Compare 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan vs 2015 Nissan Quest

2015 Dodge Grand Caravan
2015 Nissan Quest
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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 $21,640 $21,795
Grand Caravan 4-Door Wgn R/T 17 25 $29,760 $30,995
Grand Caravan 4-Door Wgn SE 17 25 $21,640 $21,795
Grand Caravan 4-Door Wgn SE Plus 17 25 $21,640 $21,795
Grand Caravan 4-Door Wgn SXT 17 25 $26,412 $27,395
Grand Caravan 4-Door Wgn SXT Plus 17 25 $26,412 $27,395
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4-Door Platinum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Quest 4-Door Platinum 20 27 $40,301 $43,180
Quest 4-Door S 20 27 $25,196 $26,530
Quest 4-Door SL 20 27 $31,977 $34,060
Quest 4-Door SV 20 27 $28,433 $30,280
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,640
$40,301
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,795
$43,180
Monthly Payment Estimate
$363 / month
$720 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan is the evolved version of the original minivan, supplying the useful features and clever touches at a very good value. The Nissan Quest isn't the safest or most practical vehicle in the segment, but it is one of the better driver's choices.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Minivans 2WD Minivans
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
37.9 40
Front Hip Room (in)
58.4 57.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
62 61.2
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 36.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 42.1
Second Hip Room (in)
65 66
Passenger Volume (ft³)
163.5 177.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.7 64.5
Third Leg Room (in)
32.7 40.5
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 41.6
Third Hip Room (in)
48.7 49.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
64.1 63.2
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.7 43.8
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.7 77.6
Track Width, Front (in)
65.6 67.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 6.6
Wheelbase (in)
121.2 118.1
Height, Overall (in)
68.9 73
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.8 67.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
48.6 40
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
83.3 63.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
143.8 108.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
33 25.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 63.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 86.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 86.5
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 11.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 12.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 20
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.1 36.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/65SR17 P235/55TR18
Rear Tire Order Code
TU3 NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65SR17 P235/55TR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TU3 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
360 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
360 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3600 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3600 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4321 4553
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 18 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 18 X 7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 130
Engine
Displacement
3.6 L/220 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
283 @ 6400 260 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4400 240 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
ERB-D NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 27
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.04 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.69 -
Trans Order Code
DG2 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 -
Trans Description Cont.
Multi-Speed Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.90 2.37 - 0.44
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 4.88
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.16 -
Trans Type
6 1
Summary
Body Style
Passenger Van Passenger Van
Vehicle Name
Dodge Grand Caravan Nissan Quest
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 (Est) 8.0 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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