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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan CX
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CX 17 27 $28,540 $29,730
4-Door Sedan CXL 17 27 $31,804 $33,130
4-Door Sedan CXL Premium 17 27 $34,248 $35,675
4-Door Sedan Super 15 23 $42,681 $44,460
4-Door Sedan SE FWD
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 18 28 $23,573 $25,420
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 18 28 $25,553 $27,620
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 17 25 $27,218 $29,470
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 18 28 $29,513 $32,020
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 17 25 $31,178 $33,870
4-Door Sedan AWD SHO 17 25 $34,913 $38,020
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,540
$23,573
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,730
$25,420
Monthly Payment Estimate
$496 / month
$424 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Ford Taurus isn’t quite a game-changing sedan, but it's a handsome, solid, high-quality choice.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Car Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 39.5 39.0
Second Hip Room (in) 57.0 55.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.0 57.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 108.0 102.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.0 56.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 41.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 56.1 56.3
Second Leg Room (in) 41.4 38.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 63.0 65.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 203.2 202.9
Height, Overall (in) 58.0 60.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.5 65.5
Wheelbase (in) 115.6 112.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 30.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.8 85.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 17.0 20.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 1.2 - TBD -
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) 11.5 x 0.5 - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 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) 42.2 41.0
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code QCH TCK
Front Tire Size P235/55R17 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code QCH TCK
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/55R17 P235/60R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3735 4015
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 800 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 237 @ 3200 249 @ 4500
Engine Order Code LGD 99W
Displacement 3.9L/237 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 227 @ 5700 263 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.92 4.48
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.84
Trans Type 4 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.38 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.56 2.87
Trans Order Code MX0 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.93 2.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Buick Lucerne Ford Taurus
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.14 1.10
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 0.83
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.9 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 4
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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