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
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
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
Liftover Height (in)
26.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 73.0
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 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
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P215/60R16
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
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
Front 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 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
Displacement
3.0L/182 3.0L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 27
Transmission
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
Trans Type
4 4
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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