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1997 Aerostar Cargo Cargo Minivan Specs

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1997 Aerostar Cargo Cargo Minivan Specs

Section Opened 1997 Aerostar Cargo Cargo Minivan Performance Hide
Auxiliary transmission cooler
2,972 cc 3 liters 60° V 6 front longitudinal engine with 88.9 mm bore, 79.8 mm stroke, 9.3 compression ratio, cast iron block, cast iron head, overhead valve and two valves per cylinder
Unleaded fuel
Fuel consumption: EPA urban (mpg): 17 and country/highway (mpg): 23
Fuel economy EPA highway (mpg): 23 and EPA city (mpg): 17
Multi-point injection electronic fuel system
21 gallon main fuel tank
Heavy duty alternator
Heavy duty battery
Power: 104 kW , 140 HP @ 5,000 rpm; 160 ft lb @ 2,750 rpm
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Rear-wheel ABS
3.73:1 axle ratio
Two disc brakes including two ventilated discs
Spacesaver steel rim internal spare wheel
Wishbone front suspension independent with stabilizer bar and coil springs , multi-link rear suspension independent with coil springs
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Black integrated front and rear bumpers
Chrome/bright trim
Coefficient of drag: 0.38
Driver externally adjustable black door mirrors , passenger externally adjustable black door mirrors with wide angle
External dimensions: overall length (inches): 174.9, overall width (inches): 71.7, overall height (inches): 72.3, wheelbase (inches): 118.9, front track (inches): 61.5, rear track (inches): 60 and curb to curb turning circle (feet): 42.4
Mechanical foldable mirrors
Single complex surface lens halogen bulb headlights
Heat reflective glass
Gloss paint , metallic paint
Fixed rear window
Tinted glass
Weights: gross vehicle weight rating (lbs) 5,300, curb weight (lbs) 3,440, gross trailer weight braked (lbs) 3,900, gross trailer weight unbraked (lbs) 1,000, front axle weight (lbs) 2,650, rear axle weight (lbs) 2,950, max payload (lbs) 1,860 and max tongue load (lbs) 100
Two-speed windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe
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Fixed mast antenna
Front ashtray
Cargo area dimensions: length (inches): 85.9, front width (inches): 65.5, width between arches (inches): 48.2, height (inches): 48.8, loading floor height (inches): 20.6, loadspace volume (cu ft): 141.4 and measurement standard: manufacturer's own
Cargo area light
Rear double-hinged cargo doors with internal handles
Front seats cigar lighter
Digital clock
Partial dashboard console with covered storage box , partial floor console with open storage box
Courtesy lights with four switches
Front seats cup holders
Door ajar warning
Door pockets/bins for driver seat and passenger seat
Floor covering: carpet in passenger compartment and plastic/rubber in load area
Driver front airbag
Bucket reclining driver and passenger seat with fore/aft adjustment
3-point reel front seat belts on driver seat and passenger seat
Lockable glove compartment with lid
Head restraints on front seats
Internal dimensions: front headroom (inches): 39.4, front hip room (inches): 56.8, front leg room (inches): 41.3 and front shoulder room (inches): 60.2
Power steering
Rear view mirror
Mechanical remote fuel filler door release
Seating: two seats
Vinyl seat upholstery with additional vinyl
Plastic steering wheel
Passenger vanity mirror
Ventilation system with four fan speeds
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