Compare 2005 Ford Taurus vs 2005 Mercury Sable

2005 Ford Taurus
2005 Mercury Sable
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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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4-Door Sedan GS
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
Passenger Capacity
6 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.2
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 55.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.0 16.0
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 18.0
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 39.7
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front 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
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
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
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
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus Mercury Sable
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Indep Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
MacPherson strut w/Coil Springs

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