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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LS 25th Anniversary
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 19 30 $19,256 $21,045
4-Door Sedan GS 17 27 $21,767 $23,790
4-Door Sedan LS 25th Anniversary 19 30 $19,164 $20,945
4-Door Sedan LX
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 19 28 $17,055 $18,445
4-Door Wagon SE 19 28 $19,399 $21,285
4-Door Sedan SHO 17 25 $26,265 $29,000
4-Door Sedan SE Comfort 18 27 $17,833 $19,525
4-Door Wagon SE Comfort 18 27 $19,399 $21,285
4-Door Sedan SE 19 28 $17,833 $19,525
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,164
$17,055
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,945
$18,445
Monthly Payment Estimate
$349 / month
$307 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Midsize Car
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 36.2
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 56.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 54.4 55.8
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 38.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.8 101.0
Second Hip Room (in) 53.3 56.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.0 57.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 196.2 197.5
Height, Overall (in) 56.6 55.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.3 61.4
Wheelbase (in) 109.0 108.5
Liftover Height (in) 29.8 24.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.7 73.0
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0 61.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.7 15.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x 0.4 NA
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.3 10.8 x 1.00
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.5 16.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.2 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.5 38.0
Steering Type Variable-Effort Pwr Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.76 2.96
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/60R16 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 T135/70R15
Front Tire Order Code QNX NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/60R16 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code QNX NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1250
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 125
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3447 3294
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.2 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 690 540
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 220 @ 4000 170 @ 3250
Engine Order Code L36 99U
Displacement 3.8L/231 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 195 @ 5200 145 @ 5250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 19
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.39 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 1.54
Trans Order Code NA 44L
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.05 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.92 2.77
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Buick Regal Ford Taurus
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear Tri-Link Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 36
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Indep MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.55 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower Control Arm w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 36
 
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