Compare 2005 Ford Taurus vs 2005 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2005 Ford Taurus
2005 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sedan SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE 20 27 $19,243 $21,200
4-Door Wagon SE 20 27 $20,635 $22,555
4-Door Sedan SEL 20 27 $20,961 $23,130
4-Door Wagon SEL 20 27 $21,525 $23,545
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2-Door Sport Coupe 1.8L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Sport Coupe 1.8L 23 31 $24,041 $25,850
2-Door Sport Coupe 3.2L 17 24 $26,273 $28,250
4-Door Sedan Sport Automatic 1.8L 24 32 $27,202 $29,250
4-Door Sedan Sport Manual 1.8L 23 32 $27,202 $29,250
4-Door Sedan 2.6L 20 25 $30,364 $32,650
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 2.6L 19 25 $31,480 $33,850
4-Door Wagon 2.6L 20 25 $31,760 $34,150
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 2.6L 19 24 $32,876 $35,350
4-Door Sport Sedan 3.2L 19 26 $34,736 $37,350
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 26 $35,294 $37,950
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.2L 19 26 $36,410 $39,150
4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 16 22 $50,127 $53,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,243
$24,041
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,200
$25,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$353 / month
$431 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.9 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.4 84.9
Second Hip Room (in)
55.7 45.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 52.8
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 36.3
Passenger Capacity
6 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 51.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.0
Front Hip Room (in)
54.4 52.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 59.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
197.6 171.2
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 58.1
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 9.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 1.0 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.4 x - 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 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 - TBD -
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 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 225/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 245/40ZR17
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3306 3250
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x 8.5
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
153 @ 4900 189 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 3950 192 @ 3500-4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/182 1.8L/109
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 31
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)
3.96 3.46
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.73 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.81 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent 5-arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
MacPherson strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent 3-link

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