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Selected Style 119" WB XLT
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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
Ext 111" WB RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ext 111" WB RWD 16 21 $17,830 $19,702
Ext 111" WB AWD 15 19 $19,821 $21,902
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,214
$17,830
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,925
$19,702
Monthly Payment Estimate
$299 / month
$328 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate Panel
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 39.2
Passenger Capacity 7 5
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 50.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 60.2 64.0
Third Leg Room (in) 37.4 NA
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 37.9
Third Hip Room (in) - TBD - NA
Second Shoulder Room (in) 60.2 67.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.6
Third Head Room (in) 38.4 NA
Front Hip Room (in) 56.8 65.0
Third Shoulder Room (in) 61.1 NA
Second Leg Room (in) 38.6 36.5
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Front (in) - TBD - 19.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 44.3 42.0
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 28.9 45.2
Wheelbase (in) 118.9 111.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 6.1 6.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 77.5
Side Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 34.5
Overhang, Front (in) 27.1 32.5
Step Up Height - Side (in) - TBD - 17.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 51.4 57.2
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 24.2 26.0
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 174.9 189.8
Side Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 46.8
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 6.1 7.4
Height, Overall (in) 72.3 76.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 57.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD - 126.0
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 48.1 47.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 44.2 61.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - TBD - 104.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - TBD - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 46.9 51.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 86.0 98.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 133.4 170.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 10.0 x 2.5 9.5 x 2.0
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.28 x - TBD - 11.86 x 1.04
Brake Type Power Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake ABS System Rear Wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.0 25
Fuel Tank Location Midship Forward of rear axle
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 42.4 39.5
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Power, speed-sensitive
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA 13
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 44.3 40.5
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 19.8 14
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/70R14SL P215/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 811 - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1412 1583
Rear Tire Order Code T85 QCU
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1583 1853
Front Tire Size P215/70R14SL P215/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 802 752
Spare Tire Size T135/70D15 T145/80D16
Front Tire Order Code T85 QCU
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1412 1583
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 802 752
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 360 550
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3600 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3600 4500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 360 200
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2950 3150
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1611 1840
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2650 2800
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7500 9000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2106 2348
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5100 5950
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6.0 15.0 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6.0 15.0 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.5 16 x 4.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.8 11.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts 1425 1200
Engine
Displacement 3.0L/182 4.3L/262
Engine Oil Cooler NA Yes
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 5000 190 @ 4400
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SEFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 160 @ 2750 250 @ 2800
Engine Order Code 99U L35
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 16
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Trans PTO Access NA 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 NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.10 2.29
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.47 1.63
Trans Order Code 44V M30
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.47 3.06
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Summary
Body Style Reg Passenger Van Extended 111" WB
Vehicle Name Ford Aerostar Wagon GMC Safari Passenger
Body Code 118.9" WB ZW9
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2639 3150
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30 32
Axle Type - Rear Ford Semi-Floating Semi-floating
Suspension Type - Front Coil Coil spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.38 1.26
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2950 3150
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2465 2800
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73 3.23
Axle Type - Front Independent SLA Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 32
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2650 2800
Suspension Type - Rear Variable Rate Coil Stage spring
Frame
Frame Type Unitized Integral body
Doors
Side Door Type Sliding Sliding
 
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