Compare 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier vs 2003 Ford Taurus

2003 Chevrolet Cavalier
2003 Ford Taurus
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 26 33 $13,118 $14,030
4-Door Sedan 26 33 $13,305 $14,230
2-Door Coupe LS 26 33 $14,520 $15,530
4-Door Sedan LS 26 33 $14,707 $15,730
2-Door Coupe LS Sport 26 33 $15,736 $16,830
4-Door Sedan LS Sport 26 33 $15,923 $17,030
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4-Door Sedan FFV LX Standard
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
$13,118
$18,198
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,030
$19,630
Monthly Payment Estimate
$234 / month
$327 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
50.0 54.5
Second Leg Room (in)
32.7 38.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.1 104.7
Second Hip Room (in)
49.5 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 38.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
53.0 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.4 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
104.1 108.5
Liftover Height (in)
26.1 26.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.7 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
57.6 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
180.9 197.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 17.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.87 x 1.77 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x 0.79 10.9 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.1 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.6 39.7
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.68
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 17.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D14 T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/70R14 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/70R14 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 125
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1250
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2617 3336
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x - TBD - 16 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x - TBD - 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x - TBD - 16 x 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.6 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
150 @ 4000 185 @ 3950
Engine Order Code
L61 NA
Displacement
2.2L/- TBD - 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 5600 155 @ 4900
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas/Ethanol V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/4th & 5th OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 2.77
Clutch Size (in)
8.46 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.35 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 1.54
Trans Order Code
MM5 NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cavalier Ford Taurus
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Trailing Axle Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA .73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 .81

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