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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
3-Door GS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door GS 17 23 $18,299 $20,215
3-Door LS 17 23 $22,585 $25,085
3-Door Nautica 17 23 $24,174 $26,915
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,214
$18,299
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,925
$20,215
Monthly Payment Estimate
$299 / month
$337 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
EPA Classification - 2WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in) 61.1 NA
Second Leg Room (in) 38.6 34.8
Passenger Capacity 7 5
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 39.4
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 56.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 60.2 62.1
Third Leg Room (in) 37.4 NA
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 39.7
Third Hip Room (in) - TBD - NA
Second Shoulder Room (in) 60.2 62.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 39.9
Third Head Room (in) 38.4 NA
Front Hip Room (in) 56.8 56.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 6.1 -
Height, Overall (in) 72.3 65.9
Step Up Height - Front (in) - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 44.3 41.6
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 28.9 -
Wheelbase (in) 118.9 112.2
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 6.1 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 73.8
Side Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in) 27.1 -
Step Up Height - Side (in) - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 51.4 50.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 24.2 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 174.9 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Track Width, Front (in) - 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 5.5
Length, Overall (in) - 190.2
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) - 63.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 133.4 126.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 12.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - TBD - 10.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 48.2 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 48.1 46.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 44.2 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - TBD - 47.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - TBD - -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 46.9 48.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 86.0 84.6
Brakes
Brake ABS System Rear Wheel NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 10.0 x 2.5 9.8 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.28 x - TBD - 10.8 x 1.0
Brake Type Power Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.0 20.0
Fuel Tank Location Midship -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 19.8 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 42.4 39.9
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 44.3 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 17.5
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.0
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 802 -
Rear Tire Size P215/70R14SL P205/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 811 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1412 -
Rear Tire Order Code T85 T70
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1583 -
Front Tire Size P215/70R14SL P205/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 802 -
Spare Tire Size T135/70D15 T125/90D16
Front Tire Order Code T85 T70
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1412 -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 360 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 360 350
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3600 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3600 3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5100 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2950 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1611 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2650 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7500 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2106 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3871
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.5 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6.0 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6.0 15 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.8 11.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts 1425 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 160 @ 2750 174 @ 4400
Engine Order Code 99U 991
Displacement 3.0L/182 3.0L/181
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 5000 151 @ 4800
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SEFI SEFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 17
Transmission
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) 2.10 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.47 1.55
Trans Order Code 44V 44P
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 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) 2.47 2.79
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.86
Summary
Body Style Reg Passenger Van 3 Door GS
Vehicle Name Ford Aerostar Wagon Mercury Villager Wgn
Body Code 118.9" WB -
Suspension
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2650 -
Suspension Type - Rear Variable Rate Coil Hotchkiss
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2639 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30 31.8
Axle Type - Rear Ford Semi-Floating -
Suspension Type - Front Coil MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.38 1.3
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2950 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2465 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73 -
Axle Type - Front Independent SLA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 30.0
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - w/Leaf Springs
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - w/Coil Springs
Frame
Frame Type Unitized -
Doors
Side Door Type Sliding -
 
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