Torque Specifications for a 3.3L Dodge

by Brian Vaughan

Dodge is an automobile company owned by Chrysler and based in Detroit. Dodge has released multiple vehicles with 3.3-liter V6 engines. Among these vehicles are the Dodge Intrepid four-door sedan, Caravan minivan and Grand Caravan minivan. While these autos all have the same size of engine, torque specifications vary depending on the model.

1997 Dodge Intrepid

The Base model of the 1997 Intrepid has a 3.3-liter V6 engine with 161 horsepower. At 3,200 rpm, torque is 181 foot-pounds. The compression ratio is 8.9 to one. The engine displacement is 3,301 cc, and the bore and stroke are 3.66 inches and 3.19 inches. A four-speed automatic overdrive transmission comes standard. The fuel tank is 18 gallons, and the Intrepid tows a maximum of 2,000 pounds. In the city, the car gets 19 mpg, or miles per gallon. On the highway, the Intrepid gets 27 mpg.

1999 Dodge Caravan

The two-wheel-drive Grand Base, SE, Sport, Grand SE, Grand Sport, LE, and Grand LE all have a 3.3-liter V6 engine with 158 horsepower at 4,850 rpm. The torque rating is 203 foot-pounds at 3,250 rpm. The compression ratio, engine displacement, and bore and stroke data all match the Intrepid. The Grand Sport, LE, and Grand LE can all tow up to 3,500 pounds. The other models have a maximum towing capacity of 2,000 pounds. Cargo room is 20.3 cubic feet for the Grand models and 13.6 cubic feet for the other models.

2010 Dodge Grand Caravan

The Cargo Van and SE models are the only Grand Caravan versions with a 3.3-liter engine. The V6 engine has 175 horsepower at 5,000 rpm. Torque is rated at 205 foot-pounds at 4,000 rpm. The compression ratio is 9.3 to one. The engine displacement and bore and stroke statistics are all consistent with the other 3.3-liter engine Dodge releases. The Cargo Van and SE can both tow up to 1,800 pounds. Their maximum payload is also 1,800 pounds. They have a 20-gallon fuel tank and cargo room is 32.3 cubic feet.

About the Author

Brian Vaughan is a freelance writer based in Springfield, Mo. He has been writing short stories, reviews and essays for over eight years and is currently pursuing a degree in professional writing at Missouri State University.