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1996 Astro Base Extended Cargo Minivan Specs

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1996 Astro Base Extended Cargo Minivan Specs

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4,300 cc 4.3 liters 60° V 6 front longitudinal engine with 101.6 mm bore, 88.4 mm stroke, 9.1 compression ratio, cast iron block, cast iron head, overhead valve and two valves per cylinder
Unleaded fuel
Fuel consumption: EPA urban (mpg): 15 and country/highway (mpg): 19
Fuel economy EPA highway (mpg): 19 and EPA city (mpg): 15
Multi-point injection electronic fuel system
27 gallon main fuel tank
Power: 142 kW , 190 HP @ 4,400 rpm; 250 ft lb @ 2,800 rpm
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Four-wheel ABS
3.42:1 axle ratio
Two disc brakes including two ventilated discs
Spacesaver steel rim under body spare wheel
Torsion beam front suspension independent with stabilizer bar and torsion springs , beam rear suspension rigid with leaf springs
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Body color separate front and rear bumpers
Coefficient of drag: 0.38
Driver and passenger externally adjustable black door mirrors
External dimensions: overall length (inches): 189.8, overall width (inches): 77.5, overall height (inches): 76.2, ground clearance (inches): 7.3, wheelbase (inches): 111, front track (inches): 65.1, rear track (inches): 65.1, curb to curb turning circle (feet): 40.5, 18 and 0.7
Mechanical foldable mirrors
Single conventional lens halogen bulb headlights
Gloss paint , metallic paint
Tinted glass
Weights: gross vehicle weight rating (lbs) 5,850, curb weight (lbs) 4,172, gross trailer weight braked (lbs) 5,000, gross trailer weight unbraked (lbs) 1,000, front axle weight (lbs) 3,050, rear axle weight (lbs) 3,150, max payload (lbs) 1,678 and max tongue load (lbs) 600
Two-speed windshield wipers with W/S wiper mist setting and variable intermittent wipe
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CFC free liquid air conditioning
Fixed mast antenna
Illuminated front ashtray
Delco stereo two-band audio system with AM/FM, seek, scan and tape logic deck
Cargo area dimensions: length (inches): 121.3, width between arches (inches): 51.6, height (inches): 46.9, loading floor height (inches): 26, loadspace volume (cu ft): 170.4 and measurement standard: manufacturer's own
Cargo area light
Cargo capacity: rear seat up; to lower window (cu ft): 0, rear seat down; to lower window (cu ft): 0, rear seat down (cu ft): 170.4, all seats in place (cu ft): 0 and all seats removed (cu ft): 170.4
Rear double-hinged cargo doors
Front seats cigar lighter
Digital clock
Partial dashboard console with covered storage box
Courtesy lights with four switches
Front seats cup holders
Door pockets/bins for driver seat and passenger seat
Floor covering: plastic/rubber in passenger compartment and plastic/rubber in load area
Driver and passenger front airbag
Bucket reclining driver and passenger seat with fore/aft adjustment
Height adjustable 3-point reel front seat belts on driver seat and passenger seat
Lockable illuminated glove compartment with lid
Head restraints on front seats
Internal dimensions: front headroom (inches): 39.2, front hip room (inches): 65, front leg room (inches): 41.6 and front shoulder room (inches): 64
Power steering
3-point reel rear seat belts on passenger side , lap static rear seat belts on center side
Rear view mirror
Mechanical remote fuel filler door release
Seating: two seats
Vinyl seat upholstery with additional vinyl
Six speaker(s)
Plastic steering wheel
3-point reel third row seat belts on passenger side , lap static third row seat belts on center side
Ventilation system with four fan speeds and rear seat heater ducts
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