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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan SE
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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
2-Door Sport Coupe 1.8L
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - 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
Liftover Height (in) 26.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0 68.0
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 17.0 9.9
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 16.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.68 2.8
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 245/40ZR17
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
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
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
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
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
Displacement 3.0L/182 1.8L/109
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 31
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.72
Trans Type 4 6
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
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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