Compare 2002 Ford Taurus vs 2002 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2002 Ford Taurus
2002 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sedan LX Standard
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FFV LX Standard 20 20 $17,697 $19,035
4-Door Sedan LX Standard 20 28 $17,697 $19,035
4-Door Sedan FFV SE Standard 20 20 $18,235 $19,845
4-Door Sedan SE Standard 20 28 $18,235 $19,845
4-Door Sedan FFV SES Standard 20 20 $19,149 $20,860
4-Door Sedan SES Standard 20 28 $19,149 $20,860
4-Door Wagon FFV SE Standard 19 26 $19,446 $21,190
4-Door Wagon SE Standard 20 26 $19,446 $21,190
4-Door Wagon FFV SE Deluxe 19 26 $20,004 $21,810
4-Door Wagon SE Deluxe 20 26 $20,004 $21,810
4-Door Sedan SES Deluxe 20 28 $20,139 $21,960
4-Door Wagon SE Premium 19 26 $20,625 $22,500
4-Door Sedan SEL Deluxe 20 28 $20,832 $22,730
4-Door Wagon SEL Deluxe 20 26 $21,057 $22,980
4-Door Sedan SEL Premium 20 28 $21,345 $23,300
Select style
2-Door Coupe 2.3L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 2.3L 19 29 $23,203 $24,950
4-Door Sedan 2.6L 17 26 $28,411 $30,550
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 19 25 $34,363 $36,950
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 19 25 $35,758 $38,450
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AMG 17 22 $46,407 $49,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,697
$23,203
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,035
$24,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$317 / month
$416 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
55.7 56.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 53.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 41.7
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
54.5 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
38.9 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.7 85.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
197.6 178.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 55.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 57.6
Wheelbase (in)
108.5 106.9
Liftover Height (in)
26.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 68.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.0 15.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 1.0 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel, 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.9 x 1.5 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 17.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 35.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.68 3.3
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
T135/70D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1250 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
125 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3326 3305
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 4900 192 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 3950 200 @ 2500-4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/182 2.3L/140
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 29
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.26 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 2.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.77 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.25
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.77 4.46
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.72
Trans Type
4 6
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
.81 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Quadralink Independent 5-arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent 3-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
.73 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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