The Ford Aerostar wis Ford's first minivan an wis introduced in the simmer o 1985 as a 1986 model. It wis available in passenger van (Wagon) an cargo van (Van) versions. In 1989, an extended-length model wis introduced with an all-wheel drive option following in 1990. The Aerostar wis sold anerlie under the Ford brand; Lincoln-Mercury's first minivan wis the Mercury Villager which debuted for the 1993 model year.
The Aerostar was discontinued after the 1997 model year efter being replaced bi the Windstar in the 1995 model year an being sold alongside it frae 1995 to 1997. The role o the Aerostar cargo van wis left unfilled until the 2010 introduction o the Transit Connect.