Compare 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan vs 1997 Toyota Previa

1997 Dodge Grand Caravan
1997 Toyota Previa
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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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3-Door Wgn All-Trac DX S/C
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Previa 3-Door Wgn All-Trac DX S/C 17 20 $24,958 $28,508
Previa 3-Door Wgn All-Trac LE S/C 17 20 $28,835 $32,938
Previa 3-Door Wgn DX S/C 18 22 $21,908 $24,878
Previa 3-Door Wgn LE S/C 18 22 $25,850 $29,528
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,687
$24,958
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,235
$28,508
Monthly Payment Estimate
$287 / month
$475 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Special Purpose Passenger Van
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
42.3 36.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
NA N/A
Second Hip Room (in)
61.5 64.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.5 61.1
Third Leg Room (in)
NA 36.3
Second Head Room (in)
41.0 38.9
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Third Hip Room (in)
NA 57.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
63.8 61.6
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 40.1
Third Head Room (in)
NA 37.8
Front Hip Room (in)
57.7 56.9
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA 60.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
23.8 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.0 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
113.3 112.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
40.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.8 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
186.3 187.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
51.3 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.5 70.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
43.5 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
57.8 85.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
68.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
46.7 45.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
86.4 96.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
114.8 157.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 32.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.1 48.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.03 X 0.94 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
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 - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 19.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
42.6 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.84 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 37.4
Steering Type
Power Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.14 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/75R14 P215/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 P215/65R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/75R14 P215/65R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3530 3975
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5200 161 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI Supercharged EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
167 @ 4000 201 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
EDZ NA
Displacement
2.4L/148 2.4L/146
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 20
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.10 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
DGA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.19 3.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.69 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
Trans Type
3 4
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Caravan Toyota Previa
Body Style
3 Door 3 Door Wagon
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
34.9 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.0 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Parallel Leaf Spring 4-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Rigid Beam Axle w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30.2 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut

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