Compare 2003 Buick Regal vs 2003 Ford Taurus

2003 Buick Regal
2003 Ford Taurus
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 19 29 $22,175 $24,235
4-Door Sedan GS 17 27 $25,835 $28,235
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4-Door Sedan LX Standard FFV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FFV LX Standard 19 27 $18,198 $19,630
4-Door Sedan LX Standard 20 28 $18,198 $19,630
4-Door Sedan FFV SE Standard 19 27 $18,475 $20,155
4-Door Sedan SE Standard 20 28 $18,475 $20,155
4-Door Sedan FFV SES Standard 19 27 $19,667 $21,480
4-Door Sedan SES Standard 20 28 $19,667 $21,480
4-Door Wagon FFV SE Standard 19 26 $19,959 $21,805
4-Door Wagon SE Standard 19 26 $19,959 $21,805
4-Door Sedan SES Deluxe 20 27 $20,657 $22,580
4-Door Wagon SE Premium 19 26 $21,251 $23,240
4-Door Sedan SEL Deluxe 20 27 $21,377 $23,380
4-Door Wagon SEL Deluxe 19 26 $21,602 $23,630
4-Door Sedan SEL Premium 20 27 $21,891 $23,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,175
$18,198
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,235
$19,630
Monthly Payment Estimate
$404 / month
$327 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
54.4 54.5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 38.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102 104.7
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.6 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
109.0 108.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
196.2 197.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.7 17.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - NA
Brake Type
Power Pwr
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)
- TBD - 10.9 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17 18.0
Steering
Steering Type
Variable-Effort Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.68
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.5 39.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R15 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/70R15 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 125
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1250
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3438 3336
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
102 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 4000 185 @ 3950
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.8L/231 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5200 155 @ 4900
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.921 2.77
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.385 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.568 1.54
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.705 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan LS 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Buick Regal Ford Taurus
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Sport w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - .73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Sport w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - .81
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Quadralink

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