Compare 1997 Ford Aerostar Wagon vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans

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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RWD 2500 144"
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 2500 144" N/A N/A $37,195 $39,995
RWD 2500 144" N/A N/A $37,195 $39,995
4WD 2500 170" N/A N/A $42,947 $46,180
RWD 2500 170" N/A N/A $42,947 $46,180
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,214
$37,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,925
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$299 / month
$667 / month
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
23 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
37.4 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 -
Third Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
60.2 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 -
Third Head Room (in)
38.4 -
Front Hip Room (in)
56.8 -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 -
Passenger Capacity
7 12
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 -
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.2 -
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
6.1 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 79.7
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in)
27.1 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
51.4 -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
24.2 27.6
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 96.3
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
44.3 -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
28.9 -
Wheelbase (in)
118.9 144.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
48.1 63.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
44.2 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- TBD - 68.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
46.9 53.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
86.0 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
133.4 68.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
12.9 32.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- TBD - 68.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
48.2 70.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.28 x - TBD - -
Brake Type
Power -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA -
Brake ABS System
Rear Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.0 x 2.5 -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA Midship
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 26.4
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Steering
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
44.3 -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
19.8 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.4 47.6
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1583 -
Front Tire Size
P215/70R14SL LT245/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
802 662
Spare Tire Size
T135/70D15 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
T85 RH8
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1412 5556
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
802 662
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R14SL LT245/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
811 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1412 6084
Rear Tire Order Code
T85 RH8
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3600 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3600 5000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
360 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
360 500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 5000
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1611 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2650 3970
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7500 13550
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2106 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5100 8550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2950 5360
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6.0 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6.0 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.5 Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA 850
Maximum Alternator Watts
1425 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 850
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 5000 161 @ 3800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
Fuel System
SEFI Diesel Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
160 @ 2750 265 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
99U MG3
Displacement
3.0L/182 2.1 L/131
Engine Oil Cooler
NA None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 -
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.10 3.42
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 2.86
Trans Order Code
44V G42
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA No
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.47 4.38
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.92
Trans Type
4 7
Trans PTO Access
NA No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Aerostar Wagon Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Body Code
118.9" WB -
Body Style
Reg Passenger Van Passenger Van 144" WB RWD
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 -
Axle Type - Rear
Ford Semi-Floating Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.38 -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2950 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2465 3970
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 3.92
Axle Type - Front
Independent SLA Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2650 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Variable Rate Coil Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA 3.92
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2639 5360
Frame
Frame Type
Unitized -
Doors
Side Door Type
Sliding Sliding

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