Compare 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan vs 1997 Nissan Quest

1997 Dodge Grand Caravan
1997 Nissan Quest
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3-Door Base 113" WB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Caravan 3-Door Base 113" WB 20 25 $15,687 $17,235
Caravan 3-Door Grand Base 119" WB 20 25 $16,910 $18,580
Caravan 3-Door Grand SE 119" WB 18 25 $18,824 $20,755
Caravan 3-Door SE 113" WB 18 25 $18,054 $19,925
Caravan 4-Door ES 113" WB 18 24 $23,228 $25,805
Caravan 4-Door Grand ES 119" WB 18 24 $23,876 $26,495
Caravan 4-Door Grand ES 119" WB AWD 15 22 $26,608 $29,600
Caravan 4-Door Grand LE 119" WB 18 24 $23,356 $25,905
Caravan 4-Door Grand LE 119" WB AWD 15 22 $26,142 $29,070
Caravan 4-Door Grand SE 119" WB AWD 15 22 $22,978 $25,475
Caravan 4-Door LE 113" WB 18 24 $22,709 $25,215
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GXE Van
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Quest GXE Van 17 23 $23,186 $26,049
Quest XE Van 17 23 $18,913 $21,249
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,687
$23,186
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,235
$26,049
Monthly Payment Estimate
$287 / month
$434 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Special Purpose 2WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA 63.3
Second Leg Room (in)
42.3 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
NA 125.0
Second Hip Room (in)
61.5 59.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.5 62.1
Third Leg Room (in)
NA 36.1
Second Head Room (in)
41.0 39.7
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Third Hip Room (in)
NA 49.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
63.8 63.9
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 39.9
Third Head Room (in)
NA 37.3
Front Hip Room (in)
57.7 56.8
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
51.3 50.9
Height, Overall (in)
68.5 68.0
Liftover Height (in)
23.8 23.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.0 63.4
Wheelbase (in)
113.3 112.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
40.6 41.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.8 73.8
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
186.3 190.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.1 48.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
43.5 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
57.8 NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
68.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
46.7 46.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
86.4 84.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
114.8 NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.03 X 0.94 10.8 x 1.02
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.84 X 2.16 9.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 20.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.14 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
42.6 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.84 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 39.9
Steering Type
Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/75R14 P205/75R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/75R14 P205/75R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3530 3965
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6.0 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6.0 15 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.6 11.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 110
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/148 3.0/181
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5200 151 @ 4800
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
MPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
167 @ 4000 174 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
EDZ NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 23
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 Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.55
Trans Order Code
DGA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.19 3.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.69 2.79
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Caravan Nissan Quest
Body Style
3 Door 3 Door GXE
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Lower T/V Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
34.9 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.0 1.30
Suspension Type - Rear
Parallel Leaf Spring Rigid Beam Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Rigid Beam Axle w/Leaf Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30.2 30
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut

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