Compare 1997 Mercury Villager Wagon vs 1997 Dodge Caravan

1997 Mercury Villager Wagon
1997 Dodge Caravan
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3-Door GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door GS 17 23 $18,299 $20,215
3-Door LS 17 23 $22,585 $25,085
3-Door Nautica 17 23 $24,174 $26,915
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3-Door 113" WB Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door 113" WB Base 20 25 $15,687 $17,235
3-Door Grand 119" WB Base 20 25 $16,910 $18,580
3-Door 113" WB SE 18 25 $18,054 $19,925
3-Door Grand 119" WB SE 18 25 $18,824 $20,755
4-Door 113" WB LE 18 24 $22,709 $25,215
4-Door Grand 119" WB AWD SE 15 22 $22,978 $25,475
4-Door 113" WB ES 18 24 $23,228 $25,805
4-Door Grand 119" WB LE 18 24 $23,356 $25,905
4-Door Grand 119" WB ES 18 24 $23,876 $26,495
4-Door Grand 119" WB AWD LE 15 22 $26,142 $29,070
4-Door Grand 119" WB AWD ES 15 22 $26,608 $29,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,299
$15,687
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,215
$17,235
Monthly Payment Estimate
$337 / month
$287 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Special Purpose 2WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 42.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - NA
Second Hip Room (in)
56.8 61.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.1 62.5
Third Leg Room (in)
NA NA
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 41.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Third Hip Room (in)
NA NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
62.1 63.8
Front Leg Room (in)
39.9 40.6
Third Head Room (in)
NA NA
Front Hip Room (in)
56.8 57.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA NA
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 23.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 64.0
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 113.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
41.6 40.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.8 76.8
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
190.2 186.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
50.9 51.3
Height, Overall (in)
65.9 68.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 43.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.6 57.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 68.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
46.4 46.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
84.6 86.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
126.0 114.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
10.4 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
48.3 49.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.0 10.03 X 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 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)
9.8 x - TBD - 9.84 X 2.16
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 20
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 42.6
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.5 17.84
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.9 37.7
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.14
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
T70 NA
Front Tire Size
P205/75R15 P205/75R14
Spare Tire Size
T125/90D16 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
T70 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/75R15 P205/75R14
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3871 3530
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 14 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 14 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.3 10.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
151 @ 4800 150 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
SEFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
174 @ 4400 167 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
991 EDZ
Displacement
3.0L/181 2.4L/148
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 25
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 2.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.55
Trans Order Code
44P DGA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.86 3.19
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.79 2.69
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 3
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercury Villager Wgn Dodge Caravan
Body Style
3 Door GS 3 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
31.8 34.9
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.3 1.0
Suspension Type - Rear
Hotchkiss Parallel Leaf Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Leaf Springs w/Rigid Beam Axle
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30.0 30.2
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut

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