Compare 1997 Dodge Caravan vs 1997 Pontiac Trans Sport

1997 Dodge Caravan
1997 Pontiac Trans Sport
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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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3-Door Reg WB SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Reg WB SE 18 25 $18,533 $20,479
3-Door Ext WB SE 18 25 $19,402 $21,439
4-Door Ext WB SE 18 25 $21,148 $23,369
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,687
$18,533
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,235
$20,479
Monthly Payment Estimate
$287 / month
$341 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Special Purpose 2WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
NA 34.0
Second Head Room (in)
41.0 39.3
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Third Hip Room (in)
NA 48.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
63.8 61.9
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 39.9
Third Head Room (in)
NA 38.8
Front Hip Room (in)
57.7 55.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA 60.1
Second Leg Room (in)
42.3 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
NA N/A
Second Hip Room (in)
61.5 60.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.5 59.8
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
40.6 40.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.8 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
186.3 187.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
51.3 50.8
Height, Overall (in)
68.5 67.4
Liftover Height (in)
23.8 24.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.0 63.3
Wheelbase (in)
113.3 112.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
46.7 45.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
86.4 86.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
114.8 126.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.1 48.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
43.5 50.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
57.8 - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
68.4 51.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.84 X 2.16 8.9 x 1.77
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.03 X 0.94 10.9 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 20.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.84 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 38.6
Steering Type
Power Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.14 3.05
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
42.6 40.5
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/75R14 P205/70R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA XGY
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/75R14 P205/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA XGY
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 350
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3530 3730
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6.0 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6.0 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.6 11.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 600
Engine
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
MPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
167 @ 4000 205 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
EDZ LA1
Displacement
2.4L/148 3.4L/207
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5200 180 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.57
Trans Order Code
DGA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.19 3.29
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 2.92
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 Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.38
Summary
Body Style
3 Door 3 Door Reg WB
Vehicle Name
Dodge Caravan Pontiac Trans Sport
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.0 1.34
Suspension Type - Rear
Parallel Leaf Spring Trailing Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Rigid Beam Axle w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30.2 25
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 1.42
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
34.9 32

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