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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 Reg WB SE
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
EPA Classification - 2WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
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
Third Shoulder Room (in) 61.1 60.1
Second Leg Room (in) 38.6 36.9
Passenger Capacity 7 7
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 39.9
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 60.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) - N/A
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 5.5
Length, Overall (in) - 187.3
Liftover Height (in) - 24.0
Track Width, Rear (in) - 63.3
Track Width, Front (in) - 61.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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 -
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 10.0 x 2.5 8.9 x 1.77
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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 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 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 42.4 38.6
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.05
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 16.8
Tires
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
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 802 -
Rear Tire Size P215/70R14SL P205/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 811 -
Trailering
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 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 360 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 360 350
Weight Information
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 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5100 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3730
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.5 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.8 11.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts 1425 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 600
Engine
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
Displacement 3.0L/182 3.4L/207
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 25
Transmission
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 -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.10 2.38
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
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
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 1.42
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2639 -
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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