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1997 Venture Base Extended Passenger Minivan Specs

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1997 Venture Base Extended Passenger Minivan Specs

Section Opened 1997 Venture Base Extended Passenger Minivan Performance Hide
3,350 cc 3.4 liters 60° V 6 front transverse engine with 92 mm bore, 84 mm stroke, 9.5 compression ratio, cast iron block, light alloy head, overhead valve, automatic valve adjustment and two valves per cylinder
Unleaded fuel
Fuel consumption: EPA urban (mpg): 18 and country/highway (mpg): 25
Fuel economy EPA highway (mpg): 25 and EPA city (mpg): 18
Multi-point injection electronic fuel system
25 gallon main fuel tank
Power: 134 kW , 180 HP @ 5,200 rpm; 205 ft lb @ 4,000 rpm
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Four-wheel ABS
3.29:1 axle ratio
Two disc brakes including two ventilated discs
Spacesaver steel rim under body spare wheel
Strut front suspension independent with stabilizer bar and coil springs , beam rear suspension rigid with stabilizer bar and coil springs
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Driver and passenger 3rd row windows
Black/grey medium body side molding
Body color integrated impact absorbing front bumpers with rubbing strip , body color integrated impact absorbing rear bumpers
Day time running lights
Driver and passenger power black door mirrors
External dimensions: overall length (inches): 200.9, overall width (inches): 72, overall height (inches): 68.1, ground clearance (inches): 8.5, wheelbase (inches): 120, front track (inches): 61.5, rear track (inches): 63.3 and curb to curb turning circle (feet): 39.7
Mechanical foldable mirrors
Single complex surface lens halogen bulb headlights
Heat reflective glass
Opening rear ¼ windows
Gloss paint
Driver side and passenger side hinged rear side windows
Fixed rear window with intermittent
Tinted glass
Weights: gross vehicle weight rating (lbs) 5,357, curb weight (lbs) 3,538, gross trailer weight braked (lbs) 3,500, gross trailer weight unbraked (lbs) 1,000, front axle weight (lbs) 2,787, rear axle weight (lbs) 2,679, max payload (lbs) 1,444 and max tongue load (lbs) 350
Two-speed windshield wipers with W/S wiper mist setting and variable intermittent wipe
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CFC free liquid air conditioning
Element antenna
Illuminated front ashtray , rear ashtray
Audio anti-theft protection: code
Delco stereo two-band audio system with AM/FM, cassette, automatic reverse, search/repeat, seek, scan, front/rear fader and tape logic deck
Below seat storage under passenger seat
Cargo area dimensions: length (inches): 100, width between arches (inches): 48.3, height (inches): 45.1, loading floor height (inches): 25, loadspace volume (cu ft): 155.9 and measurement standard: manufacturer's own
Cargo area light
Cargo capacity: rear seat up; to lower window (cu ft): 24.2, rear seat down; to lower window (cu ft): 54.7, rear seat down (cu ft): 155.9, all seats in place (cu ft): 24.2 and all seats removed (cu ft): 155.9
Rear lift gate cargo doors
Front seats cigar lighter
Digital clock
Full dashboard console with covered storage box , partial overhead console with covered storage box
Delayed/fade courtesy lights with five switches
Steering wheel mounted cruise control
Front seats, rear seats and 3rd row seats cup holders
Door pockets/bins for driver seat, passenger seat and rear seats
Floor covering: carpet in passenger compartment and carpet in load area
Carpet floor mats
Driver and passenger front airbag
Bucket reclining driver seat with fore/aft adjustment, height adjustment and lumbar adjustment , bucket reclining passenger seat with fore/aft adjustment
Height adjustable 3-point reel front seat belts on driver seat and passenger seat with pre-tensioners
Folding front seat center armrest
Lockable illuminated glove compartment with lid
Height adjustable head restraints on front seats, rear seats and 3rd row seats
Internal dimensions: front headroom (inches): 39.9, rear headroom (inches): 39.3, front hip room (inches): 55.5, rear hip room (inches): 64.3, front leg room (inches): 39.9, rear leg room (inches): 39, front shoulder room (inches): 59.8 and rear shoulder room (inches): 61.9
Remote power locks with internal switch includes trunk/hatch and operates from passenger door
Vehicle speed proportional power steering
Front power windows with one one-touch and door mounted switches
Front and rear reading lights
3-point reel rear seat belts on driver side and passenger side
Two asymmetrical split bench front facing reclining removable rear seats with zero adjustments
Rear view mirror
Front seat back storage
Seating: seven seats
Upgraded cloth/velour seat upholstery with additional upgraded cloth/velour
Four upgraded speaker(s)
Plastic steering wheel with tilt adjustment
3-point reel third row seat belts on driver side , 3-point reel third row seat belts on passenger side , lap static third row seat belts on center side
Split bench front facing reclining removable symmetrical third row seats with three seat capacity
Driver and passenger vanity mirror with cover
Ventilation system with five fan speeds, recirculation setting and micro filter
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