National Geographic : 1986 Jul
FordAerostar... thenewsha eof versatile . The all-new Ford Aerostar has the most aerodynamic design of all the mini-vans. It does so many things so well-and looks good doing them. The Age of Aerostar. It's a new age of versa tility. It makes Aerostar the wagon for all rea sons, all seasons! Aerostar is fun to drive, easy to maneuver and park. It fits in virtu ally any garage. And its new technology offers features most mini-vans simply don't have. Most aerodynamic mini-van. Aerostar's unique wedge design gives it unmatched aero dynamics. The sleek shape minimizes interior wind noise and contrib utes to better handling. Powerful new V-6. For peak perform ance, Ford introduces an advanced 3.0L V-6 with electronic fuel injection. This new option turns out 145 horsepower* 39% more than the best of Chrysler mini-vans! The standard Aerostar engine is a modem 2.3L Four. Like the V-6, it has multiport electronic fuel injection for quick starts and ready response. Tows almost 2V2 tons. With optional V-6, the high-strength Aerostar can be equipped to tow up to 4,900 lbs.t That's nearly 2V2 times more than Chrysler mini-vans! People plus payload. Aerostar offers a choice of seats for up to 7 adults* * Rear seats slide out to create 139 cu. ft. of cargo space. A new optional roof rack adds still more capacity-and versatility. Ford Aerostar vs. Chrysler Mini-vans AEROSTAR CHRYSLER Aerodynamic for lower air drag .37Cd .42Cd Standard 4-cylinder engines 2.3L 2.2L V-6 engine power option 3.0L V-6 None Bigger cargo space (cu. ft.)tt 139 125 Extra driver legroom 41.4 in. 38.3 in. Max. opt. trailer towing capacityt 4900 lbs. 2000 Ibs. Longer wheelbase, smooth ride 119 in. 112 in. tReduced by passenger and cargo weight intowing vehicle. ttBased on SAE Standard J1100 Code V-6 . The driver's mini-van. Depending on model and options, the driver can have: Captain's Chairs with power lum bar support. A sun roof. Leather-wrapped sports wheel. Electronic instru ment panel that reports information from engine rpm to a door ajar. The passengers' mini-van. In addition to luxur ious room, rear riders enjoy optional stereo systems with their own controls-plus plug-in jacks for rear headphone listening. Aircraft type heater/ air option has rear ducting for all-around passenger comfort that most other mini-vans lack. The ride of quality. Aerostar's luxury-car wheelbase contributes to a smooth ride. Yet the overall length is shorter than other mini-vans for tighter turning ratios, convenient parking and easy garageability. Aerostar is built to Ford's high quality stan dards, and is designed to fit into your versatile life style.., beautifully. Lifetime Service Guarantee. Participating Ford Dealers stand behind their work, in writing, with a free Lifetime Ser vice Guarantee for as long as you own your Ford car or light truck. Ask to see this guaran tee when you visit your participating Ford Dealer. Buckle up-together we can save lives. *Horsepower based on SAE Standard J1349. **With optional rear bench seat.