Compare 1997 Ford Aerostar Wagon vs 1997 Dodge Caravan

1997 Ford Aerostar Wagon
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119" WB XLT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
119" WB XLT 16 23 $16,214 $17,925
119" WB Ext XLT 16 23 $18,801 $20,865
119" WB Ext 4WD XLT 14 19 $21,517 $23,950
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3-Door 113" WB Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door 113" WB Base 20 25 $15,687 $17,235
3-Door Grand 119" WB Base 20 25 $16,910 $18,580
3-Door 113" WB SE 18 25 $18,054 $19,925
3-Door Grand 119" WB SE 18 25 $18,824 $20,755
4-Door 113" WB LE 18 24 $22,709 $25,215
4-Door Grand 119" WB AWD SE 15 22 $22,978 $25,475
4-Door 113" WB ES 18 24 $23,228 $25,805
4-Door Grand 119" WB LE 18 24 $23,356 $25,905
4-Door Grand 119" WB ES 18 24 $23,876 $26,495
4-Door Grand 119" WB AWD LE 15 22 $26,142 $29,070
4-Door Grand 119" WB AWD ES 15 22 $26,608 $29,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,214
$15,687
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,925
$17,235
Monthly Payment Estimate
$299 / month
$287 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 2WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
- TBD - NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
60.2 63.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.6
Third Head Room (in)
38.4 NA
Front Hip Room (in)
56.8 57.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 NA
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 42.3
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 61.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.2 62.5
Third Leg Room (in)
37.4 NA
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 41.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Front (in)
27.1 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
51.4 51.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
24.2 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
174.9 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
6.1 -
Height, Overall (in)
72.3 68.5
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
44.3 40.6
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
28.9 -
Wheelbase (in)
118.9 113.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
6.1 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 76.8
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Liftover Height (in)
- 23.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 64.0
Track Width, Front (in)
- 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
- 186.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- TBD - 57.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
46.9 49.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
86.0 86.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
133.4 114.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
12.9 NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
48.2 68.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
48.1 46.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
44.2 43.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Rear Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.0 x 2.5 9.84 X 2.16
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.28 x - TBD - 10.03 X 0.94
Brake Type
Power Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 20
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
44.3 42.6
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
19.8 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.4 37.7
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 17.84
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.14
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
802 -
Spare Tire Size
T135/70D15 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
T85 NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1412 -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
802 -
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R14SL P205/75R14
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
811 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1412 -
Rear Tire Order Code
T85 NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1583 -
Front Tire Size
P215/70R14SL P205/75R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3600 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
360 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
360 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3600 1000
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2650 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7500 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2106 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5100 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2950 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1611 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3530
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6.0 14 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.5 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6.0 14 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 10.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
1425 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 90
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
SEFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
160 @ 2750 167 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99U EDZ
Displacement
3.0L/182 2.4L/148
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 5000 150 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 25
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.47 2.69
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 3
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 1.55
Trans Order Code
44V DGA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.19
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Aerostar Wagon Dodge Caravan
Body Code
118.9" WB -
Body Style
Reg Passenger Van 3 Door
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2465 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 -
Axle Type - Front
Independent SLA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 30.2
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2650 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Variable Rate Coil Parallel Leaf Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.75
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2639 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 34.9
Axle Type - Rear
Ford Semi-Floating -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.38 1.0
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2950 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- NA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Rigid Beam Axle
Frame
Frame Type
Unitized -
Doors
Side Door Type
Sliding -

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