Compare 2012 Nissan Quest vs 2012 Chrysler Town & Country

2012 Nissan Quest
2012 Chrysler Town & Country
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4-Door LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Quest 4-Door LE 19 24 $38,774 $42,350
Quest 4-Door S 19 24 $24,222 $25,990
Quest 4-Door SL 19 24 $31,776 $34,500
Quest 4-Door SV 19 24 $28,604 $31,050
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4-Door Wgn Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Town & Country 4-Door Wgn Limited 17 25 $37,674 $39,650
Town & Country 4-Door Wgn Touring 17 25 $28,790 $29,995
Town & Country 4-Door Wgn Touring-L 17 25 $31,688 $33,145
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,774
$37,674
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,350
$39,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$706 / month
$661 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
It's less spacious and less flexible than before, but the 2012 Nissan Quest drives better than other minivans. The 2012 Chrysler Town & Country isn't substantially different from the Dodge Grand Caravan, but it's fully equipped and a significant bargain compared to well-equipped minivans from Japan.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Minivans 2WD Minivan
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
42.1 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
66.0 64.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
64.5 63.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
177.8 156.1
Third Leg Room (in)
40.5 31.8
Second Head Room (in)
41.6 39.7
Third Hip Room (in)
49.6 48.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
63.2 64.7
Front Leg Room (in)
43.8 40.6
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Head Room (in)
40.0 37.9
Front Hip Room (in)
57.3 57.6
Third Shoulder Room (in)
61.2 62.0
Second Leg Room (in)
36.7 36.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
25.0 24.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.7 64.8
Wheelbase (in)
118.1 121.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.6 76.9
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 65.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.6 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
200.8 202.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
73.0 68.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
63.6 83.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
47.7 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA 46.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
143.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
108.4 140.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
20.2 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
25.7 32.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
47.7 49.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 x 1.1 11.9 x 1.10
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)
12.1 x 0.6 12.0 x 0.47
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.6 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 39.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.6 3.14
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TRZ
Front Tire Size
P235/55R18 P225/65R17
Spare Tire Size
T135/90D16 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA TRZ
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R18 P225/65R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
525 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4548 4621
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.0 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.0 17 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.4 16.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 160
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
240 @ 4400 260 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA ERB
Displacement
3.5L/- TBD - 3.6L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 6000 283 @ 6350
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 17
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37-0.43 4.13
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.28
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.76 3.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.84
Trans Order Code
NA DG2
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.88 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.45-1.57
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously variable ratio Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Quest Chrysler Town & Country
Body Style
4 Door Minivan 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.98 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 9.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4
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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