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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan W12 14 21 $124,157 $133,500
4-Door Sedan 18 28 $78,772 $84,700
4-Door Sedan SE FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 18 28 $23,685 $25,555
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 18 27 $25,665 $27,755
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 17 25 $27,329 $29,605
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 18 27 $29,625 $32,155
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 17 25 $31,289 $34,005
4-Door Sedan AWD SHO 17 25 $35,025 $38,155
Pricing
Invoice Price
$78,772
$23,685
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$84,700
$25,555
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1412 / month
$426 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Ford Taurus is handsome, safe, and well-equipped, but it's not as big inside as its big-car exterior suggests.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 57.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 121.9 102.2
Second Head Room (in) 39.1 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 56.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 41.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 56.3
Second Leg Room (in) 42.9 38.1
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 39.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 64.7 65.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 207.4 202.9
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 60.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.4 65.5
Wheelbase (in) 122.9 112.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 30.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.7 76.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.2 20.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.0 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 15.0 x - TBD - 12.4 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.8 19.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.1 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 41.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA TCK
Front Tire Size P255/45R19 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA TCK
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/45R19 P235/60R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4453 4015
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 328 @ 3500 249 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA 99W
Displacement 4.2L/254 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 372 @ 6800 263 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.74
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.71 4.48
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11 1.84
Trans Type 8 6
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.32 2.88
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 2.87
Trans Order Code NA 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.20 2.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/manual shift
Summary
Vehicle Name Audi A8 L Ford Taurus
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.1
Suspension Type - Rear Trapezoidal-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front 5-Link MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.8
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.9 8.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating -
 
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