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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 3.0L
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Engine

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0L 18 28 $73,007 $78,500
4-Door Sedan 6.3L 13 21 $125,087 $134,500
4-Door Sedan 4.0L 18 28 $81,096 $87,200
4-Door Sedan SE FWD
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 19 29 $24,631 $26,700
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 19 29 $26,660 $28,900
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 18 26 $28,368 $30,750
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 19 29 $30,535 $33,100
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 18 26 $32,243 $34,950
4-Door Sedan AWD SHO 17 25 $36,254 $39,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$73,007
$24,631
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$78,500
$26,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1308 / month
$445 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Ford Taurus gets improved performance and is more of a technology and luxury flagship than ever--although its 'smaller inside' packaging continues to limit its appeal.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 56.900
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 41.900
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 56.300
Second Leg Room (in) 42.9 38.100
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 39.000
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.800
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 57.900
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 102.200
Second Head Room (in) 39.1 37.800
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.4 65.500
Wheelbase (in) 122.9 112.900
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 30.400
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.7 76.200
Track Width, Front (in) 64.7 65.300
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 207.4 202.900
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 60.700
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.2 20.100
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.0 x - TBD - 13.860 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 - 13.860 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.800 19.000
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.1 15.000
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41.7 39.500
Tires
Front Tire Order Code H23 TCK
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/45R19 P235/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code H23 TCK
Front Tire Size P255/45R19 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4464 4037
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 9.0 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 9.0 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 190 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 92 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Supercharged Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 325 @ 2900 254 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA 998
Displacement 3.0L/183 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 333 @ 5500 288 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 29
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.317 2.882
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.667 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.143 2.872
Trans Order Code NA 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.204 2.770
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.667 1.414
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 0.742
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.839 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.714 4.484
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.106 1.842
Trans Type 8 6
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.285 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Audi A8 L Ford Taurus
Suspension
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 - 0.827
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.102
Suspension Type - Rear Trapezoidal-Link Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.0 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - - TBD -
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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