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2004 Ford Taurus
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4-Door Sedan LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 19 26 $18,480 $19,945
4-Door Sedan SE 19 26 $18,631 $20,335
4-Door Wagon SE 19 26 $19,919 $21,765
4-Door Sedan SES 19 26 $19,954 $21,805
4-Door Wagon Duratec SE 20 27 $20,544 $22,460
4-Door Sedan Duratec SES 20 27 $20,580 $22,500
4-Door Sedan SEL 20 27 $21,696 $23,740
4-Door Wagon SEL 19 26 $21,831 $23,890
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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 22 30 $14,559 $15,999
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 22 30 $15,308 $16,799
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 19 27 $16,082 $17,649
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 27 $17,034 $18,799
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic LX 19 27 $17,840 $19,799
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,480
$14,559
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,945
$15,999
Monthly Payment Estimate
$332 / month
$267 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.9 36.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.7 100.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
55.7 54.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 56.9
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 37.6
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 43.3
Front Hip Room (in)
54.5 55.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
26.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
197.6 186.9
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 56.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
108.5 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.0 14.1
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 1.0 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.9 x 1.5 NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 17.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.68 2.92
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 34.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T135/70D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
125 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1250 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3336 3181
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 7.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 95
Engine
Displacement
3.0L/182 2.4L/143
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 4900 138 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 3950 147 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 30
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.30
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.78
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.26 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.96 3.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.94
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.77 3.46
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus Hyundai Sonata
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
.73 0.45
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double-wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
.81 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear
Quadralink Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent

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