Compare 1997 Ford Aerostar Wagon vs 1997 GMC Safari Passenger

1997 Ford Aerostar Wagon
1997 GMC Safari Passenger
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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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Ext 111" WB RWD
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate Panel
Interior Dimensions
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
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.2
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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
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 9.5 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 25
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Forward of rear axle
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
44.3 40.5
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
19.8 14
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
Tires
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
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
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
360 200
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
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7500 9000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2106 2348
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5100 5950
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2950 3150
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1611 1840
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2650 2800
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6.0 15.0 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 11.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
1425 1200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 100
Engine
Fuel System
SEFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
160 @ 2750 250 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
99U L35
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Transmission
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
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
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.29
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Aerostar Wagon GMC Safari Passenger
Body Code
118.9" WB ZW9
Body Style
Reg Passenger Van Extended 111" WB
Suspension
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
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
Frame
Frame Type
Unitized Integral body
Doors
Side Door Type
Sliding Sliding

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