Compare 1997 Ford Aerostar Wagon vs 1997 Pontiac Trans Sport

1997 Ford Aerostar Wagon
1997 Pontiac Trans Sport
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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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3-Door Reg WB SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Reg WB SE 18 25 $18,533 $20,479
3-Door Ext WB SE 18 25 $19,402 $21,439
4-Door Ext WB SE 18 25 $21,148 $23,369
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,214
$18,533
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,925
$20,479
Monthly Payment Estimate
$299 / month
$341 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 2WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 60.1
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.9
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 60.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.2 59.8
Third Leg Room (in)
37.4 34.0
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 39.3
Third Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 48.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
60.2 61.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 39.9
Third Head Room (in)
38.4 38.8
Front Hip Room (in)
56.8 55.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- N/A
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
44.3 40.7
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
28.9 -
Wheelbase (in)
118.9 112.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
6.1 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 72.7
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in)
27.1 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
51.4 50.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
24.2 -
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 67.4
Track Width, Front (in)
- 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
- 187.3
Liftover Height (in)
- 24.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 63.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
133.4 126.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
12.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
48.2 51.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
48.1 45.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
44.2 50.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
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 86.1
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.0 x 2.5 8.9 x 1.77
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.28 x - TBD - 10.9 x 1.3
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
Brake ABS System
Rear Wheel 4-Wheel
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.4 38.6
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
44.3 40.5
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
19.8 -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.05
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 16.8
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
802 -
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R14SL P205/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
811 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1412 -
Rear Tire Order Code
T85 XGY
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1583 -
Front Tire Size
P215/70R14SL P205/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
802 -
Spare Tire Size
T135/70D15 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
T85 XGY
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)
- 3730
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.5 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6.0 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6.0 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 11.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
1425 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Engine
Displacement
3.0L/182 3.4L/207
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 5000 180 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SEFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
160 @ 2750 205 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99U LA1
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18
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 -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.38
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 1.57
Trans Order Code
44V NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.70
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 2.92
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.29
Summary
Body Style
Reg Passenger Van 3 Door Reg WB
Vehicle Name
Ford Aerostar Wagon Pontiac Trans Sport
Body Code
118.9" WB -
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 1.42
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2639 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 32
Axle Type - Rear
Ford Semi-Floating -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.38 1.34
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 25
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2650 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Variable Rate Coil Trailing Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Coil Springs
Frame
Frame Type
Unitized -
Doors
Side Door Type
Sliding -

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