Ford Aerostar

The Ford Aerostar is also well known for its unique design. The original 1985 model and the following designs carry the name Aerostar, thanks to their unique, aerodynamic body styles.

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Ford Origins

The Ford Motor Company traces its roots back to 1899 when Henry Ford chose to start the Detroit Automobile Company. Almost from the beginning, that company struggled and was reorganized in 1901 as the Henry Ford Company. After disagreements with his financial backers, Ford made the decision to go it alone with little money and the right to use his name. In June of 1903, the Ford Motor Company was born. To this day, Ford continues to manufacture several types of cars, trucks, sport utility vehicles, and vans, like the Aerostar, in its numerous plants. From work vehicles, to muscle cars, to family friendly cars, Ford offers consumers a variety of options.

About theFord Aerostar

In years past, car manufacturers tried to accommodate families with large sedans and station wagons. As families became more active, those vehicle options simply didn't offer enough room for parents, children, luggage, and sporting equipment or other necessary cargo. Ford responded to this dilemma with the Aerostar, in 1985. The minivan is popular with young families and businesses that use the van to make deliveries and move small amounts of materials or products. The minivan design proves to be incredibly beneficial for these purposes, making it a successful seller.

The Aerostar's streamlined body helps conservefuel, and it provides a smooth ride. It also serves the purpose of offering consumers a modern look for their family vehicle. Along with the Aerostar's good performance and safety records, the overall design wins the minivan a great deal of positive attention.

Ford Aerostar Features

Ford produced the Aerostar line from 1985 to 1997, at which time the Ford Windstar replaced it. During the model's final year of production, Ford offered a wide variety of options for the van. The 1997 Aerostar contains a4.0-liter V-6 motor, which is more than capable of pulling the minivan up hills and other difficult roadways while towing a boat or camper. The final rendition of the Aerostaralso boasts a new five-speed automatic transmission system.

The body style of the 1997 Aerostar remains the same as that of previous models, causing many car experts to fell that the body style is outdated. However, the 1997 model comes equipped with a better sound system than previous models, and it offers newly designed seats for a bit of an updated look.

While not considered to be the best in its class, the Ford Aerostar still retains a wide fan base. Despite its many truck-like characteristics, the Aerostar often sells for less than its competitors. It is considered to be a good choice for those with tight budgets.

Ford Aerostar Evolution

The Ford offered the Aerostar from 1985 to 1997, with the first generation made from 1985 to 1991. These minivans offer some firsts in their class. The Aerostar is the first minivan to have a dedicated platform. The first generation also offers consumers an affordable family vehicle choice. Ford uses light materials in production to help keep prices low. Plastic plays a huge part in the design of the Aerostar and can be found on the minivan's bumpers and in other key elements of the van's design.

The second generation of the Ford Aerostar was produced from 1992 to 1997.This generation offers a more streamlined, updated, and aerodynamic body design.The headlights and grill are redesigned and the choices for body and bumper colors updated. This generation also has improved safety features.Three-point seatbelts and driver side airbags are offered for these minivans, as well as an improved dash design that makes it easier for drivers to see the instruments without looking away from the road for prolonged periods of time. Again, the second generation offers consumers an affordable price in exchange for interior space.

Select a Ford Aerostar Year

1997 Ford Aerostar


The 1997 Ford Aerostar minivan offers both four-wheel drive and rear drive.

1996 Ford Aerostar


The 1996 Ford Aerostar comes with two different body styles, two engines, one transmission, and three trim levels.

1995 Ford Aerostar


The 1995 Ford Aerostar is a minivan that has mostly faded into the background.