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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LX Standard
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX Standard 20 28 $17,697 $19,035
4-Door Sedan FFV LX Standard 20 20 $17,697 $19,035
4-Door Sedan SE Standard 20 28 $18,235 $19,845
4-Door Sedan FFV SE Standard 20 20 $18,235 $19,845
4-Door Sedan SES Standard 20 28 $19,149 $20,860
4-Door Sedan FFV SES Standard 20 20 $19,149 $20,860
4-Door Sedan SES Deluxe 20 28 $20,139 $21,960
4-Door Sedan SEL Deluxe 20 28 $20,832 $22,730
4-Door Sedan SEL Premium 20 28 $21,345 $23,300
4-Door Wagon SE Standard 20 26 $19,446 $21,190
4-Door Wagon FFV SE Standard 19 26 $19,446 $21,190
4-Door Wagon SE Deluxe 20 26 $20,004 $21,810
4-Door Wagon FFV SE Deluxe 19 26 $20,004 $21,810
4-Door Wagon SE Premium 19 26 $20,625 $22,500
4-Door Wagon SEL Deluxe 20 26 $21,057 $22,980
2-Door Coupe 2.3L
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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 Sedan 3.2L AMG 17 22 $46,407 $49,900
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 19 25 $35,758 $38,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,697
$23,203
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,035
$24,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$317 / month
$416 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 5.8
Length, Overall (in) 197.6 178.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 17.0 15.3
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 16.0
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 17.7
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 125 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1250 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3326 3305
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4 - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 155 @ 4900 192 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 19
Transmission
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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Ford Taurus Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .81 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Quadralink Independent 5-arm
 
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