Compare 1997 Chevrolet Lumina vs 1997 Ford Taurus

1997 Chevrolet Lumina
1997 Ford Taurus
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4-Door Sedan
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
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4-Door Sedan G
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan G 20 28 $16,636 $17,995
4-Door Sedan GL 20 28 $17,337 $18,985
4-Door Wagon GL 19 27 $18,414 $20,195
4-Door Sedan LX 19 28 $19,673 $21,610
4-Door Wagon LX 18 26 $20,656 $22,715
4-Door Sedan SHO 17 26 $23,990 $26,460
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,335
$16,636
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,945
$17,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$282 / month
$300 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.5 15.8
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 16.0
Steering
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
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.60 2.96
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/70R15 P205/65R15
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3360 3329
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Front 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 Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 5200 145 @ 5250
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 4000 170 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
L82 99U
Displacement
3.1L/191 3.0L/182
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28
Transmission
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,
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Lumina Ford Taurus
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan G
Suspension
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
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

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