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2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Technical Specifications
GENERAL INFORMATION
Body Style Multipurpose vehicle
Assembly Plant Windsor, Ontario, Canada
EPA Vehicle Class Multipurpose vehicle
Layout Transverse front engine, front-wheel drive
Construction Unitized steel with hinged front doors; sliding left and right side doors--power available; rear liftgate with gas props--power available
Introduction date December 2010 as a 2011 model year vehicle
ENGINE: 3.6-LITER, GASOLINE, DOHC, 24-Valve, V-6
Availability Standard
Type and Description 60° bank angle, liquid-cooled, with three-plenum intake manifold, electronically-controlled manifold tuning valve and short-runner valves
Displacement 3605 cu. cm
Bore x Stroke 96 x 83
Valve System DOHC, 24 valves, hydraulic, roller finger followers
Fuel Injection Sequential, multi-port, electronic
Construction High-pressure die-cast A380 aluminum block with iron liners and semipermanent mold A319 aluminum heads
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Power (SAE net) 283 bhp (211 kW) @ 6,400 rpm
Torque (SAE net) 260 lb.-ft. (353 N*m) @ 4,400 rpm
Max. Engine Speed 6,800 rpm (electronically limited)
Fuel Requirement Unleaded mid-grade, 89 octane (R+M)/2--preferred, Unleaded regular, 87 octane (R+M)/2--acceptable
Oil Capacity 6 qts with dry filter
Coolant Capacity 10.3 qts. (9.75L)
Emission Controls Dual catalytic converter, four heated oxygen sensors, electronic EGR, and internal engine features(d)
Estimated EPA Fuel Economy mpg (city/hwy), NAFTA Markets TBD
Assembly Plant Trenton Engine Plant, Trenton, Mich.
(d) Meets Federal Tier 2, Bin 5 emission requirements and ULEV II requirements in California, Massachusetts, New York, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Oregon and Washington. Meets Euro IV emissions requirements.
TRANSAXLE: 62TE, AUTOMATIC SIX-SPEED OVERDRIVE
Availability Standard
Description 6-speed, adaptive electronic control, electronically-modulated torque converter clutch
Gear Ratios
1st 4.127
2nd 2.842
3rd 2.283
4th Upshift - 1.452 WOT kickdown - 1.570
5th 1
6th 0.69
Reverse 3.214
Transfer Ratio 0.95
Final Drive Ratio 3.16
Overall Top Gear 2.24
DRIVETRAIN
Front-wheel Drive Standard
SUSPENSION
Front Independent MacPherson strut, coil over gas-charged shock absorbers, stabilizer bar with isolated suspension cradle
Rear Twist-beam axle with coil springs, track bar, gas-charged shock absorbers; self-leveling shock absorbers optional
STEERING
Type Power rack and pinion
Overall Ratio 14.3:1
Turning Diameter (curb-to-curb) 39.1 ft. (11.92 m)
Steering Turns (lock-to-lock) 2.9
BRAKES
Power Assist Type All--8 x 9 (204 x 320) tandem-diaphragm vacuum
Availability U.S.--standard on all models
Size and Type f/r 11.9 x 1.1 (302 x 28) vented rotors with 66 mm single-piston caliper / 12.0 x 0.47 (305 x 12) solid rotors with 42 mm single-piston IPB caliper
Swept Area f/r 55.0 sq. in. (355 sq. cm) / 54.3 sq. in. (350 sq. cm)