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2005 Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Caravan, and Chrysler Voyager

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Engines

The Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan come with the 3.3 liter V6 or the 3.8 liter V6. The Dodge Caravan short wheelbase model comes with the 2.4 liter four-cylinder as its base engine.

Both V6 engines are LEV (low emission) certified for all 50 states.

Power for the 3.3 is 180 hp (134 kW) @ 5200 rpm (54.5 bhp/liter) with 19/26 mpg (EPA estimates, regular gas).

Power for the 3.8 is 215 hp (160 kW) @ 5000 rpm (56.6 bhp/liter) with 245 lb.-ft. (332 Nm) @ 4000 rpm and 18/25 mpg (EPA estimates, regular gas).

Power for the 2.4 remains at 150 (112 kW) @ 5200 rpm, 167 lb-ft (226 Nm) (61.8 hp/liter) with 21 mpg city, 27 mpg highway.

Chrysler and Dodge vans are made in St. Louis - short wheelbase Dodge vans in Brampton.

2005 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY SPECIFICATIONS

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Alternator 140A - std.; 160A - optional
Battery 600 CCA w/2.4-liter engine;
500 CCA w/ 3.3-liter engine

DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITIES

Wheelbase 119.3 (3030)
Track, Front 63.0 (1600)
Track, Rear 64.0 (1626)
Overall Length 200.5 (5093)
Overall Width 78.6 (1996)
Overall Height (a) 68.8 (1748)
Ground Clearance (a) 5.4 (137)
Curb Weight - est. 4154 lbs. (1880 kg) - LX
4279 lbs. (1941 kg) - Touring
4372 lbs. (1983 kg) - Limited
Weight Distribution, %F/R 59/41 - LX,
58/42 - Touring
57/43 - Limited
Frontal Area 31.17 ft 2 (2.90 m 2 )
Drag Coefficient
0.35

ACCOMMODATIONS

Front
Head Room 39.6 (1004.7)
Leg Room 40.6 (1032)
Shoulder Room 62.9 (1598)
Hip Room 57 (1452)
Seat Travel 8.6 (218)
Front Volume Index 58.3 ft 3 (1.65 m 3 )
Intermediate
Head Room 39.5 (1004.4)
Leg Room 37.5 (952.9)
Knee Clearance 3.9 (98.5)
Shoulder Room 64.9 (1644)
Hip Room 67.6 (1717.4)
Intermediate Volume Index 58.0 ft 3 (1.64 m 3 )
Rear
Head Room 38.3 (972)
Leg Room 36.6 (930)
Knee Clearance 3.0 (78)
Shoulder Room 62.1 (1577)
Hip Room 49.0 (1244)
Rear Volume Index 51.0 ft 3 (1.44 m 3 )
Interior Volume Index 167.3 ft 3 (4.74 m 3 )
Cargo Volume Indexes
Aft of Int. Seat 54.2 ft 3 (1.5 m 3 )
Aft of Rear Seat 20.2 ft 3 (0.6 m 3 )
Seats Removed - Max Cargo 167.9 ft 3 (4.8 m 3 )
Aft of Int. Seat (Fold-in-the-floor) 146.7 ft 3 (4.15 m 3 )
Aft of Rear Seat (Fold-in-the-floor) 15.3 ft 3 (.04 m 3 )
Seats removed - Max Cargo 45.6 ft 3 (1.3 m 3 )

BODY -

Layout Transverse front engine, front-wheel drive - std.; all-wheel drive - opt.
Construction Unitized steel w/hinged front doors, sliding left &
right side doors & liftgate w/temperature compensated gas props

SUSPENSION

Iso struts w/integral gas-charged shock absorbers, coil springs, asymmetrical lower control arms, link-type stabilizer bar, urethane jounce bumpers, rubber-isolated cast aluminum cross members - std.
Rubber-isolated longitudinal single-leaf springs, tubular beam axle, track bar & gas-charged shock absorbers - std; Revised rate springs & load leveling shock absorbers - Trailer Towing Group only;

STEERING -

Type Rack and pinion, power-assisted
Overall Ratio 17.8:1
Turning Diameter (curb-to-curb) 39.4 ft. (12.0 m)
Steering Turns (lock-to-lock) 3.14

BRAKES -

Front
Size & Type 11.1 x 1.10 (281 x 28) vented disc w/2.60 (66) single-piston sliding caliper and ABS
Swept Area 228.5 in 2 (1474 cm 2 )
Rear
Size & Type 11.4 x 0.5 (290 x 12.5) solid disc w/1.65 (42) single-piston sliding caliper & ABS
Swept Area 190.5 in 2 (1234 cm 2 )
Power Assist Type 10.62 (270) single diaphragm vacuum
Revolutions/mile (revolutions/km) 781 (485)
(a) Other sizes and brands may also be used

2005 DODGE CARAVAN AND GRAND CARAVAN SPECIFICATIONS

TRANSAXLE (4-SPEED AUTOMATIC)-

Description Adaptive electronic control, electronically modulated converter clutch
Gear Ratios
1st
2.84
2nd
1.57
3rd
1
4th
0.69
Final Drive Ratio 3.62 - 3.3-liter engine, 3.43 - 3.8-Liter engine
Overall Top Gear 2.49 - 3.3-liter engine, 2.37 - 3.8-liter engine

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Alternator 140 A - standard; 160 A - optional
(included with rear A/C, fog lamps,
or Trailer Tow Group)
Battery 500 CCA - standard with 3.3-liter engine
600 CCA - standard with 2.4- and 3.8-liter engines and included with Trailer Tow group

DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITIES

Caravan
Wheelbase 113.3 (2878)
Track, Front 63.0 (1600)
Track, Rear 64.0 (1626)
Overall Length 189.1 (4808)
Overall Width 78.6 (1997)
Overall Height (a) 68.9 (1749)
Ground Clearance (a) 5.4 (138)
Curb Weight - est. 3908 lbs. (1773 kg) - SE
4057 lbs. (1840 kg) - SXT
Weight Distribution, %F/R 59/41 - SE,
60/40 - SXT
Frontal Area 31.17 ft 2 (2.90 m 2 )
Drag Coefficient 0.35
Fuel Tank Capacity 20 gal. (75 L)
Grand Caravan
Wheelbase 119.3 (3030)
Track, Front 63.0 (1600)
Track, Rear 64.0 (1626)
Overall Length 200.5 (5092.7)
Overall Width 78.6 (1997)
Overall Height (a) 68.8 (1748)
Ground Clearance (a) 5.4 (138)
Curb Weight - est. 4146 lbs. (1880 kg) - SE
4252 lbs. (1929 kg) - SXT
Weight Distribution, %F/R 58/42 - SE, 57/43 - SXT
Frontal Area 31.17 ft 2 (2.90 m 2 )
Drag Coefficient 0.35
Fuel Tank Capacity 20 gal. (75 L)
(a) at curb weight

ACCOMMODATIONS

Caravan
Seating Capacity, F/I/R 2/2/03
Front
Head Room 39.6 (1004.8)
Leg Room 40.6 (1032)
Shoulder Room 63.0 (1598)
Hip Room 57.2 (1452.4)
Seat Travel 8.6 (220)
Front Volume Index 55.9 ft 3 (1.58 m 3 )
Intermediate
Head Room 39.9 (1007.5)
Leg Room 36.5 (926.9)
Knee Clearance 2.0 (50)
Shoulder Room 64.7 (1644)
Hip Room 67.8 (1722)
Intermediate Volume Index 54.0 ft 3 (1.53 m 3 )
Rear
Head Room 37.3 (948)
Leg Room 33.8 (858.9)
Knee Clearance 6.3(0.2)
Shoulder Room 61.7 (1574)
Hip Room 48.8 (1245)
Rear Volume Index 43.6 ft 3 (1.23 m 3 )
Interior Volume Index 157.1 ft 3 (4.40 m 3 )
Cargo Volume Indexes
Aft of Int. Seat 45.6 ft 3 (1.3 m 3 )
Aft of Rear Seat 15.3 ft 3 (0.43 m 3 )
Seats Removed 146.7 ft 3 (4.2 m 3 )
Aft of Int. Seat (Fold-in-the-floor) 44.2 ft 3 (1.25 m 3 )
Aft of Rear Seat (Fold-in-the-floor) 15.1 ft 3 (.04 m 3 )
Seats removed - Max Cargo(Fold-in-the-floor) 142.3 ft 3 (4.03 m 3 )
Grand Caravan
Seating Capacity, F/I/R 2/2/03
Front
Head Room 39.6 (1004.7)
Leg Room 40.6 (1032)
Shoulder Room 62.9 (1598)
Hip Room 57.2 (1452.4)
Seat Travel 8.6 (220)
Front Volume Index 58.2 ft 3 (1.65 m 3 )
Intermediate
Head Room 39.1 (994.2)
Leg Room 39.0 (990.1)
Knee Clearance 3.7 (94.9)
Shoulder Room 64.8 (1643.9)
Hip Room 67.5 (1717.4)
Intermediate Volume Index 57.1 ft 3 (1.62 m 3 )
Rear
Head Room 38.5 (973.9)
Leg Room 38.9 (987.5)
Knee Clearance 4.5 (113.2)
Shoulder Room 62.1 (577.1)
Hip Room 49.0 (1244.2)
Rear Volume Index 50.1 ft 3 (1.42 m 3 )
Interior Volume Index 165.3 ft 3 (4.69 m 3 )
Cargo Volume Indexes
Aft of Int. Seat 54.2 ft 3 (1.5 m 3 )
Aft of Rear Seat 20.0 ft 3 (0.57 m 3 )
Seats Removed 167.9 ft 3 (4.8 m 3 )
Aft of Int. Seat (Fold-in-the-floor) 51.3 ft 3 (.04 m 3 )
Aft of Rear Seat (Fold-in-the-floor) 17.8 ft 3 (.50 m 3 )
Seats removed - Max Cargo(Fold-in-the-floor) 163.5 ft 3 (4.62 m 3 )

BODY -

Layout Transverse front engine, front-wheel drive
or all-wheel drive
Construction Unitized steel w/hinged front doors, sliding left &
right side doors & liftgate w/temperature compensated gas props

SUSPENSION

Front Iso struts w/integral gas-charged shock absorbers, coil springs, asymmetrical lower control arms, link-type stabilizer bar, urethane jounce bumpers, rubber-isolated cast aluminum cross members - std.
Rear Rubber-isolated longitudinal single-leaf springs, tubular beam axle, track bar & gas-charged shock absorbers - std. Revised rate springs & load leveling shock absorbers - Trailer Towing Group only

STEERING -

Type Rack and pinion, power-assisted
Overall Ratio 17.8:1
Turning Diameter (curb-to-curb) 37.6 ft. (11.5 m) - Caravan
39.4 ft. (12.0 m) - Grand Caravan
Steering Turns (lock-to-lock)
3.14

BRAKES

Standard - Caravan SE
Front
Size & Type 11.1 x 1.10 (281 x 28) vented disc w/2.52 (64) single-piston sliding caliper and ABS
Swept Area 228.5 in 2 (1474 cm 2 )
Rear
Size & Type 9.8 x 2.2 (250 x 55) dual-action drum
Swept Area 134 in 2 (864 cm 2 )
Power Assist Type 10.62 (270) single-diaphragm vacuum
Standard - Caravan Sport
Optional - Caravan SE
Front
Size & Type 11.1 x 1.10 (281 x 28) vented disc w/2.52 (66) single-piston sliding caliper and ABS
Swept Area 228.5 in 2 (1474 cm 2 )
Rear
Size & Type 9.8 x 2.2 (250 x 55) dual-action drum with ABS
Swept Area 134 in 2 (864 cm 2 )
Power Assist Type 10.62 (270) single-diaphragm vacuum
Standard - Grand Caravan Sport & Grand Caravan ES
Optional - Caravan Sport & Grand Caravan Sport
Front
Size & Type 11.1 x 1.10 (281 x 28) vented disc w/2.60 (66) single-piston sliding caliper and ABS
Swept Area 228.5 in 2 (1474 cm 2 )
Rear
Size & Type 11.4 x 0.5 (290 x 12.5) solid disc w/1.65 (42) single-piston sliding caliper & ABS
Swept Area 190.5 in 2 (1229 cm 2 )
Power Assist Type 10.62 (270) single diaphragm vacuum
WHEELS
Standard - SE & Sport
Type & Material Stamped steel
Size 15 x 6.5
Standard - ES, Optional - Sport
Type & Material Cast Aluminum
Size 16 x 6.5

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