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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan SEL FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 18 28 $21,801 $23,635
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 17 24 $23,467 $25,485
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 18 28 $25,388 $27,620
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 17 24 $27,053 $29,470
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 18 28 $23,083 $25,120
4-Door Sedan AWD 17 24 $24,748 $26,970
4-Door Sedan FWD Premier 18 28 $26,917 $29,380
4-Door Sedan AWD Premier 17 24 $28,582 $31,230
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,801
$23,083
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,635
$25,120
Monthly Payment Estimate
$394 / month
$419 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line A great choice for older drivers, the 2008 Ford Taurus excels on its size, safety gear, and large instrumentation, but falls behind the Honda Accord in driving excitement. The 2009 Mercury Sable doesn’t offer much driving excitement or visual flair, but it’s a roomy, comfortable, and very safe big sedan that will win you over in almost every other way.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 53.7
Second Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 108.0 108.0
Second Hip Room (in) 53.6 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 57.8
Second Head Room (in) 38.8 38.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.6 57.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.4 64.4
Wheelbase (in) 112.9 112.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 29.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.5 74.5
Track Width, Front (in) 64.3 64.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 201.8 202.1
Height, Overall (in) 61.5 61.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 21.2 21.2
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 12.4 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.5 20.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Hydraulic Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.15 2.86
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.1 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.0 40.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R17 P215/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P215/60R17 P215/60R17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3741 3741
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 11.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 154
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 249 @ 4500 249 @ 4500
Engine Order Code 99W 99W
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 263 @ 6250 263 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 4.48
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.84
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 2.87
Trans Order Code 44J 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.77 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
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 Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.59 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson strut MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.02 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Coil over shock Multi-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 5
 
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