Compare 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan vs 2012 Ford Flex vs 2012 Toyota Sienna

2012 Dodge Grand Caravan
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2012 Ford Flex
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2012 Toyota Sienna
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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 $20,810 $20,995
Grand Caravan 4-Door Wgn Crew 17 25 $27,290 $28,495
Grand Caravan 4-Door Wgn R/T 17 25 $28,670 $29,995
Grand Caravan 4-Door Wgn SE 17 25 $20,810 $20,995
Grand Caravan 4-Door Wgn SXT 17 25 $25,450 $26,495
Select style
4-Door Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD 16 23 $35,039 $37,615
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD w/EcoBoost 16 23 $37,765 $40,610
Flex 4-Door Limited FWD 17 24 $33,356 $35,765
Flex 4-Door SE FWD 17 24 $27,918 $29,465
Flex 4-Door SEL AWD 16 23 $31,705 $33,950
Flex 4-Door SEL FWD 17 24 $30,021 $32,100
Flex 4-Door Titanium AWD 16 23 $37,310 $40,110
Flex 4-Door Titanium AWD w/EcoBoost 16 23 $40,035 $43,105
Flex 4-Door Titanium FWD 17 24 $35,627 $38,260
Select style
5-Door 7-Pass Van I4 FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sienna 5-Door 7-Pass Van I4 FWD 19 24 $23,431 $25,060
Sienna 5-Door 7-Pass Van V6 FWD 18 24 $24,328 $26,300
Sienna 5-Door 7-Pass Van V6 LE AAS FWD 18 24 $33,240 $35,935
Sienna 5-Door 7-Pass Van V6 LE AWD 16 22 $29,537 $31,930
Sienna 5-Door 7-Pass Van V6 Ltd AWD 16 22 $37,324 $40,570
Sienna 5-Door 7-Pass Van V6 Ltd FWD 18 24 $36,157 $39,300
Sienna 5-Door 7-Pass Van V6 XLE AAS FWD 18 24 $37,239 $40,475
Sienna 5-Door 7-Pass Van V6 XLE AWD 16 22 $32,701 $35,545
Sienna 5-Door 8-Pass Van I4 LE FWD 19 24 $24,445 $26,145
Sienna 5-Door 8-Pass Van I4 LE FWD 19 24 $24,445 $26,145
Sienna 5-Door 8-Pass Van V6 LE FWD 18 24 $27,473 $29,700
Sienna 5-Door 8-Pass Van V6 SE FWD 18 24 $30,932 $33,440
Sienna 5-Door 8-Pass Van V6 XLE FWD 18 24 $30,548 $33,205
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,810
$35,039
$23,431
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,995
$37,615
$25,060
Monthly Payment Estimate
$350 / month
$627 / month
$418 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
9.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
With its worst penalty-box trim neatly excised, the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan is a high-functioning box on wheels. One of our top-rated vehicles, the 2012 Ford Flex has real distinction, along with top-shelf turbo power, great seats and great features. It's not as flexible as some minivans, but the 2012 Toyota Sienna is large, safe, and still has options for four-cylinder power and all-wheel drive.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 23 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Minivan 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Minivan
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
7 7 7
Third Head Room (in)
37.9 38.7 38.3
Front Hip Room (in)
58.4 55.5 58.6
Third Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 50.8 61.1
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 44.3 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 41.8 41.0
Second Hip Room (in)
65.0 55.0 66.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.7 58.4 65.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
163.5 155.8 164.4
Third Leg Room (in)
32.7 33.3 36.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 40.5 39.7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.7 41.1 50.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
64.1 58.1 64.6
Front Leg Room (in)
40.7 40.8 40.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 - TBD - 6.5 - 6.7
Length, Overall (in)
202.8 201.8 200.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.9 68.0 68.9
Liftover Height (in)
24.4 - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.8 65.4 67.7
Wheelbase (in)
121.2 117.9 119.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.7 75.9 78.2
Track Width, Front (in)
65.6 65.4 67.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
143.8 83.2 150.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
33.0 20.0 39.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.0 - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
83.3 43.2 87.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
46.2 - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 0.5 13.0 x - TBD - 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
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 12.8 x - TBD - 12.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 18.6 20
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 - TBD - 3.44
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.3 17.0 15.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.1 40.7 36.9
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
TBK NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R16 P235/55R19 P235/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
TX4 NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60R16 P235/55R19 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TX4 NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4510 4643 4275
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 19 x - TBD - 17 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 19 x - TBD - 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.3 - TBD - 9.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
700 - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4400 248 @ 4500 186 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
ERB 99C NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.5L/213 2.7L/163
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
283 @ 6400 262 @ 6250 187 @ 5800
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 18 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16 19
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.21 2.88 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.87 1.90
Trans Order Code
DG2 44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.39 4.36
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45/1.57 1.41 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.74 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.12 4.48 3.00
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.28 1.84 1.42
Trans Type
6 6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD - -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.00 -
Summary
Body Style
Passenger Van 4 Door 5 Door Reg WB
Vehicle Name
Dodge Grand Caravan Ford Flex Toyota Sienna
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.9 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.3 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Twist-beam Multi-link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1 10.4 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 3 (2011) 4
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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