Compare 1997 Ford Aerostar vs 1997 Ford Windstar

1997 Ford Aerostar
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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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120.7" WB Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
120.7" WB Base 17 25 $17,063 $18,415
120.7" WB GL 17 25 $18,389 $20,340
120.7" WB LX 17 23 $22,750 $25,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,214
$17,063
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,925
$18,415
Monthly Payment Estimate
$299 / month
$307 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 2WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
38.4 38.1
Front Hip Room (in)
56.8 57.6
Third Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 56.9
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 39.2
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 61.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.2 60.9
Third Leg Room (in)
37.4 35.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 38.9
Third Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 48.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
60.2 62.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- N/A
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
6.1 -
Height, Overall (in)
72.3 68.0
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
44.3 40.2
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
28.9 -
Wheelbase (in)
118.9 120.7
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
6.1 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 75.4
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in)
27.1 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
51.4 50.0
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
24.2 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
174.9 -
Track Width, Front (in)
- 64.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
- 201.2
Liftover Height (in)
- 23.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 63.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
46.9 48.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
86.0 93.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
133.4 144.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
12.9 26.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- TBD - 20.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
48.2 69.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
48.1 47.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
44.2 59.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- TBD - 50.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Brakes
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 9.84 x 2.2
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.28 x - TBD - 10.87 x 0.45
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 40.3
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
- 16.1
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- NA
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1412 -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
802 -
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R14SL P205/70R15SL
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
811 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1412 -
Rear Tire Order Code
T85 T33
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1583 -
Front Tire Size
P215/70R14SL P205/70R15SL
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
802 -
Spare Tire Size
T135/70D15 T125/90R15
Front Tire Order Code
T85 T33
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
360 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
360 - TBD -
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 - TBD -
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)
- 3710
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6.0 15.0 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.5 15.0 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6.0 15.0 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 11.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
1425 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
160 @ 2750 170 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
99U 99U
Displacement
3.0L/182 3.0L/182
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 5000 150 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SEFI SEFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 25
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 2.77
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 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 1.54
Trans Order Code
44V 44L
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)
- 3.98
Summary
Body Code
118.9" WB -
Body Style
Reg Passenger Van 3-Door Passenger Van
Vehicle Name
Ford Aerostar Wagon Ford Windstar Wagon
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 30
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2650 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Variable Rate Coil Variable Rate Steel
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
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 0.83
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.)
- Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Coil Springs
Frame
Frame Type
Unitized -
Doors
Side Door Type
Sliding -

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