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

Minivans 2WD Minivans 2WD

Interior Dimensions

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

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

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in)

64.8 67.7

Wheelbase (in)

121.2 118.1

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

Length, Overall (in)

202.8 200.8

Height, Overall (in)

68.9 73

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

33 25.7

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 Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- 86.5

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- 63.2

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- 86.5

Brakes

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

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13 11.4

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

Front Tire Size

P225/65SR17 P235/55TR18

Spare Tire Size

NA Compact

Front Tire Order Code

TU3 NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P225/65SR17 P235/55TR18

Rear Tire Order Code

TU3 NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

3600 3500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

3600 3500

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

360 350

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

360 350

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4321 4553

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 X 6.5 18 X 7

Front Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA Steel

Front 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

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

Displacement

3.6 L/220 3.5 L/213

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

283 @ 6400 260 @ 6000

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

20 22

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

25 27

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

17 20

Transmission

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

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 -

Summary

Vehicle Name

Dodge Grand Caravan Nissan Quest

Body Style

Passenger Van Passenger Van

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Torsion Beam Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Torsion Beam Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

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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