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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 Head Room (in) 38.4 NA
Front Hip Room (in) 56.8 56.8
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
Passenger Volume (ft³) - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
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 -
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 4 (ft³) - TBD - -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 46.9 48.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 86.0 84.6
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 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location Midship -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.0 20.0
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
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1412 -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
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
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 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 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2650 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3871
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6.0 15 x 5.5
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.8 11.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts 1425 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95 110
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 Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.47 2.79
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,
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.86
Summary
Body Code 118.9" WB -
Body Style Reg Passenger Van 3 Door GS
Vehicle Name Ford Aerostar Wagon Mercury Villager Wgn
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 30.0
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 -
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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