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1500 Regular Wheelbase Rear-Wheel Drive
  • 1500 Regular Wheelbase Rear-Wheel Drive
  • 2500 Regular Wheelbase Rear-Wheel Drive
  • RWD 2500 135" Y3H Paratransit
  • RWD 3500 139" WB Work Van
  • RWD 3500 159" WB Work Van
  • RWD 3500 177" WB Work Van
  • 2500 Extended Wheelbase Rear-Wheel Drive
  • RWD 2500 155" Y3H Paratransit
  • 1500 Regular Wheelbase Rear-Wheel Drive 1LS
  • 1500 Regular Wheelbase Rear-Wheel Drive 1LT
  • RWD 4500 159" WB 2WT
  • 2500 Regular Wheelbase Rear-Wheel Drive 1LS
  • 2500 Regular Wheelbase Rear-Wheel Drive 1LT
  • 3500 Regular Wheelbase Rear-Wheel Drive
  • RWD 3500 135" Y3H Paratransit
  • 1500 Regular Wheelbase All-Wheel Drive
  • 3500 Extended Wheelbase Rear-Wheel Drive
  • RWD 3500 155" Y3H Paratransit
  • 3500 Regular Wheelbase Rear-Wheel Drive 1LS
  • 3500 Regular Wheelbase Rear-Wheel Drive 1LT
  • 1500 Regular Wheelbase All-Wheel Drive 1LS
  • 1500 Regular Wheelbase All-Wheel Drive 1LT
  • 3500 Extended Wheelbase Rear-Wheel Drive 1LS
  • 3500 Extended Wheelbase Rear-Wheel Drive 1LT
  • 2500 Regular Wheelbase Rear-Wheel Drive Diesel
  • RWD 3500 139" WB Diesel
  • RWD 3500 159" WB Diesel
  • RWD 3500 177" WB Diesel
  • 2500 Extended Wheelbase Rear-Wheel Drive Diesel
  • RWD 4500 159" WB Diesel
  • 3500 Regular Wheelbase Rear-Wheel Drive Diesel
  • 3500 Extended Wheelbase Rear-Wheel Drive Diesel
  • 3500 Regular Wheelbase Rear-Wheel Drive 2LS
  • 3500 Regular Wheelbase Rear-Wheel Drive 2LT
  • 3500 Extended Wheelbase Rear-Wheel Drive 2LS
  • 3500 Extended Wheelbase Rear-Wheel Drive 2LT
114.6" XL w/o side or rear door glass
  • 114.6" XL w/o side or rear door glass
  • 114.6" XL w/rear door privacy glass
  • 114.6" XL w/side & rear door privacy glass
  • 114.6" XLT w/o side or rear door glass
  • 114.6" XLT w/rear door privacy glass
  • 114.6" XLT w/side & rear door privacy glass
  • 4dr Wgn XLT
  • 4dr Wgn XLT Premium
2500 144"
  • 2500 144"
  • 2500 144"
  • 2500 144"
  • 3500 144"
  • 2500 170"
  • 2500 170" EXT
  • 2500 170"
  • 3500 170"
  • 3500 170" EXT
  • 2500 170"

Prices

MSRP $25,090 $22,035 $40,320
Invoice $23,334 $20,562 $37,498
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.1 7.9 7.8
Critics' Rating 7.5 8.6 7.7
Performance 7.0 7.2 7.7
Interior 6.7 7.8 8.0
Safety N/A N/A N/A
Reliability 3.0 3.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Many powertrain options
  • High towing capacity
  • More maneuverable than most passenger vans
  • Good fuel economy
  • Helpful high-tech mobile office features
  • Low starting price
  • Class-leading interior height and cargo volume
  • High-quality interior
  • Lots of optional features
  • Many configurations
Cons
  • Competition offers more high-tech work features
  • Doesn’t drive as well as other passenger vans
  • Underpowered engine
  • Others are more comfortable for passengers
  • Less cargo and passenger space than competitors
  • No all-wheel drive
  • Pricier than most other vans
  • Fewer seats than competitors
  • Engine is underpowered

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 4.3L/262 Gas I4 2.0L/121 Turbocharged Diesel V6 3.0L/182
MPG 15 City / 20 Hwy 21 City / 27 Hwy N/A

Exterior

Body

Body Style 1500 Cargo Van 135" WB Cargo Van Passenger Van

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 135.0 114.6 144
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.2 70.7 79.7
Height, Overall (in) 83.7 79.3 96.3
Step Up Height - Front (in) 20.4 - TBD - - TBD -
Step Up Height - Side (in) 20.6 - TBD -

Doors & Windows

Third Passenger Door Optional Standard
Fourth Passenger Door Standard
Rear Defrost Optional Standard
Privacy Glass Optional Optional Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Front On/Off Road Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear On/Off Road Optional
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 6700

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Optional Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
HID headlights Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Optional Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Navigation from Telematics Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Optional
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Optional
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Heated Mirrors Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Optional Optional
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 2 2 12
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 51.1 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 40.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 68.8 54.4 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in) 65.5 50.8 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in) - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Third Leg Room (in) - TBD -
Fourth Leg Room (in) - TBD -
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 270.4 129.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 11.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Optional Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Optional Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Optional Standard
MP3 Player Optional Standard
Satellite Radio Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Optional Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Optional Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional
Vinyl Seats Standard
Additional Rear Seat Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Optional
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Power Driver Seat Optional
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Optional
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Optional

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Optional Optional
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Optional
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Optional
Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Optional
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4 Turbocharged Diesel V6
Displacement 4.3L/262 2.0L/121 3.0L/182
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 195 @ 4600 136 @ 6300 188 @ 3800
Torque (Net @ RPM) 260 @ 2800 128 @ 4750 325 @ 1400 - 2400
Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 43.4 39.0 - TBD -

Fuel

Diesel Fuel Standard
Flexible Fuel Capability Optional
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 27
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 31 15.4 25.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Coil Spring MacPherson Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Hypoid Multi-Leaf Multi-Leaf Spring Solid

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
4-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
Transmission Overdrive Switch Standard