Specs

Research 1997 Dodge Caravan specs for the trims available. Choose the desired trim / style from the dropdown list to see the corresponding specs.

Base 3 Door

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.84 X 2.16
Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.03 X 0.94

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 86.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 65.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 114.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 15.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 68.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 46.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 57.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 49.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 43.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 49.2

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.5
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 15.3
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 14.8
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.3
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.1
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.6

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90

Engine

Engine Type Gas V6
Engine Order Code EFA
Engine Order Code EGA
Engine Order Code EDZ
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl
Displacement 3.0L/181
Displacement 3.3L/201
Displacement 2.4L/148
Fuel System SMPI
Fuel System MPI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 158 @ 4850
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5200
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 176 @ 4000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 203 @ 3250
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 167 @ 4000

Exterior Dimensions

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.8
Height, Overall (in) 68.5
Track Width, Front (in) 63.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 40.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 51.3
Liftover Height (in) 23.8
Wheelbase (in) 113.3
Length, Overall (in) 186.3

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20

Interior Dimensions

Third Head Room (in) 38.1
Third Hip Room (in)
Third Hip Room (in) 49.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
Third Shoulder Room (in) 62.1
Third Leg Room (in)
Third Leg Room (in) 35.8
Third Head Room (in)
Second Hip Room (in) 61.5
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
Second Hip Room (in) 61.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 63.8
Second Leg Room (in) 42.3
Second Leg Room (in) 36.6
Second Head Room (in) 41.0
Second Head Room (in) 40.0
Front Hip Room (in) 57.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 62.5
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.8
Passenger Capacity 7

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.7
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.14
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.84
Steering Type Power
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 42.6

Summary

Vehicle Name Dodge Caravan
Body Style 3 Door

Suspension

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.75
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut
Suspension Type - Rear Parallel Leaf Spring
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Rigid Beam Axle
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 34.9
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30.2
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.0

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code
Rear Tire Order Code
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15
Spare Tire Size P205/75R14
Rear Tire Size P205/75R14
Front Tire Size P205/75R14
Spare Tire Order Code TBB
Front Tire Order Code

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

Transmission

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Trans Description Cont. Automatic
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,
Trans Type 3
Trans Type 4
Trans Order Code DGA
Trans Order Code DGB
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.19
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.62
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.98
Clutch Size (in)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.10
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.21
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.55
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57

Vehicle

EPA Classification 2WD Special Purpose

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3530

Wheels

Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6.0

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