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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 20 29 $15,335 $16,945
4-Door Sedan LS 20 29 $17,326 $19,145
4-Door Sedan LTZ 20 29 $17,792 $19,445
4-Door Sedan G
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GL 20 28 $17,337 $18,985
4-Door Wagon GL 19 27 $18,414 $20,195
4-Door Sedan SHO 17 26 $23,990 $26,460
4-Door Sedan LX 19 28 $19,673 $21,610
4-Door Wagon LX 18 26 $20,656 $22,715
4-Door Sedan G 20 28 $16,636 $17,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,335
$16,636
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,945
$17,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$282 / month
$300 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 55.8
Second Leg Room (in) 36.6 38.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.5 101.0
Second Hip Room (in) 55.3 56.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 57.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 36.2
Passenger Capacity 6 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 56.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.0 61.4
Wheelbase (in) 107.5 108.5
Liftover Height (in) 26.7 24.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.5 73.0
Track Width, Front (in) 59.5 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.5 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 200.9 197.5
Height, Overall (in) 55.2 55.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.5 15.8
Brakes
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.86 x 1.77 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.5 x 1.04 10.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.6 16.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.60 2.96
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 42.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 38.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/70R15 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA T32
Front Tire Size P205/70R15 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size T125/70D16 T135/70R15
Front Tire Order Code NA T32
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 125
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1250
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3360 3329
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.2 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 185 @ 4000 170 @ 3250
Engine Order Code L82 99U
Displacement 3.1L/191 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 160 @ 5200 145 @ 5250
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SEFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 20
Transmission
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 Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.38 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 1.54
Trans Order Code MX0 44L
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.33 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Lumina Ford Taurus
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan G
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 35 36
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Indep MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.77 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35 36
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear MacPherson Strut Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
 
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