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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LX
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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 Sedan SES 19 26 $19,954 $21,805
4-Door Sedan Duratec SES 20 27 $20,580 $22,500
4-Door Sedan SEL 20 27 $21,696 $23,740
4-Door Wagon SE 19 26 $19,919 $21,765
4-Door Wagon Duratec SE 20 27 $20,544 $22,460
4-Door Wagon SEL 19 26 $21,831 $23,890
5-Door HB (GS)
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,480
$18,687
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,945
$20,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$332 / month
$338 / month
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 60 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 51 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 53.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 54.5 51.0
Second Leg Room (in) 38.9 38.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.7 96.2
Second Hip Room (in) 55.7 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 55.3
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.1 58.3
Wheelbase (in) 108.5 106.3
Liftover Height (in) 26.0 26.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0 67.9
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 59.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 4.9
Length, Overall (in) 197.6 175.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 17.0 16.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr Regenerative
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.9 x 1.5 7.9 x 1.2
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x 1.0 10 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 11.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.7 34.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack-&-pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.68 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size T135/70D16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 P185/65R15
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) 3336 2890
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4 - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 8.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 272
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 185 @ 3950 82 @ 4200
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/182 1.5L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 155 @ 4900 76 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas/Electric I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 51
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 60
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.96 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD CVT
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.77 NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 NA
Trans Type 4 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.26 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 5 Door Liftback
Vehicle Name Ford Taurus Toyota Prius
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Quadralink Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) .73 .83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 30.2
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .81 .79
 
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