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Selected Style Ext 111" WB RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ext 111" WB RWD 16 20 $18,257 $20,174
Ext 111" WB AWD 15 19 $20,338 $22,474
120.7" WB 3.0L Base
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
120.7" WB 3.0L Base 18 25 $17,977 $19,380
120.7" WB GL 18 25 $19,156 $21,160
120.7" WB LX 17 24 $23,771 $26,405
120.7" WB Limited 17 24 $26,675 $29,705
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,257
$17,977
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,174
$19,380
Monthly Payment Estimate
$336 / month
$323 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Panel -
EPA Classification - 2WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in) NA 48.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 67.1 62.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 40.7
Third Head Room (in) NA 38.1
Front Hip Room (in) 64.9 57.6
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA 56.9
Second Leg Room (in) 36.5 39.2
Passenger Capacity 5 7
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 39.3
Second Hip Room (in) 50.9 61.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 64.0 60.9
Third Leg Room (in) NA 35.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Front (in) 32.5 -
Step Up Height - Side (in) 20.2 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 57.2 52.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 26.0 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 189.8 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) 46.8 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.4 -
Height, Overall (in) 74.9 68.5
Step Up Height - Front (in) 18.6 -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 42.0 40.2
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 46.0 -
Wheelbase (in) 111.2 120.7
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 6.8 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.5 75.8
Side Door Opening Width (in) 34.5 -
Liftover Height (in) - 23.7
Track Width, Rear (in) - 63.0
Track Width, Front (in) - 64.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) - 201.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 104.4 50.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 51.6 48.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 98.6 93.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 170.4 142.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA 26.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 20.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 57.2 69.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) 126.0 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 47.2 45.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 61.7 59.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4 Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.5 x 2.0 9.84 x 2.2
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.86 x 1.04 10.87 x 0.45
Brake Type Power Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 25 20.0
Fuel Tank Location Forward of rear axle -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 14.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.5 40.3
Steering Type Power, spd sensitive Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 16.1
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.96
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 752 -
Spare Tire Size T145/80D16 T125/90R15
Front Tire Order Code QCU T33
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1583 -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 752 -
Rear Tire Size P215/75R15 P205/70R15SL
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare NA -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1583 -
Rear Tire Order Code QCU T33
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) NA -
Front Tire Size P215/75R15 P205/70R15SL
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4500 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 550 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2800 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 9000 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2350 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5950 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3150 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1835 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3762
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15.0 x 6.0 15.0 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 15.0 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15.0 x 6.0 15.0 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.7 11.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts 1200 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 130
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 250 @ 2800 200 @ 3300
Engine Order Code L35 99U
Displacement 4.3L/262 3.0L/182
Engine Oil Cooler Yes -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 190 @ 4400 150 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 25
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.06 2.77
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Trans PTO Access NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.29 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63 1.54
Trans Order Code M30 44L
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.98
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Astro Passenger Ford Windstar Wagon
Body Code ZW9 -
Body Style Extended 111" WB 3-Door Passenger Van
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2800 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.23 -
Axle Type - Front Independent -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 30
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2800 -
Suspension Type - Rear Leaf spring Variable Rate Steel
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3150 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 32
Axle Type - Rear Semi-floating -
Suspension Type - Front Coil spring MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.26 0.79
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3150 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Coil Springs
Frame
Frame Type Integral body -
Doors
Side Door Type Sliding -
 
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