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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan SE
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE 20 27 $19,243 $21,200
4-Door Sedan SEL 20 27 $20,961 $23,130
4-Door Wagon SE 20 27 $20,635 $22,555
4-Door Wagon SEL 20 27 $21,525 $23,545
4-Door Sedan GS
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Body Style

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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 55.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.1 62.1
Wheelbase (in) 108.5 108.5
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 17.0 16.0
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 18.0
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 17.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 P215/60R16
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 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3306 3318
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.0
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 185 @ 3950 186 @ 5500
Engine Order Code NA N/A
Displacement 3.0L/182 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 153 @ 4900 153 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 20
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Ford Taurus Mercury Sable
Suspension
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
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 -
 
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