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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 1996 Ford Aerostar specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1996 Ford Aerostar warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

1996 Ford Aerostar Standard Rear-wheel Drive Cargo Van1996 Ford Aerostar XLT Rear-wheel Drive Wagon1996 Ford Aerostar XLT Rear-wheel Drive Extended Wagon
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  • Overview
    MSRP *$16,725$17,355$20,655
    Invoice *$15,138$15,693$18,597
    Engine3.0L V-6 140 HP 160 ft.lbs. @ 2,750 rpm3.0L V-6 140 HP 160 ft.lbs. @ 2,750 rpm3.0L V-6 140 HP 160 ft.lbs. @ 2,750 rpm
    Transmission4-spd auto w/OD4-spd auto w/OD4-spd auto w/OD
    Fuel Economy City18.0 mpg17.0 mpg17.0 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy24.0 mpg23.0 mpg23.0 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
  • Powertrain
    Engine3.0L V-6 140 HP 160 ft.lbs. @ 2,750 rpm3.0L V-6 140 HP 160 ft.lbs. @ 2,750 rpm3.0L V-6 140 HP 160 ft.lbs. @ 2,750 rpm
    Transmission4-spd auto w/OD4-spd auto w/OD4-spd auto w/OD
    Alternator95 ampN/AN/A
    Battery72 amp heavy duty72 amp heavy duty72 amp heavy duty
    Axle RatioN/AStandard:3.73Available:4.10Standard:4.10Available:3.55
    Recommended Fuel Typeregular unleadedregular unleadedregular unleaded
    Fuel Tank21.0 gal.N/AN/A
    Drive Typerear-wheelrear-wheelrear-wheel
    Limited Slip DifferentialAvailable:limited slip differentialAvailable:limited slip differentialAvailable:limited slip differential
  • Steering and Suspension
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Rear Anti-Roll Barrear anti-roll barN/AN/A
    Brakesfront disc/rear drumN/AN/A
    Front TiresP215/75PR14.0BSW ASP215/70PR14.0BSW ASP215/75PR14.0BSW AS
    Spare Tire and WheelStandard:compactAvailable:full-sizeN/AAvailable:full-size
  • Seating and Interior
    Front Seat Typebucketcaptaincaptain
    Front Driver Seat Direction ControlsN/A2-way2-way
    Front Passenger Seat Direction ControlsN/A2-way2-way
    Rear SeatsN/AbenchStandard:benchAvailable:captain
    Third Row SeatsN/AN/AAvailable:benchconvertabed bench
    Seat TrimStandard:vinylAvailable:clothN/AN/A
    Floor TrimcarpetN/AN/A
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    Roof FeaturesN/AAvailable:roof rackAvailable:roof rack
    Vanity MirrorsN/Adual illuminateddual illuminated
    Floor ConsolepartialStandard:partialAvailable:fullStandard:partialAvailable:full
    Cargo Lightcargo lightcargo lightcargo light
    Front Air ConditioningAvailable:manualdual zone frontdual zone front
    Rear Air ConditioningN/AAvailable:rear HVACAvailable:rear HVAC
    Rear HeaterN/AAvailable:auxiliary rear heaterAvailable:auxiliary rear heater
    RadioStandard:AMAvailable:AM/FM stereoStandard:AM/FM stereoAvailable:AM stereo/FM stereoStandard:AM/FM stereoAvailable:AM stereo/FM stereo
    Cruise ControlAvailable:cruise controlAvailable:cruise controlcruise control
    Door LocksN/AAvailable:powerAvailable:power
    Remote Fuel Flap ReleasepowerN/AN/A
    Oil Pressure Gaugeoil pressure gaugeoil pressure gaugeoil pressure gauge
    Volt Gaugevoltmeter gaugevoltmeter gaugevoltmeter gauge
    Front WindowsN/AAvailable:powerAvailable:power
    Rear WindowsAvailable:fixedN/AN/A
    Tinted WindowsN/AAvailable:lightAvailable:light
    Front Windshield Wipersvariable intermittentvariable intermittentvariable intermittent
    Rear Windshield WiperN/Arear windshield wiperrear windshield wiper
    Rear DefrosterAvailable:rear defrosterAvailable:rear defrosterAvailable:rear defroster
  • Safety
    Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)rear wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)N/AN/A
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver front-impactN/AN/A
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count3 doors3 doors3 doors
    Exterior Length174.9 "174.9 "174.9 "
    Exterior Width71.7 "71.7 "71.7 "
    Exterior Height72.9 "72.9 "72.9 "
    Wheelbase119 "119 "119 "
    Gross Vehicle Weight Rating5,300 lbs.N/AN/A
    Curb Weight3,487 lbs.N/AN/A
    PayloadStandard:1,600 lbs.Available:1,950 lbs.N/AN/A
  • Exterior Features
    Bodyside MoldingsN/Ablackblack
    PaintN/AmonotoneStandard:lower accent two-toneAvailable:monotone
    Exterior MirrorsN/AStandard:dual manualAvailable:dual power remoteStandard:dual manualAvailable:dual power remote
    Trailering HarnessAvailable:trailering harnessAvailable:trailering harnessAvailable:trailering harness
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Roadside Assistance Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
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Safety Rating

Below is the 1996 Ford Aerostar safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.
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Side Rating
  Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Specs section.

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