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    Minivans, as the name suggests, are smaller versions of the full size van. Their features vary, but these examples can show the specs of some of these vehicles.

    Dimensions of a Minivan: Saturn Relay

    The Saturn Relay is a 4-door model with 4-speed automatic transmission. The wheelbase is 121.1 in (equal to 3076 mm). The length is 204.9 in (or 5204 mm).

    The width is 72.0 in (1829 mm) and the height is 72.0 in (1829 mm) for the 2005 models and 68.6 in (1742 mm) for the 2006-07 models. The curb weight is 4,426 lb (2,008 kg). The engines are 3.5 L LX9 V6 and 3.9 L LZ9 V6.

    The fuel capacity is 25 US gallons (94.6 L or 20.8 imp gal). The van was manufactured by General Motors beginning 2005 in Doraville, Georgia, United States. It has been discontinued since 2008.

    Dimensions of a Minivan: Buick GL8

    The Buick GL8 has a wheelbase measuring 112 in (2845 mm) (2.5). It is 187.3 in (4757 mm) (2.5) long and 72.7 in (1847 mm) wide. The height of the GL8 is 67.4 in (1712 mm) (2.5).

    The curb weight is 3,730 lb (1,692 kg) (2.5). A variant called the Firstland has a wheelbase of 120 in (3048 mm). Its length is 201.3 in (5113 mm). The width is the same at 72.7 in (1847 mm). The height is 68.1 in (1730 mm) and the curb weight is 3,942 lb (1,788 kg).

    Dimensions of a Minivan: Buick Rendezvous

    The Buick Rendezvous has a wheelbase measuring 112.0 in (2845 mm). The width is 73.6 in (1869 mm) and the height is 68.9 in (1750 mm). The van is 186.5 in (4737 mm) long. The transmission is 4-speed automatic.

    The engine is 3.6 L LY7 V6 and 3.4 L LA1 V6. It is a front engine, 4-wheel drive, and the style is that of a 4-door SUV. The curb weight is 4024–4272 lb (1825–1938 kg). The DVD system was first introduced in 2003. In 2005, the Ultra was introduced as a high end variant. It has 17 inch aluminum wheels and a built-in theft deterrent system.

    Dimensions of a Minivan: Pontiac Aztek

    The Pontiac Aztek has a wheelbase that measures 108.3 in (2751 mm). It is 66.7 in (1694 mm) tall, 192.1 in (4625 mm) long and 73.7 in (1872 mm) wide. The transmission is 4-speed 4T65-E automatic and the engine is 3.4 L LA1 V6.

    The Aztek can hold 4 feet (1.2 m) x 8 feet (2.4 m) sheet of plywood. Targeted for those with active lifestyles, it has been fitted with several accessories. These include a removable cooler, a mattress package and air compressor.

    These features allow the vehicle to be used as a camper. A Pioneer stereo system can be installed too. A Limited Edition version was released in 2004 with leather trimmed seats.

    The specifications and dimensions of a minivan are heavily influenced by the market. The design and make up of the vans change as the market tastes and needs change over time.

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