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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon SEL FWD *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon FWD SEL 17 24 $25,958 $28,270
4-Door Wagon AWD SEL 15 22 $27,623 $30,120
4-Door Wagon FWD Eddie Bauer 17 24 $28,712 $31,330
4-Door Wagon AWD Eddie Bauer 15 22 $30,377 $33,180
4-Door Wagon FWD Limited 17 24 $29,608 $32,325
4-Door Wagon AWD Limited 15 22 $31,272 $34,175
4-Door 5-Pass
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 5-Pass 16 21 $28,311 $29,995
4-Door 5-Pass Ltd 16 21 $30,702 $32,595
4-Door 5-Pass Ltd w/Nav 16 21 $32,912 $34,995
4-Door 7-Pass 16 21 $29,056 $30,995
4-Door 7-Pass Ltd 16 21 $31,458 $33,595
4-Door 7-Pass Ltd w/Nav 16 21 $33,665 $35,995
4-Door 7-Pass Ltd w/DVD/Nav 16 21 $35,327 $37,795
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,958
$28,311
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,270
$29,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$471 / month
$500 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line Ford may never call it a wagon for marketing reasons, but the 2009 Ford Taurus X is just that—practical, convenient, safe, and quite possibly one of the best wagons ever produced. The 2008 Subaru Tribeca is mainstream now, in style and performance.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sports Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in) 50.8 -
Second Leg Room (in) 40.4 34.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 38.9
Second Hip Room (in) 56.0 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 58.1
Passenger Capacity 6 5
Third Leg Room (in) 33.4 -
Second Head Room (in) 39.7 38.2
Third Hip Room (in) 46.9 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.0 57.5
Front Leg Room (in) 40.8 42.3
Third Head Room (in) 38.6 -
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 54.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 146.2 104.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 67.6 66.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 29.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.4 62.1
Wheelbase (in) 112.9 108.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.9 73.9
Track Width, Front (in) 64.3 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 8.4
Length, Overall (in) 200.3 191.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 44
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 44.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 47.0 37.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 32.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 67.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 85.5 74.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 20.8 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 43.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 x - TBD - 12.3 x 1.2
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 - 12.4 x 0.71
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.0 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 18.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.0 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 3.4
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/65R17 P255/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/65R17 P255/55HR18
Spare Tire Size T135/90D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4033 4140
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 490
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Engine
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.6L/221.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 263 @ 6250 256 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas 6-cyl
Fuel System SMPI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 249 @ 4500 247 @ 4400
Engine Order Code 99W NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 21
Transmission
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again NA w/Sportshift
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 2.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 2.26
Trans Order Code 44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.16 3.58
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 3.54
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.47
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 2WD Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name Ford Taurus X Subaru Tribeca (Natl)
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) .71 .55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar w/Lower L-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.04 .98
Suspension Type - Rear Independent multilink Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar w/Upper A-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut Strut Type
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
 
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