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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon SEL FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon FWD SEL 16 24 $24,942 $27,030
4-Door Wagon AWD SEL 15 22 $26,607 $28,880
4-Door Wagon FWD Eddie Bauer 16 24 $27,408 $29,770
4-Door Wagon AWD Eddie Bauer 15 22 $29,073 $31,620
4-Door Wagon FWD Limited 16 24 $28,291 $30,750
4-Door Wagon AWD Limited 15 22 $29,955 $32,600
4-Door Wagon LX FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon FWD LX 15 22 $22,745 $24,635
4-Door Wagon AWD LX 14 22 $25,050 $27,225
4-Door Wagon FWD Touring 15 23 $25,976 $28,265
4-Door Wagon AWD Touring 14 22 $27,796 $30,310
4-Door Wagon FWD Limited 15 23 $31,214 $34,150
4-Door Wagon AWD Limited 14 22 $33,034 $36,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,942
$22,745
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,030
$24,635
Monthly Payment Estimate
$451 / month
$411 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Don't look to the 2008 Ford Taurus X for driving excitement, but otherwise, it's darn near the most perfect family wagon there is. The 2008 Chrysler Pacifica isn't long for this world, but still offers good interior seating and flexibility.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Wagon Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 56.0 56.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 60.8
Third Leg Room (in) 33.4 NA
Second Head Room (in) 39.7 40.5
Passenger Capacity 6 5
Third Hip Room (in) 46.9 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.0 60.4
Front Leg Room (in) 40.8 40.9
Third Head Room (in) 38.6 NA
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 55.1
Third Shoulder Room (in) 50.8 NA
Second Leg Room (in) 40.4 40.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 146.2 143.9
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.9 79.3
Track Width, Front (in) 64.6 66.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.9
Length, Overall (in) 200.3 198.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 67.6 68.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 28.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.0 66.0
Wheelbase (in) 112.9 116.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 47.0 45.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 85.5 92.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 20.8 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x - TBD - 12.3 x 0.6
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 x - TBD - 12.5 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.0 23.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.0 39.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 3.18
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA TCC
Front Tire Size P215/65R17 P235/65R17
Spare Tire Size T135/90D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA TCC
Spare Tire Order Code NA TBB
Rear Tire Size P215/65R17 P235/65R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 260
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2600
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 260
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4033 4337
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 600
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 249 @ 4500 235 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 99W EGH
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.8L/231
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 263 @ 6250 200 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 22
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 2.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 1.57
Trans Order Code 44J DFF
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.16 3.89
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 2.84
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.00
Trans Type 6 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name Ford Taurus X Chrysler Pacifica
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.04 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multilink Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Stabilizer bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Stabilizer bar NA
 
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