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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 $15,916 $17,395
4-Door Sedan LS 20 29 $17,746 $19,395
4-Door Sedan LTZ 20 29 $18,066 $19,745
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 Sedan SE 19 28 $17,833 $19,525
4-Door Sedan SE Comfort 18 27 $17,833 $19,525
4-Door Wagon SE 19 28 $19,399 $21,285
4-Door Wagon SE Comfort 18 27 $19,399 $21,285
4-Door Sedan SHO 17 25 $26,265 $29,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,916
$17,055
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,395
$18,445
Monthly Payment Estimate
$290 / month
$307 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Midsize Car
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) 100.4 101.0
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) 54.8 55.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.1 61.4
Wheelbase (in) 107.5 108.5
Liftover Height (in) 28.7 24.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.5 73.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.7 15.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x 1.04 10.8 x 1.00
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 16.9
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 NA
Front Tire Size P205/70R15 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size T125/70D16 T135/70R15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
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) 3327 3294
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) 600 540
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 19
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) 3.29 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
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35 36
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.26 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) 0.63 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
 
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