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1998 Ford Club Wagon
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Reg 138" WB XL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg 138" WB XL 14 18 $19,108 $21,880
Reg 138" WB XLT 14 18 $20,762 $23,825
HD Reg 138" WB XL N/A N/A $21,561 $24,765
Super 138" WB XL N/A N/A $23,018 $26,480
HD Reg 138" WB XLT N/A N/A $23,150 $26,635
Super 138" WB XLT N/A N/A $23,843 $27,450
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1500 109" WB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
1500 109" WB 15 17 $15,792 $17,990
1500 109" WB Conversion 15 17 $15,792 $17,990
1500 127" WB 15 17 $15,830 $18,035
1500 127" WB Conversion 15 17 $15,830 $18,035
2500 127" WB 15 17 $17,436 $19,925
2500 127" WB Conversion 15 17 $17,436 $19,925
1500 127" WB Maxi 15 17 $17,691 $20,225
3500 127" WB N/A N/A $18,431 $21,095
3500 127" WB Conversion N/A N/A $18,431 $21,095
2500 127" WB Maxi 15 17 $18,801 $21,530
3500 127" WB Maxi N/A N/A $19,196 $21,995
3500 127" WB Maxi Conversion N/A N/A $19,196 $21,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,108
$15,792
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,880
$17,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$365 / month
$300 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 17 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Panel Dual Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
70.5 -
Front Leg Room (in)
40.0 - TBD -
Third Head Room (in)
40.1 -
Front Hip Room (in)
65.6 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
71.2 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 -
Passenger Capacity
8 2
Front Head Room (in)
42.5 40.5
Second Hip Room (in)
66.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
68.4 - TBD -
Third Leg Room (in)
41.4 -
Second Head Room (in)
40.2 -
Third Hip Room (in)
71.2 -
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - 19.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
54.6 49.5
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
26.9 24.9
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
211.8 187.2
Side Door Opening Height (in)
48.3 47.2
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.0 7.4
Height, Overall (in)
84.1 79.5
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
47.5 47.5
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
43.8 43.8
Wheelbase (in)
138.0 109.6
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.0 6.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.3 79.8
Side Door Opening Width (in)
47.1 49.3
Overhang, Front (in)
30.1 33.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
51.3 50.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
120.4 91.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
260.8 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 72.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - 119.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
52.5 53.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume (ft³)
- 206.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four Wheel Rear-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.03 x 2.25 11.0 x 2.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.72 x 0.38 11.75 x 1.25
Brake Type
Power Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
35.0 32.0
Fuel Tank Location
Midship - TBD -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
48.9 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
46.7 40.5
Steering Type
Power Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA - TBD -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
719 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
P235/75R15XL P235/75R15
Front Tire Order Code
T77 TSC
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1984 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
T77 TSC
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
719 - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P235/75R15XL P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
719 - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1984 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
T77 TSC
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1984 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P235/75R15XL P235/75R15
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 800
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 4900
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3600 3400
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
9000 8800
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2723 2200
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7000 6600
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3800 3850
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2354 1725
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
23.3 14.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
1425 1404
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 117
Engine
Fuel System
EFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
250 @ 2800 225 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
992 EHC
Displacement
4.2L/256 3.9L/239
Engine Oil Cooler
Yes NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 4800 175 @ 4800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 17
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.74
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 3
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.33 2.20
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.54
Trans Order Code
44U DGA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Club Wagon Dodge Ram Van
Body Code
138.0" WB 109" WB Standard
Body Style
Reg Passenger Van 1500
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.32 3.55
Axle Type - Front
Twin-I-Beam Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 25.4
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3600 3400
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3830 3850
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 25.4
Axle Type - Rear
Ford Semi-Floating Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3800 3850
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3400 Computer Selected
Frame
Frame Type
Single Channel Unitized
Doors
Side Door Type
Hinged Dual Swing-Out

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