19,925
3-Door Grand 119" WB SE 18 25 $18,824 $20,755
4-Door 113" WB LE 18 24 $22,709 $25,215
4-Door Grand 119" WB AWD SE 15 22 $22,978 $25,475
4-Door 113" WB ES 18 24 $23,228 $25,805
4-Door Grand 119" WB LE 18 24 $23,356 $25,905
4-Door Grand 119" WB ES 18 24 $23,876 $26,495
4-Door Grand 119" WB AWD LE 15 22 $26,142 $29,070
4-Door Grand 119" WB AWD ES 15 22 $26,608 $29,600
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Ext 111" WB RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ext 111" WB RWD 16 21 $17,830 $19,702
Ext 111" WB AWD 15 19 $19,821 $21,902
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,687
$17,830
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,235
$19,702
Monthly Payment Estimate
$287 / month
$328 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Special Purpose -
Rear Door Type
- Panel
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
57.7 65.0
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA NA
Second Leg Room (in)
42.3 36.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
NA -
Second Hip Room (in)
61.5 50.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.5 64.0
Third Leg Room (in)
NA NA
Second Head Room (in)
41.0 37.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Third Hip Room (in)
NA NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
63.8 67.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 41.6
Third Head Room (in)
NA NA
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
51.3 57.2
Height, Overall (in)
68.5 76.0
Liftover Height (in)
23.8 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.0 -
Wheelbase (in)
113.3 111.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
40.6 42.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.8 77.5
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 -
Length, Overall (in)
186.3 -
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- 34.5
Overhang, Front (in)
- 32.5
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- 17.4
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 26.0
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
- 189.8
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- 46.8
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 7.4
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- 19.5
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- 45.2
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 6.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.1 51.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
43.5 61.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
57.8 104.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
68.4 57.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
46.7 47.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
86.4 98.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
114.8 170.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- 126.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.84 X 2.16 9.5 x 2.0
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.03 X 0.94 11.86 x 1.04
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 25
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Location
- Forward of rear axle
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.14 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
42.6 40.5
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.84 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 39.5
Steering Type
Power Power, speed-sensitive
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- 13
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 14
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/75R14 P215/75R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QCU
Front Tire Size
P205/75R14 P215/75R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 T145/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA QCU
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1853
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- 752
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1583
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- 752
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1583
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 550
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 4500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3530 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 1840
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 2800
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 9000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2348
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 5950
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 3150
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6.0 15.0 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6.0 15.0 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.6 11.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- 1200
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/148 4.3L/262
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5200 190 @ 4400
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
MPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
167 @ 4000 250 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
EDZ L35
Engine Oil Cooler
- Yes
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 16
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
3 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.63
Trans Order Code
DGA M30
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.19 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.69 3.06
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Caravan GMC Safari Passenger
Body Style
3 Door Extended 111" WB
Body Code
- ZW9
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30.2 32
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Coil spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
34.9 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.0 1.26
Suspension Type - Rear
Parallel Leaf Spring Stage spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Rigid Beam Axle -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 3150
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 2800
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.23
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 2800
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 3150
Axle Type - Rear
- Semi-floating
Frame
Frame Type
- Integral body
Doors
Side Door Type
- Sliding

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