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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan SE FWD
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 18 28 $23,103 $25,170
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 18 28 $24,453 $26,670
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 17 24 $26,118 $28,520
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 18 28 $28,053 $30,670
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 17 24 $29,718 $32,520
4-Door Sedan SE FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 18 28 $23,323 $25,170
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 18 27 $25,303 $27,370
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 17 25 $26,968 $29,200
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 18 27 $29,263 $31,770
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 17 25 $30,928 $33,620
4-Door Sedan AWD SHO 17 25 $34,663 $37,770
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,103
$23,323
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,170
$25,170
Monthly Payment Estimate
$420 / month
$420 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Ford Taurus still runs at the head of the class in terms of space, practicality, and safety features, but driving enthusiasts and those wanting to be seen should probably steer clear. The 2010 Ford Taurus punches up Ford’s reputation for quality and features, with an engaging new SHO model to boost.
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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 Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 41.2 38.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 39.0
Second Hip Room (in) 53.6 55.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 57.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 38.8 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.6 56.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 108.0 102.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 64.3 65.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 201.8 202.9
Height, Overall (in) 61.5 60.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.4 65.5
Wheelbase (in) 112.9 112.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 30.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 82.9 85.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 21.2 20.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 x - 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) 13.0 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.5 20
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.1 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41.0 41.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.15 3.15
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code T7B TCK
Front Tire Size P215/60R17 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code T7B TCK
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P215/60R17 P235/60R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3739 4015
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 263 @ 6250 263 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 249 @ 4500 249 @ 4500
Engine Order Code 99W 99W
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.5L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 28
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
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 2.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Ford Taurus Ford Taurus
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.59 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar w/Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.02 1.10
Suspension Type - Rear Independent multi-link Independent multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar w/Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Independent MacPherson
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 8.5
 
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