Vans have become very popular as modes of transport, be it in the US, Japan and other countries around the world. As the market for these vehicles has grown, so have their features changed to accommodate demands.
Dimensions of a Van: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
The wheelbase specs are: SWB, 3,250 mm (128.0 in), LWB, 4,325 mm (170.3 in) and MWB, 3,665 mm (144.3 in). The length for the Chassis Double Cab LWB: 6,680 mm (263.0 in), 6,840 mm (269.3 in) and 6,845 mm (269.5 in). The width of the van is 1,993 mm (78.5 in).
The height is 2,420 mm (95.3 in) for the Chassis Double Cab LWB. For the Chassis Double Cab MWB it is 2,440 mm (96.1 in). For the Single Cab SWB it is 2,380 mm (93.7 in). The engines are 3.5L V6 petrol/gasoline, 3.0L V6 OM642 CDI and 2.1L I4 OM 646 CDI.
Dimensions of a Van: Buick Terraza
The Buick Terraza is 205.0 in (5207 mm) long, 72.1 in (1831 mm) high and 72.0 in (1829 mm) wide. The wheelbase is 121.1 in (3076 mm). The transmission is 4-speed automatic. The engines are 3.9 L LGD V6, 3.5 L LX9 V6 and 3.9 L LZ9 V6.
The curb weight is 4,426 lb (2,008 kg). The van was introduced in the US in 2005. They came in two forms; the CX (FWD or AWD) and the high end CXL (FWD or AWD). A year later the 3.5 L V6 became upgradeable to 3.9. Options for second row seat airbags were also introduced.
Dimensions of a Van: Chrysler Voyager
The Chrysler Voyager has a wheelbase measuring 113.3 in (2878 mm). For the Grand Voyager the wheelbase is 119.3 in (3030 mm). The length is 186.3 in (4732 mm) and the width is 75.6 in (1920 mm). The height is 68.5 in (1740 mm).
The curb weight is 3,528 lb (1,600 kg). The engines are 3.3 L EGA V6, Mitsubishi 6G72 V6 and 2.4 L EDZ I4. The transmission is 3-speed 31TH automatic.
The 4th generation version has a 113.3 in (2878 mm) wheelbase. It is 189.1 in (4803 mm) long, 78.6 in (1996 mm) wide and 68.9 in (1750 mm) high.
Dimensions of a Van: Chevrolet Venture
The Chevrolet Venture has a wheelbase of 112.0 in (2845 mm) and is 186.9 in (4747 mm) long. The width is 72.0 in (1829 mm) and the height is 67.4 in (1712 mm). The fuel capacity is set at 20 US gallons (75.7 L; 16.7 imperial gallons).
This vehicle was developed by General Motors from 1997 to 2005 and designed to replace the Chevrolet Lumina APV. This is very similar to the Opel Sintra. Construction of the Venture took place in. Doraville, Georgia.
The vehicle is also known as the Oldsmobile Silhouette and the Pontiac Montana. It was also one of the earliest models to have a DVD entertainment system.
The dimensions of a van are designed with passenger comfort and safety in mind. All models, regardless of manufacturer, have to pass industry standards for safety before they can be sold to the public.