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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan SE
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Trim

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
4-Door Sedan GS
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 20 27 $19,499 $21,465
4-Door Sedan LS 20 27 $22,169 $24,465
4-Door Wagon LS 19 27 $22,967 $25,130
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,243
$19,499
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,200
$21,465
Monthly Payment Estimate
$353 / month
$358 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 38.9 38.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.4 102.5
Second Hip Room (in) 55.7 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 57.3
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 36.7
Passenger Capacity 6 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 56.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 54.4 54.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 26.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0 73.0
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 197.6 199.8
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 55.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.1 62.1
Wheelbase (in) 108.5 108.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 17.0 16.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x 1.0 11.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.9 x 1.5 8.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.7 39.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.68 2.68
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
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 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3306 3318
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 130
Engine
Displacement 3.0L/182 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 153 @ 4900 153 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 185 @ 3950 186 @ 5500
Engine Order Code NA N/A
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 27
Transmission
Trans Type 4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.26 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 1.54
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.96 3.96
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.77 2.77
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Taurus Mercury Sable
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.73 NA
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 Indep Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) MacPherson strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
 
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