1997 Chevrolet Astro Passenger Ext 111" WB RWD Specs

Ext 111" WB RWD
MSRP based on Ext 111" WB RWD

Quick Specs

Gas Mileage 16 mpg City/21 mpg Hwy
Engine Gas V6, 4.3L
EPA Class No Data
Style Name Ext 111" WB RWD
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Doors 3
Body Style Mini-van, Passenger
Transmission 4-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission w/OD


Rear Door Type Panel
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5950
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2259
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2800
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 9000
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1824
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3150
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.5
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA
Front Hip Room (in) 64.9
Third Head Room (in) NA
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 67.1
Third Hip Room (in) NA
Passenger Capacity 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.9
Third Leg Room (in) NA
Front Shoulder Room (in) 64.0
Second Hip Room (in) 50.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.1
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 25.9
Side Door Opening Height (in) 44.5
Overhang, Front (in) 32.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 42.0
Step Up Height - Side (in) 20.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.8
Side Door Opening Width (in) 34.5
Wheelbase (in) 111.0
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 46.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 57.2
Height, Overall (in) 76.1
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.3
Step Up Height - Front (in) 18.6
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 189.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 51.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 104.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 61.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 47.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) 126.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 57.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 170.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 98.6

Fuel Economy

Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location Forward of rear axle
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 25
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21

Performance Specs

Engine Oil Cooler Yes
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 190 @ 4400
Displacement 4.3L/262
Engine Order Code L35
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 250 @ 2800
Fuel System SFI
Engine Type Gas V6
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.29
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Trans PTO Access NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Trans Type 4
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Clutch Size (in) NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.06
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Transfer Case Model NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70
Trans Power Take Off NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA
Trans Order Code M30
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Brake Type Power
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.86 x 1.04
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.5 x 2.0
Brake ABS System 4-wheel
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD -
Steering Type Power, spd sensitive
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.5
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 14.0
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1583
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare NA
Rear Tire Size P215/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 752
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1583
Front Tire Order Code QCU
Spare Tire Size T145/80D16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 752
Front Tire Size P215/75R15
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) NA
Rear Tire Order Code QCU
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact
Front Wheel Size (in) 15.0 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15.0 x 6.0
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2800
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32
Axle Type - Front Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.23
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2800
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3150
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.26
Suspension Type - Front Coil spring
Axle Type - Rear Semi-floating
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3150
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear Leaf spring

Safety Features

Air Bag-Frontal-Driver Yes
Air Bag-Frontal-Passenger Yes
Air Bag-Passenger Switch (On/Off) No
Air Bag-Side Body-Front No
Air Bag-Side Body-Rear No
Air Bag-Side Head-Front No
Air Bag-Side Head-Rear No
Brakes-ABS Yes
Child Safety Rear Door Locks Yes
Daytime Running Lights Yes
Traction Control No
Night Vision No
Rollover Protection Bars No
Fog Lamps No
Parking Aid No
Tire Pressure Monitor No
Back-Up Camera No
Stability Control No


Basic Miles/km 36,000
Basic Note No Deductible Supplemental Inflatable Restraint - 3 years/36,000 miles
Basic Years 3
Emissions Note Emission component coverage - Varies by geographical region
Roadside Assistance Note Courtesy Care Roadside Assistance Program includes - Toll Free Assistance # 1-800-CHEV-USA Free Towing to nearest Chevy Dealer Locksmith Services, Flat Tire Repair, Jump Start & Fuel delivery Courtesy transportation - Applies when vehicle is left at participating dealer for warranty covered repairs (see dealer for details)

Other Specs

Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.7
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600
Maximum Alternator Watts 1200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 550
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200